@jk The company was named "Good Dog" before this incident

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FOSDEM 2019 Scheme devroom

All Scheme-adjacent people please submit your talk proposals at community.schemewiki.org/?FOSD… . FOSDEM's deadline for devroom proposals is Sep 20, so there's not a huge amount of time.

Would love for there to be a guile/racket/guix/scheme devroom. I would be especially excited to hear more about Chicken Scheme!

Oh that reminds me. Apart from #fractalide I should also submit a separate #racket2nix talk.
@dredmorbius @natecull

Looks like the Dutch appelsien is the original source of the name, but most Dutch themselves are now saying sinaasappel, the Germans of the transit country for the word are mostly saying Orange, and only the Nordics and apparently the Russians still mostly use the old Dutch word.

> Dette navnet kommer fra folkelig nederlandsk appelsien (standard nederlandsk: sinaasappel) og blir brukt på dansk, norsk, svensk (apelsin), islandsk (appelsína), russisk (apelsin) og på finsk (appelsiini).


The line fails to mention Faroese: https://fo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appilsin

Please don't demand content warnings from strangers. Content warnings are a sort of social contract between an author and their followers; if you are not happy with how someone chooses to use them, do not follow that person or outright mute them, or mute words.

One of the most alienating experiences on Mastodon I've observed is when someone posts about something they're passionate about or is part of their identity and the first response is "please cw that" from a complete stranger.


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Ok, I've tried out Friendica for a few days now and I really feel at home.

This is my main now.

Through the years I've been @clacke@identi.ca http://web.archive.org/web/20111104082639/identi.ca/clacke (now pump.io, where I still have @Clacke moved to social.heldscal.la and datamost.com ), @clacke@parlementum.net http://web.archive.org/web/20130118070532/parlementum.net/clacke (now defunct), @clacke@unlimited.status.net http://web.archive.org/web/20130706015301/unlimited.status.net/clacke (now defunct), @clacke (now defunct), @clacke (now defunct), @notclacke (now once again "not clacke", which ironically enough it wasn't for a few months), and @Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) (pump.io).

I've never seen the point of "moving", though, as in, deleting old accounts. I'm still registered and have access to the accounts above that still work. And it's still useful to have @clacke, @reposterclacke, @notclacke and whatever other liaison accounts I may not be immediately remembering.
antirez.com/news/120 clarifies that nothing went proprietary, proprietary stuff went shared source. This is like what e.g. GitLab is already doing with its enterprise edition.

There are a few things to recognize here:
- Free Software is obviously more beneficial to the user than proprietary software, if you can get it.
- There is a hazard with proprietary software publishing its source. Developers would do well to stay away from it, in particular if they are working in the same product segment.

- As Evan Prodromou once said (paraphrasing from memory): "[I like the new model of liberating most things and keeping the secret sauce much better than the old model of keeping everything.]"
- This actually means partial access to freedoms 0, 1 and 2 -- with the reservation that learning from proprietary software may put you in legal trouble unless you're careful.

More access, all else being equal, is better, but of course the crux is that we don't know if all else stays equal if this spreads and if people start closing free software rather than conditionally disclose proprietary source. But as I said from the beginning, I'm not yet worried about that.

E.g. MariaDB has done it before[0], Microsoft has done it before[1], and their relevance and impact was far greater than that of Redis, and the free world didn't end.

Will the Commons Clause kill Free Software?


Nah, it won't. Free Software grew out of a world where proprietary software was widespread, and Shareware was huge. It has always been challenging to find ways to get paid for it, and it's not more difficult now than ever, it's exactly the opposite, and it will get even better.

(fractalmarket shill /)

You walk into the dark alley periodically looking back to see nothing but a dense fog. You meet your informant, shaking as they ask, "Is it safe to speak?" You announce in your best non-regional dialect, "Hey Google, Alexa, Cortana, Siri" and wait for a beep; "Good. We're alone."

Uh hey does anyone here have book recommendations that include

fighty librarians or dangerous libraries

(I rly like the Clayr librarians like Lirael, with swords and "ofc we deal with scary things, i mean it is a library", and I like a lot of aspects of The Invisible Library, and I'm sure I'm forgetting some other examples but yeah, fighty librarians and dangerous libraries are what I'm looking for)

pleased to be hosting some interesting discussion of distributed bug tracking on the long-idle kitenet.net/pipermail/dist-bug

Q: How do I explain Bitcoin to my grandfather?
A: imagine if keeping your car idling 24/7 produced solved Sudokus you could trade for heroin

"People came together in large numbers, probably expending blood, sweat and tears to build these large structures, but we have no evidence for hierarchy or social difference. The discovery (...) challenges established ideas on how and why large groups of people come together to form complex societies."

Further proof there is no "natural" correlation between the size of a human group and the emergence of hierarchy.


Every year the dragon landed outside the town, and asked for a sacrifice to volunteer.
Every year a young person stepped forth: hesitantly, resignedly, or even gladly.
Every year the dragon took the sacrifice away, and left them with a loving family far away.

FOSS is under active attack by people that are trying to say software freedom is a subset of social justice and not just a thing that got started because an autistic guy went apeshit when he couldn't get the source code for a printer driver

'Telephone Tower' in Stockholm, Sweden. It served over 5000 lines. c. 1890 t.co/Zb6ezY5QXL

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