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In a world of servers the only Free software is AGPL software

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If you don't like how FB moderates its platform, interop would let you leave - and still stay connected to the family, community and customers you leave behind.

My article sets out a taxonomy of interoperability:

* Cooperative: When you interoperate through an API or a standard (like web browsers and servers)

* Indifferent: When a company takes no steps to help or block interop (like when you plug a USB adapter into a car lighter)


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Your e-reader and other devices can display books from loads of independent ebookshops. You're not stuck with the big monopolies.

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Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

I want a distro that's well supported, reasonably light weight, stable, and lets me easily use vanilla Gnome DE with the latest stable version.

Also I want to be able to use all the Ubuntu related resources online whenever I might have any issues.

Is there an ideal distro out there for me?

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Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

It seems to me like I'll have to switch away from . The 21.10 beta is out, and it's using 40, so I'm guessing the final version will have Gnome 40 too. I'm already tired of being so far behind not having Gnome 40 on my Ubuntu 21.04 box, and now I'll have to go another 7 months without getting Gnome 41? When Ubuntu 22.04 will Gnome 42 already be out, and Ubuntu just have Gnome 41?

So, how long has Firefox come with a built in eyedropper? And also, why?

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BookWyrm is a Fediverse alternative to GoodReads.

They've just opened their onboarding site at:

("Onboarding" is when you make it as easy as possible for people to join something.)

BookWyrm and its instances are currently still in beta testing, but you can join now if you want to try it out. Instances marked as "closed" mean you can join but you have to request an invitation.

#FediTips #Fediverse #GoodReads #BookWyrm

Like BookStack, for example. Looks pretty sweet. But you have to have your own server and know how to set stuff like that up, keep it safe from hackers, fix all issues yourself, etc to be able to use it. Why can't I, or my company or org, just pay them to do that for me?

Just one of a million examples, ofc

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Why aren't more awesome free/open source cloud based software projects offering paid hosted services?

There are a ton of businesses and organizations out there that gladly pays for good tools, but have no way at all of hosting things themselves. So they go for Google or MS, because that's the easy solution, when there's probably better tools for them out there.

Isn't this an obvious first step to solve the financing FOSS development problem?

Why do we need to use a third party service to embed a pdf on a website? Shouldn't there be a HTML tag for that, like img for images?


I've used since 2006 – with 2 – and I loved Gnome 3 from the first time I used it. Not sure when that was, but I've always found it so much better than anything else. Every time I've tried something else, I've missed it and gone back.

After so many years of getting so much joy out of Gnome, and after trying quite a few times, I've finally found a way to donate from Norway:

You should toss a few coins their way also, if they've made your life better too

Very interesting website I found:

Seems to just have articles on all kinds of random stuff.

Found it while looking for some information about Talos in the greek mythology, and got to this article, which seems like a great recap (but do remember that I'm very far from an expert on this story!)

Linux help:

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 21.04 and working WiFi. But I want to give it to my mother, and just switch out the SSD from her old laptop to this "new" one, so she won't have to get used to anything new.

But her SSD is running Zorin OS, and when I put that one into the "new" laptop the WiFi is not working…

So: Is there some wireless driver files on Ubuntu that I can copy over to the Zorin SSD to get WiFi to work? How do I find them?

Thanks a ton!

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Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....

When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.

@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.

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a brief history:

3 guys create dotCloud during Y Combinator Summer batch 2010
rename to "Docker" and debut at PyCon 2013, released as open source
2014: Windows Server, IBM Cloud, and AWS announce collaborations, raise $15M Series B from Greylock Partners, IVP, Benchmark, Trinity
Federal agencies and In-Q-Tel (CIA) invest and/or maintain contracts since 2016
in 2019, secured $35 million in new financing to restructure
4 months ago, Docker Raises $23MM series B
and finally, today: after granting it admin rights upon initial installation, Docker started asking for $5/mo from me to not install software every day

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Jeg vet ikke hva dette er, men den var gratis i skolehage i går, så nå er den i "hagen" min.

Geitmyra er en helt utrolig oase i byen. Hvis du har i år må du ta en tur innom på !

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