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I agree with Karl Fogel here:

'I've never understood the "GPL is not free" argument. The only restriction the GPL imposes is that it prevents people from imposing further restrictions. To say that this results in less freedom has always seemed perverse to me. If the retention of monopoly is somehow a freedom to be protected, then the word "freedom" is no longer

I think Stallman also said basically the same thing.

"Give us a short pitch (2-4 sentences)!"

"Mastodon is a decentralized social media platform where users are in control. It is Free Software that any individual or organization can run on their own infrastructure while connecting to a global network, allowing communities effective self-government. It comes with better publishing capabilities and robust anti-abuse tools."


My weeks been so successful... that now, I'm sort of at a loss what to do next ๐Ÿ˜

I don't think it being 26ยฐC in here is helping much either....

Success!! Replacing the HDMI cable now means I have no red dots showing up on my monitor ๐Ÿ˜

Victory! Just try all the ports.

Turns out that using both DisplayPort outputs isn't stable, but using one , and then using the HDMI output (that I didn't really know I had) seems to work much better!!! ๐Ÿ˜

So two of my machines have been giving me trouble today, I've even given up fixing one, as it seems I've upgraded to a broken release of mutter...

However, I have discovered that the monitor I've had for years does have an audio input! So I've finally managed to hook up my speakers to my machine ๐ŸŽ‰

The computer problem for today... logging in ๐Ÿ™

You only realise how nice atomic upgrades are in when you go back to and start breaking things...

I'm currently stuck doing `dpkg --configure -a ; apt install -f ; apt dist-upgrade` over and over again... Very good blog post on the LibrePlanet 2018 closing keynote.

On "open source" as freedom for companies, and the problem this poses in getting free software out to everyone.

There is a God after all - and his name is Tanu Kaskinen!
(From #PulseAudio 12.0 release notes) #hurd

's (including ) has a built in JSON view, which works quite well!

To use it, you have to enable `devtools.jsonview.enabled` in `about:config`.

Backdoored images downloaded from DockerHub 5 million times

Malware installed through DockerHub can also escape the container, so may continue to run.

Friends don't let friends install unreproducible black box container images.

I think we need screencasts just showing #magit in all its glory. How anyone uses #git solely via the CLI tools I'll never understand. #emacs

Holy shit! Mes now compiles tinycc which compiles gcc!

The fully reproducible system is nearly upon us!

Has anyone heard of here? It looks pretty interesting.

The only experience I have with job running services is , which is not particularly impressed me.

I _think_ I've got contexts working with ๐Ÿ“จ but it's still hard to tell, as I'm not quite sure what they are meant to do yet...

Back trying to package Ruby on #Rails for GNU #Guix... Show more

Using Docker is a form of gambling, you might get small payoffs, the usual way people build images are so prone to change that it will at some point really cost you.

Not to mention the major issues of provenance and analysis...