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Today Sourcehut celebrates the 1 year anniversary of it's public alpha beginning 🎉 🎉 🎉

sourcehut.org/blog/2019-11-15-

@Tayo @wizzwizz4 @rudolf @ataraxia937 @kev @Matter

Thanks a lot for your responses. They help shape my view (and maybe that of others too) on the matter.

@osphost
For instance, a lot of FLOSS people depend on donations from the community.
Another example is being paid by a company to work full time on free software. Read emersion.fr/blog/2019/working-
You could also sell the software you build as a service (see sourcehut).

@ataraxia937 I fear that those people will argue that they did nothing wrong in either case.

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Isn't it sweet when OpenAI, very frightened that its neural network will be used for bad things (hint: just PR) mentions potential threats and lumps Marxism with terrorists, white supremacy, jihadists... didn't know they are in same category. Must be very dangerous stuff, this socialism thing. Here is link and screenshot:

openai.com/blog/gpt-2-1-5b-rel

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@mholiv i would like to interject for a moment, but what you refer to as Linux is actually SystemD/Linux+GNU
Linux + GNU is not a system unto itself but rather a component of a fully featured SystemD system
:blobxd:

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Linus Torvalds: Git is a distributed version control system, which means even if you lose a remote, you still have your local copy, so your code is safe, unlike centralized VCSes.

Developer Community: wut?

Microsoft: Hmm. How about you use our Visual Studio Online and push it to GitHub, both hosted on our computers, so that you don't have a local copy?

Developer Community: Yaay! Such innovation! Very cloud! Much wow! 🎉

Trump: Thou shall not use US services.

Developers: Where's my code? 😭

Do we really need a long code of conduct with fancy words instead of a plain "Please don't be fucking dicks to one another." ?

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This is officially the best graphic that explains how works.

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@brown121407 how are those pancakes? Well managed I imagine. 😂

Self documenting tools like Emacs are a good example of how systems should be designed.

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@brown121407 Wow, it also does pancakes? Those GNU people thought of *everything*.

@ndegruchy guess I must have been hungry when I wrote that 😅

Speaking of emacs, I've been saying to myself to look into it for too much time now. Since I'm converting to a LISPy environment, I should get it installed...

I never thought I'll find the manual of an operating system & pancake manager interesting. GNU Guix seems really nice!

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@Wolf480pl you're right - the slope may be steeper when you get to IO, but I'm willing to trade the convenience of a `std::cin` / `std::cout` with mathematical thought.

I understand things better in functional languages because the notation is closer to what my brain was trained to reason when talking about functions and unknowns.

I thinks it's worth spending a bit more time explaining IO if you get a better understanding of programming as a whole.

@damuc2 they seem to not work in the interest of the Linux users, but in their own interest and that of big tech companies. I'm not really an expert in their activity but you can find a bunch of articles and videos on the internet about them (and why TLF is not so good). A site that criticizes TLF is techrights: techrights.org/wiki/index.php/

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It's so beautiful to see masses of people switch to Mastodon / the fediverse. Big hope feels.

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This is a really exciting time in the desktop. and (to a lesser extent) have shown that it's possible to use a non-systemd init system without losing anything, and now @debian is considering committing more strongly to init system diversity—there's even talk of creating an init-system ABI, which would make further experimentation even easier! lwn.net/SubscriberLink/804254/

(nothing against systemd, but I like options :D)

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