@wasbeer I've got at least one open all the time, whether that's VPN connection, ncmpcpp, vim, SSH connection to my headless RPi servers, etc.
I don't LIVE in a terminal yet but I'm getting there 😆
Keeping the first question pretty easy:
When and how did you discover the concept of free and open-source software?
@wasbeer lol 👍. During my capstone project at University, I was working with the Gogle Drive API when I got an incredibly unhelpful error message, something like "Api Exception 8: Unknown Error"
The delay was expected, so no problem for me there. As to how it is received, I think similar to Mastodon honestly, loved by geeks and initially ignored by the mainstream.
You'd have comments like, "it's bulky compared to the iPhone X".
Eventually you'll start seeing articles like "A Smartphone that gives control back to its users" etc.
As with the notebooks I'm sure the Librem 5 is going to be a niche product in the foreseeable future because "apps". It will have only basic phone capabilities but the bulk of the software it will run will not be optimized for mobile for awhile.
But if you define success as sustainable rather than domination then it stands a good chance.
Evolution of Digital Freedom
Digital serf -> Self-hosted -> full P2P
Digital serf: Completely depends on digital feudal lords who maintain huge centralized systems. No data ownership
Self-hosted: Hosts most of the services they need on their own servers. Good enough data ownership.
P2P: All personal data resides on own devices at all times and shared when necessary without any intermediary control. Full data ownership.
I'm curious to see how native development compares to ported apps in the long run. I doubt this will be nothing but a niche without proper software to back it up.
@wasbeer I'm kinda glad I didn't back it after hearing about the delay, but I'm still really hoping it goes well!
I'd like to think it's a first of many open hardware phones, or at least phones that have a good choice of OSs (or ROMs) straight from launch.
Fun fact: We took inspiration for Tutanota's new, Google-free push notification when @Gargron 's @Mastodon used SSE for push (they now use another push system). 👍 👏 It's exciting to build open source alternatives to liberate people from using data mining services. #foss #opensource Head over to @fdroidorg to read details on our new push implementation 👉 https://f-droid.org/en/2018/09/03/replacing-gcm-in-tutanota.html
I just bought stuff from Newegg earlier this week, they have been infected with CC-stealing malware since a month ago.
Python/self hosting/infosec/Linux/Free software geek.
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