Just came across this article on Lemmy. A good critique of the free software community and ideals I think.

wired.com/story/more-software-

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This article brings up the things I hope I can tackle in the field of Social Work. How do we make social media that's more conducive to discussion? How can we use software to empower local communities, rather than large for profit corporations?

The free software community has been seriously lacking in critical discussion of power dynamics, social justice, and empowerment.

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@dorian I think it is naive to try to prevent people abusing free software by a licence change, in the same way as preventing bank robberies by putting them in a 20mph zone Also while there are people who take an extreme position on Free Speech or Free Markets, most people are more nuanced, for example agreeing that there should be limits on hate speech, or cautious about the benefits of Free Trade https://blog.wp.paladyn.org/2021/10/09/good-economics-for-hard-times/
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