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
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 this but also as an impetus to create more fun and enjoyable ways to learn how to code that isnt reading a dry clinical book or using bloody codecademy or watching a video that drones on for hours
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