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  • GNU/Linux

    • Desktop/Laptop

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Applications

      • UbuntubuzzEvolus Pencil – The Free Software UI/UX Designer and Diagram Drawing

        Evolus Pencil is a free/open source GUI prototyping and diagramming/flowcharting software from Vietnam. It is a cross-platform desktop application, can be fully used without registration nor subscribtion. It is very easy to use, powerful and snappy to make complex user interface mockups and it provides prebuilt elements (“stencils”) you can use by drag and drop. We overview Pencil here from its third generation version 3.1.1. Happy reading!

      • OpenSource.com3 reasons my Linux team uses Penpot

        Working with Fedora exposes you to a lot of different open source software. A major Fedora website revamp started over a year ago, with the goal of improving design aesthetics, creating a style guide, planning the website strategy, and choosing the tech stack for delivering the Fedora Linux offerings website. From a design perspective, the team needed a tool to create mock-ups, a place to hold the asset libraries, and something suitable to hand off to developers once complete.

        Figma is a popular interface designing tool recommended by many, but it wasn’t deemed suitable because the company had recently imposed restrictions on their free plan. This concern arose before Adobe acquired Figma, so the decision not to use it was even more significant in retrospect!

        The team looked into Penpot and found that it matched everyone’s requirements. Penpot is the first open source design and prototyping platform for cross-domain teams. A team within Kaleidos creates Penpot. Kaleidos is a technology company started in 2011 that fully focuses on open source projects.

      • PowerDNSSecurity Advisory 2023-02 for PowerDNS Recursor up to and including 4.6.5, 4.7.4 and 4.8.3

        Hello, Today we have released PowerDNS Recursor 4.6.6, 4.7.5 and 4.8.4 due to a low severity security issue found. Please find the full text of the advisory below.

      • MozillaLand your next job with these Firefox extensions

        As the saying goes, looking for a job is a job in itself. First, there’s all the writing that needs to be done. Then, it’s doing your homework to learn about the companies and the industries you’re applying and hopefully interviewing for.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • ID RootHow To Install Podman on Rocky Linux 9

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Podman on Rocky Linux 9.

      • ID RootHow To Install LEMP on Fedora 37

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LEMP on Fedora 37. Hey there, web developers and tech enthusiasts!

      • ID RootHow To Install Viber on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Viber on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

      • dwaves.deGNU Linux Debian – how to install and run (aka update) to latest blender (currently 3.5.0)

        Thanks for powerfull Open Source software such as blender! (back in the ATARI days spend all money on a mathematical co-processor for the Falcon 030…

      • Locking in MySQL Transactions

        In MySQL, transactions are a set of SQL statements that are executed as a single unit of work. Transactions allow you to group related SQL statements together and ensure their consistency. Transactions in MySQL can be locked to prevent other concurrent transactions from interfering with them.

      • Performing transactions in MySQL

        Introduction Transactions are a fundamental aspect of database management systems (DBMS), and MySQL is no exception. In this article, we’ll explore the world of transactions in MySQL, breaking down the process with easy-to-understand examples, tips, and techniques.

      • Introduction on MySQL Transactions

        Introduction Hey there, fellow data enthusiasts! Today, we’re going to dive into the world of MySQL transactions. We’ll explore the ins and outs of transactions, the ACID properties that make them reliable, and some examples to help you get started.

      • ID RootHow To Install Pi-Hole on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Pi-Hole on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. F

      • KifarunixHow to Copy Kibana Dashboard to Another Kibana Space

        Is it possible to copy Kibana dashboard to another Kibana Space? Yes, definitely.

      • Isolation levels in MySQL

        Introduction Hey there, fellow MySQL enthusiasts! Today, we’re going to explore the world of isolation levels in MySQL.

      • How to Use savepoints in MySQL

        Introduction MySQL, the go-to relational database management system for millions of developers, offers many ways to manage your data. Savepoints are a powerful feature that helps you maintain control of your transactions.

      • ZDNetHow to create hidden files in Linux (and what not to use them for)

        If you’re looking to hide files from plain sight in Linux, it’s much easier than you may think.

      • HowTo ForgeHow to Install FreeIPA Identity Management System on Rocky Linux 9

        FreeIPA is an open-source identity management solution for Linux/Unix operating systems. In this tutorial, you will install and set up FreeIPA on Rocky Linux 9 server.

      • What is npm ci and how it is different from ‘npm install’ command?

        npm ci is a command in the Node package manager (NPM) that stands for “NPM Clean Install”. It is used to install packages from the package-lock.json file.

      • How to install a npm package directly from GitHub

        NPM doesn’t need an introduction if you are a developer. Anyway, it is a package manager that is used by popular Nodejs JavaScript to install various packages, dependencies, and modules.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Vivaldi Browser on Manjaro Linux

        Welcome to a world of sleek, efficient browsing with the Vivaldi Browser on your Manjaro Linux system. As a user who values privacy, customization, and resource efficiency, Vivaldi is an excellent alternative to mainstream browsers. Why Vivaldi? 🌐 Vivaldi brings unique features that make it a perfect fit for Manjaro Linux users.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install MariaDB on Manjaro Linux

        MariaDB is a popular open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) that has gained widespread adoption due to its performance, scalability, and flexibility. It is a community-driven fork of the MySQL project and is developed, maintained, and supported by the MariaDB Foundation.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Microsoft Edge on Manjaro Linux [Ed: Edge is Microsoft malware that steals passwords with neither consent nor notification. Sites must never help users install this malware.]

        In recent years, Microsoft Edge has evolved into a powerful and feature-rich browser, offering many benefits that make it an attractive option for Linux users. This introduction will outline the key differences and advantages that may encourage you to switch to Microsoft Edge as your default browser on Manjaro Linux.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install AnyDesk on Manjaro Linux

        AnyDesk is a versatile remote desktop software that allows users to connect to and control other computers from their system. As a Manjaro Linux user, you may find AnyDesk, particularly appealing because it provides seamless access to remote systems, regardless of the operating system used.

      • Own HowToHow to Activate Dark Mode on Burp Suite on Linux Mint 21

        In this tutorial you will learn how to change BurpSuite’s default white theme to dark theme.

      • UNIX CopHow To Install Mixxx on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

        Mixxx is a free, open-source DJ software that allows you to mix and remix music tracks like a professional DJ. If you’re using Ubuntu 20.04 / 22.04 LTS and want to install Mixxx, this guide will walk you through the process step-by-step.

      • UNIX CopHow To Install Komodo Edit on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

        Komodo Edit is a free and open-source code editor that supports various programming languages like Python, PHP, Ruby, HTML, and more. It offers a lot of features that make it an excellent choice for developers.

      • HackadayLinux Fu: Gum Up Your Script | Hackaday

        We often write quick bash scripts and judging by the comments, half of us use bash or a similar shell to pop out quick, useful scripts, and half of us think that’s an abomination, and you should only use bash for your command line and resort to something more like a traditional language to do anything else. If you’re in the former camp, you’re probably cursing your allegiance when you need to make your bash scripts more interactive.

        Gum can help. It’s a utility that can handle your script input and output with a little flair while requiring almost no effort on your part.

        The command looks simple, but it has twelve subcommands, each with myriad options. But you can break down the functions into a few simple categories. The input commands let you prompt for a line of input or a bunch of lines of input. You can also create a pick list or a yes/no type of prompt. There’s also a file picker and a filter, sort of like fzf.

        The output commands let you display markdown, code, and tables. You can make output look nice with borders and colors. There’s a pager for lengthy output and a spinner for showing that something is happening. You can also use template strings with different placeholders.

      • ZDNet How to simplify Flatpak app installation on the KDE Plasma desktop

        The future of Linux application delivery is Flatpak and Snap. If you’re not sure what these two technologies are, I’ve explained them and their importance in “What are Flatpak and Snap and why are they so important to Linux?” Essentially, both Flatpak and Snap are universal package managers that make it easier to install even more applications on Linux.

      • Barry KaulerStrategy to find the latest AppImage file

        I posted about the problem in the previous post, and showed how
        the ‘lastversion’ utility can find the latest version — except when it


        There is another utility, ‘ghrel’, that works where ‘lastversion’ has failed:


        …but that is an example of why I stay away from anything written in
        Go; the binary executable, stripped, is 4.7MB. Which, for a utility
        app, is ridiculous.

        I am unable to provide automatic updating for some AppImages, even
        though the latest can be seen in the web browser.

      • UNIX CopHow To Install Ngxtop on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Ngxtop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Ngxtop is a powerful monitoring tool for Nginx that allows you to see real-time metrics of your Nginx server.

      • UNIX CopHow To Install SmartGit on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

        SmartGit is a popular graphical Git client that provides an intuitive and user-friendly interface for managing Git repositories. In this article, we will guide you on how to install SmartGit on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

      • UNIX CopHow To Install Figma on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS with 4 different methods

        Figma is a popular web-based design and prototyping tool used by designers, developers, and product teams to create user interfaces, graphics, and interactive prototypes.

    • Games

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • PCLinuxOS/Mageia/Mandriva/OpenMandriva Family

      • Linux MagazineOpenMandriva Lx 23.03 Rolling Release is Now Available

        OpenMandriva Lx 23.03 comes just three months after the release of the .01 version of the open source operating system and brings with it some important updates. This also marks the first time OpenMandriva has offered a rolling release version of the operating system.

        According to the OpenMandriva team, “OpenMandriva Lx is a unique and independent, not based on any other, Linux distribution. A direct descendant of Mandriva Linux and the first Linux distribution utilizing the LLVM compiler. This release keeps using the entire LLVM toolchain which completes the work that began in 2015, even before Android switched its compilers.”

      • OpenMandriva News OpenMandriva ROME 23.03

        The OpenMandriva Team is pleased to offer new ROME 23.03 install images. OpenMandriva Lx is a unique Linux distribution. It is fully independently developed, hence not based on any other. OpenMandriva is the first distro ever built with Clang, starting with OMLx 3.x development cycle in early 2016, even before Android switched its compilers.

    • Fedora Family / IBM

      • Red HatThe developer’s guide to Red Hat Summit 2023

        The wait is over: The session catalog and agenda builder are now available for Red Hat Summit 2023, which kicks off May 23 in Boston, Massachusetts. This year, Summit will share the stage with AnsibleFest, bringing you the latest in automation, open hybrid cloud, and more, all in one place.

        We’re also offering a virtual option so attendees can get the most out of their 3-day conference experience. Pre-register at no cost to view keynotes and select on-site sessions to watch at your own pace after the event concludes.

        We’ve rounded up some of the highlights for developers to help you plan your agenda. Head over to the Red Hat Summit website to browse the full session catalog and register today

        Why attend Red Hat Summit?
      • Red Hat4 essentials to prevent OS command injection attacks

        Injection attacks, one of the most common security threats, are included in the OWASP Top 10 list of most critical web application security risks. The OWASP Top 10 is a standard for web application security that provides a comprehensive list of the most significant risks to web applications. Injection attacks occur when untrusted data is sent to an interpreter as part of a command or query. Attackers can use injection attacks to manipulate the behavior of the interpreter and gain unauthorized access to the system. Injection attacks can take many forms, including SQL injection, LDAP injection, OS command injection, etc.

        OS command injection is a type of security vulnerability that arises when an application or system allows an attacker to execute operating system commands by injecting malicious input. This issue can lead to unauthorized access, data breaches, and other security issues.

      • Red HatDeploy a Kafka Connect container using Strimzi

        Kubernetes and Apache Kafka are becoming de-facto platforms for developing and deploying microservice architectures. One of the challenges you might face when using both technologies is deploying and managing Kafka brokers inside Kubernetes—dealing with YAMLs, management, container creation, etc.

        The answer is Strimzi, an open source tool that lets you easily run Kafka clusters on Kubernetes in various deployment configurations. This article demonstrates how you can use Strimzi to configure Kafka Connect, a data integration framework for Kafka.

      • Enterprisers Project10 must-read books written by women in tech

        Book description (via Amazon): “The last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably powerful computers, and the thorough transformation of our economy and society. Through it all, Ellen Ullman lived and worked inside that rising culture of technology, and in Life in Code she tells the continuing story of the changes it wrought with a unique, expert perspective.”

      • Enterprisers ProjectDigital transformation: 5 strategies to elevate your initiative

        When IT leaders talk about digital transformation, we toss out terms like dataverse, cloud computing, 5G, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and others.

        For many people in your organization (probably most, in fact), these words are a foreign language, full of ambiguity and anxiety. What may be exciting to you is likely raising fear of the unknown for them, even introducing questions about competence, capability, and value.

        Fretting and fumbling in a quicksand of technical jargon is NOT how you want people to feel about your digital transformation.

        Instead, you want them to be inspired by the possibilities it can bring to the organization and even their own career growth. If you can get people excited about and inspired by your true north, you can drive real progress and change.

        Here are five strategies that can help you reveal the big picture, smooth the way, and elevate your digital transformation:

        1. Ground it in the ‘why’

        Be clear and straightforward about why you are undertaking the transformation, including the outcomes you will deliver for customers, employees, and the business. Talk in terms of capabilities and possibilities. Your goal is to have people at every level of the organization say, “I get it. This makes sense. This is exciting. I see where I fit in. How can I help?”

    • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

      • It’s UbuntuUbuntu Cinnamon Remix Is Now Official Ubuntu Flavor

        Canonical has now accepted the application of Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix for the approval of Official Ubuntu Flavor.

      • The Register UKFirst ‘Focal’ based Ubuntu Touch – its mobile OS – is out • The Register

        The UBPorts project has just released the fruit of a lot of labor, especially for a volunteer group, emitting a fresh version of its smartphone OS – which includes the Lomiri UI, formerly known as Unity 8.

        Ubuntu Touch OTA-1 Focal is a major step for the community-driven UBports project: it’s the first version of the smartphone OS based on Ubuntu 20.04 “Focal Fossa.” All of its previous releases were based on Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus.” As we pointed out when we covered OTA-24 last November, Ubuntu 16.04 was the last LTS release before Canonical cancelled its convergence project.

      • OMG UbuntuWant to Add App Shortcuts to the Ubuntu Desktop? Use This

        Looking for an easy way to add application shortcuts to the desktop on Ubuntu?

        If so, the ably named Add to Desktop GNOME extension is what you need. This simple, straight-forward add-ons makes creating desktop shortcut for your favourite apps a total cinch.

        How cinch-y?

        Gawk at this gif: you just open the Applications grid in Ubuntu, right-click on an any application shortcut you see, select the “Add to Desktop”, and bam: job done…

      • UbuntuUbuntu Blog: Charmed Kubeflow 1.7 is now available
        Run serverless ML workloads. Optimise models for deep learning. Expand your data science tooling.

        Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, announced today the general availability of Charmed Kubeflow 1.7. Charmed Kubeflow is an open-source, end-to-end MLOps platform that can run on any cloud, including hybrid cloud or multi-cloud scenarios. This latest release offers the ability to run serverless machine learning workloads and perform model serving, regardless of the framework that professionals use. This new capability increases developer productivity by reducing routine tasks, helping organisations lower their operational costs. It unburdens developers from explicitly describing the infrastructure underneath.

        Based on a poll run by Canonical, open source and ease of use are the most important factors professionals consider when selecting AI/ML tooling. Charmed Kubeflow 1.7 expands its spectrum of open-source frameworks and libraries and makes the model development deployment process easier with a new set of capabilities.

        Serverless workloads and new model serving capabilities

        In a recent MLOps report by Deloitte AI Institute, 74% of respondents indicated that they plan to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into all enterprise applications within three years. To achieve this, companies need to find ways to scale their AI projects in a reproducible, portable and reliable manner. Charmed Kubeflow 1.7 brings new capabilities for enterprise AI:

        • The introduction of KNative in the Kubeflow bundle allows organisations to run serverless machine learning workloads.
        • The addition of KServe enables users to perform model serving, regardless of the framework.
        • New frameworks for model serving, such as NVIDIA Triton.
      • Venture BeatOpen source Kubeflow 1.7 set to ‘transform’ MLops

        Kubeflow 1.7 became generally available today (March 29), providing the first update to the widely used open source MLops platform since the debut of Kubeflow 1.6 in Sept. 2022. At its core, Kubeflow is an open source ML toolkit that helps organizations to deploy and run ML workflows on cloud-native Kubernetes infrastructure. Among the themes of the Kubeflow 1.7 update is a focus on helping to better support transformer based models.

      • CNX SoftwareiKOOLCORE R1 review – A quad 2.5GbE mini PC tested with Windows 11, Ubuntu 22.04, Proxmox

        When I first saw the iKOOLCORE R1 I was fascinated that a mini PC of similar size to the smallest fully functional ones available (think Chuwi LarkBox, GMK NucBox or ECS LIVA Q Series) could be equipped with four 2.5 gigabit Ethernet (2.5GbE) ports. I approached iKOOLCORE who kindly provided an R1 for review and I’ve looked at performance running both Windows 11 and Ubuntu 22.04 and dabbled with using hypervisors on this mini PC through Proxmox virtual environment. iKOOLCORE R1 specifications iKOOLCORE list the R1 specifications on their website as: Of note are the ‘EC, FCC, RoHS’ certifications indicating both European conformity and approval for use in the US.

      • The New Stack Ubuntu Pro Tackles the Challenge of Enterprise Open Source Adoption

        Attractive as open source is, many organizations still have concerns. With these challenges in mind, Canonical, released Ubuntu Pro, a comprehensive subscription for open source security, compliance, and support.


        Ninety-seven percent of applications leverage open source code, and 90% of companies are applying or using it in some way. According to Forrester, more than half of Fortune 500 companies use open source software for their development projects. In 2022, developers started 52 million new open source projects on GitHub. And, developers across the platform made more than 413 million contributions to open source projects.

        And yet, attractive as open source is, many organizations still struggle with the “how.” Concerns over support, security, and compliance continue to hover over open source adoption. Those certainly are areas where no enterprise can afford to compromise.

        With these challenges in mind, Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, recently released Ubuntu Pro, a comprehensive subscription for open source security, compliance, and support.

    • Open Hardware/Modding

      • ArduinoBuild your own virtual camera operation hand wheels

        Many tools, such as milling machines, use hand wheels for operation, because they allow for smooth and precise movement. For the same reason, some professional camera rigs also use hand wheels for panning and other moves. To mimic that in a simulated environment, you can build your own virtual camera operation hand wheels.

    • Mobile Systems/Mobile Applications

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • Content Management Systems (CMS)

      • WordPressWordPress 6.2 “Dolphy”

        WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy” is here! Named for Eric Allen Dolphy Jr. the celebrated jazz woodwind player and ensemblist. Over 600 contributors made this release possible. Download WordPress 6.2 Dolphy today.

      • Kiwi TCMS: Kiwi TCMS 12.1

        We’re happy to announce Kiwi TCMS version 12.1!

        IMPORTANT: this is a minor release which contains security related updates,
        general improvements, bug fixes and new translations!

    • Programming/Development

      • Xe’s BlogProtos

        One day, Jeff stretched at his desk while he was puzzling out the
        problem his product manager had thrust upon him. It was an emergency,
        as usual. The login form had the wrong color at the wrong place, and
        it was causing people to look at the login form then run away in

      • Python

        • Didier StevensUpdate: myjson-filter.py Version 0.0.4

          In this update, I add option -W to write items to disk. Option -W takes a value. Possible values are: vir, hash, hashvir and idvir.

        • Linux HintPython Remove NaN from List

          To remove NaN from a List in Python, the user needs to first detect it using the comparison operator, isnull(), and the isnan() method and then remove it.

        • Linux HintPython Read File into List

          In Python, the user can easily read a file’s data into a Python List using the file.read(), readlines(), and the loadtxt() method of the numpy package.

        • Linux HintPython Set to String

          For Python, the user can utilize the repr() method, the str() method, and the join() method to easily convert a set into a Python string.

        • Linux HintNested If Statements in Python

          When if statements are placed inside the body of other if statements to create hierarchical conditions, then these are known as nested If statements.

        • Linux HintPython Generate Random Float Number

          The random() method and the uniform() method can be used to generate random float numbers in Python. For this, first, import the “random” library.

        • Linux HintPython Copy String

          In Python, the assignment operator “=”, the concatenation operator “+” and the string slicing methods can be used to copy a string from one variable to another.

        • Linux HintPython Check if Character is Number

          In Python, the user can check whether a character is a number or not by using the isdigit(), isnumeric() method or by using the type casting method.

    • Standards/Consortia

  • Leftovers

    • TediumWhen the Training Wheels Decide

      Yeah, yeah, as Allen Iverson once put it, “We talking about practice!” But new tech can make athletes even more valuable during the game. It could even impact your job.

  • Gemini* and Gopher

    • Personal

      • 03/23/2023, wednesday

        i haven’t had much to blog about anywhere… that’s a good thing in some regards. life has been uneventful, but also safe. i’ve been learning to drive, but my catalytic converter needs to be replaced now so i’m waiting.

        been going on more dog walks & beachcombing around. i’ve also been obsessed with the sims 4 again… but i’m using the excuse that i’m creating a legacy and lesser so, figuring out how my characters relate to each other with what is essentially RNG. i’ve also heard people say they use their sims builds as drawing reference-so like, mega brained.

      • Rambling about Tolerance

        In such a case, those arguments would be correct. Christian nationalists do actually indoctrinate kids to hate. They force their religion on their children. And there have been numerous examples of conservative church leaders who rape, molest, or enable others who engage in those activities. That doesn’t justify the conclusion that Christianity should be eradicated.

        This is also not the first nor the last time that Christian nationalists have called for genocide. I have no doubt that Matt Shae, author of the manifesto “The Biblical Basis for War”, would just love to implement Numbers chapter 31 verses 17 and 18 right here in my own backyard. Quoting from the KJV, for those who haven’t seen it.

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  2. Gemini Links 10/06/2023: Cob(WW)Webs, Client Certificates in Gemini, and Zig

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  3. IRC Proceedings: Friday, June 09, 2023

    IRC logs for Friday, June 09, 2023

  4. Links 10/06/2023: libei 1.0.0 and Qt Creator 11 Beta

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  5. Jim Zemlin Boasting in 2022: Linux Foundation Has Revenue of Over 200 Million Dollars; IRS in 2022: Linux Foundation Has Revenue of 139 Million Dollars

    As noted here months ago, the Linux Foundation is run by a lying, manipulative charlatan who merely milks the brand “Linux” to enrich himself; where is that anomaly coming from?

  6. 'Linux' Foundation: Spendings on Salaries Increased More Than 20% in One Year

    As per the document just published after it had been submitted 7 months ago, salary-related expenditures rose from 49,386,990 to 59,791,694 in one year

  7. Links 09/06/2023: JDBC FDW 0.3.1 and Godot 4.1 Beta

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  8. Gemini Links 09/06/2023: Thoughts on Flatpak and Apple Cultists

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  9. Trying to 'Finish the Job' of Bully de Blanc and Deb Nicholson by Rewriting History (and Even Terms) for Microsoft

    Heather J. Meeker is trying to rewrite history and now we can see who her financial masters and hosts are (lots of Microsoft); The media portrayed her as some kind of historian for Free software a few months ago (as funding had been secured), but she already outsources everything to proprietary software controlled by Microsoft. This will be corporate revisionism; moreover, there’s employment history with Microsoft. As an associate put it: “The employment history with Microsoft is a dead give away that she will only spew lies and disinformation” (using books and such; the revisionism is well funded); the latest blog from the OSI is also sponsored by Microsoft (both the blog post and the person who wrote it)

  10. Links 09/06/2023: Tor Browser 12.0.7 and Many Linux Devices

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  11. Linux Foundation Demotes Mr. Linux, Linus Torvalds, to Third (in Salaries), Only Uses Him for the Name

    The Linux [sic] Foundation‘s tax filings (divulged by the Nonprofit Explorer) show that it now pays “CHRIS ANISZCZYK” and “JAMES ZEMLIN” more than it pays “LINUS TORVALDS”, sans bonuses. Torvalds fell to third place already. Mr. Zemlin pays himself over $1.2 million a year. He doesn’t even use Linux. He lacks credentials and accomplishments (except for selling out to companies like Microsoft), but he keeps pandering to power and money (Bill Gates). It should be noted that the Torvalds bonus was added only after backlash had erupted.

  12. HMRC is Just Taking Taxpayers' Money and Not Enforcing the Law (or Selectively Enforcing It for the Political Masters)

    What we've been demonstrating or highlighting so far this year is a defunct system of accountability, wherein the government officials and their associates are essentially above the law; can they endure the negative press that entails?

  13. GNU/Linux Decade in India: From 1.5% to 13.5%

    The world's largest population is quick to move away from Windows; not many adopt Apple (Indians don't care for overpriced junk), so GNU/Linux is growing fast

  14. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, June 08, 2023

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  15. Links 09/06/2023: Microsoft's 'Online' ("Clown"/OneDrive) Storage Goes Down Again, Files Cannot be Reached

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  16. What Will Happen After All Major News Sites Die Isn't Pretty

    With webspam, chaff, sponsored puff pieces and worse things being presented as "the news" we're running out of actual purpose for the World Wide Web

  17. HMRC 3 Weeks Later: No Action, Same as 'Action Fraud' (Your Tax Money 'at Work')

    When people need police enforcement against a crime it turns out that police is “MIA” (missing in action); it might matter that Sirius worked with the British government, so there’s a reduced incentive to affirm crimes were committed and then arrest the perpetrators

  18. Links 08/06/2023: Istio 1.18 and FreeIPMI 1.6.11

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  19. Gemini Links 08/06/2023: Sourcehut, Gemini Identity, and BBS Comments on Cosmos

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  20. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, June 07, 2023

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  21. The Need to Evolve on the Internet

    Tux Machines is one year away from its twentieth birthday and its increased focus on protocols aside from HTTP/S is paying off; Tux Machines also weaned itself off all social control media, including Mastodon and Diaspora (they're not the future, they're the past)

  22. EPO Management is Still Bullying the Staff (While Breaking the Law and Violating the European Patent Convention)

    Overloaded or overworked EPO workers are complaining about further deterioration at the workplace and their representatives say "this management style may well contribute to feelings of disengagement, depression, or even burn-out"

  23. His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Not Responding After 20 Days (Well-Founded Report of Tax Fraud) and British Police Pretending Not to Exist

    The crimes of Sirius ‘Open Source’ have helped unearth a profound problem in the British law enforcement authorities; What good is a monopolistic taxman (called after the British Monarchy even in 2023) that cannot assess its own tax abuses? Or abuses connected to it via a contractor? Meanwhile, as per what I was told, the police is not responding to my MP and that’s ANOTHER scandal (police not only refusing to act against crimes, committed against many people, but moreover not responding to elected politicians)

  24. Links 08/06/2023: Cinnamon 5.8 and Leap 15.5 Release Mature

    Links for the day

  25. Gemini Links 08/06/2023: Emacs and Thoughts on Bubble

    Links for the day

  26. Links 07/06/2023: Reddit Layoffs and OpenGL 3.1 in Asahi Linux

    Links for the day

  27. Gemini Links 07/06/2023: Jukka Charting Geminispace

    Links for the day

  28. IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, June 06, 2023

    IRC logs for Tuesday, June 06, 2023

  29. NOW LIVE: Working for the Public — Universities, Software and Freedom - a Talk by Richard Stallman at Università di Pisa (Italy)

    As noted a few hours ago, Richard Stallman is delivering a talk at Università di Pisa this morning

  30. Richard Stallman's Talk is in Two Hours and There's a BigBlueButton Livestream

    Dr. Stallman is in Italy to give talks at universities this week; he will soon give a live talk, accessible in his site or directly at the source

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