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Oh wow, Valve published a mini teardown guide for the Steam Deck, including announcing that replacement parts will be available. youtube.com/watch?v=Dxnr2FAADA

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Congratulating Twitch on going open source.

🤓👍

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At the headquarters of Cloudflare, in San Francisco, there's a wall of lava lamps: the Entropy Wall - they're used to generate random numbers and keep a good bit of the internet secure.

yewtu.be/watch?v=1cUUfMeOijg

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#introductions
#introduction

Hi. I'm Malcolm. I lost my job to COVID so I'm setting up a project called Minimal Click. It's an ethical experimental #smalltech research studio in Bath, UK.

I've created it to explore code, tools, products and services using sustainable and ethical business practices through the utilisation of open source tools and methodologies.

veggie, anarchic, designer, developer, tutor, always learning, makes music, bought up in the countryside, love is the way. x

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Say hello to the Fairphone 4: Sustainable. Long-lasting. Fair. 📱🌿

Our most sustainable smartphone, now with 5G speed, 5-year warranty and electronic waste neutral. Check it out ➡️ : bit.ly/3uDv3Wx

#fairphone #fairphone4

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Holy cow! I knew I wasn't ordering the first batch, but I sure wasn't expecting a product this polished.

Can't wait to boot...

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[1/3] There are other ways to contribute to than being a developer !

For instance, I see that our list of books is very outdated (even though I see new books about GIMP all the time) : gimp.org/books/ 📚

You are an author ✒️ or you read 👓 a great book which should be listed ? It's easy to improve this list !

1. Go to : gitlab.gnome.org/Infrastructur
2. Click "Edit" - you may be asked to login
3. Gitlab will propose you to "fork" the project because of missing permissions.

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Once again, the Fediverse demonstrates its superiority: if one instance fails, the rest of the instances, with whatever program running (Mastodon, Pleroma, PixelFed, Misskey, PeerTube) continue to work as usual

Meanwhile, an error on Twitter forces everyone to log out of the website bleepingcomputer.com/news/tech

Thought this episode from was interesting. Talks about the business models and monetization strategies in open source software, something that is inherently harder in this space.

What do you all think about commercialization in FOSS? Is it against the core principles? Does it make sense to have open source and charge for services on top? Should developers mostly rely on community generosity?

👉️ changelog.com/podcast/460

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This times a billion:

"Effective distributed collaboration is *not* pretending to be in an office while staring into a webcam all day."

xahteiwi.eu/resources/presenta

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"Some of them even threw in words like "morality", and then again, that "open source hurts this community because chinese manufacturers can flood the market with cheap stuff". Some of them even told me I'm undercutting them by doing free jobs, hurting their bottomline and livelihood..."

reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboar

:ac_question:

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#Hacktoberfest is coming up! If you want to contribute to a fun open source project, but don't want to be limited in participating in a technical way, #Owncast might be a good fit!

owncast.online/help/

One thing that we could use some help with right now is community management type things. Social accounts, chatting with people, you know the drill.

If you're into streaming, and into open source, but not necessarily just the code, say hi!

Just corrupted my root partition trying to size down Windows and give more space to Manjaro.

Lesson learned. Use Timeshift.

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I believe FOSS works best when projects limit their scope to "doing one thing exceptionally well" - be it a library, binary, or even a desktop. In the case of Gnome, I think they'd contribute the most to the ecosystem if they created a desktop that was a framework more than a product. Expect that your consumers will tweak, adjust, and extend it. The main "feature" you deliver is the ability to tweak almost any setting and have it not break (or at least provide for a wide array of inputs).

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Also, what if I want to migrate from the cloud to a self-hosted solution in the future. Anyone have experience with that?

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