Youtube-dl is a legitimate tool with a world of a lawful uses. Demanding its removal from Github is a disappointing and counterproductive move by the RIAA. https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/10/2020-10-23-RIAA.md
For most of this year, @zwol and I have been working on a pretty ambitious project:
* to make a fresh release of GNU Autoconf, a crucial #FLOSS build tool that hadn't had a new release since 2012
* to get paid for that
* to help put Autoconf on a more sustainable footing so it doesn't have to get rescued again a little while down the road
Autoconf 2.70 is due out next month, and you can read my fresh LWN story about the rejuvenation & what's next:
My college newspaper, the Spartan Daily, is a Pacemaker finalist ("the Pulitzer prize of college journalism")!
I wrote about what I think it took for us to get there: https://blog.legoktm.com/2020/10/22/inside-scoop-spartan-daily-is-a-pacemaker-finalist.html
Very excited that #Debian is making a 10k USD donation to fund further PeerTube development!
"We hope this unconventional gesture from the Debian project will help us make this year somewhat less terrible and give us, and thus humanity, better Free Software tooling to approach the future."
Taking Back Our Privacy
Great profile on Moxie and the much larger fight that Signal is part of.
Okay so our insistence on paper ballots for auditing has a slight flaw: https://abc7.com/fire-intentionally-set-inside-baldwin-park-ballot-box-officials/7155522/
I feel personally attacked by Politico repeatedly describing Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune as primarily watched by old people.
We just watched Brazil for the first time, I'm still in shock from how trippy and freaky that was.
8/10, would recommend.
Got my first ever perfect score on the New York Times weekly news headlines quiz!
When I saw the “Open Letter to Apache #OpenOffice” by #LibreOffice developers, I felt for them:
Two days later, this “answer” suggests that #Apache is actively trying to harm the development of a free “office suite”:
"Vote like your rights depend on it" #IVoted
Open Letter to Apache OpenOffice: Today marks 20 years since the source code to OpenOffice was released. And today we say, LibreOffice is clearly the future of the suite (see the timeline). Let's all get behind it, for the benefit of all users: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/10/12/open-letter-to-apache-openoffice/
uspol but xkcd
literally me today: https://xkcd.com/2371/
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