I for one welcome our imminent Guix container overlords http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guix-devel/2015-07/msg00123.htmlShow all 5 replies
- I've heard some complain of how long the GPL is but but this PDF of Apple's proprietary Software License Agreement for iOS 8.1 is 471 pages: http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/iOS81.pdfShow all 5 replies
You can probably guess from the URL.Also make sure to visit/vote at http://www.reddit.com/donate?organization=412203632 (that's Conservancy's identifier)
Now that's a fitting mascot for certain... products ;)
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- It feels like an ancient topic, but there's another why-not-NonCommercial page I hadn't seen before http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Why_OSE_Doesn't_Support_the_Use_of_Creative_Commons_Non-Commerci...
Found linked in http://opensourceecology.org/ose-4-year-review/
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comparison chart, at the end
Every penny we make goes to the Ghost Foundation, which funds the development of our independent, open source software.
I gather withknown is going to take a similar path. That's good. As mentioned in semi-recent conversations not regarding any software or service provider in particular.
Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) shared this.@firstname.lastname@example.org Interesting but the must have a different definition of self-hosting then I do. My little server sitting on the shelf in the other room doesn't take either the time or the money that they list. Also it'd be nice to see the money going to 'free/libre software' projects.@freemor that you set up a shelf-hosted server reflects years of knowledge. I'm equally happy to see free software sold on tiny servers to be shelf-hosted by the masses, ideally going the final 1% and getting RYF certification. The key in either case is availability for $ to the general public lacking any such years on knowledge.
10 short steps to contribute translations to free software for Android
New blogpost: 10 short steps to contribute #translations to #freesoftware for #Android - http://larjona.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/10-short-steps-to-contribute-translations-to-free-software-for-android/
Choose Firefox Now, Or Later You Won't Get A Choice
I know it's not the greatest marketing pitch, but it's the truth.
Google is bent on establishing platform domination unlike anything we've ever seen, even from late-1990s Microsoft. Google controls Android, which is winning; Chrome, which is winning; and key Web properties in Search, Youtube, Gmail and Docs, which are all winning. The potential for lock-in is vast and they're already exploiting it, for example by restricting certain Google Docs features (e.g. offline support) to Chrome users, and by writing contracts with Android OEMs forcing them to make Chrome the default browser. Other bad things are happening that I can't even talk about. Individual people and groups want to do the right thing but the corporation routes around them. (E.g. PNaCl and Chromecast avoided Blink's Web standards commitments by declaring themselves not part of Blink.) If Google achieves a state where the Internet is really only accessible through Chrome (or Android apps), that situation will be very difficult to escape from, and it will give Google more power than any company has ever had.
Microsoft and Apple will try to stop Google but even if they were to succeed, their goal is only to replace one victor with another.
So if you want an Internet — which means, in many ways, a world — that isn't controlled by Google, you must stop using Chrome now and encourage others to do the same. If you don't, and Google wins, then in years to come you'll wish you had a choice and have only yourself to blame for spurning it now.
Of course, Firefox is the best alternative :-). We have a good browser, and lots of dedicated and brilliant people improving it. Unlike Apple and Microsoft, Mozilla is totally committed to the standards-based Web platform as a long-term strategy against lock-in. And one thing I can say for certain is that of all the contenders, Mozilla is least likely to establish world domination :-).Show all 9 repliesThe sad thing is that probably in years to come people will not wish to have a choice, if they find themselves comfortable with what they are using to surf the internet, even if what they use everyday is backed by a big bad company or if they have no freedom. The majority prefers functionality to freedom, I think this is a fact.
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- The Gentle Art of Muddying the Licensing Waters - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/08/the-gentle-art-of-muddying-the-licensing-wa... #Microsoft did it, now the publishers are doing it #FUD #openaccess
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- http://zanata.org/ apparently a FaiF alternative to transifex.
Noted in comment on https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8128371
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- One small thing that never ceases to (something less than amaze) me is when I see some free/open/&similar person on twitter only, and they have like 100 followers. They aren't there for the audience. Are they there to follow stars? Or hoping that a star will notice them? Probably (a) it is still nice to be able to see/potentially interact with almost anyone in one place and (b) they just don't know about any of the fragments of the federated social web, or if they do, have a bad impression. I guess I should ask some of them. (b) can be improved, yay!Show all 6 replies
The federated social web can hardly compete with any of the attributes that folks value in social networks. It works for me, because I chose to not use them before I became aware of the various projects, but I can think of a lot of benefits that Twitter provides over anything federated.
And Twitter has a lot of problems, chief among them that it is not a safe space! But maybe an unsafe space with lots of people is better than a space of indeterminate safety (I've been harassed on StatusNet) with relatively few people?
So, for twitter specifically, it isn't only about "stars" in that person's situation (probably), it could also be about following interesting orgs/etc (non-people).
And the "interesting orgs/etc" category won't come to the federated socweb until they have link click tracking tools that come preconfigured to support them (aka, never). See also: https://identi.ca/eff and https://identi.ca/creativecommons and <insert any other dead attempt at fed socweb from an org here>
I hope all other governments will follow the UK's move on ODF: https://u.fsf.org/119