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"
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.
@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 https://librelounge.org/episodes/episode-10-fosdem-copyleftconf-and-spritely.html
In a discussion about "Serverless" on Reddit. ( https://www.reddit.com/r/opensource/comments/ap1pm4/lesspod_serverless_cms_using_vuejsnuxtjs_and/eg5bl6m/ )
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.
And he also made a "Reverse emulator" for the NES. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar9WRwCiSr0
Some people's intelligence is scary. This person is one of them. He automatically 3D-ifies Nintendo games, and explains how. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDxjbXAqTPg
"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! https://opensource.org/node/966
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!
An Emacs Minor mode for Game Masters https://github.com/spwhitton/org-d20
New Episode! The second part of the discussion on funding Free Software development: https://librelounge.org/episodes/episode-9-funding-free-software-development-pt2.html
New Episode! Funding Free Software Development! https://librelounge.org/episodes/episode-8-funding-free-software-development-pt1.html (first of a two-parter!)
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