What do we have to do to set up an *independent organisation* in Europe with an endowment from our (EU taxpayers’) money to maintain a free/open, private-by-default web browser that we legislate must be included in all operating systems made available in the EU?

#freeTheBrowser

We would likely fork Firefox, remove all the Silicon Valley/commercial bullshit, and hire engineers from Mozilla and elsewhere who want to work somewhere where they have the freedom to work on a browser for the common good without any Silicon Valley/commercial interference.

The challenge here isn’t technical; it’s funding and independence.

To succeed, any such organisation must be free of political interference and its funding must be guaranteed via an endowment and not privy to the whims of short-term political posturing.

@aral sth like the financing of the public broadcasting system (in GER). but without politicians in advisory board but technical and social experts for #sufficience

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@aiquez @aral wish i could just redirect my money paid at GEZ to a good cause

just the reporting on Covid has been very false balance which has not exactly helped with the government's abysmal communication and response.

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