I wrote for The Signpost this month, "The people who built Wikipedia, technically", filled with stories of Wikipedia's earliest days and how it grew into what it is today.
New blog post about last month's #Wikimedia Datatcenter switchover: https://techblog.wikimedia.org/2021/07/23/june-2021-data-center-switchover/
"In June 2021, the Wikimedia Foundation’s Site Reliability Engineering team switched most user traffic from our primary datacenter in Virginia (“eqiad”) to our secondary one in Texas (“codfw”). This is an exercise we’ve done multiple times over the past 5 years, and this was the smoothest and fastest one yet."
My achievement for the week was getting a single word right during the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals: regolith.
Projects such as #GCC, #glibc, & gnulib are considering ending #copyright assignment to #FSF. We urge everyone to think carefully what this means for the future of #copyleft, #GPL enforcement, and the software freedom of downstream users. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/jun/30/who-should-own-foss-copyrights/
Hey everyone! Libera has been running a little more than a month now. With the dust settled, we've written another blogpost looking at not just the what but the how (and how many) of what we've been doing.
Almost 9 years after our very first tweet announcing the creation of the project, we're now happy to publish our very first toot
We are an international team of contributors of code and otherwise. Together we work on the the most popular open source podcast app for Android. And we would love to get you on board 👉 https://antennapod.org/contribute
What we like to do in our spare time? Listening to podcasts!
« Supporting Miguel Ojeda’s Work on #Rust in the #Linux #Kernel » https://www.memorysafety.org/blog/supporting-miguel-ojeda-rust-in-linux/
FreedomBox is a FOSS self-hosting Linux distro that makes it easier to create your own home server. You can follow them at:
Their website is at https://freedombox.org
You can install the software on your own hardware, such as PCs, Raspberry Pis, ARM etc.
Alternatively, you can buy a pre-installed FreedomBox home server kit from @olimex at https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/Home-Server/Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK/open-source-hardware
https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2021/06/07/0 Sidestepping the PR Bottleneck: 4 Non-Dev Ways To Support Your Upstreams (the textual version of my June 7th talk at @UpstreamOSS). Video's up too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORF2PTFpwHA
I discuss how money, coaching, test infrastructure, & secondary mentorship can help
I'm happy #JusticeBreyer was able to write the majority's opinion and put all that energy into good use.
You can also join via Matrix as well!
The Debian Project hosts all its development IRC channels on irc.oftc.net and also has a thriving community on irc.libera.chat. The Debian Project no longer has control of #debian on the freenode IRC network. We thank the former freenode staff for their tireless work over many years. Please read https://wiki.debian.org/IRC for more information about Debian IRC channels.
Technical state of the Kiwi, Summer '21 edition: read it here👇
MediaWiki core dev, Debian Developer, Wikipedian. Inactive journalist, believer in free software and free knowledge.
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