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Yeah I'm unfortunately familiar with the flip flopping act that has happened in the past. I will say that both Linux and LibreOffice are far more further along than they were when they tried that 15-20 years ago. I have been primarily LibreOffice based since 2016. I couldn't have pulled that off in 2005.
I don't know about LibreOffice, but one of the "hidden" pain points for Linux adoption was - and still is - the lack of central configuration and access management (group policies, basically). You get somewhat similar things from Canonical as a paid service, but that actually makes it more expensive than a Windows infrastructure would be. Which is an issue, as governmental projects need to follow a relatively strict bidding process.

Luckily, LIbreOffice allows some configuration via GPO (especially stuff like disabling macros, ...), so this might turn out well. 😀

Along with liking @system76 products for their style, build quality, etc. I very much love how much they embrace open source and Linux desktop in particular. Great status post summarizing that. #linux #opensource

Seems like a good time to catch folks up on the last couple years of @system76 upstream contributions and collaborations.…

Reposting to show on main Timeline: TL;DR: I think the era of forward progress on community #opensource & #dotnet by MS is over and we are seeing the beginning of a return to what they consider the "good old days". Unnecessary and sad but what can you do?…

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I mostly agree with you, however the Java ecosystem is more diverse. A lot of openjdk variants out there. And with graal VM you can even go one step further and built native stuff.
It's not that much dependent on Oracle. The Enterprise stuff is now Jakarta EE and managed by the Eclipse foundation. As a GUI framework JavaFX is managed by Gluon and they also focus on providing a platform for the development of mobile apps but mostly commercial.
Kotlin is the baby of Jetbrains. They are pushing it heavily.

Regarding Flutter, I don't trust Google and second it's using Dart while any other is using js
@Christoph S For sure Java has a lot more structures for actual community involvement in making decisions about what development is done etc. But looking at the source code the overwhelming majority of the work is being done by Oracle, in terms of the core of Java and the JVM, including GraalVM. Frameworks etc., especially server side, is truly a diverse space. For example I can't remember the last time I used the "official" Java web services stack. For many many years now it's been Spring, Quarkus, Kotlin specific libraries, or even Google's libraries (for integrating into Google cloud architectures).

First easy step w/#opensource sustainability is pay for software you use, like in the old days, especially when by non-FAANG+M companies. Buy or throw a few bucks a month per user or family towards your favorite libraries, tools, or apps like JetBrains, LibreOffice, Vue.
😀 That would use a lot of money
All those high-maintenance FOSS nerds 😁

This is why I license website/REST service software as AGPL copyleft but use MPL for libraries, desktop, and mobile software. The question is if it is true Trump's new social network is based on Mastodon who holds them to account? #OpenSource…


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Software licenses are a joke.

Gab still runs Mastodon and they haven't updated their source code for like a year now. Eugene (cuck) won't do shit.
Gab hasn't updated their software or they haven't published the source code for their updates? I asked who would do this because Eugene/Mastodon doesn't have deep pockets. A larger organization would have to do it. Is it the EFF or someone else? I don't know.
And the lack of enforcement is why they're a joke.
Why I was asking the question. It's one of those things where organizations with deep pockets can enforce their copyrights but small operators can't. It's actually not something unique to FOSS but a general problem, sadly. Ironically the people who have made the most hay with these systems are the patent troll companies, who are pretty small but focus all their energy on the grift.
What's the domain? I wanna block that shit ASAP

I may have to buy some of this 😀 #Linux #OpenSource

Tux Turns 30! Join us as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Linux with official gear! From sweatshirts and t-shirts to hats, decals and socks - we have something for everyone. Check it all out here: #tuxturns30 #linux #opensource

I just signed up for #hacktoberfest2021 by @digitalocean . I love this for getting more interest in #Opensource #programming. This year they added support for @gitlab as well as @github. FYI while the main path has you choose one you can go in your profile and add the other after

Not surprising but still happy to see the Flutter Gallery running on a de-Googled ⁦@myTeracube⁩ 2e phone running ⁦@e_mydata⁩ /e/os. Even in debug mode performance was good. Looking forward to doing more Flutter dev. #flutter #flutterdev #opensource #privacy


As an #opensource contributor I approach licensing of my software from the perspective of fairness to the software authors, community, users, & derivative work developers. This post lays out why the Mozilla Public License (MPL) is my favorite. #FOSS…

Looks interesting!

Some people have been asking me about more details about RISC-V. @FLOSSWeekly just put out a great podcast on it. It's where I learned about the BeagleBoardV announcment that I missed. #opensource #riscv…

...oh and now Ubuntu supports their Linux on these SiFive RISC-V boards. Cool! #opensource #riscv #linux…

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Debian also supports RISCV64 but the port is young and is still not official so I guess no official Debian installer for RISCV64.
OpenBSD is also working on RISC-V64 support.

I created a toolset & analysis process to study individual & organization level open source SCM project contributions to assess project diversity and stability. This post lays out my methodology and an initial example. #opensource #software #programming…

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Having concerns about how imperfect the code you put up in a public repo is the same as thinking you don't look good enough to wear a bathing suit because you don't have a model's body. Yeah your code isn't perfect but neither is most other's either. #programming #opensource

This is a great high level tour of how dramatically you can scale @PostgreSQL with various tools/techniques. I hadn't heard about the #opensource GPU acceleration library by @heterodb before either. Fascinating! #programming #PostgreSQL

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I used PostgreSQL extensively for many years. It's great!
It's my go to server-based relational database too! For relational DB's that I only need locally I go with SQLite.

#OpenSource running on #Linux takes flight on another planet! Congratulations to the Ingenuity team! #space

You wouldn’t believe what I just saw.

More images and video to come...


Using DDG searches to correlate people in #opensource commit history to where they were working to match up if part of larger organization commit to a project. This GitMemory site keeps coming up. It's pretty neat. I wonder why they chose this logo design though. Looks familiar.

I guess there's a huge userbase overlap between both sites...

More interesting stats from looking at Elastic + Kibana repository stats. By Line Volume (lines added and deleted count equally) reach 98% coverage with top 231 users. By commit count need 672 #programming #opensource @elastic


GitHub's aliased email thing makes it a lot harder to map contributors to companies but biggest complicator of that is gmail. Doing an analysis on Elastic/Kibana and these are the counts (will be some duplicates). Back to the mines... #programming #github #opensource


This could be interesting especially if they are covering some cross platform tools that build to Linux like Avalonia (.NET) and Flutter (Dart)

If you would like to help us at LAS and join the volunteer team, the call is officially open now!

#KDE #gnome #Linux #linuxappsummit #opensource #Tech4All #volunteers #volunteeropportunity #volunteer #community


Our favorite patent trolls are back for another round. It has all the intrigue of a Hardy Boy's novel with not as much plausibility. Is this son of "SCO v. IBM" or the "SCO v. IBM" zombie? #opensource #linux #FreeBSD #unix
I had completely forgotten about SCO v IBM and Novell. What a delight.

I really need to get working on my FOSS licensing philosophy/preferences blog post... #opensource #foss

Wow I missed all this drama in FreeBSD land! I can't imagine not having a PR process for integrating code in any project much less a major operating system kernel! I'm glad they caught it in time #opensource #freebsd #programming

While people use the term "viral license" pejoratively to describe GPL and copyleft licenses the fact is that it does have knock on effects to how your own project's code needs to be licensed. NB my go-to license now are (A/L)GPL #opensource #programming

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Following this. Looks like people are ruining one of my favorite initiatives for getting people to contribute to open source by throwing bots or mturks at it. All for a free t-shirt and a coaster. SMH. People fucking suck sometimes (too often) 🙁. #hacktoberfest2020 #opensource

Introducing @shitoberfest. Do you maintain an opensource project?

Send a screenshot of bullshit drive by pull-requests caused by #hacktoberfest and tag @shitoberfest for curation and amplification.


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This year we don't particpiate really in it. We had so much low quality spam
*the last years

Looks like people are ruining one of my favorite initiatives for getting people to contribute to open source. All for a free t-shirt and a coaster. People fucking suck sometimes (too often) 🙁. #hacktoberfest2020 #opensource

Introducing @shitoberfest. Do you maintain an opensource project?

Send a screenshot of bullshit drive by pull-requests caused by #hacktoberfest and tag @shitoberfest for curation and amplification.

Social systems are inherently vulnerable to abuse to achieve alternative objectives.

I got my own Bounty Source TOS email about taking bounties not successfully completed in two years for their own accounts. Wow. #opensource
Holy shit, that is so shady!
They have taken back their changes so that's good...

Bounty Source is changing their terms so they retain the value of bounties not achieved within two years? #opensource

Putting out another call: I'm looking for #musicians using #Linux or #opensource software to create their tunes. All genres welcome, as long as it's quality!

This is for a regular segment on @Linux4Everyone. To be honest, this stuff is hard to find. Help me find it!
I know one software
@Linux4Everyone I use MuseScore and Audacity quite a bit...

Happy Birthday, Linux! #linux #opensource…


I'm looking for developers & software publishers of DOS software from the 1980s and 1990s.

Now is a *great* time to re-release your DOS programs as #opensource software! It builds goodwill and creates positive attention. Contact me and let's talk!


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Thanks for sharing the data in this very accessible way @TheEconomist !

?Nerd alert: We have just released some of the data (sorry, not the code) for this project on The Economist's GitHub:… #rstats #opensource #ddj

I've been wondering about this myself! I've given through @opencollect but not through @github sponsors yet...

Great article by @piamancini from @opencollect on the differences between Github Sponsors and Open Collective. A must read if you're into #opensource.
Why not link the medium article directly, instead of liking to a link?

Anyways seems like open collective is a good way to go, especially for a multi-contributor project that's getting big enough to need governance, but not so big that it makes sense to incorporate and deal with the regulatory hurdles on thier own.
@worblux I shared it via my Twitter account which is tied to Friendica so automatically gets cross-posted as a Friendica post as well.

I'm having a bit of "writers block" on developing recently. Trying to ruminate on it to get past it. #programming #opensource #fediverse
@Hank G have you ever touched the Social Home project by @Jason Robinson ???

It's Python, not PHP and to my knowledge the project's team doesn't mind integrating different Fediverse protocols too
@senya I've chatted with him about it but haven't played with it yet.
@Hank G maybe there you'll find your happiness 😀

FOSDEM 2019 Was Awesome

Just landed back in the states from my first #FOSDEM #fosdem2019 I'll be doing a long blog post on it later but it was great meeting people from across global the #fediverse and #opensource community.
@hankg was great to meet you in real life!