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Links 20/3/2022: Linux Kernel 5.17, Lakka 4.0, and Gnuastro 0.17

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  • GNU/Linux

    • Audiocasts/Shows

      • VideoAwesomeWM Is Too Comfy Of A Window Manager – Invidious

        Back when I first started using AwesomeWM I had plans to make videos on it but that just never happened and that’s for good reason, this window manager is just way to comfy for me.

      • LHS Episode #459: The Weekender LXXXVIII

        It’s time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. Tell us how we’re doing. We’d love to hear from you.

    • Kernel Space

      • 9to5LinuxLinux Kernel 5.17 Officially Released, This Is What’s New

        A little over two months after the release of Linux kernel 5.16, the Linux 5.17 kernel series is here to introduce even more new features, such as a new “AMD P-State” subsystem for future AMD CPUs that to provide a performance boost, a revamped fscache subsystem, as well as a new “page-table check” feature to better protect your GNU/Linux system from certain threats by detecting some types of corruption and automatically shutting down the system.

        Linux kernel 5.17 also adds recursive support for id-mapped mounts, adds support for KCSAN (kernel concurrency sanitizer) for the AArch64 (ARM64) architecture, adds support for a new event type called FAN_RENAME to the fanotify subsystem, adds support for KFENCE, which can now detect missing memory barriers, to 32-bit ARM architectures, and adds a new syntax that would benefit Ceph file system mounts.

      • OMG UbuntuLinux Kernel 5.17 Released, This is What’s New – OMG! Ubuntu!

        A brand new version of the Linux kernel is available to download.

        Linux 5.17 arrives a week later than initially planned, and features a canny crop of changes, improvements, performance enhancements, and all-important security fixes.

        Linus Torvalds, announcing the release on the Linux Kernel Mailing List, says the one-week delay (to account for lately-revealed security issues) meant “…we did get a few last-minute reverts and fixes in and avoid some brown-paper bugs that would otherwise have been stable fodder, so it’s all good.”

        So what’s new?

      • LWNThe 5.17 kernel has been released [LWN.net]

        Some of the significant features in this release include KCSAN support for the arm64 architecture, the bpf_loop() helper, ID-mapped filesystem mounts, the reference-count tracking infrastructure, a switch to BLAKE2s for the random-number generator, a rewritten network filesystem caching layer, straight-line speculation mitigation, and more. See the LWN merge-window summaries (part 1, part 2) and the KernelNewbies 5.17 page for more details.

      • LWNLinux 5.17 [LWN.net]
        So we had an extra week of at the end of this release cycle, and I'm
        happy to report that it was very calm indeed.  We could probably have
        skipped it with not a lot of downside, but we did get a few
        last-minute reverts and fixes in and avoid some brown-paper bugs that
        would otherwise have been stable fodder, so it's all good.
        And that calm last week can very much be seen from the appended
        shortlog - there really aren't a lot of commits in here, and it's all
        pretty small. Most of it is in drivers (net, usb, drm), with some core
        networking, and some tooling updates too.
        It really is small enough that you can just scroll through the details
        below, and the one-liner summaries will give a good flavor of what
        happened last week.
        Of course, this means that the merge window for 5.18 will be open
        starting tomorrow, and I already have about a dozen pull requests
        waiting in my inbox. I appreciate the early pull requests: it gives me
        that warm and fuzzy feeling of "this was all ready in plenty of time".
        Judging by the statistics in linux-next, it looks like 5.18 will be a
        bit bigger than 5.17 was, but hopefully without some of the drama.
        So go test this, and we'll get 5.18 started tomorrow.
    • Applications

      • Linux LinksBest Free and Open Source Alternatives to Cisco Secure Firewall

        Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology corporation that focuses on networking hardware and software. It has over 75,000 employees with its headquarters in San Jose, California.

        Cisco has been participating in open source development for almost 30 years including founding projects like OpenDaylight, FD.io, VPP, PNDA, SNAS, and OpenH264, and contributing to projects like OPNFV, Kubernetes, OpenStack, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Maven, and many others.

      • Ubuntu HandbookGTK Twitter App Cawbird 1.5 Released! Add Option to Reload Failed Image | UbuntuHandbook

        Cawbird, the free open-source native Linux Twitter app, released version 1.5 few days ago.

        There’s no big ones in the release. But if you have poor network connection like me, and any image failed to load in Cawbird, there’s now ‘reload image‘ button that could help to reload it.

        The new release now cleanly and clearly handle “withheld” accounts, and hide withheld tweets. And, it fixed emoji chooser in non-English locales, added support paging of blocked profiles.

      • MedevelBest 13 WhatsApp and Telegram Alternatives that respect your privacy.

        Privacy and security are not luxury elements, They are your right. Secure messaging and communication channels are daily requirements for all users.

        In this article, we will help you choose the right open-source, and free secure messengers.

        Our selection focuses on apps with end-to-end encryption (E2EE).

        Some of them have unique features, and most of them work on almost all known platforms for desktop and mobile.

      • Make Use OfHow to Turn a Website Into a Linux Desktop App Using Nativefier

        You probably visit a particular website several times a day while working. Doing so requires you to open a browser, type in the URL, and then the website finally loads. What if you could turn the website into an app that you can launch from your Linux desktop by just double-clicking?

        As it turns out, you can create a standalone Linux app for a website using a command-line utility called Nativefier. Here’s how to do that.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • How to Download RPM Without Installing on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8

        While working on RHEL and CentOS Servers there are some scenarios where we want to download specific or set of RPM packages from the command the line without installing it. Though we can use wget command to download packages but wget will not download package along with its dependencies.

        On RHEL 8 or CentOS 8, DNF (or yum) is a command line package management utility. Using DNF or yum we can install, update and remove rpm packages. Apart from this it can also be used to download packages along with dependencies without installing them.

      • VideoHow to install FreeOffice on Zorin OS 16 – Invidious

        In this video, we are looking at how to install Godot 3 on Zorin OS 16.

      • H2S MediaHow to Install qbittorrent on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy JellyFish

        qBittorrent refers to a file-sharing client that allows access to the BitTorrent network and participation in file-sharing networks. The free software represents an alternative to the widespread client uTorrent.

        It is a popular file-sharing client mainly because of its small size and high download speed. The software also has an integrated RSS reader so that it can be used to download files directly from RSS feeds.

        Offers a wide range of compatibility in terms of operating systems, since qBittorrent runs on Ubuntu (Linux), Windows, and Mac OS. In addition, qBittorrent also offers a portable version, so that an installation on the computer is no longer necessary.

      • How to start, stop, and restart services on Debian | FOSS Linux

        Services are essentially programs running in the background outside the interactive control of the system users as they lack an interface. They run in the background to be used whenever they are needed.

        Some of the commonly known services include Mysql, ssh, and Nginx. On Debian, services are managed with Systemd, which replaces System V to initialize the system and its components, including services that are key for the proper functioning of the operating system.

        Some of the services in Debian and Ubuntu-based versions that run on every boot are start, restart, stop, and reload. This tutorial will cover all of them in detail.

      • ByteXDHow to Install GNOME Desktop in Ubuntu 20.04/22.04

        GNOME is a popular desktop environment for Linux, and it is the default desktop environment for many Linux distributions. It is a desktop environment that is designed to be customizable and user-friendly for all types of users.

        It is the default desktop environment for many of the popular Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, RockyLinux, RHEL, Pop!_OS, ZorinOS, and others.

        GNOME stands for GNU Network Object Modeling Environment, and is a free and open-source desktop environment. It is developed by the GNOME Project, which is a community of developers and designers.

      • Linux Made SimpleHow to install LeoCAD on a Chromebook

        GNOME is a popular desktop environment for Linux, and it is the default desktop environment for many Linux distributions. It is a desktop environment that is

      • UNIX CopHow to install ReactOS

        Here I will show you how to install ReactOS screen by screen in a virtual machine. I highlight VM because ReactOS is still in alpha status, so do not format your hardrives to get ride of windows and install ReactOS… yet.

        ReactOS is a free and open source operating system based on Windows in the same way Linux is based on Unix. ReacOS goals are to look and feels like Windows, be able to your run Windows software and your Windows. ReactOS works with the WINE project to share as much programming effort as possible. ReactOS depends on Wine mainly for user mode DLLs.

      • Trend Oceans[SOLVED] Failed to execute child process “dbus-launch” (No such file or directory) while x-forwarding – TREND OCEANS

        After a long time, I have decided to change my desktop environment to XFCE. While making changes on the tty terminal, I got an error which states: Failed to execute child process “dbus-launch” (No such file or directory) while x-forwarding.

        Because of that I was not allow to get Graphical Interface, and this error is common when you are acessing screen using WSL2 with kex.

        In this article, you will see how to fix the above error by installing dbus-x11 on your Debian or Ubuntu-based machine.

      • H2S MediaHow to install FortiClient VPN on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS – Linux Shout

        Learn the commands to install free FortiClient VPN on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal fossa using command terminal for security.

        FortiClient is a security solution designed to reduce your computer’s vulnerability. The manufacturer advertises that the tool comes with virus protection, two-factor authentication, and WAN optimization, among other things.

        However, the FortiClient user interface itself only contains the vulnerability scan and a tab in which you can set up a VPN connection for remote access.

      • How to install Budgie on Manjaro Linux | FOSS Linux

        Manjaro is a tremendous Linux-based distro in that it comes with a multitude of desktop options. The developers officially support three different flavors of Manjaro. These flavors are differentiated by the desktop environment that they come with, namely KDE Plasma, Xfce, or GNOME.

        But you can also install any other Linux-supported DE (desktop environment) you like, or better yet, download the community-supported version of Manjaro that comes with your choice of DE like Budgie, LXQT, LXDE, Cinnamon, and more.

        So that means you are not bound to the only desktop that a Linux-based distro comes with pre-packaged, and you can choose to install any other supported DE you like. And the beauty of Linux is that you can easily manage more than one desktop in your distro with the help of a display manager like GDM3, LightDM, etc.

      • How to install kernel headers on Debian | FOSS Linux

        Kernel headers contain the C header file for the Linux kernel, which provides the several functionality and structure definitions needed when compiling any code that interfaces with the kernel, such as kernel device drivers or modules and some other user programs.

        Generally, Linux kernel headers are components habitually used to compile drivers and loadable modules appending support to the kernel. It is also vital to shedding light on the fact that the kernel headers are part of the kernel, despite being separately distributed.

      • How to run a script on boot up in Debian 11 | FOSS Linux

        Boot up in simple terms refers to the time from power on to the time of user start. This is achieved by using a boot script that contains instructions on which code to load and which processes and applications to start.

        There are a few stages of Linux startup (before booting into systemd or System V init and before the desktop environment is loaded), and you can configure your own autostart script or program at any given stage where it could be a single command or rather a series of commands or an executable shell script. Nevertheless, it is informative to note that there could be some differences in startup procedure between various Linux distros and versions.

      • How to install Linux Mint alongside Windows | FOSS Linux

        The user-friendliness of the Mint desktop makes it one of the most prevalent Ubuntu-based variants. Besides, it has an easy-to-use interface making it a charm for beginners. Moreover, Mint can run at full speed on even the most outdated computers. Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce are the three most popular desktop environments on the Mint download website, with Cinnamon being the flagship version.

        Linux Mint is an excellent option if you’re wondering where to begin your Linux journey. See the magic when you install Linux Mint on a computer that can barely run Windows.

      • How to find and change IP address on Debian | FOSS Linux

        Internet Protocol, popularly known as IP address, is the unique-based address allocated to all the devices connected to the internet. The computer network utilizes this address to communicate with other machines, network servers, and websites.

        To better simplify this, let us take an example of a house address; the postman uses this address to deliver the mail to this house. The pizza delivery person uses the same house address to deliver pizza.

      • How To Install and Play League of Legends Linux (2022) – DekiSoft

        In each game, the teas bypass defensive line structures in order to destroy core building in the enemy team base and achieve victory. The match lasts an average of 26-60 minutes. This page will educate you on how to install league of legends on Linux in 2022 using Lutris, Snap or Wine. This is tested and currently supported on Ubuntu.

      • How to Manage GitLab Runner Concurrency For Parallel CI Jobs – CloudSavvy IT

        GitLab’s Continuous Integration (CI) pipelines are a popular way to automate builds, tests, and releases each time you push code to your repository. Pipelines run concurrently and consist of sequential stages; each stage can include multiple jobs that run in parallel during the stage. The maximum concurrency of both parallel jobs and cross-instance pipelines depends on your server configuration.

        Jobs are run by GitLab Runner instances. Runners operate as isolated processes that receive new jobs from their controlling GitLab server. When a job is issued, the runner will create a sub-process that executes the CI script. There are multiple variables that control when a runner will accept a job and start executing it. In this guide we’ll look at the ways you can configure parallel jobs and pipelines.

      • H2S MediaHow to Install qbittorrent on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa – Linux Shout

        qBittorrent refers to a file-sharing client that allows access to the BitTorrent network and participation in file-sharing networks. The free software represents an alternative to the widespread client uTorrent.

        It is a popular file-sharing client mainly because of its small size and high download speed. The software also has an integrated RSS reader so that it can be used to download files directly from RSS feeds.

      • ID RootHow To Install Kapacitor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS – idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kapacitor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Kapacitor is an open-source framework for processing, monitoring, and alerting time series data. Kapacitor can process both stream and batch data from InfluxDB, acting on this data in real-time via its programming language TICKscript.

        This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Kapacitor real-time streaming data processing engine on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

      • Arco LinuxUse hblock to improve your security and privacy by blocking ads, tracking and malware domains | ArcoLinux

        Improve your security and privacy by blocking ads, tracking and malware domains.
        These are the exact words from the developer, Héctor Molinero Fernández, on his github site: https://github.com/hectorm/hblock

        This tool will basically change the content of your /etc/hosts file so that 100.000+ domains will be blocked.

        We have built a package so the application can be easily installed and updated!

    • Games

      • Boiling SteamXbox Cloud Gaming Lands on the Steam Deck with Microsoft’s Blessing

        Since the Steam Deck is pretty much “just a PC”, it’s not a major surprise to see that the Xbox Cloud Gaming service can now work as well on the Deck. It required however a few things – Microsoft Edge beta installed a some support from Microsoft to make the experience smooth on the device. Note that Microsoft apparently forgot to credit the work of a developer who’s maintaining the flatpak of Microsoft Edge (since it’s not done by Microsoft) and they have since then contacted them to make things right.

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • K Desktop Environment/KDE SC/Qt

        • psifidotos: KWin 5.25 | Korners Fix

          this is a heads up for designers to update their KDE decorations if they want to support Blur for any of their decorations since Plasma 5.25. Let me explain you what has changed and what you need to update.

    • Distributions

      • New Releases

        • News – Lakka 4.0 release

          New version of Lakka has been released!

          We are happy to announce the new and updated version of Lakka.

        • Linux MintLMDE 5 “Elsie” released!

          LMDE is a Linux Mint project which stands for “Linux Mint Debian Edition”. Its goal is to ensure Linux Mint would be able to continue to deliver the same user experience, and how much work would be involved, if Ubuntu was ever to disappear. LMDE is also one of our development targets, to guarantee the software we develop is compatible outside of Ubuntu.

          LMDE aims to be as similar as possible to Linux Mint, but without using Ubuntu. The package base is provided by Debian instead.

      • Debian Family

        • Fluent Reader

          There is a new application available for Sparkers: Fluent Reader

      • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

        • Make Use Of10 Things to Do After Installing Pop!_OS

          Setting up your new Linux desktop can be intimidating. Here are some basic things you should do right after booting into Pop!_OS for the first time.

          Pop!_OS COSMIC is so well-packaged that it just works right out of the box without any tuning. However, if it’s a fresh installation, you would want to check off a few recommended post-installation to-dos.

          In this article, we list out the 10 things you should do after installing Pop!_OS to take it to stellar heights and set it up for the long haul. This list includes best practices, so don’t miss out if you’re a newbie!

        • How Do You Like Ubuntu’s New Logo? – Slashdot

          Share your reactions in the comments. (For example, how do you think it compares to other logos?) Do you like it more or less than, say, the logo for Raku?

        • Linux Made SimpleLinux Weekly Roundup #174

          Welcome to this week’s Linux roundup.

          LMDE 5 has been released this week.

    • Devices/Embedded

    • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

      • Linux Links9 Best Free and Open Source Image Processing Libraries

        When we think of great open source image processing software, tools like GIMP, Blender, and Inkscape instantly spring to mind.

        We’ve covered a huge raft of graphics software for Linux with a splurge of recommended roundups. But there are some categories of graphics software which attract less exposure. Image processing libraries is a good example. This type of software performs image processing operations. They can perform arithmetic, histograms, convolution, morphological operations, frequency filtering, colour, resampling, statistics, and much more.

      • SaaS/Back End/Databases

        • PostgreSQL vs. MongoDB | FOSS Linux

          A secure database is critical to the operation of any business. If you want to keep your data safe from phishing assaults and other risks, you must choose the correct service provider. However, with so many database options available, making a decision may be a real challenge. MongoDB and Postgresql are two popular database management systems.

          Competition between corporations is prevalent nowadays, mainly if they sell comparable items. For a business in the highly competitive industry of Data Analytics, it helps to have a majority of the market’s customers and offer effective products and services. The decision between MongoDB and PostgreSQL is difficult in Database Management.

          MongoDB and PostgreSQL are two popular databases, and this article presents an in-depth comparison to help you decide which one is best for your needs. An overview of both databases and their characteristics is also provided. Finally, it outlines some of the issues you may encounter while using these databases. Find out how to select the best database for your firm by following this guide.

      • FSF

        • GNU Projects

          • GNUGnuastro 0.17 released
            Dear all,
            I am happy to announce the 17th official release of GNU Astronomy
            Utilities (Gnuastro).
            As you see in [1] below, many useful new features have been added,
            and many bugs have been found and fixed. Thanks to 8 people who
            directly committed into Gnuastro's source (4 women and 4 men), and
            20 people providing ideas that have been impleted (see below for
            the names). This is a new record in Gnuastro! Thanks for helping
            make Gnuastro better with your great contributions and feedback :-).
            Here is the compressed source and the GPG detached signature for
            this release. To uncompress Lzip tarballs, see [2]. To check the
            validity of the tarballs using the GPG detached signature (*.sig)
            see [3]:
              https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnuastro/gnuastro-0.17.tar.lz     (3.8MB)
              https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnuastro/gnuastro-0.17.tar.lz.sig  (833B)
              https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnuastro/gnuastro-0.17.tar.gz     (6.0MB)
              https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnuastro/gnuastro-0.17.tar.gz.sig  (833B)
            Here are the SHA1 and SHA256 checksums (other ways to check if the
            tarball you download is what we distributed). Just note that the
            SHA256 checksum is base64 encoded, instead of the hexadecimal encoding
            that most checksum tools default to.
            a14313670e0bb7f3127ffba00a935aadc441bbc5  gnuastro-0.17.tar.lz
            8M02HvN6iflxKk/2MfW5dT2EADwE2tr7NaXQpLs6A78  gnuastro-0.17.tar.lz
            666986a1e39b513f330fffec480e083c1d37d3e2  gnuastro-0.17.tar.gz
            xBvtM8wkDOqXg/Q2dNfPR0R0ZgRm4QiPJZoLDKivaPU  gnuastro-0.17.tar.gz
            I am very grateful to (in alphabetical order) Pedram Ashofteh
            Ardakani, Sepideh Eskandarlou, Zahra Hosseini Shahisavandi, Raul
            Infante-Sainz, Sachin Kumar Singh, Elham Saremi and Nafise Sedighi for
            their direct contribution to the source of Gnuastro. Also, Sergio
            Chueca Urzay, Tamara Civera Lorenzo, Andres Del Pino Molina, Alexey
            Dokuchaev, Alessandro Ederoclite, Sepideh Eskandarlou, Juan Antonio
            Fernández Ontiveros, Zohreh Ghaffari, Giulia Golini, Martin Guerrero
            Roncel, Zahra Hosseini, Raúl Infante-Sainz, Alejandro Lumbreras Calle,
            Sebastian Luna-Valero, Samane Raji, Ignacio Ruiz Cejudo, Manuel
            Sánchez-Benavente, Peter Teuben, Jesús Varela and Aaron Watkins
            provided many good suggestions and helped in finding many bugs in the
            code, tutorials and documentation.
            If any of Gnuastro's programs or libraries are useful in your work,
            please cite _and_ acknowledge them. For citation and acknowledgment
            guidelines, run the relevant programs with a `--cite' option (it can
            be different for different programs, so run it for all the programs
            you use). Citations _and_ acknowledgments are vital for the continued
            work on Gnuastro, so please don't forget to support us by doing so.
            This tarball was bootstrapped (created) with the tools below. Note
            that you don't need these to build Gnuastro from the tarball, these
            are the tools that were used to make the tarball itself. They are only
            mentioned here to be able to reproduce/recreate this tarball later.
              Texinfo 6.8
              Autoconf 2.71
              Automake 1.16.4
              Help2man 1.49.1
              ImageMagick 7.1.0-27
              Gnulib v0.1-5187-g2ca890b564
              Autoconf archives v2022.02.11-1-g203f15b
            The dependencies to build Gnuastro from this tarball on your system
            are described here:
            Best wishes,
      • Programming/Development

        • Torchbearers and bodyguards

          My favourite programming languages are Perl and Emacs Lisp. Those are the ones I feel familiar with, those are the ones where I can write small tools and get immediate results. So here’s the Emacs Lisp code I use.

        • Rust

  • Leftovers

    • Integrity/Availability

      • Proprietary

        • Security

          • Linux Random Number Generator Sees Major Improvements

            An anonymous Slashdot reader summarizes some important news from the web page of Jason Donenfeld (creator of the open-source VPN protocol WireGuard)…

          • Privacy/Surveillance

            • Digital Detox of sorts

              One of the things I’m painfully aware, is the sheer amount of online identities that I have collected over the years. There number surpassed the 100 mark recently. When I teach classes, I ask the attendees to create a list of all their important, un-important, funny, forgotten IDs for themselves. They are always surprised, how many they have.

    • Defence/Aggression

    • Environment

      • Energy

        • GNUCost of living: Calls for targeted help to cut energy bills

          We discussed deeply when we designed GNU remotecontrol the reality of rising energy costs pushing consumer purchasing decisions to the point of genuine consumer pain. All energy costs have perhaps the most direct impact seen in food production costs. The choice between enough food and enough energy in 2022 is a decision many could not fathom only five years ago.

          The Ukraine matter in play now is convenient for economic sanctions. There was no winter in Europe when the sanctions were launched. The sanctions will not last after September when cold returns and the need for more fossil fuels return to heat homes.

    • Internet Policy/Net Neutrality

      • Navruz Muborak

        The prices are crazy given how poor Tajikistan is, so it all feels extremely exploitative. Like, US prices for mobile Internet? Who can afford that?

      • Sunday coffee

        It’s good to have some time on the weekend to have a cup of coffee and surf the small-net at the same time. Small pleasures and rituals.

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  18. European Patent Office (EPO) Management Not Supported by the EPO's Applicants, So Why Is It Still There?

    This third translation in the batch is an article similar to the prior one, but the text is a bit different (“Patente ohne Wert”)

  19. EPO Applicants Complain That Patent Quality Sank and EPO Management Isn't Listening (Nor Caring)

    SUEPO has just released 3 translations of new articles in German (here is the first of the batch); the following is the second of the three (“Kritik am Europäischen Patentamt – Patente ohne Wert?”)

  20. German Media About Industry Patent Quality Charter (IPQC) and the European Patent Office (EPO)

    SUEPO has just released 3 translations of new articles in German; this is the first of the three (“Industrie kritisiert Europäisches Patentamt”)

  21. Geminispace Continues to Grow Even If (or When) Stéphane Bortzmeyer Stops Measuring Its Growth

    A Gemini crawler called Lupa (Free/libre software) has been used for years by Stéphane Bortzmeyer to study Gemini and report on how the community was evolving, especially from a technical perspective; but his own instance of Lupa has produced no up-to-date results for several weeks

  22. Links 27/05/2023: Goodbyes to Tina Turner

    Links for the day

  23. HMRC: You Can Click and Type to Report Crime, But No Feedback or Reference Number Given

    The crimes of Sirius ‘Open Source’ were reported 7 days ago to HMRC (equivalent to the IRS in the US, more or less); but there has been no visible progress and no tracking reference is given to identify the report

  24. IRC Proceedings: Friday, May 26, 2023

    IRC logs for Friday, May 26, 2023

  25. One Week After Sirius Open Source Was Reported to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for Tax Fraud: No Response, No Action, Nothing...

    One week ago we reported tax abuses of Sirius ‘Open Source’ to HMRC; we still wait for any actual signs that HMRC is doing anything at all about the matter (Sirius has British government clients, so maybe they’d rather not look into that, in which case HMRC might be reported to the Ombudsman for malpractice)

  26. Links 26/05/2023: Weston 12.0 Highlights and US Debt Limit Panic

    Links for the day

  27. Gemini Links 26/05/2023: New People in Gemini

    Links for the day

  28. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, May 25, 2023

    IRC logs for Thursday, May 25, 2023

  29. Links 26/05/2023: Qt 6.5.1 and Subsystems in GNUnet

    Links for the day

  30. Links 25/05/2023: Mesa 23.1.1 and Debian Reunion

    Links for the day

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