Let's talk about FOSS pitfalls for a bit.
A few days ago Redis Labs introduced Common Clause to some of add-on modules. The Common Clause adds additional restriction to their regular (IIRC, BSD) license: you can not sell it. Basically ending free usage by cloud providers.
In short: it's all about money. Redis Labs saw competition using their product and not paying for it. Not good.
The problem many saw is that Common Clause is technically not OSI compliant.

I wrote a post about how solving technical interop on the web needs to be coupled with "human" interop solutions: medium.com/@jorydotcom/the-mea

TFW you're in a DM with someone and they continually misspell your name that's displayed next to all your words.


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Manifesto for Minimalist Software Engineers minifesto.org

Some good principles that need to be reviewed every once in a while

If you're a highly qualified software developer, but you're an asshole, you're not a highly qualified software developer.

The Ghostbusters are COPS. Do NOT call them.
Work with a local medium to open dialog with the spirits in your community.

Really heartened by the increasing number of people giving Mastodon a shot. GOOD

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I just realized I don't really have any toots that aren't links to neat things I've read, which probably makes my account look like a bot. I assure you I'm not a bot. We all know that bots wouldn't say this if it were untrue.

I just posted an article on algorithmically generating guitar chord fingerings using #Elixir. The fingering suggestions are *mostly* playable. Mostly... petecorey.com/blog/2018/08/13/

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