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IRC: #boycottnovell @ FreeNode: June 24th, 2008



tessier_It's time I started investigating kvm. It may be a year or so before I move any production over to it but it's time. Citrix bought Xensource, xen isn't yet in the kernel, RH is talking about their future with KVM...fortunately it's easy to switch out hypervisors.Jun 24 01:09
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ZiggyFishhelloJun 24 01:32
ZiggyFishschestowitz: are you thereJun 24 01:32
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ZiggyFishhttp://www.itnews.com.au/New...Jun 24 03:33
ZiggyFishHP open sources Advanced File SystemJun 24 03:33
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schestowitzI'm back. Some interesting private conversation I received by E-mail:Jun 24 05:47
schestowitzHere is an interesting slide show narrated by Gates.  Note how he talks constantly about competition, and note, too, how he remarks that he was in a private school in 8th grade.Jun 24 05:47
schestowitzhttp://money.cnn.com/magazines/fort...Jun 24 05:47
schestowitzThis is the story of a man born a tyrannt with a silver spoon in his mouth.Jun 24 05:47
schestowitzHe's just burning up media attention away from important issues and many security problems with his products.Jun 24 05:47
schestowitzI'd prefer coverage not be wasted on the botnet king as he transitions officially to politics.Jun 24 05:47
schestowitzEnsure access to your data in the futureJun 24 05:47
schestowitzhttp://opendocumentfellowship.com/a...Jun 24 05:47
schestowitzIMHO it is good to know some details as to his private, privileged life, for the purpose of dispelling the notion that Gates somehow cobbled together Microsoft by himself in his garage.  He didn't.  His dad funded it, along with his dad's super-wealthy friends. Jun 24 05:47
schestowitzThe above is /NOT/ my words by the way. Here is some more that I've received moments ago  It's interesting because some of this was unknown to me.Jun 24 06:02
schestowitz"And apparently his mom hooked him up with the IBM deal where he sold Qdos to IBM.  That was IMHO his first and last business transaction, and not even his own. Every move since inheriting that monopoly has been to extend it using his college dropout skills of poker and Risk."Jun 24 06:02
schestowitz"I haven't looked in detail at the article, but have any given details about MS' main product: myths and dreams."Jun 24 06:02
schestowitz"Any techno-buddhists you can contact?  It seems that the MS products (myth and dreams) cultivate desire, ignorance and, too often out of frustration, hate."Jun 24 06:02
tessierschestowitz: If you know of anyone in San Diego looking for someone with my skills who needs to fill a Director of IT or CTO type position or has a very interesting entrepreneurial opportunity let me know. I've just come onto the market.Jun 24 06:10
tessierhttp://tracyreed.org/the-r...Jun 24 06:11
schestowitzThanks, will definitely make a mental note. I've personally been immersed in this exploration of FOSS, which is clearly the future. See: http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inqui... "ACCORDING TO A memo circulating a few weeks ago, it looks like Intel is taking a wise decision and avoiding the Broken OS entirely. Yes, Intel is not going to use Vista on its corporate machines... ever....Linux is a distinct possibilJun 24 06:12
schestowitzity, they already have an in-house distro"Jun 24 06:12
tessierschestowitz: Nice!Jun 24 06:13
schestowitzIt's shocking because of what Paul O has been saying. I've been following what AMD and Intel said since the start. This latest one is a HUGE blow to Microsoft.Jun 24 06:14
schestowitzHypothetical: "What, /you/ *didn't* reject Vista? Even Intel rejected it"Jun 24 06:15
schestowitz(Linux Kernel Developers Call for Open Source Drivers - Weakly) http://technocrat.net/d/2008/6/23/44265: "And after that, there's the fact that Linus "I hate politics so much that I refuse to deal with it" Torvalds hasn't signed the statement. [...] I just wish that the kernel developers could lead with less equivocation."Jun 24 06:28
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schestowitzComeone in BN has just posted this: http://nagyorgy.uw.hu/Jun 24 09:28
PetoKrauslolJun 24 09:35
schestowitzHave you played the game yet?Jun 24 09:38
PetoKrausyesJun 24 09:43
PetoKraus:)Jun 24 09:43
PetoKraus1040 points :DJun 24 09:43
schestowitzI never played more than once, so I can't remember the score. I wonder if Ballmer has played it (or maybe he forbids himself and his kids from using Silverlight's rival, just like those iPods and Google).Jun 24 09:50
tessierThat's the website of the dude who threw the eggs?Jun 24 10:13
tessierI kinda wish he had just sat there quietly with a sign. :|Jun 24 10:13
tessierOr at least egged Ballmer in the hallway on his way in or something.Jun 24 10:13
tessierHit him and then get away.Jun 24 10:13
tessierInstead he did it from across a room where he was likely to miss and he was in the middle of the room where he was easily nabbed by authorities and had to slink out.Jun 24 10:14
tessierEmbarrassing.Jun 24 10:14
schestowitzThe suits were not impressed (nor was Ballmer suit, which he later said in an interview was the reason he ducked behind the tables... you know, the stains). The incident was a win because it drew attention to the story of possible corruption in Hungary.Jun 24 10:18
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schestowitzWelcome,  lis'.Jun 24 14:03
lis`tJun 24 14:04
lis`yJun 24 14:04
schestowitzWatch Microsoft Jack: http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/technology/2... . A friend of mine sent me this by E-mail : 'It gets even more hysterical... "Lotus was actually acting at the behest of those masters of monopoly abuse, IBM"'Jun 24 14:29
schestowitzWOW!! "Nokia Buys Rest of Symbian, Will Make Code Open Source" ( http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/arti... )Jun 24 14:31
PetoKrausgood stuffJun 24 14:42
schestowitzWhat will they do with Meamo (Linux, X, GTK+other stuff), Qt, etc.? What's their plan? Remember that they are pro-DRM, so I wonder if they want a surrogate to GPL, with something like Qt on top...Jun 24 14:43
schestowitz*MaemoJun 24 14:44
schestowitzI need help finding out about the licence... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/0... ... can't find much info.Jun 24 14:45
schestowitzOkay... quick thought as I read on: my first instinct is to say that they want to do something similar to Microsoft, essentially pulling FOSS together (inc. Qt) to run on a platform that's less libre, i.e. replace the bottom stack with Symbian, a la Vista DRM trap and all... the announcement came later, but I don't know what was said. We'll find out soon.Jun 24 14:48
kentmaI don't know much about the eclipse licence.Jun 24 14:49
PetoKraushmmJun 24 14:50
schestowitzWhen Stallman crwtaed GNU he wanted a UNIX that's libre; not they do the opposite: create a GNU/Linux replacement with restriction (like CDDL, for control).Jun 24 14:50
PetoKrausit makes SOME code open-sourceJun 24 14:50
PetoKrausnot all codeJun 24 14:50
PetoKrausthat's important thing i didn't noticeJun 24 14:50
schestowitzYes, the report I see were leaked. Embargoed info prematurely out...Jun 24 14:50
PetoKraushttp://en.wikipedia.org/wik...Jun 24 14:51
schestowitzEclipse is very IBMmy.Jun 24 14:51
schestowitzIt's not very libre at all, IIRC.Jun 24 14:51
PetoKrauswellJun 24 14:52
schestowitzReddit and Facebook recently threw out portions under CPAL, which is equally (or more) stupid. It's a PR thing. They try to counter Google (OHA.Android) which uses Apache.Jun 24 14:52
PetoKrausCPAL?Jun 24 14:53
PetoKrausah, yet-another-attribution-licenseJun 24 14:53
schestowitzApropos: http://www.heise.de/english/news...Jun 24 14:54
schestowitzInteresting: http://radar.oreilly.com/archive... ( Nokia Acquires Plazes To Be Ovi's New Mapping App )Jun 24 15:38
PetoKrausthis day is completely unusualJun 24 16:19
PetoKrausthe new kde4.1b2 looks goodJun 24 16:20
schestowitzSeigo seems excited yesterday "Are we there yet?..."Jun 24 16:22
schestowitz*seemedJun 24 16:22
schestowitzNew Ubuntu on the way also: 8.04.1 (finally making up for the premature LTS mistake)Jun 24 16:23
kentmawell, you only have to look at how long it takes the debian guys to get a release out...Jun 24 16:37
PetoKrausbut it is stable.Jun 24 16:37
kentmaoh, I agree... I'm a big debian fan, myself :-)Jun 24 16:38
schestowitzLenny is near.Jun 24 16:38
kentmaSo's my No2 kid, who's just got home - I can hear the banging downstairs :-DJun 24 16:39
schestowitzJust don't call #3 and #4 Sid and Woody.Jun 24 16:42
PetoKrauswell Sid will be always the unstable oneJun 24 16:44
PetoKrausso the youngest... if you pleaseJun 24 16:45
PetoKrausSid - still in developmentJun 24 16:45
kentmahehe ;-)Jun 24 16:48
Eruaranhello guysJun 24 16:50
kentmahiJun 24 16:51
schestowitz<Eruaran>, what's your take on Nokia+Symbian?Jun 24 16:55
EruaranI think they're hedging their betsJun 24 16:57
EruaranFor whatever reasons they, like a lot of companies seem to want to have one foot in free software and one foot in proprietary software.Jun 24 16:59
schestowitzThey must. Look at Sun.Jun 24 16:59
schestowitzJust spotted: Sun Screwed Up on Free Software, Says Sun ( http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/software/soa/... )Jun 24 16:59
kentmaBig companies like Nokia have a massive investment in the proprietary models, and need to "walk back slowly" in order to migrate to new business models and away from the old ones.Jun 24 16:59
Eruarankentma: yes, and perhaps not scare the shareholders at the same timeJun 24 17:00
kentmaEruaran: agreed - they need to present a picture of controlled migration, not an apparent chaotic panic move to a new model.Jun 24 17:00
schestowitzI've come to the conclusion that the plan the big vendors have is to demote and marginalise FSF, elevating LF instead. My recent posts about IBM's involvement concur.Jun 24 17:04
kentmaAs the person who took my $employer into OSDL, I would point out that for at least one (nameless) corporate, that's not true...Jun 24 17:04
EruaranLF ?Jun 24 17:05
kentmaLinux foundatio - ex Open Source Development LabsJun 24 17:05
EruaranahJun 24 17:05
schestowitzLinux Foundation. A few minutes ago in the phoronix channel people mentioned boycottnovell. I'll paste this here:Jun 24 17:05
schestowitz<athewk> please, don't ban JAdeJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<athewk> the guy is hilariousJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<cxo> wtf is JAdeJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<athewk> Jade, a poster on the phoronix forumsJun 24 17:05
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schestowitz<Exopaladin> argh, probably the worst thing about gentoo is when I realise I want a package in a hurry that happens to take ages to compileJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<Deanjo> athewk, Jade's banters get really annoying after a while.  It's like listening to the village idiot.  It starts to where a persons patience thin.Jun 24 17:05
schestowitz<Deanjo> *wearJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<cxo> be strongJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<cxo> direction your passion towards writing the open source ati driverJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<cxo> s/direction/directJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<cxo> instead of fighting with the village idiotJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<Deanjo> Na, I just put him on my forums ignore list.  To bad it doesn't allow to ignore threadJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<athewk> I have no doubt that they doJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<athewk> I'm just fascinated by the depth of the man's paranoiaJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<athewk> if paranoia is the right term to describe itJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<cxo> show me a thread... pleaseJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<michaellarabel> http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showth...Jun 24 17:05
schestowitz<michaellarabel> http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showth...Jun 24 17:05
schestowitz<cxo> red on gray, difficult to read...Jun 24 17:05
schestowitz<vadi2> Haha, you guys titled him "The Conspiracist"Jun 24 17:05
schestowitz<redeeman> athewk: some of what he writes is trueJun 24 17:05
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schestowitz<vadi2> he must be one of the guys behind http://boycottnovell.com/ :)Jun 24 17:05
schestowitz<redeeman> you believe novells deal was a good thing?Jun 24 17:05
schestowitz<vadi2> I didn't claim a single thing :)Jun 24 17:05
schestowitz<michaellarabel> Vadi2: Schestowitz is the boycott novell creatorJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<vadi2> ahJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<Deanjo> Ya he's had to retract quite a few things as wellJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<cxo> damn is this guy related to that woman or what...Jun 24 17:05
schestowitz<cxo> how is this a general linux discussion?Jun 24 17:05
schestowitz<cxo> its a venture into the private life of some linux dev...Jun 24 17:05
schestowitz<Deanjo> rantings of a moronJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<maligor> a stalkerJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<maligor> instead of beautiful women, he targets a linux kernel developerJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<Deanjo> Although he did actually post one semi-intelligent post recentlyJun 24 17:05
schestowitz<schestowitz> <michaellarabel>, I would have never caJun 24 17:05
EruaranI think Stallman scared them still :pJun 24 17:05
Eruaran*scaresJun 24 17:05
schestowitzHe's scary to those who absorb the media's portrayal.Jun 24 17:06
schestowitzMedia = "Gates is a saint; Stallman is Marx"Jun 24 17:07
schestowitzThat is of course the media is commercial. That who pays the check receives the praise.Jun 24 17:07
schestowitzAt the moment, Gates is 'buying' some self-glorifying and whitewashing articles from his press (=sympathy machine). Got to rewrite history fast! Corrupt and shameless, even before 'retirement'.Jun 24 17:07
EruaranI didn't realise they had an irc channelJun 24 17:08
schestowitzGates owns a lot of the media. Fact. Journalists who are not bought should stop learning from other bought journalists and spend more time reading court documents.Jun 24 17:08
schestowitz<Eruaran>: stay here, still. ;-)Jun 24 17:08
Eruaranyou reckon if I just sit there and listen they'll whois me and start getting nasty ? :PJun 24 17:08
schestowitz*gasp* No, why would they?Jun 24 17:09
schestowitzBut I find the channel to be very childish and rude. Some racial slurs at times, at least from the verbose crowd.Jun 24 17:10
schestowitzJust been notified about Microsoft Jack... on the Lotus IBM monopoly .. someone said Jack had deleted the archive .. but he sounds exactly like Eric Funkenbusch from Munchkin Fame... must be reading the same hyme book, I'm told...Jun 24 17:11
EruaranIn an irc channel ? no... :OJun 24 17:11
schestowitzYes, there are some gamers there, they rest are polite and quiet, including me, Michael and others whom I know.Jun 24 17:12
kentmaIf we keep telling the truth, then in the end, we'll be heard.Jun 24 17:14
schestowitzWell, first we need to 'overthrow' some puppets in MSBBC to make it BBC (and make MSNBC an NBS again... you get the point). Did you get the mail I sent you this morning?Jun 24 17:16
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EruaranIs anyone here familiar with Lazarus ?Jun 24 17:32
schestowitzThe Advanced  Guestbook derivative? I have it installed.Jun 24 17:34
EruaranThe IDEJun 24 17:35
EruaranI guess not :PJun 24 17:51
schestowitzI read about it the other day.Jun 24 17:57
EruaranI might download it and have a look at itJun 24 17:58
EruaranI have a friend who is a Delphi fan, and in the distant past I did some basic Turbo Pascal...Jun 24 17:59
schestowitzDelphi might return to Linux (recent news). I'll grab the link.Jun 24 18:01
schestowitzI did Pascal when I was 15 or so.Jun 24 18:01
schestowitzWeeks ago: http://www.businessreviewonline.com/o... ( CodeGear adamant it will keep the faith )Jun 24 18:02
schestowitzFTA: "One user asked, “Does the platform independent streak mean we may see a return of Delphi for Linux?”, to which Williams answered, “I'm still getting my head around a lot of these things. Platform independence is critical, so the concept of targeting multiple operating systems is certainly one we invest in R&D to service.”"Jun 24 18:02
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kentmaThere was a delphi port to Linux a long time ago.Jun 24 18:17
EruaranKylix ?Jun 24 18:17
kentmaTo be honest, it seemed to lack the kind of polish which Turbo C and Turbo Pascal had had on DOS.  Yeah, kylix sounds right.  I might even still have the Cd around somewhere.Jun 24 18:18
Eruaranhttp://www.theregister.co.uk/2008...Jun 24 18:22
schestowitzHeaded by John Zemlin?Jun 24 18:24
EruaranJohn or Jim ?Jun 24 18:26
schestowitzJohn. James is at the Linux Foundation. I was joking. The name just stood out... as though they tried to do what was predicated... undermine the GPLv2-licensed Linux.Jun 24 18:27
EruaranI'd like to see Solaris go GPLv3Jun 24 18:28
EruaranThen Linus might budgeJun 24 18:28
schestowitz'Open'Solaris?Jun 24 18:28
EruaranyesJun 24 18:28
schestowitzYes, he would. Same with Marton.Jun 24 18:28
schestowitzI could find the ML discussion.Jun 24 18:28
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RogerBaconhey guy'sJun 24 18:29
EruaranhiJun 24 18:29
EruaranI think I've read itJun 24 18:29
RogerBaconi just waked up ;)Jun 24 18:29
schestowitzI know some people who are already upset at Linus for choosing Power over Freedom, just like IBM, HP, Intel and other funders of his desire.Jun 24 18:29
schestowitzHowdy, <RogerBacon>!Jun 24 18:30
RogerBaconas long as the kernel is open source i dont careJun 24 18:30
RogerBaconsince we have the choice of what linux disrtib to useJun 24 18:30
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schestowitzYes, but earlier I saw an interetsing discussion about this.Jun 24 18:31
EruaranokJun 24 18:31
schestowitzIf we adopt a kernel filled with blobs, then we have no true control over it. There's lock-in, too.Jun 24 18:32
EruaranWhat kind of blobs ?Jun 24 18:32
RogerBacondid the kernel have some not-sure-if-its-really-open-source- because-of-the-reverse-engeniring ?Jun 24 18:32
RogerBacon(some sort of wi-fi driver)Jun 24 18:33
EruaranJust say no to software patents.Jun 24 18:33
schestowitzThat too.Jun 24 18:34
schestowitz<RogerBacon>, NVIdia is a big target now.Jun 24 18:34
schestowitzSee http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-997... and http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-...Jun 24 18:35
RogerBaconoh well ... just figured somethig out when i compiled my first kernel yesturdayJun 24 18:36
EruaranI'm not sure they should botherJun 24 18:36
RogerBaconthe video driver are in the kernelJun 24 18:36
RogerBacon....Jun 24 18:36
EruaranMarket forces will push Nvidia to open its drivers anywayJun 24 18:36
RogerBaconand when you add closed-source driver they are added via modules into the kernelJun 24 18:37
schestowitzThey will.Jun 24 18:37
RogerBaconvia modprobe ?Jun 24 18:37
RogerBaconi have a readon 9200 so ... ;)Jun 24 18:37
schestowitzWell, Michael Larabel and I spoke about this several times before.Jun 24 18:37
schestowitzATI will open up further, as well. It's looking good for X!!11Jun 24 18:38
EruaranyesJun 24 18:38
schestowitzTell NASA to boycott the blobs. ;-)Jun 24 18:39
schestowitzThey use a lot of Linux+NVIDIA combos.Jun 24 18:39
RogerBaconthey use alot of fedora boxJun 24 18:40
EruaranI use a linux nvidia combo :/Jun 24 18:40
Eruaranlinvidia ?Jun 24 18:41
schestowitzHeh. Yes, <RogerBacon>, I was going to add that but you beat me to it. Fedora is their thing... and RHEL. They also have some SGI clusters, IIRC, with SU$E.Jun 24 18:42
schestowitzNASA ditches Itanic for new Xeon-based SGI [Linux] giant http://www.theregister.co.uk/200...Jun 24 18:43
schestowitzFedora on the Final Frontier http://jaboutboul.blogspot.com/200...Jun 24 18:43
schestowitzGoogle's Schmidt: NASA should collaborate with public http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.php?...Jun 24 18:43
RogerBaconMicrosoft Deleted Windows Interoperability Documents, Feds SayJun 24 18:43
schestowitzPenguins in space: NASA picks open source for lunar mission http://blogs.the451group.com/opensourc...Jun 24 18:43
RogerBaconhttp://www.informationweek.com/ne...Jun 24 18:43
schestowitzInterview: The driver behind NASA's Mars Rovers http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/in... "... Linux boxes sport bonzer NVIDIA graphics cards. ..."Jun 24 18:44
schestowitzNASA tests Linux for spacecraft control http://www.linuxdevices.com/ne...Jun 24 18:44
schestowitzAt NASA, Windows Vista Isn't Ready For Launch http://www.informationweek.com/news/s...Jun 24 18:45
schestowitzNASA tests Linux-based planetary surface exploration robots http://www.linuxdevices.com/new...Jun 24 18:45
schestowitzYoung Scientists Design Open-Source Program at NASA http://www.wired.com/science/...Jun 24 18:45
RogerBaconwait, why windows is no used for space mission  ?Jun 24 18:45
EruaranHave to get going and get some sleep before morningJun 24 18:45
EruarancyasJun 24 18:46
schestowitz<RogerBacon>: it's too risky. Some time on the trip to Mars the WGA servers might go offline for a night or two.Jun 24 18:47
schestowitz<Eruaran>, see you soon.Jun 24 18:47
RogerBaconschestowitz : but ... but ... on vista you have the UACJun 24 18:48
RogerBaconthat's better than Selinux no ? :PJun 24 18:48
schestowitzIs the User (in UAC) on the spacecraft/explorer?Jun 24 18:48
RogerBaconNorton antivirus block the space-spam too !Jun 24 18:49
RogerBaconyep ;)Jun 24 18:49
schestowitzOpenBSD and other BSDs are good too. They are more scientific; more robust and disciplined.Jun 24 18:49
RogerBaconFreeBSD is one of my fav operating systemJun 24 18:50
schestowitzWell, 40% of the Windows PCs out there are zombies, so....Jun 24 18:50
RogerBaconspace bot-net ;)Jun 24 18:50
schestowitzIt was funny when Pfiezer PCs and entire hospitals became part of a botnet. Same with the US government... maybe the Pentagon too.Jun 24 18:50
RogerBaconi will like to see the reaction of the guy's who monitor spam traffic to block it f:)Jun 24 18:51
schestowitzIPv6 has some bits allocated to planet, there's some for earth (number 60, IIRC?)Jun 24 18:51
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PetoKraushttp://tech.slashdot.org/art...Jun 24 19:19
schestowitzI caught some logs of their a few years back. Wanna see?Jun 24 19:23
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PetoKrausdo you guys know where to rotate picture by some degrees in gimp?Jun 24 19:48
PetoKrausah, found it!Jun 24 19:51
schestowitzThere's also the toolset, not just a menu item.Jun 24 19:55
schestowitzThe transition from 1.2 to 2 was hard for me. Different UI and menus going crazy (hierarchy).Jun 24 19:56
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Black or African American not even mentioned
Rumours That Nat Friedman (CEO) Was 'Fired' by GitHub/Microsoft
"Microsoft Refused to Fix Flaw Years Before SolarWinds Hack"
linuxsecurity.com: A Step in a Positive Direction
We hope that Guardian Digital and linuxsecurity.com will rectify the matter and persist with real articles
Links 20/06/2024: Somali Piracy Surges, Juneteenth Discussed
Links for the day
Gemini Links 20/06/2024: Gemini is 5 Today (Still No Gemlog Entry From its Founder)
Links for the day
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
IRC logs for Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Morocco: GNU/Linux Surges From 0.1% to 4.21%
Microsoft has mass layoffs in Africa these days
[Meme] EU Chat Control II
Stuff like "Chat Control" means that GDPR will lose credibility and the true motives be rightly scrutinised/questioned
You're Only Proving Our Point, Sir
clearly obsessed with what we write
Just Because It Happened Over 20 Years Ago Doesn't Mean It's "Old News" or Stopped Happening
This strategy merely evolved
Thanking Solderpunk for 5 Years of Gemini Protocol
Long live Gemini Protocol and long live Solderpunk!
[Meme] He Who Controls the Boot
And licks the Microsoft boot
[Meme] systemd-recovery
Imagine "Linux" (Poetterix) becoming so unreliable that it needs factory resets
Almost Every Day This Month the GNU/Linux "Market Share" Grows in statCounter
Advocates like to see progress
Dawg, I Herd You Like Freedom
In the context of Software Freedom, little is ever said about free speech
Links 19/06/2024: Microsoft Faces Big Backlash, Bytedance Referred to US Department of Justice
Links for the day
Gemini Protocol Turns 5 in 15 Hours
Geminispace is still very much alive
OSI's Blog is Still 100% "AI" Nonsense Sponsored by Microsoft (the Authors Are Also Salaried by Microsoft)
The founder of the OSI no longer supports the OSI
Poland is Another Country Where Bing Lost a Lot of Market Share Since the LLM Gimmicks
down from 3.24% to 2.4%
Jean-Pierre Giraud, Possible Forgeries & Debian: elections, judgments, trademark already canceled, archaeologist
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
It Took Microsoft More Than 3 Years to Get a Quarter of Windows Users to 'Upgrade' to Vista 11 (3 Out of 4 Windows Users Still Reject It)
That is exactly what's happening right now
[Meme] The Empire
Don't be like Putin
They Want 'Transparency' Only for the General Public (Every Bit of Communication Available to the Government, Usually Via Corporations)
The EU might decide to effectively ban SSH
Justices Jeremy Johnson and Victoria Sharp to Decide the Fate of Julian Assange in About Three Weeks
Will he be back home in Australia by year's end?
Free Software Won't Fix Equality, But It Helps
Let's examine Free software in the context of: 1) money. 2) justice.
Treating Them as Teammates, Not as Political Props, Trophies, or Objects
Most of the world's people are women
Links 19/06/2024: SFTP and Gopher Milestone
Links for the day
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
IRC logs for Tuesday, June 18, 2024
US Surgeon General's Advice on Social Control Media (and "Smart" Phones) Seems Reasonable
People forget what the real world is about
Quiet at Planet Debian
planet.debian.org has not had any updates since 5 days ago
Belarus: Bing Fell From 1.1% to 0.6% Since Microsoft Started the LLM Hype (Yandex is 50 Times Bigger Than Bing)
Now enter Belarus
Morale at Microsoft Sinks to New Lows
The annual 'Employee Signals' survey showed a drop from 69% to 62% in positive responses
Microsoft Windows is Being Abandoned in the UK, Relative to Other Platforms (New All-Time Lows)
Windows at new lows
Links 18/06/2024: More Executives Leave Microsoft, Attacks on the Press in Russia and 'Exile'
Links for the day
[Meme] Always Livecasting
Wait Till Systemd-Recall
Australia: Bing Lost Market Share Since the LLM Hype ("Bing Chat")
Google rose, Bing went down
Gemini Links 18/06/2024: Unconscious Consumption and Firewall Autoban
Links for the day
[Meme] Canonical Has Basically Become Novell II
Today's Canonical...
While Everyone is Furious at Vista 11 (Over TPM, Recall and Other Malicious 'Features') Canonical is Selling It to People
So the only thing Canonical says about Windows is that you should give it a try?
Links 18/06/2024: Adobe and Internet Archive in Trouble
Links for the day
Peter Duffy Explains SystemD
Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer!
[Meme] The Doyen and the Colonel
EPO continues to prioritise lawbreaking over knowledge
EPO Union Action: Next Week SUEPO The Hague and SUEPO Munich Talk About New Pension Scheme (NPS) and Salary Savings Plan (SSP)
So there are basically 32 days left for more people to intervene
[Meme] Wait Till Systemd-Recall
The only thing Linux still needs is a forensics backdoor
GNU/Linux Up This Month in India (or Why Famous Criminal Bill Gates Keeps Visiting Modi)
truth tends to catch up with people
Microsoft Poetterix is Work in Progress
Linux's New DRM Panic 'Blue Screen of Death' In Action
24/7 Work Discipline
it's not so much about how much (or how long) one works, it's about how one works and whether one feels comfortable doing it
Adamant Conformism is an Enemy of Science
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man"
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Monday, June 17, 2024
IRC logs for Monday, June 17, 2024
Links 18/06/2024: Further Mass Layoffs and Gemini Leftovers
Links for the day
At IBM, "Brownnosing is the Norm."
Many of these comments are from IBM insiders
Myanmar/Burma: Google Gains One Percent, Microsoft Loses One Percent Since the LLM Hype ('Bing Chat')
it's not hard to understand LLMs didn't replace real search and didn't replace Google, either
[Meme] KISS, not SAAS
Gemini Protocol turns 5 in exactly 2 days
Hostageware: The Threat of Clown Computing (or 'SaaS', Another Misnomer or Buzzword) to Computer Users Everywhere
This problem isn't limited to Free software adopters