It's free software. Rebranding is fine. That's what the freedom of free software is for: taking it, making changes, even if they make no sense, even if you just rebrand. Furthermore: remember Icecat? If you want to change Firefox, you must rebrand. It's part of the deal. I'm also reminded of the OGL where you must not mention compatibility with D&D so they all say stuff like "compatible with the first RPG". It's weird. But we also don't name all the libraries and dependencies. It's OK.
Since my TL is full of “don’t go to talks at confs”: there is a 2nd side to this.
It’s positively soul crushing to put all your love into a talk for weeks & months, & then give it to an empty room.
The lack of energy in the room also makes for a worse video online. #PyCon2019
As much as I have been *strongly* critical o #mozilla / #rust's move away from IRC, I have to admit that they're going about the transition in a thoughtful way: http://exple.tive.org/blarg/2019/05/03/goals-and-constraints/
I disagree with some of the views, but I admire the work and hope they can find an open alternative that meets their needs
Interesting, looks like they are taking the principles of FOSS and applying them to hardware and #electricalengineering design. Still, I think it's not exactly what I'm looking for. Is there an #ee community like the FSF that allows hobbyists and EEs alike to share and freely license their schematics/designs? I don't have any extraordinary schems (mostly for guitar pedal circuits), but I think it would be incredibly cool to have a site and community that did just that.
@omgubuntu in your librem article: it's floss.social, not social.floss
Mozilla outlines plan to replace Firefox for Android with 'Fenix' https://prismo.xyz/posts/e27293ab-9936-4757-8197-82f5f218f3d1
Even Apache Software Found. doesn't want to run their own git infrastructure 😞 #freesoftware
Not huge #IRC fan myself, but I really really hope #Mozilla chooses #freesoftware as its official replacement. They kickstarted Talk as a Disqus competitor (now that's with Vox Media); it'd be great if one of the more promising tools would get a 2y funding through them as well. Unfortunately the open messenger landscape is so fractured and immature atm, that I'm a bit pessimistic overall 😕
I just learned that #Mozilla will abandon #IRC. In general I think it is a good move to look for something more modern. I'm curious what they will chose at the end. For me the three main qualities would be: #free (aka Free Software), #decentralized & #open (aka open protocols) http://exple.tive.org/blarg/2019/04/26/synchronous-text/
This week I'd like to name #Jitsi Meet, a nice opensource videoconference tool, available via browser, on mobile and there's a desktop (Electron) app as well: https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet-electron
You can use Jitsi Meet or set up your own Jitsi server. The best part is that you don't need an account to create or join a conference.
Who would you like to boost for #NameAndFame Friday?
Team-Messenger: Ab in die Matrix - https://www.golem.de/news/team-messenger-ab-in-die-matrix-1904-140850-rss.html
Wie verwaltet ihr eure Fotosammlung? Spricht etwas gegen Adobe Bridge? Die so geänderten Metadaten können von anderen Programmen wie Xnview ausgelesen werden und die Arbeit ist nicht umsonst, sobald AB eingestampft wird oder kostenpflichtig wird. Übersehe ich einen gravierenden Nachteil? #foto #verwalten #adobe #hilfe #frage
The PSF is proud to launch our first ever Annual Report. We understand the need for transparency & hope to help our community & stakeholders find necessary information about the PSF in a single place. We’re excited to share these data points with you! https://www.python.org/psf/annual-report/2019/
Does anyone have experience/reasoned opinion on #SOLID?
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