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"Our masters have not heard the people's voice for generations and it is much, much louder than they care to remember."

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The right to protest, assemble, and associate is a cornerstone of democracy. But digital surveillance at protests, and the ongoing surveillance of people’s online activities, is a profound threat. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/12/high

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Copying ain't stealing,
sure as I'm breathing,
information wants to be free.

The mafia wants us to believe
youtube-dl was made for thieves.
In fact,
it was made for human beings.

We might listen to your pleas,
once you respect our machines,
they belong to us - not you.

DRM? EME?
Your drivers are mean,
your blobs illicit,
the hardware complicit,
and yet--
it's never stopped piracy.

The real caper is your crimes.
The theft of OUR public domain.
DMCA abuse, attacks on fair use.
Net neutrality and regulatory capture.

Sell it to us fair and square,
your terms are too much to bear,
and until you're playing fair,
fuck off!

Yo ho, yo ho. A pirate's life for me!

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I just tried @Solus and I have to say... it's nice. I'm migrated my desktop, coming from Fedora. I think I'll leave my laptop on Alpine with Sway though, at least for now

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If you think that Linux can move to GitHub or GitLab and still be productive at scale, I want you to read through the MAINTAINERS file in the root of the Linux source tree.

git.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/linux/tree

Every one of those entries has a dedicated maintainer in charge of it, applying to a subset of the source tree. All 3,000 of them. Many of these have dedicated external trees, mailing lists, and policies. Almost all of this development happens away from the LKML. Each of those trees has a path upwards towards Linus's tree, often via other trees and other maintainers, or towards the -lts trees. These trees are not necessarily authoritative either, and the kernel you're running might be its own upstream maintained by your Linux distro, unique from any of the releases on kernel.org.

All of it is based on email. And it *works* to drive the most efficient and largest-scale open-source project in history.

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In partnership with our friends at @kde we are thrilled to be embarking on this new endeavor. The configurability of GNOME paired with the simplicity of KDE - all rolled into a single package. Introducing KNOME, built using QTK3 and Kutter.

knome.org/

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@sir It's pretty ironic that all this "open source" companies who want to protect open source, are actually destroying open source with their new license.

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Tip: the only people who think that the Open Source Definition does not define "open source" are saying so because they have a vested interest in marketing software which does not qualify for the title as such. Watch out for these arguments, they are gaslighting you.

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@lain also, to be fair, I think the climate in recent years, in the USA at least, has become irrationally hyper-tribalistic. People feel pressured to believe their side's narrative, and "checking facts" is seen as falling for enemy propaganda, and believing your own eyes instead of what you're told to believe is seen as betrayal.

It's become a scary level of group-think and feels-over-reals. I've seen people scared to research the truth of a matter because they'll end up on a list, or because they'll learn something that knowing about will get them in trouble. Like, publicly available info.

This weak-willed submission to the group is the banality of evil.
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