Alexandre Oliva lxoliva@identi.ca

Campinas, SP, Brazil

Free Software Evangelist. GNU speaker. Recipient of FSF's 2016 Award for the Advancement of Free Software. FSF Vice-president and Acting President. FSF and 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. GNU tools engineer at AdaCore.

  • 2019-10-17T16:22:30Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO wow, massively-armed robbery at the closest airport, started at about the time I safely got home from another farther away.  concerned about shot security agents, still-held hostages, and everyone impacted by evacuation, roadblocks and whatnot
  • 2019-10-12T23:22:34Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    #GNU #Linux-libre 5.3.6-gnu, 5.2.21-gnu, 4.19.79-gnu, and 4.14.149-gnu source tarballs and patches, and #Freesh .debs are now available
  • IDAD 2019 Demonstration

    2019-10-12T17:03:59Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    At the FSF office, preparing to go out to Pearson to protest for education, and against books that spy on students and disappear

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    picture by Valessio Brito

    Alexandre Oliva at 2019-10-12T22:27:38Z

  • 2019-10-08T23:45:00Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO Oct 12 is coming up. In Brazil, it's children's day. all over, it's International DAD (Day Against DRM :-)
    will be around Boston like me? join us to fight for control over devices and programs designed to be defective!
    https://www.defectivebydesign.org/dayagainstdrm/2019

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  • 2019-10-08T19:04:05Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    #GNU #Linux-libre 5.3.5-gnu, 5.2.20-gnu, 4.19.78-gnu, 4.14.148-gnu, 4.9.196-gnu, and 4.4.196-gnu source tarballs and patches, and #Freesh .debs are now available
  • 2019-10-08T18:20:38Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO in Brazil, the state is laic, but the government is loko

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  • 2019-10-08T16:39:31Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO it's Ada Lovelace Day, so here's to all women who speak up and stand for gender equity.  a special mention to every one of the women who undersigned the statement against #GNU leadership's alleged sexism.  more power to... them? her? ner?  puzzled

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    FWIW, my celebration of standing for equity is as genuine as my implied criticism for the double standards and the cooption of legitimate and valuable causes to further corrupt agendas

    Alexandre Oliva at 2019-10-08T17:32:27Z

  • 2019-10-08T16:17:59Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO it's kind of a privilege to earn my living with a company named after a programming language named after Ada Lovelace.  a company that's all-Free Software, product-wise, and pro-copyleft, no less: even the recently-announced gnat-llvm is GPLv3+

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  • 2019-10-08T16:02:38Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO it's Ada Lovelace day!  let's celebrate and welcome (back) women in tech and so-called hard sciences.  here's to all the women denied well-deserved recognition as sexist society wrongfully attributed their contributions and achievements to men
  • 2019-10-08T16:02:04Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    mi solidaridad a los oprimidos en Ecuador.  quisiera que en Brasil tuviéramos el mismo coraje.  #tamojunto
  • 2019-10-08T04:46:39Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO GNU and FSF published statements about consolidating and formalizing their formerly-fluid relationship, and asking for input from the community
    https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu/2019-10/msg00004.html
    https://www.fsf.org/news/fsf-and-gnu

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    IIRC, GNU founded the FSF as a legal entity for supporting the GNU OS development.


    Now days seems it has nothing to do with it.

    Luis A. Guzman at 2019-10-08T15:06:42Z

  • 2019-10-06T23:53:39Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    #GNU #Linux-libre 5.3.4-gnu (skipping 5.3.3) and 5.2.19-gnu (both with updated deblob-check), 4.19.77-gnu, 4.14.147-gnu, 4.9.195-gnu, 4.4.195-gnu, and 3.16.75-gnu source tarballs and patches, and #Freesh .debs are now available
  • 2019-10-04T08:46:38Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO I've just submitted a session for LibrePlanet 2020: Free the Future
    will you?  https://libreplanet.org/2020/
  • 2019-10-04T04:40:27Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO today is Oct 4, anniversary of the FSF.  may we hold 5 minutes of silence to introspect and ponder on what brought us here, where we're still heading and how to get there [5 minutes elapse] and now, back to fighting for freedom for all software users

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  • 2019-10-04T03:43:17Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO the ends do not justify the media
    translated correctly from Portuguese, because the intended twisted meaning doesn't jump out that well in the original ;-)

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  • 2019-10-04T01:36:43Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO Trump não vai cair.  na era da justiça política de pós-verdade, os culpados prosperam, os inocentes perecem

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  • 2019-10-04T01:04:46Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO P2P: 'cause I ain't 'fraid of no host

    Who you gonna call??

    MY PEERS!! nananana nanaa... 🎵

    JanKusanagi at 2019-10-04T13:16:35Z

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  • 2019-10-01T14:45:57Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    #GNU #Linux-libre 5.3.2-gnu, 5.2.18-gnu, and 4.19.76-gnu source tarballs and patches are now available

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  • 2019-09-30T04:17:29Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    .oO the species that rejects greta and richard for defying power is one that's about to complete its own self-destruction.  they're way ahead of their times, but the time for them might never come if societal evolution doesn't beat self-destruction fast

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  • 2019-09-27T14:33:37Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Happy GNU Year!  erhm, well, Anniversary.  we haven't switched to the GNUlian calendar yet.  maybe some day...  ;-)

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