@ewankeep patent hasn't been renewed for mp3 and is still more popular than any other FOSS audio format.

@martijnbraam @loveisgrief We could say the same with having > 10 distros of Linux duplicating the work.

I mean if someone is welling to port Android to this phone and there's a community welling to use it then folks are welcome to do so even if some of us would prefer to see more work done on Linux.

Live demo of Mozilla's client-side text translation technology:


Runs in most browsers (but sadly not Safari), no add-on required, no sending your text to the server!

@JustineSmithies I worked at GitHub for 5 years. I stayed on over a year after Microsoft bought them. I have no moral high ground here; I'm bobbing in the sea. GitLab's interface is anathema to me and I love my network effects, so it's going to be real hard for me to switch.

On the other hand, I think the way that CoPilot works is deeply unethical. On top of that, the person who is in charge of the project is the biggest asshole that I've ever had the displeasure of working with. I won't use it. I wasn't even willing to try it when I had early access to it. I think it deserves to be sued into oblivion and I don't understand why it hasn't been yet.

No one person, group, team, company, or co-op can meaningfully improve the sorry state of software if governments won't at least mandate the following:

- Interoperable communication
- Standardized data formats
- Self-serve data import/export

...and that's just scratching the surface.

@mattdm I use planets/moons and use their positions to assign internal IPs. x.x.130 (Earth) x.x.131 (Moon). :)

@awai Sometimes I really wonder what's going on in the head of some developers. Would have been easy to have a .ics (or the like). This way they can build their app to load the file and provide the raw data to whoever wants to use it in another app that supports this format.

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