Guido Arnold firstname.lastname@example.org
Bad Vilbel, Germany
Free Software enthusiast. Particularly interested in: Free Software in education, Free Knowledge and Free Culture. I don't really use this account anymore. You'll find me more active on Diaspora: https://pod.geraspora.de/u/ga
Had a nice test call with David Thompson over Mumble. Mumble works so nicely and easily for voice chat out of the box it's almost offensive.
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the dreams of the 90 are alive in my xmonad
- wikipedia via telnet
- metafilter via gopher
- olduse.net via nntp with special NSA appearance
Bits from Debian: I love Free Software Day 2016: Show your love for Free Software
Link to original post: https://bits.debian.org/2016/02/ilovefs-2016.html
Today February 14th, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) celebrates the "I Love Free Software" day. I Love Free Software day is a day for Free Software users to appreciate and thank the contributors of their favourite software applications, projects and organisations.
We take this opportunity to say "thank you" to all the Debian upstreams and downstreams, and all the Debian developers and contributors. Thanks for your work and dedication to free software!
There are many ways to participate in this ILoveFS day and we encourage everybody to join in and celebrate. Show your love to Debian developers, contributors and teams virtually on social networks using the #ilovefs hashtag and spreading the word in your own social media circles, or by visiting the ILoveFS campaign website to find and use some of the promotional materials available such as postcards and banners.
‘Physicists have announced the discovery of gravitational... http://cartoonpolitics.tumblr.com/post/139230539685/physicists-have-announced-the-discovery-of#_=_
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Yay for researchers
We had some people from "Innovation Services" talking on our university event about how we can patent our research and "protect" our software with copyright. (Never a mention of FOSS even though the audience was computer scientists!) Of course I prepared myself to bombard them with critical comments once the Q&A started, but I was positively surprised that I wasn't the only one! There were a lot of researchers that were not happy with their views, yay! :-)Show all 6 replies> Open source is a type of intellectual property—it's a "hack" of the copyright and patent system.
More accurately, copyleft is the hack. Without it, open source is mostly just "I'm not planning to enforce all the rights the law gives me." With copyleft, the weapons of copyright are used to prevent someone downstream from passing on fewer rights than they received.
I'd guess that the consultants would not even know how to talk about enriching the university's purse with LGPL/AGPL/GPL software and CC-BY-SA reports. They certainly wouldn't be traveling around talking to universities about making a business model out of it.
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OpenKeyChain accepted for GSoC2015
OpenKeychain accepted for #GSoC https://github.com/open-keychain/open-keychain/wiki/Google-Summer-of-Code-2015 #FreeYourAndroid #Android #PGP #encryption #freesoftware
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>> Jason Self:
“First Gitorious, now Google Code. Who is next? This shows all the more that people need to self-host.”
Meanwhile in... GitHub, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service, or any other GitHub service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Account or your access to your Account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all Content in your Account. GitHub reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
Yes, thanks, Evan. Tho I'm new to it, I hafta say that pump.io is a pretty special thing for me. I had always always eschewed social media because it seemed like on places like Twitter and Facebook, the people were shallow, the relationships were shallow, and it all just seemed like a waste of time for the users and a huge marketing treasure trove for the makers. But social media on pump.io for me at least has been truly delightful thus far. A way to connect with people of a like mind as me (most of whom are much smarter than me so I'm learning great stuff all the time) using a medium that I feel fairly comfortable is not being logged by advertisers or governments. Pump.io is pretty special!
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No chocolate yet, but ilovefs
I got a message from @kirschner, and wrote: https://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-users/2015-February/052495.html
In Japan, today is the day to exchange chocolates. No, it's not public key exchange, nor disk exchange.
My children keep trying to intercept chocolate from my wife to me, so, I haven't got it yet. Instead, I ate daifukumochi (Japanese traditional sweet) from my niece.
This year is peaceful, as 14 February is weekend. Most schools ban the exchange of chocolates and have many troubles. I know that nephew got punished in school because of receiving a chocolate or two, in the past.
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ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Ubuntu pre-installed
I wish Lenovo would bring #ThinkPad #X1 #Carbon 3rd gen with #Ubuntu pre-installed to Europe! Wants! http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201411-16196/
Die öffentliche Weiterentwicklung der Freien Software 'OpenJustitia' durch das Schweizer Bundesgericht wird auf Grund eines neuen Rechtsgutachtens vorerst eingestellt. Grund für das aprubte Ende gibt die scheinbare Rechtsunsicherheit bezüglich der Entwicklung und Veröffentlichung Freier Software durch öffentliche Träger in der Schweiz. Die FSFE fordert, dass die fehlende gesetzliche Grundlage dazu baldmöglichst geschaffen wird. Damit Software, dessen Entwicklung von öffentlichen Geldern finanziert wird, auch in der Schweiz zukünftig als Freie Software veröffentlicht werden kann. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html