“We want to send a message to all software patent trolls out there — we will fight your suit, we will win, and we will have your patent invalidated.

“To do this, we need your help. Please help support the Foundation in sending a message that patent trolls should never target free software”

gnome.org/news/2019/10/gnome-f

“Big Tech *does* take away our right to choose, but not through manipulation. Rather, Big Tech steals our right to choose by monopoly. That's why the EU's Copyright Directive -- which will clear the field of small enterprises that might challenge Big Tech's dominance -- is such a catastrophe. We need a vigorous, muscular form of antitrust that goes beyond merely fining firms and actually splits them up.”

19.re-publica.com/en/session/i

In this instance Adobe is complying with an order from their nation's government. Don't present that as an excuse; why place any corporation in a position to revoke your access unilaterally, for whatever reason?

Only and has any ability to provide everyone with the .

Multi-Factor Authentication makes me the major players have not walled us into a proprietary crapware protocol. Instead, they have converged on the open standard TOTP protocol for generating one-time passcodes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time-bas

Of course, the major players will exclusively promote their binary-blob proprietary application without any mention you can choose a better TOTP client. So I'm for the application, FreeOTP+ f-droid.org/packages/org.liber

I've been making a bunch of DIY resources recently, which entails rearranging and stitching graphics around. lets me do all my powerful complex editing.

Interactive graphics editing tools get a lot of love. Less well known, the tools for manipulating these documents.

I am for to let me figure out any manipulation I want and then automatically do it to an entire folder full of image files.

graphicsmagick.org/

Okay, what about services specifically for organising a topic-based meetup group?

There is gettogether.community/ which is good at first look. Any better ones?

For a passphrase database built on known trustworthy open layers – Git, GnuPG, plain text – and clients on all the devices I need to use, I am for Password Store.

passwordstore.org/

@grainloom What are your most urgently a needed Plan 9 features?

Separately: What are, in your estimation, the Plan 9 features most ripe to implement in *BSD and GNU?

@lychee And unlike Tweet, your un-sent Toot keystroke logs are private to you and never used against your interests. Hooray for !

Mate, if you want me to write code for you, I'm happy to charge you for only my time and release the code to all under a license. You get my effort, you get the code written to your specifications, you get to use it before anyone else even knows that it exists. That's a good deal!

Keep the code proprietary so that I can't use it elsewhere in my career? That's antisocial, and it costs a *lot* extra.

Am considering how to communicate to a friend, asking me to do some bespoke programming, that I am valuable for this purpose precisely because my work is licensed to all under conditions.

It's pretty damned rude to ask for both “mate's rates” *and* insist on keeping the result proprietary. You're asking both to control it exclusively forever and to pay nothing for that advantage.

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