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Facebook to allow workers to work remotely


NEW: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is telling employees this morning they plan to hire aggressively for remote workers, and existing employees can soon request to work remote permanently. Says 50% of FB’s workforce could be remote in 5 to 10 years.


I would hope FB will be dead in 5 let alone 10.
 
I would hope FB will be dead in 5 let alone 10.
"On the other hand, you have people like the owners of Google, Facebook and Microsoft. They tell you it’s better to give up [privacy]— it helps society, it’s pointless to try." http://techrights.org/2020/05/22/hsw-echelon/

"These devices take something sacred from us — they are an attack on our humanity, and they make us live more like livestock. They are historical instruments of global war and international oppression, and they are not justifiable by any means."
 
Well I can't see people seeing the light, apparently people don't care about privacy, I think we should just concentrate on making the fediverse better and try the subliminal approach to promotion as in if they can say this event is on facebook, we say this event is on Mastodon for example.
 
apparently people don’t care about privacy,
"We already know that most people aren’t going to yet. Look around, very few are resisting it. But it’s much more than no one."
I think we should just concentrate on making the fediverse better and try the subliminal approach
one thing the fediverse (practically ALL of it) could do is get the fuck off microsoft github...

/tootsuite/mastodon, diaspora/diaspora, ssbc/ssb-server, ether/etherpad-lite, /nextcloud/server -- a federation all based on microsoft! a joke!
 
Good point there, especially given there are plenty of alternatives to github.
 
Wait.....github is Microsoft??? Okay what are the options, cause I did not know that connection. :(
 
Microsoft bought Github so it lost its independence in that sense.
 
ugh! That sucks! I loved GitHub....but, I do my best to not support Microsoft.....I will check out notabug ..... thanks for the info!
 
The problem is partly that github just worked;, so moving away from it and all your development team, who are probably using github for other projects / work too is probably far easier said than done.

Vendor lock in wins again in some cases.
 
I do my best to not support Microsoft…
so do i. ive moved my programming language from being cpython (github) based to pypy, and ditched pygame.
 
I moved a whole load of stuff from github a while back, kept some on there as there were links from scratched for a start. I went from 50 odd repositories to <20
 
I saw that, now....lol .... I was out of the tech world for a couple years, except for what I needed :) totally bummed to hear it though and they just bough npm the JS 'github'.....am I the only one that sees a pattern here?
If you can't beat them -- buy them! How long do you think it will be before the OpenSource that MS buys becomes closed???
 
The problem is partly that github just worked;, so moving away from it and all your development team, who are probably using github for other projects / work too is probably far easier said than done.
absolutely it is. thats the whole point of it. which is why in 2015, richard stallman told gnu maintainers not to use it. in 2016, gnu radio and gnustep chose to ignore that warning. in 2018, it was bought by microsoft. and the gnustep and gnu radio maintainers (the leaders, at least) still do not care.
Vendor lock in wins again in some cases.
unfortunately, the fsf (while having the correct stance on this) is not doing enough to warn people about this lock-in. its a serious threat, and the fsf likes to respond to serious threats by making nearly-lukewarm suggestions to avoid generalised versions of those threats that nobody notices or cares about.

a few people care, but even some gnu developers arent listening. and most of the people on this list: https://guix.gnu.org/blog/2019/joint-statement-on-the-gnu-project/

(about 2/3 of them) are still active on github in the past year.
 
I moved a whole load of stuff from github a while back... I went from 50 odd repositories to <20
all of that is good, all of that is progress. microsoft wants people to dance to their drum. its best to dance farther and farther away from them.
 
The impression I get is they would rather bury their heads in the sand as if nothing is happening than help come up with a way to really promote alternatives.

I replied to a tweet earlier. user can't do essay due to being locked out of MS office, so sent a link to libreoffice and suggested saving in .docx. I feel that I am on my own a lot of the time.

MS are co-ordinated, the free software community is the opposite, that is why this keeps happening. Too much infighting and not enough real leadership to take advantage of a situation, as a result things happen and we are never ready to hit back when the time arises.
 
am I the only one that sees a pattern here?
no, but youre in the minority of people who think it matters.
 
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this may be seen my more hard core developers as dumbing down, I would see it as being more pro-active in seeking developers etc.
torvalds learned on basic first, so everybody starts somewhere. i dont think its a problem if developers start simple. on the contrary, a lot of what i do is about trying to figure out what it would be like if it were easier.
 
Yeah, I am just trying to figure out how we can get more people involved, as there needs to be a sort of pathway to learning what is needed, from where you are at the moment.

I started on ZX Basic but never really got mega hooked on programming.

Any ideas to add to the above would be welcome. If we can say to people there are opportunities to get in to software development and here are the details it would be useful.

On the other hand as I run a code club and help with the South Devon Tech Jam there are people there I could give the info to directly.
 
 
for me its NOT always about the solutions, as much as the ideas. id like to make it so instructors can help design tools with developers. pre-packaged solutions are nice, but they cant do all that! not yet at least.
 
I agree about not enough leaders and devs not being on 'the same page' and the infighting and splitting off...drives me crazy....I love Linux...but seriously having over 250 distros is not freedom that is childish chaos! We should ban together and have no more than 50 distros that all have completely different focuses...instead of every time there is a styling difference one or a few grab their toys and go create their own distro club!

And there needs to be a more helpful attitude among users and developers or devs need to just stop....or at least stop sharing their stuff...if you want your stuff used then you have to help users learn and new users have to be able to ask stupid questions and get proper help...and you are correct, I am SO tired of hearing "GOOGLE it" or "go research it"......most search results are outdated and or based on hits not on having honest or correct information! And that is not just from a tech point of view!
How as a society we got so stupid as to think that Google It is the solution to anything!!!
 
Indeed, I have tried to look something up for say Ubuntu 18.04 or 18.10 and found a nice helpful how_to for 12.04, not,

At least if I send you a how_to, we are reading from the same page as we are then reading from the same document, But increasingly the community at large is seen as unwelcoming, and elitist and from a college at the tech jam also sexist.

Is that how we WANT to be seen?
 
having over 250 distros is not freedom that is childish chaos! We should ban together and have no more than 50 distros
freedom means that people that dont agree dont have to. distros are an effect of freedom.

getting them to agree is at best called "teaching good design" and at worst is called fascism. if you want everybody to be forced to agree, systemd is GREAT for that. you have no choice. its bad, awful? too bad. at least we agree. https://xkcd.com/927/
 
because i really need some assholes from microsoft and google to start telling me im coding in python wrong, and we should all do it their way.

who missed the memo? i dont work for microsoft. i chose python specifically because it it suited a purpose. if i have a perfectly good hammer, and some twit is like "hey there! we are switching to these hammers instead-- theyre new. learn to use them. theyre better" you know what? ITS MY HAMMER, you bastards. you use whatever hammer you like.

of course, the reason they want me to use their hammer is they want a monopoly on hammers. and 90% will do, as long as its 92% in a year or two. im not getting in on that scam. count me out.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In some cases perhaps there are too many projects, The teams are really passionate about their project but there are not enough people involved, spread too thinly.

I am sure the free software community (or someone similar) came up with Where do you want to go, tomorrow ? As a response to Microsofts version quoted above.