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 😁
I don't think it being 26°C in here is helping much either....
Success!! Replacing the HDMI cable now means I have no red dots showing up on my monitor 😁
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!!! 😁
So two of my #Debian 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 #Guix machine 🎉
The computer problem for today... logging in 🙁
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/21/digital-enclosure.html 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.
Cat friends 😆
Backdoored images downloaded from DockerHub 5 million times https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/06/backdoored-images-downloaded-5-million-times-finally-removed-from-docker-hub/ https://kromtech.com/blog/security-center/cryptojacking-invades-cloud-how-modern-containerization-trend-is-exploited-by-attackers
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.
Holy shit! Mes now compiles tinycc which compiles gcc!
The fully reproducible system is nearly upon us!
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...