There's a real use to these "obvious when stated" studies though... you could imagine pointing to this if you have a job in city planning, or even in decisions of how your office workers will be affected by your choice in location...
I'm building the 8sync website on top of Flexbox and I don't care if some older browsers don't support it.
White House FLOSS draft policy
A little too focused on "opensource" and the "pragmatism" they see on working this way, but it's something! And hopefully can lead to much more =)
Offtopic mandatory complaining about:
“America has long been a nation of ”
Last I heard, America was a whole continent, including countries like Brasil, Canada or Argentina. Maybe the tectonic plates have shifted since then :p
- @email@example.com I believe that projects like MediaGoblin and people like you with a "stubborn, community-over-money, pro-copyleft direction" do a much bigger service to Software Freedom than any VC funded permissively licensed megaproject ever will. And after reading your post I'm doing what I should have been doing a long time ago: Setting up a monthly donation to MediaGoblin!
Reflecting on "Goodbye, OpenStack"
- Those I know who work on OpenStack complain about its insane complexity; there's even a comic about it. OpenStack seems like a lot of things at this point. A good number of them seem like things I want to succeed: an API for on-the-fly-provisioning seems important, with a free software backing. That seems great. So does the storage system Swift... we even have support for that in MediaGoblin.
- I've been long jealous of projects with tons of funding. MediaGoblin and most of the projects I actually care about are desperately resource-constrained. It's hard not to look at the sea of VC money out there and not feel like I'm hurting the project by not trying to tap into it, but then I think of all the compromises I'd have to make, and how much doing such things seems to affect real communities. But wouldn't it be worth it to be able to pay more people to make the dream come true? But looking above, OpenStack is pretty much the dream machine of money in the free software world. Having a ton of money pouring into it doesn't seem to help its coherence maybe?
- OpenStack's decision to use permissive licensing is frequently lauded as one of the reasons it's so well funded. That post seems to indicate that pretty much everywhere is running a proprietary fork, which makes OpenStack sound eerily similar to Android.
Maybe there's some value left in my stubborn, community-over-money, pro-copyleft direction. Then again, being a resource strapped outlier isn't always much better than the above. (And I'm still jealous of all that project money.)@firstname.lastname@example.org I believe that projects like MediaGoblin and people like you with a "stubborn, community-over-money, pro-copyleft direction" do a much bigger service to Software Freedom than any VC funded permissively licensed megaproject ever will. And after reading your post I'm doing what I should have been doing a long time ago: Setting up a monthly donation to MediaGoblin!https://www.openstack.org/summit/vancouver-2015/summit-videos/presentation/openstack-is-doomed-and-i... is hilarious and sad.
"[There are people who like the implementation. People with Stockholm syndrome, and consultants.]"
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- Live near Phoenix, Arizona? Join FSF campaigns manager Zak Rogoff and other community members this Saturday for a bite and a chat about free software.
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Advancing the "deployability of mediagoblin" agenda, partly in prep for premium hosting, and also in solidarity with #debconf2014: going through the IntroDebianPackaging tutorial, then reading the Debian New Maintainer's Guide
- Libreboot breaks ground with a free software BIOS replacement that's easy to install. https://u.fsf.org/11j
- At the end of this month, I'm going to be finishing up my work as CTO at Breather. It's been a great time for me, and I'm excited about the future of the company and the great team that's there. They're all friends and I deeply believe in the vision of peace and quiet, on demand.
In the meanwhile I'll be concentrating more on my work as co-chair for the W3's Social Working Group, pushing forward the state of the pump network with pump.io, consulting for other startups and developing some ideas of my own into products.
I'm excited and challenged, which I guess is where you're supposed to be in life. Wish me luck!
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- "Android without the mothership" via lwn https://u.fsf.org/10d
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- I've started giving weekly updates in #mediagoblin on Saturdays. Here's today's:
<paroneayea> actually I was going to give my weekly update
<paroneayea> this week:
<paroneayea> - I sent in invoices so tillyq could be paid and replied to a
couple things related to that
<paroneayea> - I worked on the "token voting system" that allows people to
vote for what feature they'd prefer in MediaGoblin... this was
nice also as I got the ability to test out how Flask works more
practically, which was really interesting
<paroneayea> - some bookkeeping, but not too much
<paroneayea> - catching up on email
<paroneayea> - adding the request hook for tumulte
<paroneayea> - there were some snags with the gsoc midterm evaluations, so I
worked on taking care of those and pinged the mentors also to
make sure they were submitted
<paroneayea> - likewise, some conversation with berker about stuff related to
gsoc (talking about migrations with berker)... I forget if I
talked to breton this week or last, but I think this week also
<paroneayea> - some doctor appointments, I was out pretty much all day
tuesday due to that
<paroneayea> - processing the reward information in a form that should allow
Morgan to submit the info and actually place all the orders for
it... also scheduling a date to do 3d printing of the badges at
<paroneayea> there were a couple of issues with the export I got from the FSF
so I'm waiting on that to come back, but I just submitted that
<paroneayea> that's it!
<paroneayea> that was my week.
<paroneayea> not a bad week now that I typed it out :)
autossh addresses that, but also if you make frequent use of ssh tunnels, you know how annoying it is for them to go down. ssh tunnels / port forwarding stay open with this method... helpful, because that's part of my email setup.
Installed Drop Down Terminal, a gnome-shell extension for the quake-style terminals of yore.