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[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 weeks ago (1 children)

openhub defines it as "moderately active".

[–] [email protected] 1 points 2 weeks ago

It's good to see enhancement in moderations tools , there was a lot of feedback on that so i am happy this is being worked on.

With that said donations seem at a all time low (3,524), lower then when the new website started reporting donations ($3,962). on june 2 it was €4,010 , could the censorship drama be related to this? maybe there is a way to mitigate this event?

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 weeks ago

fediverse observer shows no growth (actually it shows a continual decline), could it be threads?

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

It shows "blocked" but clicking on it works for me.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago

Some of them are paid , they get donation money , and also from the NLNET iirc (which is tax payer money iirc).

Anyway this isn't how you handle feedback , there is a reason wikipedia has a guideline called assume good faith , because if you are not assuming good faith you are probably assuming bad faith and that makes it difficult for an organisation to function for obvious reasons.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

source available can allow a lot of things including modification of the source code (and in particular adding quality of life improvements and updating the code to run on modern platforms). Some restrictions like not allowing selling or even not allowing competition (for example allowing the game engine to run only the original game , or disallowing the removal of monetization).

If you look at openage (age of empires 2 reimplementation) the game is not playable 25 years after release and that game is considered a classic, we could lose a lot of very good games or software.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (5 children)

He is locked in California, a fairly progressive and leftist state i think , I am not entirely certain all that therapy is a good thing, i think i watched a documentary saying that psychopaths only learn from therapy how to be better manipulators and i feel like he sounds like psychopath even now.

With that said if he gets out of prison i think he should be allowed to participate in FOSS (when someone reviews his contributions), i can't help but wonder if his reportedly unhinged behavior on the kernel mailing list was handled better (e.g. mandating he will go to therapy) the murder would not have happened.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (2 children)

I would argue that even having a project as source available is better then closed source and can still be pretty good, look at for example the FreeSpace 2 Source Code Project.

If anybody want to ask a game creator to make a game open source and he refuses, suggesting a source available license might still be a good idea.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

Obligatory mentions of the replication crisis and the Hierarchy of evidence.

Bias against women exists (I remember hearing various "insights" about women IRL from men) but i think something else is going on, reportedly even people who report they are men get "discriminated", maybe it's just people who are extroverted show their gender and that slightly correlates with lower quality?

Also i remember reading some woman saying she does not show her gender online to avoid harassment, maybe that also correlates (younger woman not having that insight that not showing your gender could be a net win for the preferences they have)

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

This is another case where multireddits will be helpful, having a "positive information" feed when you feel too negative. even having a "public" multireddit people can discover and subscribe to.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

You realize that the owner could be a truck driver for texas? that's what mutual funds and pension funds do, they manage assets.

and taking a fixed price is like having a grocery store where all the products have the same price, businesses do a cost benefit analysis (estimating stuff like costs and expected income), having a single price does not make sense.

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