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I had a late night epiphany last night lying in bed.

Because of the origins of the "Free Software" movement with ivory tower academics, many of it's issues are the same ones that we routinely deal with when it comes to things produced in the ivory tower.

Completely out of touch with the real world, chock full of all the standard barriers and assumptions endemic to the classist nature of the tower, and constructed in such a nature that it's nearly impossible to practically use for anyone outside of the tower or closely adjacent.

This is why critical theory is of utmost importance.

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@dorian Thinking is often assisted by a horizontal position. More blood flow to the brain, methinks. 😉

@BillySmith @dorian Ha! That also puts it in context how Apple are trying to strong-arm their staff to go back to work at the spaceship.

Gilded cages for everyone!

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As a way to dilute the power of the #universities as repositories, we advocate sharing #freeSoftware over #I2PSnark (the torrent system that works over #I2P.

Of course, include the signed signatures etc.

We need to do whatever we can to diminish the importance of universities, they are becoming far to aggressive in courting the #corporateState for #funding. This includes pandering to #BigTech and #BigRealEstate.

Diminish. Diminish. Diminish them.

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