I just donated 25$ to GNOME to fight patent trolls. And so should you! It doesn’t happen offen that someone rejects the settlement and wants to go through courts to get it invalidated, including filing a counter claim so they can’t just drop it.
What does "operating system" mean, today ?
PCs are almost extinct, only gamers still support that industry.
The personal computing (whatever "personal" may mean, in today' s context) is on phones, nowadays
And "in the cloud"
Does building a GNU operating system still make sense ?
What' s the vision ?
It' s not a rethoric question
I understood the vision of an operating system in the PC era
Now, I'm not so sure anymore
Recently my psychoanalist told me that realtionships require work
When I lamented the fatigue I was having in dealing with a couple of people
I think the same goes for Free Software communities
Communities require management (that is work)
As a mantainer, you can' t say "I'm doing what I can, my task list is piling up" when it comes to community management
You are prioritizing code and system administration
the result is that communities rot and the projects rot with them
Now he is further pleading with the fascist to stay "on topic"
So, alienated women, be sure that if someone comes preaching for your violent esclusion, the GNU mantainers will plead with them for staying on topic
Doesn't this make you feel better ?
If you were one of the women who were alienated by Stallmanism, how would you feel about the fact that on the #guix mailing list the fascist propaganda can go unfettered for days ?
Ricardo Wurmus (a mantainer and core contributor) stated explicitly that he can't be bothered with moderation, right now
But he could be bothered with rebuking those who expressed discomfort
So if you were one of those women, the official line is you have ti take It, priorities are elsewhere
GNU is unsalvageable🤦
Today is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. It's the day of self-reflection and atonement, and on this day, shooters around the world have targeted Jews.
When I say my people are under attack in large and small ways, this is no exageration. Please don't be part of the hatred towards Jews, and be mindful of the micro-agressions that we face and listen when a Jewish person tells you that something is antisemetic.
If you care, please pass this along.
Here is the resignation letter I sent to Richard M. Stallman and the GNU project today.
Nice! A basic Guile wrapper around webkit: https://github.com/weskerfoot/Schemekit/blob/master/browser.c
I always knew it was bad, but never this bad. The #RMS resignation from #FSF seems to have shaken loose all the conspiracy theorists and devotees. Its mailing lists and forums are full of them, still distracting from the public charitable interest of the non-profit.
So many blinded by hero worship that they don't realize the viral poison said hero had on the #FreeSoftware movement. The immaturity of these folks is arguably the biggest blocker of software freedom from widespread adoption.
"Forget about types"
I' d really need an IRC bouncer
I hate to lose conversations when my laptop goes off line
But I can' t bother with one of those single board computers, too much work (and money)
I' d appreciate an IRC server to conserve the bits I' m missing and then send them to me when I come back on line
I don' t know of the protocol has an extension for that and I don' t care
I' d want it anyway