Bernhard E. Reiter firstname.lastname@example.org
Owns and runs Intevation, a company doing "output" Free Software >=14 years. FSFE.org Founding GA Member. Dipl.Systemwiss., MSc. Homepage: www.intevation.de/~bernhard/index.en.html
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I never created a new article in English Wikipedia, but yes in the Spanish one, translating content from the English one.
Maybe we can create together a more complete article proposal in the pump.io wiki, and when it's more or less completed, submit again.
I suggest to have a look at existing pages about free software social networks: elgg, statusnet/GNUSocial, Diaspora, Friendica...
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FSFE fellowship renewed!I just renewed my FSFE fellowship and I encourage you to consider to do the same. :) #fsfe #freesoftware
- Canada is 3rd on the Prosperity Index. http://www.prosperity.com/#!/country/CAN Our leading quality? Tolerance for immigrants.
Bernhard E. Reiter shared this.(correcting myself) and a 0.7% tolerence for ties :-)
(since "rely on others" is a little bit ahead in fact)
Glad to read that since I heard a little while ago on a quiz show: "Next to where wouldn't you want to live" and the participant responded, not with "dump site" or "toxic site" but with "near ethnics" (sic). Let's attribute that to spur of the moment.
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- There seems to be a lot of bloo bloo bloo from tech companies about the breakdown of trust from users after the Snowden releases since last summer. People interviewed at the RSA conference imply that organizations like EFF that are raising awareness are in fact polarizing the conversation and preventing any kind of resolution.
To those companies I say: fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck youuuuuuuuuuu.
You knew it was wrong to spy on your customers or to allow a third party to do so. You went along, over and over, with illegal and unconstitutional attacks on the Internet.
You did the wrong thing but you thought it was all going to be OK and that you'd never be caught. You got caught.
You don't deserve the public's trust. You're going to have to spend a long time earning it back. Maybe a full and honest apology, followed by a commitment to users' privacy and clear policies about government access to user data.
Own it, and mean it, and at some point you'll move past it.A special GFY to the AT&T exec quoted in this article. AT&T got special immunity from prosecution for their collaboration with massive domestic surveillance. They knew it was illegal and they got a special law passed saying they wouldn't be prosecuted.
So come on. Conversation got impossible a long time ago.Who's up for some crazy?
I for one amn't.
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secp256k1 support by Gnuk and GnuPG
With GnuPG patch, now it works!
$ gpg2 -v -u 975b9053 --clearsign work/gnuk/README gpg: NOTE: THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT VERSION! gpg: It is only intended for test purposes and should NOT be gpg: used in a production environment or with production keys! gpg: using subkey 975B9053 instead of primary key 4CA7BABE gpg: writing to 'work/gnuk/README.asc' gpg: using subkey 975B9053 instead of primary key 4CA7BABE gpg: ECDSA/SHA256 signature from: "975B9053 NIIBE Yutaka <email@example.com>"
I'm hardly defending Canonical. As you said, we basically agree on the problems with Canonical.
It's the reaction that I'm not on side with. For all the proprietary stuff that Canonical has been pushing, especially in the past few years, the vast majority of Ubuntu is still free software. Now, careful -- I'm not saying in any way that it excuses the proprietary stuff. But I do think it should change how we criticize and hold Canonical to account (however unwilling they may be to listen -- though, occasionally they do, e.g. Launchpad).
I think it makes sense to call out Canonical for all the proprietary stuff they do, even to avoid endorsing or using or supporting Canonical's efforts that rely on proprietary stuff. But my point is: they are so much closer to the free software position than most other companies. I think criticism is needed, but I don't think that hoping for their utter failure is a productive form of criticism. Unlike Apple or Microsoft or even Google, Canonical gets free software at a certain level much more than most other companies. It's just that they've been increasingly taking the "open source" way of proprietarizing the "secret sauce," or tolerating other shiny proprietary things, or even promoting them. But.. even if it's miles away from acceptable, don't you see how it's light years away from a proprietary software company through and through?
I think it's more productive to criticize Canonical with the possibility of redemption in mind -- even though I think a complete victory is unlikely. In the grand scheme of things, they're far closer to our side than anyone else. How would you criticize a friend, even if they're utterly misguided or doing something wrong? I'd treat a friend, or former friend or potential future friend differently than an enemy...
I don't want to see Canonical's proprietary projects grow. But I don't want to see Canonical run into the ground. I'd rather appeal to Canonical's free software foundations -- even if they've strayed from them -- than to just cast Canonical aside as if they were Apple or Microsoft.
Despite how many dumb things they've been doing, and increasingly over the past few years, wouldn't you agree that there's a difference between a Canonical and an Apple? Should there be a difference in the way we react or criticize?
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European Parliament calls for distributed systems http://blogs.fsfe.org/gerloff/2014/02/05/european-parliament-calls-for-distributed-systems/
- GnuPG, a key part of Debian, launched a crowdfunding campaign for GnuPG 2.1 and a new website, donate today!
- Yo, Pope Francis, I'm really happy for you, Imma let you finish, but Edward Snowden had is one of the persons of all time. One of the persons of all time.
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FSFE nimmt Stellung zum Koalitionsvertrag"Zwar zeigt der Koalitionsvertrag, dass CDU/CSU und SPD grundsätzlich gewillt sind, Freier Software mehr Bedeutung zukommen zu lassen. Doch um wieder den Anschluss an die europäische Spitze zu finden, ist es nötig, dass die Regierung in den nächsten vier Jahren konsequent Freier Software den Vorrang in Ausschreibungen und kritischen Infrastrukturen gewährt. Nur durch die Förderung Freier Software ist es möglich, Freiheit, Sicherheit und Wettbewerb in einer digitalen Gesellschaft zu vereinen."
Verpasste Chancen: Wo die Große Koalition nachbessern muss
Die Free Software Foundation Europe ist eine gemeinnützige Organisation, die sich der Förderung Freier Software und der Arbeit für Freiheit in einer sich entwickelnden digitalen Gesellschaft widmet.Mehr darüber. Der finale Koalitionsvertrag, über den die SPD-Mitglieder bis zum 14. Dezember abstimmen, beschreibt sich selbst als Weichenstellung ...
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Wow! Interesting! :)