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If you've ever wondered what the big fuss about open source vs free software is, read this:

"Open source is designed to advance the intellectual property of the corporation at the expense of effort by individuals outside the corporation. As such, it falls under corporatism, as defined in John Ralston Saul's dictionary The Doubter's companion. Open source is all about externalising costs for development and testing, as economists would say"

(source: personal.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Perso)

I'm afraid he's not, Miss Fishpaw. Dexter's truancy problem is way out of hand. The Baltimore County school board have decided to expel Dexter from the entire public school system.

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Calling all #Fediverse admins of instances in the #EU. The #CopyrightDirective is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

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@cwebber and @emacsen are back from FOSEM and CopyleftConf with a new episode all about their experiences, Chris's grant to work on Spritely and some exciting talks. All in the new episode of Libre Lounge librelounge.org/episodes/episo

In a discussion about "Serverless" on Reddit. ( reddit.com/r/opensource/commen )

I think the ideas of Backend as a Service are potentially powerful, as the abstractions of a single machine often limit the architecture. This is because our traditional POSIX calls are very system specific (rather than service/network centric), but all too often this idea is just used to lock developers into something they can't escape.

Some people's intelligence is scary. This person is one of them. He automatically 3D-ifies Nintendo games, and explains how. youtube.com/watch?v=xDxjbXAqTP

Just found out that probiotic VSL#3 is no longer available in Canada, but if I want the same formulation as the original VLS#3, I need to buy from a company called Visbiome.

Sadly they aren't selling Visbiome in capsules. Maybe it's time for me to make yogurt in small containers for daily use.

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"There is no trust in a world where anyone can invent their own definition for #OpenSource, and without trust there is no community, no collaboration, and no innovation." So true, way to many companies tries to trick you today by pretending, that Open Source just mean that you can see the source code. That's neither Open Source, nor #FreeSoftware, don't get fooled! opensource.org/node/966

I realize I made this same complaint not too long ago, but it comes up each time my partner and I want to discuss planning. Org-mode is awesome for my tasks, but the minute we need to share between us and make plans, we can't.

I love org-mode but I do have to say that not having a nice way to collaborate on it is a hindrance.

We really need something that's like etherpad or Collabora but able to use org-mode files. Otherwise I'll eventually need to switch. But since nothing else is better, I have no idea what I'd switch to!

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A massive messup on my end means I've lost 5 days of Mastadon... It's 1am, I'm jet lagged and tired. Bleh. Tomorrow I edit the show and do no sys-adminry.

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