If i go to an anarchist place its mainly related to social issues, if I go to a libertarian space itll simp for big corporations. I love the FOSS movement, but understandably they mainly focus on, well, FOSS, but I think their principles can be taken to other aspects of life too.

i cant really place myself as right or left but I know I love decentralization and personal autonomy. I want to try to limit the amount of money i spend to big corporations, changing to linux, lemmyverse, peertube, mastodon… was a good first step. Now im thinking of avoiding chain stores for food and trying to always buy produts 2nd hand.

oh well, kind of an introduction, kind of a discussion point, curious to hear from people here. Hope youre having a nice day :)

FOSS, but I think their principles can be taken to other aspects of life too.

Absolutely. FOSS is about freedom first, software second if you ask me. Lots of people that identify with FOSS values also strongly identify with freedom values in other places. I mean, there’s a reason why so many people in FOSS are also star-trek fans ;-)

I want to try to limit the amount of money i spend to big corporations

I personally have no problem giving my money to big corporations, as long as they act fairly. Obviously, that’s diametrically opposed to the goal of big corporations: to make as much money as possible. But it doesn’t have to be. This goal is mostly due to being a publicly traded company with share holders. As such, I find our current financial market … disgusting.

Now im thinking of avoiding chain stores for food

There are plenty of chains that aren’t big evil faceless corporations who’s only goal is to squeeze every last cent out of us. Where I live there are a bunch of consumer co-operative franchises from supermarkets to banks, insurance, etc.

I still prefer small independant shops or local farmers, if only because it fosters competition. But if I need a mortgage or a place to stash my life savings, I’d like it to be a more stable (read: large) organization.

Hope youre having a nice day :)

Thanks, you too!

Rural Romania, somewhere near Brasov or Sibiu.

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What do you think about private property?

Do you think everyone should be forced into whatever your preferred property rights regime is ?

What do you think about a market economy ?

Do you think libre software licences should force individuals to keep derivatives open source or that they should be free to use it however they see fit including in proprietary software?

Do you believe that it’s ethical to force your ideals on society based on the premise that the outcome would be beneficial to all?

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my main thoughts arent about changing the politics but rather trying to become less reliant on these power structures and encouraging others to do so. Although im not focused on politics ill try to answer your questions anyway

What do you think about private property?

With this, do you mean regarding private control over the means of production? Im in favor of workplace democratization if a company gets big enough, how that would be decided or enforced is not something ive given much thoughts to.

if you mean private property as in like owning a house or property then i support that, but i heard communists/socialists also support that but calling it “personal property”, is that right?

Do you think everyone should be forced into whatever your preferred property rights regime is ?

i mean, anything i believe should come from a governing authority is forceful by definition, I support a democratic process (not necessarily the current implementations of it) so itd have to come from the consent of the people governed.

Do you think libre software licences should force individuals to keep derivatives open source or that they should be free to use it however they see fit including in proprietary software?

I dont think open software should be mandatory, but I also think we can reach a point where all the software we need is FOSS with a mix of grassroot movement from the bottom and facilitation from the top. E.g. every government machine using linux, giving money to FOSS projects, public campaign to encourage it etc…

im not a politician so im focusing on the from the bottom part .

Do you believe that it’s ethical to force your ideals on society based on the premise that the outcome would be beneficial to all?

I mean, to some degree? It should be some agreement in the society but all societies are based on force, Im just trying to minimize it.

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so anyway, your questions are kind of to the side of what im focusing on but i tried my best to answer anyway lol

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yeah so once you believe force at any kind is justified to force your ideals on society you’re not a libertarian of any kind as for your op yes this is community is for the discussion of freeing oneself from any abuse no matter the source

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im not sure how a society could be without force though, doesnt really make sense to me, hows your view of how politics should be?

The person you replied to’s been on a very online streak the past couple days. Most of my post history was one long thread where they wouldn’t listen, don’t even try 💀. But I can say that if you want to live a lifestyle without needing big corps so much it’s hard to do without friends who have the same ideas. I’d see if you can find a Food Not Bombs near you and start volunteering on the weekends. People are really nice there in my experience

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individuals should be free to engage in any activity they see fit with the state’s only legitimate role to protect the life, liberty and property of it’s citizens, any force therefore that is not in retaliation to the use of force by another person no matter if the intention is to create a just society based on one’s ideals is immoral

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Are you by chance a fan of Atlas Shrugged? Your line of logic in this thread is in line with the ideas espoused in John Galt’s radio broadcast.

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No I am not

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It is fairly long, but you might enjoy it! I certainly did.

What is libre culture?

Libre culture is all about empowering people. While the general philosophy stems greatly from the free software movement, libre culture is much broader and encompasses other aspects of culture such as music, movies, food, technology, etc.

Some beliefs include but aren’t limited to:

  • That copyright should expire after a certain period of time.
  • That knowledge should be available to people, not locked away.
  • That no entity should have unjust control or possession of others.
  • That mass surveillance is about mass control, not justice.
  • That we can all band together to help liberate each other.

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