Iceland’s Banned TV Christmas Advert... Say hello to Rang-tan. via @wallabagapp

Lately, many people that I truly respect have answered to the ' #google product or #apple customer ' question by switching to iOS.

It makes some sense to choose the platform of a customer-oriented company instead of the tracking-oriented one's, cos you need here and now a smartphone that just works.

But only a #foss platform can give back to the users the control of their devices.

Let's not fall into the "lesser of two evils" trap. There are foss mobile initiatives out there. And they need our support.

Great interview of Richard Stallman in the New Left Review. Here is an excerpt touching on the limits of Free Software philosophy in the face of modern-day, Big Data surveillance.

Mieux que les réseaux sociaux, les flux RSS ne vous cachent rien - La Chaîne Web via @wallabagapp

Disclose | Premier média d'investigation à but non lucratif via @wallabagapp

So, one of France's officially listed colonies, New Caledonia east of Australia, voted with a narrow margin (56.4%) to remain a subject of the colonial overlord.

Hardly surprising unfortunately, as there was no direct no-strings-attached compensation for centuries of impoverishing exploitation that would make independence fair and viable but it would only lead to the empire cutting off its current yearly "subsidies" (bribe) of $1.5 billion... and the population transfer to the colony has lead to only 39.1% being indigenous now.

By carrot, trick and stick, France made colonialism stick.

Pic: AFP

Richard Stallman : « l'open source est un substitut amoral et dépolitisé du mouvement du logiciel libre », qui n'ose pas défendre la liberté via @wallabagapp

.@nextcloud founder wins €20,000 award 🏆 and immediately donates winnings 💰 to joint Nextcloud - KDE e.V. fund to promote inclusiveness.

Ok this is pretty damn cool!
Frank Karlitschek who started Nextcloud was awarded the Reinhard von Koenig award for technical excellence and donated the money won starting a fund with KDE to help improve diversity in Open Source and FOSS!

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