The small util I wrote some time ago for generating server name suggestions is now a published rust crate. So simply do `cargo install gen-server-name` and there you go. Currently we have name pools from darkwing duck, japanese islands, lotr, star wars, wheel of time and even shakespeare. :-)
Consumers should have real control over their information, and ways to stand up and advocate for themselves.
It undermines privacy to encourage people to accept the scraps of an exploitative system. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/why-getting-paid-your-data-bad-deal
Our statement on the youtube-dl DMCA Takedown is online:
While not a requirement – for me –, it's nice knowing that the backing organization is one dedicated to open-source and one you can individually get involved in and help with.
Especially with recent events, this was long overdue for me to do.
Codeberg is funded by donations and membership fees. There is no premium plan to "buy".
There is no reason to block iranian users. We won't do this unless there is some law that forces us to. Which I consider unlikely in the EU
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The DMCA takedown process which leads to many bogus takedowns does not matter to us at all.
HOWEVER, we do not allow hosting stuff that is illegal in the EU/Germany and/or contains proprietary copyrighted code (we are a free software platform)
In case of youtube-dl the situation is not really clear (if it cracks a copy protection it might be illegal in Germany, and that is how some people argue).
And I am not a lawyer ;)
Note on the #youtubedl DMCA takedown this night.
In a very unusual turn RIAA justifies the takedown request with EU/German law and claim US analogy to EU rules. (the attachment with a copy of the Hamburg court rule they refer to somehow not linked, one can only guess that this links to §95a UrhG).
Mostly features from third party tools, though. Even Open Source tools and projects have a "connect to github" but won't work with issues, PRs, wiki or other features on a gitlab instance.
I'm afraid we've dug our own hole here, as community. And locked ourselves into Github.
Yet, for flockingbird, our focus is our product and much less (the idealism of) the underlying infrastructure.
Still. It feels like "giving up".
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