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Happy New Year and Welcome to the New Server

Posted in Site News at 6:28 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: First video since crossing over to the new server and new datacentre; we’ve gotten accustomed to the new setup and we’re now preparing to release leaks

THE maintainer of Linux-libre wishes a “Happier GNU Year!” The past year has been difficult and the past fortnight has been difficult for yours truly because of an illness and stress related to a bunch of tasks, including urgent migration to a new server and new datacentre.

“We try to cover suppressed issues — things we cannot merely link to (as they’re not being published elsewhere).”As I explain in this video, we have lots of leaks coming (maybe we’ll start this weekend), so we’ve set aside the new/happy year’s greetings (we have a lockdown imposed on us; people are asked to stay home) and instead focus on the datacentre migration. E-mail is still not working (cannot sign up to leave comments; this is a longstanding problem), monitoring and backups are still work in progress, and some people’s DNS servers still point to a server that was disconnected hours ago, with all data on it destroyed (to ensure privacy).

InteLeaksWe have some good material coming soon; some of it is leaked material (mostly InteLeaks and EPO leaks). Mr. Oliva wants a “Happier GNU Year!” so we have some things to publish about software freedom and GNU as well. Generally, starting the year on a strong note/tone would boost morale. We welcome any additional information, including and not limited to leaks. We try to cover suppressed issues — things we cannot merely link to (as they’re not being published elsewhere).

The video above is the first we make in WebM format. We’ve generally found that it enjoys more widespread/broad browser support. Some people weren’t able to play videos encoded in Ogg Vorbis/Theora format.

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