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A long-overdue

Hello! I'm Ivan, I live in Moscow, Russia, and study in the MSU.

In my free time I hack on various FOSS projects and play (vertical scrolling) rhythm games (4K, 7K, SV, LN, bars). My favorite programming language is . My main is Quaver, which I am helping to develop.

I use (), (), .

I'm quite interested in tool-assisted speedrunning. I've created tools for Half-Life 1 and studied it extensively.

I've also made a Minecraft mod.

FOSS maintainers, what's your angle on taking smaller patches with some code debt from first-time/irregular contributors as-is, versus asking them to make changes to ease the debt at the risk of putting them off?


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I don't understand why GitLab is doing these things. Even on behalf of Sourcehut, there are subsets that I don't really try to compete with GitLab on. They have a place in this ecosystem and they're working to undermine it. They're making a void that I, even as a competitor, don't want to and am not prepared to fill. The community is going to suffer for their missteps.

I feel really bad for their employees. If I could help, I would, but Sourcehut isn't big enough to provide a fallback for them. To any GitLab employees who know something I can do to help, or just want to talk, I can lend a sympathetic and private ear at

Me: "Ok I'm trying to finish this JS work. No distractions!"

Rust: "1.39 just came out with stabilized async/await."

Me: "... I'll be right over."

I'm curious. Does anyone else read scientific papers for pleasure? (Boosts wanted.) outage :S

I'm a little bit sad "cool Wayland compositors" isn't in this list.

If MTProto is open, why aren't people writing their own server implementations?

There are multiple open client-side implementations, but doesn't want to open-source their server implementation and so we have none of those. I mean how hard could it be?..

Business idea: Software tailors. Programming contractors who make small alterations to FOSS programs for people who can't code but want to exercise their Freedom 1 rights.

Let me know if this already exists; it sounds like something that should.

@musicmatze @sir don't fall into this VC thinking of "bigger numbers == better". Sure, numbers are important, but it's the quality that counts, not the quantity. For example, a number like 1337 is objectively better than 1338 or 1340.

From GitLab:

- We're adding tracking
- Including third-party tracking
- There will be proprietary scripts
- The website and API will be broken for you until you agree

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