We tried to communicate w/ #GitHub re: #Copilot; they have outright refused to answer community questions on Copilot & took it for-profit. Copilot ignores copyleft requirements; so it's time to #GiveUpGitHub GiveUpGitHub.org

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Please join us and #GiveUpGitHub by visiting GiveUpGitHub.org/ and while you are still on #GitHub, adding information to your README that you do not agree with GitHub's policies and monopolized place in our community.

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I just encouraged a friend of mine who is apprenticing to become a plumber to stick with it because we need more weirdos fixing toilets.

Imagine if YouTube was shut down.

It would be a literal tragedy for the human race. Billions of hours worth of creativity would disappear in an instant.

"That would never happen!" some believe.

But it already has.

Remember Google+? All of it's gone forever.

Or remember all that media stored on MySpace? It's vanished.

We must stop depending on Big Tech to archive our data. Their mandate is to profit off our data, not preserve it.

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Feeling a bit meander-ish and out-of-place at the moment. Not sure what the path toward resolution is for such a non-specific conundrum.

At least the sun is shining. Small victories.

I just messed about with an old KVM install and thought, I wonder how easy it would be to upgrade this F34 KDE to F36 Silverblue with Gnome? Friends, it was so easy. It was amazingly easy. I'm totally blown away.

There are obviously oddities and other things to learn which give me pause, but this is really exciting. I *felt* the future today.

Anyone here have any experience/trust/info about cryptomator.org/

This seems to be free software solving a common problem with cloud storage and supports multiple platforms. I'm reluctant to recommend as I'd not heard of it before, but it seems to be created by skymatic.de/

Hope everyone is doing well today. :)

Small is Beautiful – live stream, today at 5PM Irish Summer Time (UTC+1)

Journeys in Linux: Moving to Fedora Silverblue 36, Distrobox, and Helix Editor.

owncast.small-web.org

#smallTech #smallWeb #foss #openSource #freedom #stream #owncast

crummy.com/2004/05/20/1 in a few days it'll be the 18th anniversary of @leonardr releasing the Python screen-scraping library Beautiful Soup.

[The next day: "Beautiful Soup's reception greatly exceeded expectations (I think I tapped a real market need here)"]

Congrats to all the newly- and soon-to-be minted graduates.

Especially thinking of the PhD folks as today is my PhD-iversary.

Congrats to you all.

Check out our new explainer video narrated by our own ED @o0karen0o
created by Chris Rogers.
We're so happy to be able to share our vision of software freedom with you in this new video!
sfconservancy.org/news/2022/ma

One of the joys of using Distrobox with Fish shell on Fedora Silverblue is having Fish’s awesome history auto-completions available across multiple distributions.

#distrobox #fish #fedora #silverblue

Swearing 

Happy Mothers day! My wonderful wife's calligraphy practice from earlier in the week.

I stumbled across a decades-old video file on my hard drive today of a person singing in gibberish.

I reversed the video, and it turned out to be this:

li-ma.nl/lima/catalogue/art/je

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