'Ralph Nader help us!' a new kind of #consumer rights' lawsuit. @conservancy is taking the argument to court, that free and open source software (#FOSS) in the commons is a significant value to consumers, and that value is taken away when their licensed (#GPL) rights to source code is withheld. The press kit PDF: https://sfconservancy.org/docs/software-freedom-conservancy-v-vizio-announce-press-kit.pdf Rights to #repair, and #security are included.
“Reproducible builds for Debian: a big step forward”:
A nice article by a #QubesOS hacker on what it takes to rebuild old #Debian packages (it’s more work than ‘guix time-machine’!), reliance on snapshot.debian.org, how its limitations were overcome, and more.
Just did some quick testing using reprotest to see if the various MNT Reform firmwares are #reproducible and sure enough, they are!
With an eye to someday doing more thorough testing, I put together some initial packaging for Debian:
To package for Debian, it would be nicer if firmware were in a separate git repository...
Now I just need to actually *test* these firmwares on my mnt/reform!
It felt a bit living on the edge, but I had downloaded all the necessary packages earlier...
What could possibly go wrong?
Install went smoothly, thankfully!
The numbers are looking pretty good, in the ballpark of 80% reproducible so far with 20% pending testing.
This will likely get better reproducibility results than the current test infrastructure for Debian, which intentionally changes the build environment in various ways between two builds to discover reproducibility issues.
Linux kernel needs more phones and tablets, says developer
New blog post: Distributing Guix System Pinebook Pro images
Will be giving two talks on the last day of DebConf21.
GPL enforcement isn't usually fun and games... enter @RealSexyCyborg
He got it remarkable precise in hindsight. However, I'd say he got it wrong when it comes to #digitalnatives . On average, IT knowledge is rather poor. Only a tiny minority of geeks and hackers know how to do cool stuff. The majority is only using big tech interfaces, not knowing what happens with their data. #education
Spent the weekend at a "gasshuku" #aikido retreat. My first experience really blending my love of the outdoors and my love of aikido. Great food, great community, literally down to earth, surrounded by forest and mountains all weekend!
Also took some of my first pictures using the #pinephone which turned out ok despite some rough edges.
It's been only three days since #phosh 0.13.0 but since then we already landed two usability improvements:
- A button to close all notifications
- A way to cycle through all feedback modes (on/quiet/silent) by Pablo Correa Gómez
and there's a bit more cooking for 0.13.1.
Monthly #reproduciblebuilds report:
Really excited to see the work on reproducible live images for #debian .
Personally, I had a good month submitting a few patches!