Interesting take on why the recent spate of "source available" licensing is both bad for FLOSS and bad for business. Personally, I already disliked "open core" products, and I won't touch projects like ElasticSearch and CockroachDB that have abandoned true FLOSS licensing.
This is an awesome set of ezines about distributed systems from a class (from @lindsey on birdsite)
Now I'm glad I never had a chance to check out CockroachDB. Also why I'm very much against open core. https://www.cockroachlabs.com/blog/oss-relicensing-cockroachdb/ #notopensource
Easy fix with the securemodelines plugin though.
I've written a guide on how to setup a @nextcloud server. This has been a lot of work, as I've tried to be as verbose as possible.
Hope you guys enjoy it.
Stop using Google Chrome.
Google Chrome is moving to remove autonomy from Web users. Excuse me while I purge it from my machines. Please remember - it’s a “open source” “project” (commerically provided product) whose goal is to not to “affect our [Google’s] ability to customize ads and/or could block ads online, which would harm our business” (from their SEC 10-K filing).
Google Chrome is not built for people; it’s built for Google, by Google. You are their bank.
I don't know much about @linux, but it makes me proud that I can do some things with the terminal and see that it works :). Slowly but steady😁
Ansible is an amazing automation tool with very clear syntax, which can manage anything over ssh; servers, switches, apps, or workstations. We will be using it today to deploy our entire new infrastructure from code. This article gives a fun intro on how to configure a workstation with Ansible: https://opensource.com/article/18/3/manage-workstation-ansible
Who would you like to boost for #nameandfame Friday?
Linux, SRE/DevOps, automation, cloud native and other fun stuff.
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