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“Russia warns humanity at risk if West seeks to punish it over Ukraine”

Funny, I wasn’t aware Russia had any humanity left. Oh, you mean…

“The idea of punishing a country that has one of the largest nuclear potentials is absurd. And potentially poses a threat to the existence of humanity…”

In other words, “Russia poses a threat to the existence of humanity.”

Thanks for stating the obvious. We know. The only question is how do we neutralise this threat?


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@fsfe Since the beginning I felt "Free Software" is poorly descriptive and even the "free as in speech" clarification led people to ask me for explanations. The logo is also opaque.
I wish it was called Collaborative Software or something similar that underlines the community aspect. #Foss

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Dear Linux desktop apps, you have full authorization to create a folder in my ~/.config directory, you are even invited to stuff your data in my ~/.local/share directory, and let's not forget about that ~/.cache y'all! Wunderbar! Much freedom!

So, now, please repeat after me:


Thank you kindly

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Still looking for an alternative to #GiveUpGitHub? Don't want to host yourself? ⌨️
Join a growing community of developers at #Codeberg today, the #OpenSource and community-maintained #Git-Hosting and #GitHub alternative! 💻

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Yep. It's right about time.

Personally, I already have started using @codeberg .
I'm hosting my latest pet project there and I'm going to move others out from GitHub and Gitlab as soon as I'll have the time to do it.


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"After we reminded GitHub of (a) the pending questions that we'd waited a year for them to answer and (b) of their refusal to join public discussion on the topic, they responded a week later, saying they would not join any public nor private discussion on this matter because “a broader conversation about the ethics of AI-assisted software seemed unlikely to alter your stance”".

To me, this is the biggest reason why #Github must die in a huge ball of fire and leave no traces behind.

They make big profits with FLOSS software, included the code that I've developed and hosted on their platform over the past >10 years.

They don't share any of those profits back with me and other FLOSS developers.

They claim to be on the developers' side, but they offer no chances of appeal nor legal support to developers when a DMCA takedown requests comes in and developers lose months or years of work, often without explanation.

They claim to be the largest FLOSS platform on the planet, but their own source code is not open, and they already refused multiple times to open it up.

They trained their co-pilot with my code and tons of other FLOSS code, when they could have simply used their own codebase, or that of Office/Windows, if they're really in good faith and into the idea of giving back to the world.

And, when we ask them to sit and talk together because we have legitimate concerns (especially around the amount of open-source licenses that the co-pilot violates, since the underlying code isn't Github's intellectual property and licenses must be respected), they behave like jerks and say "well, our conversation won't change your mind anyway [about the fact that we're filthy jerks], so it doesn't even make sense to have it".

Change my mind ABOUT WHAT? It's my f*cking code, intellectual property and licenses that you're talking about, and I'm entitled to decide how you use it, or at least opt out of your programs if I don't like them, you filthy pieces of shit!

If I had ripped your own source code and gave it away for free, with no references nor credits about the original authors, and you asked me for explanations, would I be able to get away with "my explanations aren't going to change your mind anyway, so I don't even want to talk to you"? Or would you unleash your whole army of lawyers against me? So just because individual FLOSS developers can't rely on an army of lawyers like you do we're expected to be your unpaid slaves, you scum of the earth?

These disgusting parasites are still bent on their parent company's embrace-extend-exterminate strategy, nothing has changed since Ballmer's times. But keep in mind that, unlike with Windows, they are NOT the authors of the content on their platform. WE are the authors. If we all pull our code out of Github and move it to Gitlab, Gitee or other solutions, they'll be left with nothing. Let's make sure that this is indeed the case and Github joins the cemetery of evil projects with no added value.

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@reidrac @kensanata @Sandra In most cases, if I see an opportunity to contribute to a project, and it has an e-mail based workflow, I will simply walk away. It's not worth the effort.

APIs are far more powerful than email, and make it a whole lot easier to integrate it with IDEs. Email is very poorly suited for such tight integration.

With e-mail, getting Magit (or another IDE integration) to show open issues is nearly impossible, and that's just one thing.

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#Sfconservancy has an important article.. Give Up GitHub: The Time Has Come!

Discussed at HN:

> The #FOSS development methodology is #GitHub's product, which they've proprietarized and repackaged with our active (if often unwitting) help

There's work to do. We have an answer and it has the #Fediverse right smack in the middle of it:

🛠️ #ForgeFederation

Read the report just published by @dachary

Then hop on the chat 🗣️

"The FOSS development methodology is GitHub's product, which they've proprietarized and repackaged with our active (if often unwitting) help."

A great article from @conservancy

I feel that the initiative will be essential in achieving the goal to .

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“Big Tech silent on data privacy in post-Roe America…We asked what they will do to prevent cases being built against women. So far: Nothing.”

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It was fifteen years ago today that the very first first went on sale.

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Mastodon – Simplified Federation by @rugk makes remote follows less cumbersome by automatically entering your Mastodon account details and puts that functionality where it should be: in your browser.

You can get it for Firefox from:

#mastodon #remoteFollow #federation #usability #tip #firefox #extension

RT TIL Prettier is considering making tabs the default in 3.0. This is huge — it would make an entire set of programming languages more accessible (if you're somehow still pro-spaces, read this comment to instantly convert), and, more importantly, vindicate my personal preferences

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yep, the ECHR has now ruled that creating and leaking reports from pro-independent Catalan judges because they are pro-independence is bad

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Microsoft's Github Copilot is disregarding Free Software licenses and will be happily selling parts of your GPL code against your will! Woo!

As the author of this article says - free software should be dependant on free software architecture - I recommend as an open-source alternative to Github.
Sadly Github is no longer a platform that can be trusted.

CC: @codeberg

#FOSS #Github #Copilot #Microsoft #GPL #OpenSource #FreeSoftware #Codeberg

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@links @gitea @NGIZero @forgefriends It is making progress and the first pull request introducing the go-ap ActivityPub library was merged this month. You will want to follow what @KN4CK3R and @ta180m are doing.

And subscribe to the task list here:

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#Abortion #Privacy

Abortion Privacy.

This guide is rather basic, and is clearly aimed towards normies, but it’s a good starting-point for folks who might not already be privacy aficionados. Merely researching reproductive care could soon be a crime in your area, and basic digital opsec will help you stay safer.

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