.@monsterjavaguns takes a look at @liberapay, a platform for funding creators of open content https://opensource.com/article/18/5/open-patronage-liberapay
Time again to kick off another week with a set of interesting links: https://mondaykickoff.com/kickoff-for-may-7-2018
A brief history of bad passwords https://opensource.com/article/18/5/brief-history-bad-passwords
Very appropriate in light #birdsite exposing 330 million passwords in plain text ...
A look at how to customize text colours on the #linux command line https://www.networkworld.com/article/3269587/linux/customizing-your-text-colors-on-the-linux-command-line.html #cli
The UK's Government Digital Service makes a new push to get employees to use ODF http://www.ukauthority.com/data4good/entry/8163/gds-makes-new-push-on-odf-usage
I think they're facing an uphill battle against an entrenched foe (in this case, Word and .doc/.docx)
An interview with Aron Prisk about CorvOS, his ready-to-go education distro for educators not familiar with #Linux https://opensource.com/article/18/5/corvus-creating-open-source-classroom #edtech #opensource
Some observations about the pain of installing a custom ROM on an #Android phone https://current.workingdirectory.net/posts/2018/android-upgrades/
I can empathise. I installed #LineageOS on a Samsung tablet, and it pushed me outside of my tech comfort zone in a few ways. Still, that effort was well worth it
I'm surprised this still needs saying, but the difference between FOSS licenses isn't really about how much freedom they grant but who gets that freedom.
e.g. GPL/AGPL focuses on end-user freedom, MIT/BSD focuses on developer freedom, and Apache/MPL tries to find a compromise between the two.
While I don't think choice of license makes all that big of a difference, I'm very much on the side of the end-user so I tend to prefer the GPL.
As for you, I don't care. Just please don't smear.
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