Boosts appreciated. For people interested in #FOSS and #linux, what communication platform do you like most?

Okay so I might as well tell y'all what I'm thinking. I'm planning on making an accessibility room/channel/server/kitten where we can all gather and coordinate on accessibility issues in FOSS, encourage each other, and generally be a bunch of users and developers working together.

@devinprater, oh, count me in. I've been on the bench lately, but I've had a similar idea. I wanted gather people and fix things, I even bought a domain name.

But, I'm not "only" trying to make FOSS more accessible, I've got bigger ambitions and I eant to rebuild "everything" scratch. If thing catch on, I'm hoping that the Overton Window will help nudge people in the right direction.

@devinprater, I've started looking at markup languages, programing languages, data serialization and communication protocols, everythimg needs to be improved. Most importantly GPUs and screens need to be on par with some accessibility cards.

It's hard to fix the current complex ecosystem, but things can be accessible from the get-go and all this cloud virtualization gave us a chance to fix things. I'm hoping that the QubesOS approach could be taken as an example.

@devinprater, what I'm trying to say is that, for the last decade or so, we had decent enough hardware to add some temporary abstraction layers, we just needed the software to catch up, and it kind of did, now we need to start the cleanup, but we need to do it from the ground up.

Starting with writing text in a decent markup language supported by various tools, including Matrix which is in your list. Then we need a decent programming language, and I'm not sure we have such a thing.


@devinprater, once we have that, the CLI tools will need to be revamped, we need a new type of terminal, one that outputs semantic markup or something even more basic, some binary serialized data without any text encoding and number formatting.

I know, it sounds scary, but I don't want my disk management CLI tools have to know about my the number formatting quirks in my language, that text only adds complexity, bugs (like in qubes-core-admin) and potential security issues.

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