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Re: [] Welcome back to

From: Mike Linksvayer
Subject: Re: [] Welcome back to
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:20:12 -0700

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 15:31, address@hidden <address@hidden> wrote:
> Totally. Here is my first problem. I don't think advocacy works, anymore.

I'm not sure what that means.

> What can do that is productive? provide a directory of
> services? A badge like CC licenses with a link to make an
> updated form of webring for sites, with some distincly compliant features? A
> type of certification for sites that don't sell people's data and souls to
> the devil? That is also a potential revenue stream for the project.

webring! Someone add that to the wishlist.

> I guess being a social club like CC is good for us,

You mean [ilided]? CC really ain't much of a social club. People use
the licenses instrumentally and expressively, and both accomplish

> but how can we really
> get more people onto this line of thinking and move this beyond a bunch of
> blog posts, friends hanging out and watching ourselves in the mirror
> becoming the cranky long bears we both admire and don't want to be ;)

That last is an awesome quote!

> Call to action! Blat!

The action is in building and deploying software. This list just has a
limited role, and that's fine. There isn't much of a place for
thinking about cloud, services, blah issues outside of the corporate
buzzword bubble and informed by free software; I think that's valuable
in itself. So yeah, blog posts and hanging out. So long as lots more
people ape Evan and actually build faif stuff that federates.


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