Alexandre Oliva lxoliva@identi.ca

Campinas, SP, Brazil

Free Software Evangelist. GNU speaker and advisory committee member. Recipient of FSF's 2016 Award for the Advancement of Free Software. FSF Latin America board member. LibrePlanet São Paulo activist. 0G foreseer. Maintainer of GNU Linux-libre, and co-maintainer of the GNU Compiler Collection, GNU binutils and GNU libc. Libre-SOC contributor. GNU tools engineer at AdaCore.

  • 2024-03-01T23:15:23Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    look ma, I'm going to speak at LibrePlanet this year!
    https://libreplanet.org/2024/speakers/#6621
    Software enshittification or freedom? It's not a hard choice!
    When: Sunday 14:00 - 14:45 EDT (18:00 UTC)
    Room: Jupiter -- in-person
    See you there?
  • 2023-12-31T22:31:41Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO Happy GNU Year!  ¡Feliz año GNUevo!  Feliz ano GNUovo!
    https://www.fsfla.org/blogs/lxo/2023-12-31-happy-gnu-year
  • 2023-12-27T06:12:23Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    no, getting sick over and over is not healthy for you, or for your immune system
    https://web.archive.org/web/20231220152909/https://donotpanic.substack.com/p/this-is-how-your-immune-system-works
  • 2023-12-27T05:01:49Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    what an inspiring article by FSF executive director Zoê Kooyman
    it makes me happy and proud to be an FSF volunteer
    please support them (dare I say us?) as you can: associate member, donor, volunteer, advocate...
  • 2023-12-26T05:29:38Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    a scholarly article on US's imperialist participation in the so-called not-a-coup in Brazil, that was first consummated in 2016
    https://web.archive.org/web/20231226051454/https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0094582X231213614
  • 2023-12-24T21:08:18Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO new blog post: Merry Grav-Mass
    https://www.fsfla.org/blogs/lxo/2023-12-24-merry-grav-mass.en.html
  • 2023-11-20T04:21:04Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    bateu saudade da arte do edukrieger, que há tempos eu não acompanhava, e assim calhou de eu escutar esta paródia anti-racista justamente hoje, dia da consciência negra
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQkcbRqxfLE
    argh, desculpe pelo link pro youtube, ainda não entendo como isso aconteceu, considerando que comecei com uma playlist no invidious.
    por favor use mpv pra tocar, ou vá por alguma instância do invidious, pra cair nas garras do monstro youtube

    Alexandre Oliva at 2023-11-20T14:21:14Z

  • 2023-10-30T06:13:45Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

  • 2023-10-27T02:10:34Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    https://arstechnica.com/security/2023/10/hackers-can-force-ios-and-macos-browsers-to-divulge-passwords-and-a-whole-lot-more/
    -> https://www.fsfla.org/~lxoliva/#specmelt
    running programs downloaded from untrusted sources is risky
    block JavaScript!
  • 2023-10-17T23:05:14Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO a transposição do rio são francisco foi planejada e executada durante governos lula e dilma, mas a transposição do negro, do solimões e do amazonas pra região sul foi armada (sic) durante o desgoverno bolsonaro.  o resultado a gente vê agora :-(
  • 2023-10-10T14:58:01Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    RD FYI https://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbus_day
  • 2023-10-10T04:59:03Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO withdrawing humanitarian support to the Palestine West Bank because of Gaza Strip-based Hamas' terrorist attacks is about as ignorant as withdrawing support to Ukraine because of Ireland Republican Army's terrorist attacks

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  • 2023-10-04T07:07:07Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO on this day, 38 years ago, Richard Stallman filed for incorporation of the Free Software Foundation, to support the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement, started a little over two years before. happy FSF anniversary to all users and developers!
  • 2023-09-30T23:48:41Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO huh, I'd failed to update the gnu30 logo to gnu40 on my home page!
    a bit late, but I've done it.  hopefully it won't stay there for 10 years
    as in, I hope I update it to gnu50 before the anniversary ;-)

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  • 2023-09-30T19:32:32Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO new blog post: The GPLed hardware misconception
    https://www.fsfla.org/blogs/lxo/2023-09-30-gpled-hardware-misconception.en.html

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  • 2023-09-28T19:39:14Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO new blog post: Objections to binutils CoC
    https://www.fsfla.org/blogs/lxo/2023-09-28-objections-to-binutils-CoC.en.html
  • 2023-09-27T10:12:43Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO the bank I sued for demanding me to install malware lost
    https://www.fsfla.org/anuncio/2023-04-bancarrota.en.html
    they told the judge they were in compliance with the court order to stop requiring malware, while admitting to still requiring it
    today, in celebration of GNU 40th, my lawyer is initiating the procedures for the bank to pay the fines imposed by the judge so far, denouncing the bank's contradiction.  I hope it doesn't take another 40y for me to get internet banking in freedom
  • 2023-09-26T22:54:30Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    wheee...  it's already Sept 27 where the founder of GNU is currently located.  this means we can already start celebrating GNU's 40-year anniversary!  happy birthday to GNU, and may you all receive the gift of software freedom!  bring on the next 40 years!
    the revolution will not be televised, but the celebration is expected to be live-streamed starting about 8 hours from now.  check out https://www.gnu.org/gnu40/
    IIUC times are UTC+2 on that page

    Alexandre Oliva at 2023-09-26T23:03:31Z

  • 2023-09-25T15:23:11Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO woohoo!  i've updated both of my laptops to gnuboot 0.1-rc1, to celebrate GNU's 40th anniversary.  I'm hacking more happily now :-)

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    what does that do for you? 

    Jim Fulner at 2023-09-25T18:27:07Z

    compared with the earlier free firmware I was running, it fixes a number of minor bugs and annoyances

    compared with the nonfree firmware that shipped on the hardware, it's a world of difference: it removes plenty of abuse that the nonfree firmware imposes, from artificial limits on peripheral choices to invisible remote control by third parties through builtin malware: malicious bugs be gone!

    Alexandre Oliva at 2023-09-25T18:46:11Z

  • 2023-09-21T20:17:13Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO linux announces plan to deal with the incompatibility nightmare that rust's instability brought
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/09/linux-gives-up-on-6-year-lts-thats-fine-for-pcs-bad-for-android/