This list of terms and/or words is sorted alphabetically.
United States of America. USA is not the champion of freedom and equality, but rather the perpetrator of exploitation and oppression against the peoples of the world and against a large part of its own population.
Few examples of this oppression are systematic racism, discrimination, double-standards, lies, and deception.
The armed, usually uniformed marauders that attack people, and make false accusations against them.
Police officers all around the world are protectors of the governments and laws, no matter they’re good, bad, with good personality or a bad one. Police officers all around the world are not protector of people, they’re protectors of the power.
Usually only a few pigs commit the physical violence, but when one pig makes a false accusation, the rest lie to support it. That’s why they deserve the term “pigs” as a group.
Copyleft is a general method for making a program or other work free (in the sense of freedom, not “zero price”), and requiring all modified and extended versions of the program (or the work) to be libre as well.
Joe Biden. I think Donald Trump (the Bully) was the first person who called him Corrupt Joe and I think it’s a good term to be used as a referrer to Biden.
Those who refuse to wear a mask and follow health instructions during the pandemic of COVID-19 coronavirus and put other people in danger. They usually come with stupid arguments like the chances of getting infected are weak. You should avoid these people. Of course not all people who protest pandemic rules are covidiots.
Our human rights in digital platforms. There’s no digital rights solely. What we call digital rights are those of our human rights when they take effect in a digital platform. For example, privacy is human rights but when we refer to it as a digital right, we mean privacy in digital platforms, such as privacy in mobile phone messenger apps.
A harmful action. Many sites and companies refer to their product as a “service” but they are actually a products made to harm users in many ways. Most of the times, it’s the user that is the service, a service to that company.
A service values people but dis-services value money and the company that is spreading it. I refuse to say “provide” for this dis-services as provide means giving a good thing; a dis-service is harmful and bad.
Digital Rights Management (better to say Digital Restrictions Management) or DRM is the act of imposing technical constraints that control what users can do with digital media. When you are prevented by a piece of software from copying or playing a song, reading an e-book on another device, or playing a solitaire game without Internet access, you are actually restricted by DRM. There’s a more complete note about it.
GMAFIA & friends
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Apple, and other similar companies that mine data and profit from violating people’s rights. They don’t care about humans; what they care about is money and power.
Android OS with Google apps and components in it. Android itself is software libre but companies like Google, Samsung, LG, etc. put a lot of proprietary apps and components in it. Apps such as GMail, Google Maps, YouTube, etc. We call it Googlized Android.
A hacker is someone who enjoys playful cleverness—not necessarily with computers. The programmers in the old MIT software libre community of the 60s and 70s referred to themselves as hackers. Around 1980, journalists who discovered the hacker community mistakenly took the term to mean “security breaker.”
Please don’t spread this mistake. People who break security are “crackers.”
The libre (or free) culture movement is a social movement that promotes the freedom to distribute and modify the creative works of others in the form of libre content without compensation to, or the consent of, the work’s original creators, by using the internet and other forms of media.
The movement objects to what it considers over-restrictive copyright laws. Many members of the movement argue that such laws hinder creativity. We call this system “permission culture.”
The free-culture movement, with its ethos of free exchange of ideas, is aligned with the software libre movement, as well as other movements and philosophies such as open access, the hacker culture, the access to knowledge movement, and the copyleft movement.
A social network is a social structure made up of a set of social actors (such as individuals or organizations), sets of dyadic ties, and other social interactions between actors.
A social network is a network for purpose of interaction and making connections with actors we want or intend to have interaction with.
I don’t use the word “social media” for social networks as social media is much larger than social networks. Comment section of a news article can be a social media, however a network like Mastodon or Facebook or Twitter are a specific kind of social media, a social network.
Essentially, social media is a platform for broadcasting information, whereas social networking is a platform for communicating with one another. Social media is a communications channel, whereas, in social networking, the communication has a two-way nature.
Software libre or free software
A program is free software if the program’s users have the four essential freedoms:
- The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0).
- The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
- The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help others (freedom 2).
- The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others (freedom 3). By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
Donald J. Trump. Trump is a racist, fascist, and a white nationalist. Racism and lying define his personality and his rhetoric promotes dictatorship and corruption. He is a bully.
I think the first one that called him “the bully” was Richard Stallman and I think it’s the perfect name for him.