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. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/12/high-tech-police-surveillance-protests-and-activism-year-review-2020
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.
it was made for human beings.
We might listen to your pleas,
once you respect our machines,
they belong to us - not you.
Your drivers are mean,
your blobs illicit,
the hardware complicit,
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,
Yo ho, yo ho. A pirate's life for me!
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.
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.
@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.
linux, programming, security
studying computer science at trent university
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