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Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world.



https://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressreleases/2017-01-16/just-8-men-own-same-wealth-half-world

It's like most people don't think about the consequences when they use Microsoft Windows and Apple products, when they go to Walmart, when they don't boycott companies that lack social responsibility, when they vote for corrupt politicians, etc.

Of course we also have to take into account:
· The financial/banking system (based on debt slavery, compound interests, etc).
· Patents (that is, monopolies granted by the state so corporate predators can hijack technologies that otherwise could be used to produce new cheaper products, medicines... all over the world).
· Tax havens and loopholes.
· Corporate welfare.
· Corruption, insider trading, etc.

#wealth #inequality #economy #poverty #financial #banks #banking #debt #technology #open-source #OpenSource #freesw #FOSS #Microsoft #Apple #iphone #tax-havens #corporations #corporate #momopoly #patent #patents #copyright #medicine #healthcare #consumerism #corruption #insider-trading #oxfam

Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world | Oxfam International

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.
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skanda42 3 years ago

Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world.



https://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressreleases/2017-01-16/just-8-men-own-same-wealth-half-world

It's like most people don't think about the consequences when they use Microsoft Windows and Apple products, when they go to Walmart, when they don't boycott companies that lack social responsibility, when they vote for corrupt politicians, etc.

Of course we also have to take into account:
· The financial/banking system (based on debt slavery, compound interests, etc).
· Patents (that is, monopolies granted by the state so corporate predators can hijack technologies that otherwise could be used to produce new cheaper products, medicines... all over the world).
· Tax havens and loopholes.
· Corporate welfare.
· Corruption, insider trading, etc.

#wealth #inequality #economy #poverty #financial #banks #banking #debt #technology #open-source #OpenSource #freesw #FOSS #Microsoft #Apple #iphone #tax-havens #corporations #corporate #momopoly #patent #patents #copyright #medicine #healthcare #consumerism #corruption #insider-trading #oxfam

Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world | Oxfam International

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.
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Icavot 3 years ago

#Web #Mozilla #FOSS #Internet - #Firefox 52 Borrows One More #Privacy Feature from the #Tor #Browser




Firefox 52 Borrows One More Privacy Feature from the Tor Browser

Mozilla engineers have added a mechanism to Firefox 52 that prevents websites from fingerprinting users using system fonts.
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skanda42 3 years ago

#Web #Mozilla #FOSS #Internet - #Firefox 52 Borrows One More #Privacy Feature from the #Tor #Browser




Firefox 52 Borrows One More Privacy Feature from the Tor Browser

Mozilla engineers have added a mechanism to Firefox 52 that prevents websites from fingerprinting users using system fonts.

Open Source, Earth-friendly, Modular and Upgradeable EOMA68 CPU Card, Laptop and Micro Desktop Launched.



Obrázek/fotografie

https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop

The project appears to have two main goals which are not met by most products today:
· First providing a fully open source system without any closed-source binary blobs. · Make computer systems that both earth-friendly as the user-serviceable CPU cards are supposed to reduce e-waste, and cost-saving to the end user as they only need to change the CPU card to get a faster device.

Source:

http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/06/30/open-source-modular-and-upgradeable-eoma68-cpu-card-laptop-and-micro-desktop-launched-crowdfunding/

https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop

#Libre-computer #EOMA68 #CPU #Modular #OpenSource #open-source #freesw #FOSS #OSHW

Earth-friendly EOMA68 Computing Devices

Easily Upgrade and Fix Your Own Computer
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Icavot 3 years ago from Diaspora

10 reasons you should use #LibreOffice and not #Microsoft Word

  • Interoperability
  • Future-proofing
  • It’s #open source
  • Better support for formats
  • Cost
  • Upload files to #Google Drive
  • You can use it on #Linux
  • You can use it on Linux mobile
  • Suggest new features
  • Take control of security
Source: http://www.cio.com/article/3104627/office-software/10-reasons-you-should-use-libreoffice-and-not-microsoft-word.html

#foss #opensource #windows #mac #macos #apple #future #cost #odf #odt

10 reasons you should use LibreOffice and not Microsoft Word

If you've been considering moving away from Microsoft Word, here are some solid reasons why LibreOffice might be the right choice for you.
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Koyu* 3 years ago

Announcing GitTorrent: A Decentralized GitHub by Chris Ball

I’ve been working on building a decentralized GitHub, and I’d like to talk about what this means and why it matters — and more importantly, show you how it can be done and real GitTorrent code I’ve implemented so far. […]

You might be thinking that while GitHub is centralized, the Git protocol is decentralized — when you clone a repository, your copy is as good as anyone else’s. Isn’t that enough?

I don’t think so, and to explain why I’d like you to imagine someone arguing that we can do without BitTorrent because we have FTP. We would not advocate replacing BitTorrent with FTP, and the suggestion doesn’t even make sense! First — there’s no index of which hosts have which files in FTP, so we wouldn’t know where to look for anything. And second — even if we knew who owned copies of the file we wanted, those computers aren’t going to be running an anonymous FTP server.

Just like Git, FTP doesn’t turn clients into servers in the way that a peer-to-peer protocol does. So that’s why Git isn’t already the decentralized GitHub — you don’t know where anything’s stored, and even if you did, those machines aren’t running Git servers that you’re allowed to talk to. I think we can fix that.
Of possible interest to @maymay , #decentralization fans, and #Diaspora-ians in general. #git #github #foss #bittorrent #neatprojects

Chris Ball » Announcing GitTorrent: A Decentralized GitHub

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Rebecca Crane 5 years ago from Diaspora
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