computer programming is an art that was pioneered by women, and the fact that men have swooped in and claimed it as their own and used it to advance misogyny and sexism is an absolute travesty
we need to reclaim programming as something for everyone
we need to reclaim it as a thing to use for fun and as a personal tool, instead of something you learn for careers to impress corporations
computer programming should be a place where misogyny, sexism, corporations, and capitalism don't belong
corporate "software engineering" and willful discrimination go hand and hand in this world we live in, and we need to be actively hostile to both
which is why i'm considering moving some of my stuff to be AGPLv3
(many companies have policies against using AGPLv3 software because of its potential to infect user facing services and require them to release source code to things they might not want to)
licensing something as AGPLv3 is a way to guarantee that at the very least, google, and any service using square for payment, cannot use my code
Same goes for a code of conduct. You don't need to actively enforce it, its presence alone naturally cleans the surrounding area.
@ky0ko I'd recommend using AGPLv3 even for non-networked systems exactly for this reason. So that Google et al can't grift on it.
@ky0ko computer programming could also become a basis for expressing imperative logic that can help people learn to do things other than program computers, something that should be made accessible to everyone in the same way maths or natural language should be.
@ky0ko I still remember one of my first introductions to the concept of programming was Clarissa Explains It All, where a young Melissa Joan Hart programmed her own simple games as a way of stress relief, often about dealing with her annoying younger brother, not unlike the simple conceptual games I see pop up still today
@ky0ko ... the reason that women pioneered it was because men believed it was too menial for them
men didn't know how to touch type because that was "women's work"
I mean, props to the ladies who pioneered it but...
the reason women pioneered it makes me super uncomfortable
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