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The Squandering Of Resources

A way of designing, hated by many, but still allowed.
Tons of technological equipment are thrown away through planned obsolescence.

If you make software, you have only two choices: free software or non free software.

The advancement of human culture or the advancement of human division, these are the choices a programmer takes when deciding to release free or non-free software.

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Recycling equal destroy

Recycling is not the answer; it is the last resort.
Millions of gadgets reach the end of their lives every year. Recycling them is not as effective as you might think.

Between 20% and 35% of a phone's material content is lost when the phone is shredded and melted down for recycling.

Rare earths are present in every single electronic device in your possession. 99% of them cannot be recovered for recycling.

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Sunsetting PHP Faker

Faker Has A Design Problem. This is what the developer has written on his blog:
I'm super concerned about the responsibility that we developers have on climate change. Over the years, Faker has probably emitted more than 11 Metric tons of CO2 equivalent. Being such a significant contributor to climate change kills me. Read the full article here:<

Text to be printed on a sustainable shirt

This is a free t-shirt.
Free as in freedom of speech.

Ecological as the hemp it was used to weave it.
Sustainable as the free software used to create it.

Ecological like the lack of planned obsolescence in free software.

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Alternative to the centralized internet marketplaces.

Peer-to-peer (P2P), systems were popularized by the file sharing system Napster, originally released in 1999. The concept has inspired new structures and philosophies in many areas of human interaction. In such social contexts, peer-to-peer as a meme refers to the egalitarian social networking that has emerged throughout society, enabled by Internet technologies in general.

Regarding the marketplace there is a P2P application for selling and buying goods in the internet. It is called OpenBazaar.

It’s a peer to peer application that doesn’t require middlemen, which means no fees & no restrictions.

OpenBazaar connects people directly via a peer to peer network. Data is distributed across the network instead of storing it in a central database.

Centralized marketplaces waste energy in AI for profiling of the buyers, OpenBazaar does not. Read the full article here:
Read more on OpenBazaar

Text to be printed on a sustainable shirt II


FREE as in free speech
ECOLOGICAL as the hemp it was used to weave it
SUSTAINABLE as the free software used to create it Read the full article here:

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