We talked with Justin W. Flory about why he donates to @conservancy and how he got into FOSS.
Friends! It's time to become a Sustainer (or renew!) with @conservancy. I really hate fundraising, but I *am* super proud of the groundbreaking work we do - check out a summary in the Year in Review section on https://sfconservancy.org/sustainer/
Chances are if you follow me you care about #SoftwareFreedom. SFC is a small org pursuing all of the ways we think we can improve the state of our technology and it's not rhetoric when we say we can't do the work without you...
And agreed, migration with Mastodon has been a much easier process that if we designed system to have, could alleviate a lot of the stress and work of these consolidated options.
How can we use this momentum to make other changes to peoples lives with the introduction of software freedom principles?
And how can we use this learning moment to build resilience for the next proprietary software crisis?
Classically people have recommended the only way to truly trust your data sovereignty was to run the hardware, software and maintenance all by yourself. But this needlessly excludes people without the technical knowhow to do so.
What are ways we can make decentralized, privacy and rights focused software easier to use?
We decided to use @support to provide us with our own instance so we can use our own domain (and be in control of our data). It's so great to see that so many people on their own or shared instances. One of the great things about free software is the ability to host it yourself or have someone you trust do it for you.
We're curious, if you moved over from Twitter recently, if there was anything precipitating the migration away that could've prompted you to move before now?