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At #FOSSASIA Duane O'Brien reminds us that more than half of #opensource lives in places other than GitHub.

Think twice before you rely on proprietary platforms for your #FLOSS work. And before you judge people based on GitHub profiles.

#FreeSoftware #FOSS

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"The reliable automatic recognition of parodies or quotations, is completely out of the question. When automatic upload filters are used, quotes and parodies are inevitably blocked." is incompatible with free expression: dw.com/en/memes-could-be-filte

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The 15 packages listed in package.json installed 1800+ dependencies. The versions in the package lock file included the infamous event-stream w/ Bitcoin miner, a ton of packages that no longer exist, about 100 "stop using this, it's deprecated" and 323 other vulnerabilities.

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"How an App for Gamers Went Mainstream" by Taylor Lorenz theatlantic.com/technology/arc

It is surprising how fast Discord became the go-to chat app for everything.

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I love it when researchers bring the receipts.

RT @oulasvirta@twitter.activitypub.actor

Rant: Nine reasons why I don't believe in current VR/AR technology.

HoloLens, Magic Leap, and Oculus: Mind-blowing videos, and the market is estimated to explode to $200 billion by 2025 (Statista). So what's wrong?

HCI research tells why we haven't seen a killer app yet: 1/22

🐦🔗: twitter.com/oulasvirta/status/

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Lydia has a motivating sentiment for why to make your code maintainable.

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“Give someone a program, and you’ll frustrate them for a day. Teach someone to program, and you’ll frustrate them for a lifetime.”

        — Unknown

j.mp/2Ukg5Bz

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When the first astronaut to Mars was about to board her ship, her husband gave her a book.
"I have lots of ebooks to read," she said.
"Open it," he said.
"Wait, it's a library book?"
"Take it with you. So I know you will come back to Earth."

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"CLAs also give rise to an asymmetry of legal power among a project's participants, which also discourages the growth of strong contributor and user communities around a project", couldn't agree more with Richard Fontana opensource.com/article/19/2/cl

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@kaniini If anything, looking into this deeper was a good exercise in recognizing that XMPP is built by a bunch of backend guys, while Matrix is built by a bunch of frontend guys.

XMPP servers work reliably with little resources. But there's no client that is user friendly.

Matrix has beautiful clients. But the backend is just not usable at all.

Solution would be to throw away XMPP clients and Matrix backends, and switch the Matrix clients to XMPP. And then improve things from there.

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Reason ∞ to avoid tech debt: Newcomers to your codebase won't realize your temp hack from N years ago was a temp hack, and will copy it when they're using existing code as a guide to implement similar functionality. And then you'll see it in a code review and kick yourself.

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This sounds interesting. Has anybody used it that would be willing to comment?

"Beaker: the Decentralized Read-Write Browser | Linux Journal"

linuxjournal.com/content/beake

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Microsoft Edge contains a hidden whitelist that lets Facebook always run Flash, even bypassing click2play policy:

zdnet.com/article/microsoft-ed

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It makes me uncomfortable how people have adopted corporate language when talking about themselves on the internet. You are not a corporation or a persona. You are a whole person.

You don't have a "brand" – you have passions and interests. You don't "create content" – you share thoughts, words, ideas, knowledge, and a whole galaxy of other things.

There are plenty of people out there who want to categorise you and put you in a box. Don't help them to do this.

You're so much more than that. 💚

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I can't believe I've only just discovered
crowdsupply.com/

I was looking for an open hardware heart monitor and stubbled across this site . It's like my dream site .

For those interested
crowdsupply.com/protocentral/h

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Star Trek opinion, but it is the correct one :StarfleetInsignia: Show more

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