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Actually, people on the left (mostly socialists and communists) who advocate for free and open source software are extremely contradictory. Free software has no ideology but it is only possible in a capitalist and free market system. The individual shares his work but still owns it, so private ownership is a very important concept here. Moreover, the key word is freedom.

I don’t care who you are, for me everyone is welcome here.

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it - Claude-Adrien Helvétius

@prometheus
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leftists only like the ‘free’ part of open source. they can never let ideological, totalitarian control to go though.

@rockroach
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it’s called free software because, as the coders have nothing to lose but their licenses. They have a world to win. Most people who say tech is neutral can be classified as such, they are lying, or they struggle with recognizing the side they are taking in a fight and they drown in cognitive dissonance. And well even if they have some weird of definition of neutral:

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.

They are still taking sides.

@prometheus
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More “capitalists” here: https://bbs.institute

@DFatDuck
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121Y

Shouldn’t we allow all sorts of ideologies as long as they don’t want to cause the deaths of many and aren’t racist/sexist/xenophobic/etc.

@soloninja
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21Y

Good people let them in. capitalistic ideology is about free trade. Not force trade

@Lofenyy
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I was under the impression that a federated activitypub reddit-clone would be for everyone. I would be very disappointed if this was only meant for one group of people and no one else was welcome.

@ComradeClucky
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@Lofenyy
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Just because the guy who runs this is a communist doesn’t mean everyone else has to be. If communists find a home here, that’s great, but let’s not discriminate and “kick out all the capitalists”.

@mtyacorn
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42Y

Does this implement moderation like that yet? Can people be kicked?

@Lofenyy
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132Y

Not as as as I know, but the dev is clearly working very hard and doing a great job. When the day comes that this instance becomes fully moderated, it’d be nice to know that I can continue to stay here despite being a little meh about communism.

@ComradeClucky
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So we should let in lying capitalist scum?

@soloninja
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21Y

At least we are not communist scum

@Lofenyy
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Lying isn’t mutually exclusive to those who believe in certain economic or political ideas. Scum does exist across a large diversity, hence the reason why crimes against humanity have occurred in almost every country on the planet, regardless of race, religion or philosophy, if not within every country.

As for whether or not capitalism is inherently bad, it can certainly be if we introduce too much of the human element. Certainly within the industrial revolution, we saw a lot of the brutality that can come with an unchecked capitalism, so it certainly isn’t perfect.

I believe that we should judge people on an individual basis. If we judge based upon race, gender, religion, political leaning, preferred economic model or web browser of choice, we end up segregating ourselves and fighting our very own people. I’m a big believer that everyone should be given a chance. If they don’t make the cut, it’s the individuals problem at that point, not mine.

@peternile
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@ComradeClucky
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No?

@Ember2528
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I was under the impression that this was for anyone. Even if the lead dev is a communist the software is good and there is no reason why it can’t be used by someone with differing political beliefs and I’m more than happy to exist on the same platform as long as everyone remains civil to each other. I’m tired of Reddit censorship and I want a place where I can discuss my own beliefs that hopefully won’t be overrun by alt-right assholes. Plus this is the test instance for developing the software. Once the fediverse aspects are done I’m sure we will all move to our own servers anyway.

@gregf
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52Y

Don’t the leftist already own reddit? You can’t say anything on reddit without a bunch of leftist jumping on you.

@theloneforager
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32Y

Hi, I just want to say that I’m from Wallonia and here ‘libertarian’ still means communist. I don’t know if ember2528 is one but they haven’t posted yet so

@Ember2528
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132Y

I’m from the US and here it is a capitalist ideology, the most extreme version of it being anarcho-capitalism and the more moderate side being classical liberalism And I’ll be more active on here once we have something more permanent. It being a test instance has killed my motivation to post for now

@quaylessed
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communism is garbage. Capitalism and free markets are king. We don’t have any free-market capitalism except for the black markets. We have a form of communism masquerading as capitalism.

@Ember2528
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02Y

Geeze man chill

@blaha
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Lol this just happened to Mastodon

@Rumblestiltskin
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These are open technologies. I hope most communities find Mastodon and in future Lemmy useful.

@CC39
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