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I'm an individual interested in historical operating systems, synthesizers, anonymity-respecting communities and cooperative electronic communication environments.
As an active member of an Organized Community on the global data networks, I assist the Working Masses with the high goal of achieving Social Justice 2.0: Fair, Free and Sovereign software.
During my student days I began using single-user 8-bit computing hardware. In the Argentina of the 80s, these were considered simple non-essential home infrastructure.
Mastery of these machines surprised me by the fun of learning and creating on them: I got hooked on unstructured programming. This discovery convinced me of the need of having affordable computing access within the reach of the Working Masses. Such access should be responsible and valued under the light of direct and unlimited appropriation of the source code of the computer software. I trained in this area and prepared myself.
I eventually drove CP/M, Unix V and VAX/VMS systems, while extensively operated QDO$ and their graphical environments offsprings. In my opinion, the changes were cold: I perceived the computing power of the new 16 and 32-bit architectures as constantly imposed under an unfair power structure. Certain Capital organizations degenerated by the interest of control abused the source code. For them it was no longer an object of preparation and study, but a dominance instrument.
These companies activities were sharply focused on hiding and obfuscating said source code to make it unmodifiable, steering user's own computing systems for monetary gains and/or other unspeakable impositions.
While many passed by this, I realized that this computing practice did not promote benefits for all, but the exploitation of man through machines; I had just become a techno-slave with no mastery of software nor hardware. This affront should not last.
Thus I began a conscientious study of the internals of this evil computer scheme. The decompilation charged me through this condition of pressing necessity: a fight against the techno-biology of those unfair designs demanded it.
During a gregarious and disorganized stage, I followed a momentary logic while developing self-replicating microprograms using 16-bit assembly language. Given the the monolithic characteristics in the opposing organizations, such arms could be beared in a clandestine struggle against capital. In hours of need, any computer virus vectorized against oppression abandons its condition of noxa and becomes an Outbreak of Liberation.
But such a Liberated computer becomes scorched earth.
GNU is a Unix-like operating system, but in stark contrast allows us to study and carry out any type of general computing under the protection of a legal doctrine of safeguard. Knowledge of the GNU Project came to overcome previous praxis. I found the satisfaction of true power computing in this proposition. Thanks to this technological appropriation, we no longer submit ourselves as shackled consumers to the denigration of someone else's software, but elevate ourselves to the role of privileged workers who use our own communal programs.
The scope of data networks offered me a peculiarity. I began to inhabit them in the era of tenuous national packet switching links - access which was reserved. It was only later that I was able to populate all kinds of local nodes using public telephone services via modulators-demodulators.
By mid-1990s, I was able to take advantage of the convenience of computerized organizations. FidoNet and the later world wide web - enjoyed explosive growth combining wills and sympathies throught the datalinks. This was the miracle that no poet had ever dreamed of: a magic box open to all the seas, to all the lands. Through bauds all the discoveries that men had made could be seen, all their works of art could be saved from the ravages of Time. Library and museum data-banks could be piped into computerized terminals. Contacting millions of similar screens distributed on the networks could be a reality.
It was then possible for me not only to be able to do my computing in the way I wanted, but also to enjoy the online Computing Communities, by sharing knowledge, lore and experiences throughout the face of the Earth.
It became obvious at the time that if humanity's craving for connection and access were not actively satiated, the workers in the data networks would form the backbone of computerized organizations and would provide it to themselves - perhaps through the undesirable path of telematic violence.
GNU is particularly designed to strengthen a Just Digital Society: it is software that has become critical for this purpose. It is symbiotically used with the Linux system kernel, which has extended it with abilities to manage all kinds of electronics. Many people use its apps and services without even noticing it. GNU has risen to the role of Bond of Union that consacrates a Socially Fair Network.
Starting in 2007, I began to use a GNU/Linux-type operating system developed for the AMD64 architecture: Ubuntu. This Debian derivative offered a very simple environment, ideal to introduce users on GNU, and the Fair, Free and Sovereign software.
Since 2009 I have been writing Ubuntu Peronista, a political indoctrination and technical disclosure blog that has become a reference in Spanish. It also contemplates dozens of like-minded software distributions derived from this operating system.
More than seven hundred articles of the "How-To" type are compiled in the blog, which put into practice all kinds of solutions just as Juan Perón wanted. From spreading the most basic knowledge about the Linux terminal, to installing emulated operating systems, deploying musical environments, games, data services, etc.
I love to think about systems and society, and how we work together and make the best use of what we have, to ensure that what we do is done fairly.
Much of today's online discussion would seem to be dominated by enterprise-based networking platforms, which amass and exploit user information for the benefit its advertisers. As a consequence, such platforms seek to control the form and content of the information presented by their clientelistic subjects (whom they consider consumers).
I observe with great satisfaction, however, the greening of non-commercial network communities. Under the sign of free computing, a Hacktivist Movement known as Fediverse has confronted the monotonous discourse of company-based social networks.
These Cooperative organizations have implemented a federated data creation model and a service ethic, in which computer tools compatible with the multiplicity of voices endorse instances of telematic debate and action. These remote-access systems are known as Tildes.
tilde.club in one of such systems. It is not a social network, but a UNIX-like environment respectfully used by it members to create awesome webpages.
This inspired me to participate in the creation of texto-plano.xyz, the first Spanish language tilde.
Thanks to the texto-plano.xyz micro-cluster virtual servers, I envision a world in which social, ethical, and political considerations are actively intertwined in the teaching, research, and implementation of computer science.