Switching Software is a beginner's guide to help people switch to privacy-friendly FOSS apps and federated services. You can follow at:
The guide's website is at https://switching.software
Thes a git for the project at https://codeberg.org/swiso/website
@FediFollows @mxtthxw @switchingsoftware It's obviously a gross miscalculation to call Liberapay "imperfect". See https://codeberg.org/swiso/website/issues/141 for a mountain of evidence showing #Liberapay to be nothing short of reckless with privacy. They feed every privacy abuser in the industry. I do not need to "find alternatives", particularly when they service is that of luxery, plus alternates are given anyway.
Yes you DO need to provide alternatives.
A lot of FOSS projects are funded by Liberapay. Where do they get their money from if people stop using the platform?
Do you think FOSS projects should be defunded?
Do you think FOSS projects should switch to Patreon? Or Paypal?
If you trash stuff without thinking through the implications, you may be making the situation much worse.
I'm sorry, that's not how things work.
You can't just reply to my post, trash someone else's work, trash me, and then tell people to read your thread somewhere else.
Just give some short simple suggestions for better alternatives? Or maybe you don't have any suggestions?
@FediFollows @mxtthxw @switchingsoftware your thread was about endorsing Switching sw, not endorsing Liberapay. I gave a variety of reasons swiso is problematic (LP is just one of them). I also pointed to a comparison of other similar projects, which compared their adherence to their own stated missions.
@cnx @switchingsoftware @mxtthxw @FediFollows #Fosspay is clearly a better choice than #Liberapay. Avoiding #Paypal is a big plus. But I must say when we compare fosspay to liberapay, it's only sensible is consider liberapay as software (not the liberapay.com service). All the evil with liberapay is with the service, which is what #swiso shamefully endorses. Anyway, fosspay sw is still better for favoring #Swipe over #Paypal.
You can use Stripe on Liberapay, but not every country offers Stripe.
That's why Liberapay offer Paypal, because in some countries there is no alternative.
This is all discussed in the issue that the Liberapay founder created on this topic:
They are literally asking for alternatives, why don't you participate there and try to make improvements?
@dpwiz @mxtthxw @FediFollows @switchingsoftware have a look at the top post here, & be sure to click the arrow next to "Liberapay is a CloudFlare website". See also https://git.disroot.org/cyberMonk/liberethos_paradigm/src/branch/master/rap_sheets/cloudflare.md
@switchingsoftware @FediFollows @mxtthxw @dpwiz One thing that people tend to despise is that #Cloudflare doxxed a child abuse whistle blower. That is, someone reported an offending CF site to CF, and CF then disclosed their identity to the site owner, who then published it so users of that site could retaliate. When Matthew Prince (the CEO) was confronted about it, he said the whistle blower "should have used a fake name".
@dpwiz @switchingsoftware @FediFollows @mxtthxw it goes through both. #Cloudflare sees all traffic that goes through #liberapay, which includes who pays who, payment amounts, and payment schedule. You can't trust the padlock, which only indicates a secure tunnel from your browser to CF, not to liberapay.com.
ɸ #Cloudflare, #Facebook are used to #rig the #elections. The #Clintons, #Mueller, the FIBS control the digital #PKI keys to the net via Cloudflare since around 2000 and it is connected to #Crowdstrike , used to attack patriots.
╬ Crowdstrike created the #fake #Russia fingerprints on behalf of the Intelligence community. They are also running the #Google #CIA #AI Project #Manhattan, also known as Project #Dragonfly. It is a social credit #control system. They are also inter-connected with #Bitcoin, a #US #Pentagon #British Empire project on Diego Garcia Island, connected to Goldman Sachs & the #Rothschild Banking Cartel.
All this is connected to Welcome Trust, to GlaxoSmithKline, to MERK, to The Network of Global Corporate Control which created via the #AshkeNAZI #Crypto Jew #Gates, #CEPI alliance, ( #China financed #WHO & terrorist #Tedros) via AshkeNAZI #Fauci & their allies the fake #chimera “ #virus ” which they falsely call “ Covid19 ”.
@koherecoWatchdog @mxtthxw @FediFollows @switchingsoftware That's one big list. But it could be way shorter if all the captcha stuff would be on its own page. The remaining has some interesting points between all the chaff.
Ironically, they claim Tyranny of convenience while clinging to convenient, but not SotA, tech.
@dpwiz @mxtthxw @FediFollows @switchingsoftware You've grossly misunderstood the Tyranny of Convenience to the point that you seem to think you've absorbed Tim Wu's essay just from a mere reading of the title. You should read it. He opposes the idea that convenience is always good but also states "It would be perverse to embrace inconvenience as a general rule. But when we let convenience decide everything, we surrender too much"
@switchingsoftware @FediFollows @mxtthxw @dpwiz It's a good essay on how monopolistic corps exploit convenience. Tor liberates its users but not merely through convenience. On the contrary, Tor is actually inconvenient as its users often get mistreated. Tor is a tool to *counter* some the problems that Wu identifies. And btw, Tim Wu is the same guy who coined the term #netneutrality, which Tor facilitates.
@koherecoWatchdog @switchingsoftware @FediFollows @mxtthxw Anyway, I'd prefer gnunet-like overlay networks and simpler protocols and formats like Gemini. Tor is still convenient enough to use outdated protocols serving bloated content at nice speeds.
CorpoFlare et al. are here to stay. If you *really* want to win this one - pack your stuff, get your friends and walk away.
@dpwiz @mxtthxw @FediFollows @switchingsoftware To say that Tor is only practical for outdated protocols grossly misunderstands Tor. Perhaps you're conflating transport layer w/protocol? Tor is TCP-only but that doesn't impose an age on protocol nor does TCP imply bloat. There are both old and new protocols that use TCP. There are both old & new protocols that use UDP.
@switchingsoftware @FediFollows @mxtthxw @dpwiz A blind claim that Tor is only convenient in "outdated" protocols is unfounded. Which modern protocols are you saying Tor is inconvenient or sluggish for? Cloudflare being "here to stay" is very poor rationale for supporting #Cloudflare. #Amazon, #Google, #Facebook, & #Microsoft are also here to stay but this does not justify empowering them. It does not justify #swiso lying to ppl.
@dpwiz @mxtthxw @FediFollows @switchingsoftware if "pack your stuff" & "walk away" is a metaphor for boycott #Cloudflare, that's indeed what I do. I boycott all of #MACFANG. But this is not about me; it's about #switchingSoftware, who is betraying their readers by lying to them about the openness of the #Cloudflare site that they endorse & by concealing the pitfalls which directly contradicts the #SWISO mission.
This is about ordinary users wanting simple, easy to use alternatives.
Switching.software is trying to offer them.
You are not.
If you don't offer alternatives, then you are not helping the users.
If you walk away, those users stay there and we all suffer, because their data inevitably leads to our own data.
We are not social islands, if my friend's address book ends up on Facebook's servers then my number is there too.
This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of mastodon.social It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!