How #bootstrappable is your distro?
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languages, english, french
The title of this video is a bit misleading but the core of "Some forms of language are simply not possible to translate to another" is right.
Moreover my experience with French speakers who learn English is that they often don't use lexical stress in their speech, which makes their verbal English... not English.
Lexical stress is part of spoken English even if English speakers don't know it.
"[...] Facebook sent me a cease-and-desist letter. The company demanded that I take down the tool. It also told me that it had permanently disabled my Facebook account ... Pointing to a provision in its terms of service that purports to bind even former users of Facebook, Facebook also demanded that I never again create a tool that interacts with Facebook or its many other services in any way."
(Note: No need to share that you deleted your account, sport. So did I.)
Just in case you are curious, I am implementing Goblins on Guile in stages. I've finally pushed up the code. I'm on stage 4. https://gitlab.com/spritely/guile-goblins/-/blob/main/goblins-stage4.scm
Breaking it up this way has been done with the intent that porting to other languages will be easier.
If you think of free software as a developers' rights issue, it's a solved problem. Developers can use free stacks everywhere, and they are free to fix anything. Nobody is legally restricted from learning to be a developer. There's a pretty good live ecosystem. Mission accomplished.
If you think of free software as a human rights issue, you need to think about how all people can actually use and benefit, and usability and accessibility and localisation all become integral parts of the problem.
@vagrantc Good question. The corporate trend (Linux Foundation, Google, & co.) with sigstore and SLSA seems to be to focus on certification (signed artifacts) rather than verifiability (building from source, ensuring reproducible builds, etc.) to address this.
To me, this “sign everything” approach is just a workaround, whereas work on #bootstrapping, #reproduciblebuilds, and provenance tracking à la Nix/Guix is addressing the core issues. I suppose that’s the message we need to get through!
I worry some of the weakest recommendations are likely what will take hold, and little more, but it would be such a missed opportunity...
Act 1: Microsoft buys #GitHub
Act 2: Libre Andy #OpenSource folks freak out and jump ship
Act 3: Everyone else tells them "mIcRoSoFt iS nOt lIkE tHaT aNyMoRe"
Act 4: Microsoft introduces GitHub #Copilot
Act 5: People freak out because #Microsoft turned out to be EXACTLY what you'd expect
My paper was rejected from a top-notch #infosec academic conference—reminds me of my good’ol days as a PhD student…
The comments were surprisingly positive though and most likely it just wasn’t the right venue. If anyone knows of a computer security/engineering academic conference or journal that’s more “hand-on” and less “theoretical”, I’m all ears!
"Reproducible data processing pipelines":
Think about it next time you feel like plumbing together a makefile and shell snippets!
#GCC does away with the requirement for copyright assignments to the FSF:
I think it’s a wise decision in this day and age. 👍
#Google employees admit in lawsuit that the company made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private: https://www.businessinsider.com/unredacted-google-lawsuit-docs-detail-efforts-to-collect-user-location-2021-5
They even pressured OEMs to "bury" such settings, and kept their own employees in the dark: "Even Google execs and employees in charge of location data were confused about how privacy settings worked."
Is that what they call "improving" #privacy of their users?
towards a full source free software #bootstrap
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