A Florida Appeals Court is sending an American inventor to 15 months in prison for making a product that would've helped thousands of people, but, according to the court, infringed on Microsoft's products. This is wrong. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2018/04/24/recycling-innovator-eric-lundgren-loses-appeal-on-computer-restore-discs-must-serve-15-month-prison-term/?utm_term=.c4d72077cf2b
This is why I only use & support Free & Open Source Software in my personal life. This man is going to prison. Prison.
"A California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore disks” he made to extend the lives of computers had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed Microsoft’s products to the tune of $700,000."
RT @Fossbckstg@twitter.com: At #FOSSback @email@example.com and Charlie Kritschmar introduce their method for researching and documenting workflows together with users to help you find your users needs https://buff.ly/2qU5rUR
"We must have this specific font pairing!" cries the client.
Century Gothic & Calibri.
Agent 327 Wins Webby Award https://www.blendernation.com/2018/04/24/agent-327-wins-webby-award/ #b3d
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/BlenderNation/status/988791588137598976
New article up on https://pixls.us!
How to create camera noise profiles for darktable
Andreas Schneider walks through producing a noise profile for your camera to use in darktable (with their Profiled Denoise module). It's not as hard as you might think it is! :)
ISPs say that California’s #NetNeutrality bill means they won’t have the money to make their service better.
“In 2017, Comcast, Verizon & AT&T earned a combined profit of $82.3 billion on revenues of more than $371 billion” counters @hiltzikm in @latimes
Wonderful to see a GIMP tutorial show up on a mainstream photography site. — https://www.dpreview.com/videos/6896182458/video-professional-photo-editing-with-gimp-on-linux
This month, the Bitcoin philanthropist behind the Pineapple Fund is challenging the world to support the @InternetArchive and the movement for online freedom by matching up to $1 million in donations to the Archive through April 30.
We’re just 15 apps away from having 100 new, native, Open Source apps in AppCenter. No ports. No web apps. No proprietary software. I think that’s pretty freaking cool.
Tavmjong has been hard at work! Get a glimpse of the improvements he's making to #Inkscape at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/boston-hackfeat-18172447
The @GIMP team has just announced GIMP 2.10.0 release candidate 2 is out with multi-threaded painting, rewritten UI themes, on-canvas panorama rotation in 3D, various improvements, and 40 bug fixes!
(Sorry - last post had the wrong URL)
So, GIMP 2.10rc2 is out. Release highlights:
— faster painting, now done in a separate thread;
— gradient fills in linear RGB and CIE LAB color spaces;
— rewritten UI themes;
— on-canvas 3D rotation for the Panorama Projection filter;
— 40 bugs fixed.
Regarding Facebook tracking non-users Mark Zuckerberg said "This kind of data collection is fundamental to how the internet works."
I'm not a networking expert but I know enough to be able to confidently say that nothing at all about this data collection is fundamental to how the Internet works. I guess he was using Silicon Valley speak where "the internet" means "huge corporations who make most of their money by selling ads and illegally collecting as much data as possible".
Want to learn how to edit video with Free Software?
The Kdenlive team will be holding their spring sprint in Paris next week, and two of the days will be open to the public. Then they are off to Seville, to the annual Libre Graphics Meeting.
Come make movies with us!