So this morning, I woke up at 3:30am and made a 90 minute drive so I could be early at a customer facility to setup and provide software training on some applications that I wrote. The first scheduled session of the day is almost over. Not a single student showed up. There's 2 more sessions left for today and 3 sessions tomorrow. Let's see if anyone attends. Some government customers love to complain about software, but hate to get training. This way they can keep on complaining!
Wow, now that's some heroically self-serving bullshit right there: https://www.datamation.com/applications/slideshows/10-leading-open-source-companies.html
Hey Fediverse! Do you use git (or Mercurial or Darcs)? Etherpad? Homebrew? Inkscape? quemu? Wine? Maybe even coreboot?
These are just a few of the projects for which the Conservancy project provides administrative support. The projects rely on Conservancy, and you rely on the projects.
Support the org that supports the tools you can’t do without. They are trying to raise money, and have donation matching for the next ~15k to be raised for two more days: https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/
@melissasage this was the original intent of the copyright law, believe it or not. Like yeah, you're selling this stuff exclusively for five or seven years and keep the profit, but then, after you've done selling it, you MUST go public, because there's just no societal point it being exclusive and private anymore, but others can learn from it and develop it and push the collective envelope further.
But then Disney fucked it all up.
PSA: If you're doing research but don't have access to a university library, you should definitely *not* use a website to pirate a large amount of journal articles. That would be illegal and wrong. I post this link so you can bear witness to this unlawful activity. https://mg.scihub.ltd/
Sigh. DRM is difficult to fight against, but it's the knot that needs to unravel for the cause of software freedom.
Most people don't care & end up supporting it. If we pay to see what everyone's talking about, we get counted as supporting it. If we don't pay & instead "pirate" it, worse they'll turn around and say "see, this is why we need DRM!".
What we really need to do is support artists to say "see, DRM is totally unnecessary to make a profit" by supporting indie artists.
You know i think bsd need more attention, it has one of the greatest kernels and is backed by a dedicated community. #bsd
Fuck cancer, medical care, Gofundme
Greetings and 93's everyone.
Jessie is an old friend of mine from back home. I've known her for well over ten years and she's been a good friend to many people.
On 10 December 2019 she underwent a partial mastectomy and found out that she has stage 2 breast cancer. She's going to be starting radiation and chemotherapy this month, and is raising money to pay for her medical care.
If you have a few dollars, could you please help her out? If not, please boost the signal, she Jessica needs help.
Just witnessed a whole conversation on a non-nerdy chat group about the evils of Facebook and big tech in connecting with people, finding local events and so on. No one has the perfect answer yet, but it's so encouraging to see that non-techy people are looking for better answers and a bunch of them already refuse to use FB.
10 basic facts for human & planetary survival https://twitter.com/JKSteinberger/status/1213328993354756096
Software engineering student, FOSS enthusiast, geek/nerd in general.
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