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Microsoft dropped for open source: Why Hamburg is now following Munich's lead | ZDNet


A spokesperson from Microsoft told German technology site Heise that the company didn't see the desire for more open-source software as an attack on itself.

"'Tis but a scratch"

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-dropped-for-open-source-why-hamburg-is-now-following-munichs-lead/

#microsoft #opensource
 

Microsoft dropped for open source: Why Hamburg is now following Munich's lead | ZDNet


A spokesperson from Microsoft told German technology site Heise that the company didn't see the desire for more open-source software as an attack on itself.

"'Tis but a scratch"

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-dropped-for-open-source-why-hamburg-is-now-following-munichs-lead/

#microsoft #opensource
 

Mairieli Wessel auf Twitter: "Hi, 🤖 I'm interested in interviewing Open Source project maintainers/contributors and bot developers about problems faced when interacting with bots on GitHub. It takes no more than 60 min, and we will offer you a $25 gift card. It’s confidential with no commercial objective!" / Twitter


#openSource
 
 

Opensource.builders | Opensource.builders


#libre #opensource #freesofware

Opensource alternatives to many services.
 

Opensource.builders | Opensource.builders


#libre #opensource #freesofware

Opensource alternatives to many services.
 
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Rackspace ending open source free hosting program, invocing for January 2020

Are you an open source maintainer? Have you used Rackspace's free hosting offer any time in the past 10 years? Rackspace has ended the program. People are getting invoices for Jan. Get off the servers and close your account or you will be charged full retail rate.
-- Van Lindberg, General Counsel, Python Software Foundation. @ Twitter

Offers and alternatives are mentioned in thread.

Reshares / links appreciated.

https://twitter.com/VanL/status/1225928953350774785

#Rackspace #ProjectHosting #OpenSource #FreeSoftware #Python #VanLindberg #PythonSoftwareFoundation
 
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Rackspace ending open source free hosting program, invocing for January 2020

Are you an open source maintainer? Have you used Rackspace's free hosting offer any time in the past 10 years? Rackspace has ended the program. People are getting invoices for Jan. Get off the servers and close your account or you will be charged full retail rate.
-- Van Lindberg, General Counsel, Python Software Foundation. @ Twitter

Offers and alternatives are mentioned in thread.

Reshares / links appreciated.

https://twitter.com/VanL/status/1225928953350774785

#Rackspace #ProjectHosting #OpenSource #FreeSoftware #Python #VanLindberg #PythonSoftwareFoundation
 

Don't fund Software that doesn't exist


Good read! Extrinsic vs intrinsic motivation plays a huge role
#openSource #funding
 
Sankt Moritz, Schweiz 

The Document Foundation soutient la Fondation Gnome contre un chasseur de brevets


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La Fondation Document est toujours opposée à l'utilisation des brevets pour freiner le développement et l'utilisation des Logiciels Libres. La Fondation GNOME, un membre de notre Conseil consultatif, est maintenant la cible du chasseur de brevets (NDT : «patent troll») Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC, pour la maintenance et la diffusion du logiciel Shotwell, un gestionnaire de photos personnel, Open Source et gratuit développé pour l'environnement de bureau GNOME.

La Fondation GNOME a refusé de se soumettre et a déposé trois documents auprès du tribunal : une requête en irrecevabilité de l'affaire, une réponse à la demande, et une demande reconventionnelle contre le troll, dans le but d'invalider son brevet. Nous soutenons pleinement la décision de la Fondation GNOME de lutter contre le chasseur de brevets pour qu'aucun autre utilisateur ou développeur ne se trouve en danger d'être poursuivi par cette organisation et d'autres organisations similaires.

Vous pouvez lire ici le billet du blog de la Fondation GNOME résumant la situation : https://www.gnome.org/news/2019/10/gnome-files-defense-against-patent-troll/
The Document Foundation demande à tous les membres et utilisateurs de la communauté LibreOffice de soutenir la Fondation GNOME dans ses efforts pour montrer au monde entier que nous, dans les communautés du Logiciel Libre, nous allons nous défendre contre tout abus du système des brevets.
Texte original: (en) http://document-foundation-mail-archive.969070.n3.nabble.com/The-Document-Foundation-supports-GNOME-Foundation-fight-against-a-patent-troll-tp4268241.html

Le monde du logiciel libre n'est pas de tout repos. Certaines personnes peu scrupuleuses n'hésitent pas à tenter de privatiser des application pour ensuite réclamer une rémunération. C'est ce qu'on appelle des "pattent trolls". Aujourd'hui, GNOME est aux prise avec "Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC", qui n'est pas à son coup d'essais, qui veut privatiser Shotwell. Alors, si le logiciel libre signifie quelque chose pour vous, vous pouvez soutenir GNOME ici: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/gnome-foundation-inc/gnome-patent-troll-defense-fund

#chasseur-de-brevet #chasseur de brevet #chasseurdebrevet #défense #defense #floss #gnome #justice #libre #libreoffice #licence #logiciel-libre #logiciel-privateur #logiciel libre #logiciel privateur #logiciellibre #logicielprivateur #open-source #open source #opensource #patent-troll #patent troll #patenttroll #privatisation #shotwell #tdf #the-document-fondation #the document fondation #thedocumentfondation
The Document Foundation supports GNOME Foundation fight against a patent troll
 

The Document Foundation soutient la Fondation Gnome contre un chasseur de brevets


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La Fondation Document est toujours opposée à l'utilisation des brevets pour freiner le développement et l'utilisation des Logiciels Libres. La Fondation GNOME, un membre de notre Conseil consultatif, est maintenant la cible du chasseur de brevets (NDT : «patent troll») Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC, pour la maintenance et la diffusion du logiciel Shotwell, un gestionnaire de photos personnel, Open Source et gratuit développé pour l'environnement de bureau GNOME.

La Fondation GNOME a refusé de se soumettre et a déposé trois documents auprès du tribunal : une requête en irrecevabilité de l'affaire, une réponse à la demande, et une demande reconventionnelle contre le troll, dans le but d'invalider son brevet. Nous soutenons pleinement la décision de la Fondation GNOME de lutter contre le chasseur de brevets pour qu'aucun autre utilisateur ou développeur ne se trouve en danger d'être poursuivi par cette organisation et d'autres organisations similaires.

Vous pouvez lire ici le billet du blog de la Fondation GNOME résumant la situation : https://www.gnome.org/news/2019/10/gnome-files-defense-against-patent-troll/
The Document Foundation demande à tous les membres et utilisateurs de la communauté LibreOffice de soutenir la Fondation GNOME dans ses efforts pour montrer au monde entier que nous, dans les communautés du Logiciel Libre, nous allons nous défendre contre tout abus du système des brevets.
Texte original: (en) http://document-foundation-mail-archive.969070.n3.nabble.com/The-Document-Foundation-supports-GNOME-Foundation-fight-against-a-patent-troll-tp4268241.html

Le monde du logiciel libre n'est pas de tout repos. Certaines personnes peu scrupuleuses n'hésitent pas à tenter de privatiser des application pour ensuite réclamer une rémunération. C'est ce qu'on appelle des "pattent trolls". Aujourd'hui, GNOME est aux prise avec "Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC", qui n'est pas à son coup d'essais, qui veut privatiser Shotwell. Alors, si le logiciel libre signifie quelque chose pour vous, vous pouvez soutenir GNOME ici: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/gnome-foundation-inc/gnome-patent-troll-defense-fund

#chasseur-de-brevet #chasseur de brevet #chasseurdebrevet #défense #defense #floss #gnome #justice #libre #libreoffice #licence #logiciel-libre #logiciel-privateur #logiciel libre #logiciel privateur #logiciellibre #logicielprivateur #open-source #open source #opensource #patent-troll #patent troll #patenttroll #privatisation #shotwell #tdf #the-document-fondation #the document fondation #thedocumentfondation
The Document Foundation supports GNOME Foundation fight against a patent troll
 
Newsletter automatisch zu einem RSS Feed konvertieren github.com/leafac/www.kil… #newsletter #selfhosting #opensource
 

GitHub - dylanaraps/pure-bash-bible: 📖 A collection of pure bash alternatives to external processes.


#programming #opensource #linux #bash #free #book

Great resource!
 

GitHub - dylanaraps/pure-bash-bible: 📖 A collection of pure bash alternatives to external processes.


#programming #opensource #linux #bash #free #book

Great resource!
 
Microsoft readies exFAT patents for Linux and open source | ZDNet

That's an interesting move
#Microsoft #openSource #linux
 
The Hell has just started melting.

NVIDIA Starts Publishing GPU Hardware Documentation To Help Open-Source Drivers

#nvidia #linux #opensource
 
The Hell has just started melting.

NVIDIA Starts Publishing GPU Hardware Documentation To Help Open-Source Drivers

#nvidia #linux #opensource
 
Wenn wer was zu erzählen hat, traut euch! Der Call-for-Papers der Kieler Open Source und Linux Tage 2019 läuft noch bis Ende der Woche!

Kieler Linuxtage on Twitter

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“Es ist nur noch eine Woche bis zum Ende des Call-for-Papers für die Kieler Open Source und Linux Tage! Bislang gab es leider nur sehr wenige Anmeldungen. Traut Euch!

https://t.co/YvtuaGNVec

\#kielux #floss #opensource #conference #Kiel #linux”
 
#legal #law #copyright #foss #oss #opensource #software #game #games #gaming #psx #playstation #playstation1 #spongebob #gpl #gplviolation #programming #computerscience
 

Gimp 2.10.12 est disponible



GIMP 2.10.12 est principalement une version de correction de bogues car des bogues ennuyeux ont été découverts, ce qui est à prévoir après une 2.10.10 avec tant de changements !
Annonce (en): https://www.gimp.org/news/2019/06/12/gimp-2-10-12-released/

Traduit avec https://www.DeepL.com/Translator

#gimp #annonce #mise-à-jour #miseàjour #mise-a-jour #miseajour #informatique #floss #libre #open-source #opensource #dessin #image #graphisme
 

Gimp 2.10.12 est disponible



GIMP 2.10.12 est principalement une version de correction de bogues car des bogues ennuyeux ont été découverts, ce qui est à prévoir après une 2.10.10 avec tant de changements !
Annonce (en): https://www.gimp.org/news/2019/06/12/gimp-2-10-12-released/

Traduit avec https://www.DeepL.com/Translator

#gimp #annonce #mise-à-jour #miseàjour #mise-a-jour #miseajour #informatique #floss #libre #open-source #opensource #dessin #image #graphisme
 
Aha. Opensource for war. Great move 👍 /s
 
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Faites comme Doomyflocrochet, soutenez Framasoft !


Merci à ceux qui ont commandé mes créations crochet dédiées au Libre

https://soutenir.framasoft.org
Partagez, svp merci

Doomyflocrochet suuports Framasoft every month with sales from her crocheted figurines=> https://www.doomyflocrochet.com/boutique/soutien-framasoft/
Help me to grow my donations, thanks for sharing!

#donassociatif #association #share #donate #opensource #framasoft #amigurumis #crochet #soutien #support
 
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Faites comme Doomyflocrochet, soutenez Framasoft !


Merci à ceux qui ont commandé mes créations crochet dédiées au Libre

https://soutenir.framasoft.org
Partagez, svp merci

Doomyflocrochet suuports Framasoft every month with sales from her crocheted figurines=> https://www.doomyflocrochet.com/boutique/soutien-framasoft/
Help me to grow my donations, thanks for sharing!

#donassociatif #association #share #donate #opensource #framasoft #amigurumis #crochet #soutien #support
 
 

South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns

Some governments might have fallen out of love with Linux, but South Korea appears ready to start a torrid affair. The country's Ministry of the Interior and Safety has outlined plans to switch government computers from Windows to Linux due to both lower costs and a reduced dependency on a single operating system. The Ministry will trial Linux on its PCs and roll it out more broadly if there aren't any major compatibility or security issues.
#software #computing #technology #business #microsoft #linux #southkorea #opensource
 

South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns

Some governments might have fallen out of love with Linux, but South Korea appears ready to start a torrid affair. The country's Ministry of the Interior and Safety has outlined plans to switch government computers from Windows to Linux due to both lower costs and a reduced dependency on a single operating system. The Ministry will trial Linux on its PCs and roll it out more broadly if there aren't any major compatibility or security issues.
#software #computing #technology #business #microsoft #linux #southkorea #opensource
 
Eine sehenswerte ARTE-Dokumentation über freie Software und freies Wissen. Die Bedeutung offener Software wird hier nicht anhand langweiliger Anwendungsbereiche wie Betriebssystemen oder Office-Software demonstriert, sondern anhand von Software in Prothesen, Herzschrittmachern, Maschinensteuerung, Saatgut usw. Richard Stallman kommt ebenfalls ausführlich zu Wort.

Und es geht nicht nur um Programmier-Codes. Ich hab dieser Tage beispielsweise ein paar Änderungen in Open Street Map vorgenommen. Wahrscheinlich werde ich da in nächster Zeit noch mehr machen. Es macht einfach riesig Spaß, an so einem Riesending kleine Dinge in der eigenen bekannten Umgebung zu optimieren, um dann auch selber davon zu profitieren. Ich nutze nämlich Locus Pro und Magic Earth am Handy, und beide basieren auf Open Street Map. Meine Änderungen kann ich also beim nächsten Karten-Update auch dort sehen. Das ist einfach ein tolles Gefühl.

Die Doku dauert ca. 1 Stunde.



#OpenSource #OpenData #GNU #FreeSoftware #Stallman
 

Software-Rebellen - die Macht des Teilens

Eine sehenswerte ARTE-Dokumentation über freie Software und freies Wissen. Die Bedeutung offener Software wird hier nicht anhand langweiliger Anwendungsbereiche wie Betriebssystemen oder Office-Software demonstriert, sondern anhand von Software in Prothesen, Herzschrittmachern, Maschinensteuerung, Saatgut usw. Richard Stallman kommt ebenfalls ausführlich zu Wort.

Und es geht nicht nur um Programmier-Codes. Ich hab dieser Tage beispielsweise ein paar Änderungen in Open Street Map vorgenommen. Wahrscheinlich werde ich da in nächster Zeit noch mehr machen. Es macht einfach riesig Spaß, an so einem Riesending kleine Dinge in der eigenen bekannten Umgebung zu optimieren, um dann auch selber davon zu profitieren. Ich nutze nämlich Locus Pro und Magic Earth am Handy, und beide basieren auf Open Street Map. Meine Änderungen kann ich also beim nächsten Karten-Update auch dort sehen. Das ist einfach ein tolles Gefühl.

Die Doku dauert ca. 1 Stunde.



#OpenSource #OpenData #GNU #FreeSoftware #Stallman
 
🎈 Public Lab: Software Community Growth through "first-timers-only" issues

At #JabRef we also were able to attract new contributors through the use of the label good first issue for easy to fix issues.

#openSource programming
 

The false dichotomy of Worse Is Better vs. The Right Thing


I'll assume you know about the titular debate, if not here's a decent analysis. In this post I want to go further and show that both approaches are wrong. None of this should sound original to those who know design but unfortunately few in the developer community do.

Any kind of engineering is ultimately about people, their quirks and limitations. The Worse Is Better side understands the limitations of developers and correctly notes that complex products often don't ship at all because their developers run out of time and money before the first usable version sees the light of the day. Also given the iterative nature of design it makes sense to start small and make incremental advances so that potential users can stay in the loop and provide feedback.

The Right Thing side understands the limitations of end users and deservedly criticizes the WIB side for producing software with user-hostile UX. Because the opensource culture is heavily influenced by Unix the WIB approach permeates it to a large degree. However, at this point the mountain of evidence clearly outweighs whatever arguments the WIB side can offer. For example, the essay that sparkled the debate mentions the original Unix approach to handling interrupted system calls -- that approach has since been fixed virtually everywhere because it makes system call handling onerous. Or here now-well-known design expert Don Norman argues that command line experience in Unix is 'horrid'. That article is from 1981, a few years after Unix was released into the wild. Then there's The Unix-Haters Handbook from 1994 that describes something similar. And finally you can look at modern reports of companies getting pwned because some admin misconfigured an internet-facing server. The WIB side will say that, well, they should've known better, they should've read the manual, but I hope you can see the pattern. Git has a similar story: lots of cowboys ready to jump to its defense but also lots of pain and fucked up repos, and even some analysis of what exactly is wrong with Git's architecture and UI.

Like I said before, engineering is ultimately about people and here we have two sides: developers and users. Therefore the correct approach is to consider them both. To some extent this is what MVP is about but, as this article argues, in practice it's often interpreted as producing half-assed products for the sole purpose of getting feedback. The article calls the holistic approach SLC (Simple, Lovable, Complete) meaning that every iteration should be a complete product. This idea that even at 0.0.1 you're building a complete product is quite important. If you are a perfectionist, like myself, this is where to redirect your perfectionism -- at finding the most minimal but complete design at every iteration. When it comes to 'lovable', function-over-form minimalist designs often look attractive and age well, so even if you aren't good at aesthetics you can still do OK if you just keep it simple. Engineering is essentially an art of finding the sweet spot where a product has a high degree of design integrity and a simple mental model for its users but is also approachable for its developers.

#opensource #software #programming #engineering #methodology #design #therightthing #worseisbetter #mvp #slc #minimalism #perfectionism
 

The false dichotomy of Worse Is Better vs. The Right Thing


I'll assume you know about the titular debate, if not here's a decent analysis. In this post I want to go further and show that both approaches are wrong. None of this should sound original to those who know design but unfortunately few in the developer community do.

Any kind of engineering is ultimately about people, their quirks and limitations. The Worse Is Better side understands the limitations of developers and correctly notes that complex products often don't ship at all because their developers run out of time and money before the first usable version sees the light of the day. Also given the iterative nature of design it makes sense to start small and make incremental advances so that potential users can stay in the loop and provide feedback.

The Right Thing side understands the limitations of end users and deservedly criticizes the WIB side for producing software with user-hostile UX. Because the opensource culture is heavily influenced by Unix the WIB approach permeates it to a large degree. However, at this point the mountain of evidence clearly outweighs whatever arguments the WIB side can offer. For example, the essay that sparkled the debate mentions the original Unix approach to handling interrupted system calls -- that approach has since been fixed virtually everywhere because it makes system call handling onerous. Or here now-well-known design expert Don Norman argues that command line experience in Unix is 'horrid'. That article is from 1981, a few years after Unix was released into the wild. Then there's The Unix-Haters Handbook from 1994 that describes something similar. And finally you can look at modern reports of companies getting pwned because some admin misconfigured an internet-facing server. The WIB side will say that, well, they should've known better, they should've read the manual, but I hope you can see the pattern. Git has a similar story: lots of cowboys ready to jump to its defense but also lots of pain and fucked up repos, and even some analysis of what exactly is wrong with Git's architecture and UI.

Like I said before, engineering is ultimately about people and here we have two sides: developers and users. Therefore the correct approach is to consider them both. To some extent this is what MVP is about but, as this article argues, in practice it's often interpreted as producing half-assed products for the sole purpose of getting feedback. The article calls the holistic approach SLC (Simple, Lovable, Complete) meaning that every iteration should be a complete product. This idea that even at 0.0.1 you're building a complete product is quite important. If you are a perfectionist, like myself, this is where to redirect your perfectionism -- at finding the most minimal but complete design at every iteration. When it comes to 'lovable', function-over-form minimalist designs often look attractive and age well, so even if you aren't good at aesthetics you can still do OK if you just keep it simple. Engineering is essentially an art of finding the sweet spot where a product has a high degree of design integrity and a simple mental model for its users but is also approachable for its developers.

#opensource #software #programming #engineering #methodology #design #therightthing #worseisbetter #mvp #slc #minimalism #perfectionism
 
#Amazon #cloud #Elastic #OpenSource

Amazon Has Gone From Neutral Platform to Cutthroat Competitor, Say Open Source Developers



March 11, a Vice President at Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud computing behemoth, published a blog post announcing the release of its own version of Elasticsearch, a powerful open-source software search engine tool.

Elastic is a public company founded in 2012 that is currently worth over $5 billion; the vast majority of its revenue is generated by selling subscription access to Elastic’s search capabilities via the cloud. It’s based in Amsterdam and employs more than 1,200 people.

In the blog post, Adrian Cockcroft, VP of cloud architecture strategy at Amazon Web Services (AWS), explained that the company felt forced to take action because Elastic was “changing the rules” on how its software code could be shared. Those changes, made in the run-up to Elastic’s 2018 IPO, started mixing intellectual property into Elastic’s overall line of software products.
[…]
Elastic did not explain its strategic shift at the time. But industry observers interpreted the changes as a response to increasing competition from AWS, which had incorporated Elasticsearch’s code and search functionality into its own suite of computing services.

Elastic isn’t the only open source cloud tool company currently looking over its shoulder at AWS. In 2018 alone, at least eight firms have made similar “rule changes” designed to ward off what they see as unfair competition from a company intent on cannibalizing their services.
 
#Amazon #cloud #Elastic #OpenSource

Amazon Has Gone From Neutral Platform to Cutthroat Competitor, Say Open Source Developers



March 11, a Vice President at Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud computing behemoth, published a blog post announcing the release of its own version of Elasticsearch, a powerful open-source software search engine tool.

Elastic is a public company founded in 2012 that is currently worth over $5 billion; the vast majority of its revenue is generated by selling subscription access to Elastic’s search capabilities via the cloud. It’s based in Amsterdam and employs more than 1,200 people.

In the blog post, Adrian Cockcroft, VP of cloud architecture strategy at Amazon Web Services (AWS), explained that the company felt forced to take action because Elastic was “changing the rules” on how its software code could be shared. Those changes, made in the run-up to Elastic’s 2018 IPO, started mixing intellectual property into Elastic’s overall line of software products.
[…]
Elastic did not explain its strategic shift at the time. But industry observers interpreted the changes as a response to increasing competition from AWS, which had incorporated Elasticsearch’s code and search functionality into its own suite of computing services.

Elastic isn’t the only open source cloud tool company currently looking over its shoulder at AWS. In 2018 alone, at least eight firms have made similar “rule changes” designed to ward off what they see as unfair competition from a company intent on cannibalizing their services.
 
Ja, warum eigentlich
Ursprünglich geteilt von @Jürgen Christoffel

Warum nutzen Behörden eigentlich so häufig teure Standardprogramme? Wenn alle durch die öffentliche Hand finanzierten Softwareprojekte OpenSource wären, würden sich interessante Synergieeffekte ergeben.

Wenn Behörden-Software uns allen gehören würde

#OpenSource #PublicCode #Programmcode #Behörden #Software #Lizenzen
 



I'm #evaluating several #messaging protocols at the moment. I'm looking for the following characteristics for a "perfect" messaging app:so far: ( + = positive, - = negative aspect of the app)
  • #Jami / #Ring Here
    • (+) platform independent #Android version is seamless with #windows and #Linux version
    • (+) supports video chat, phone calls, etc.
    • (-) only works when both parties are online at the same time. Can't retrieve messages at a later time. They are working on this. Since I don't use a data plan on my smart phone, I can only use this if #wifi is enabled.
  • #patchwork (here) ( #scuttlebutt) (windows/Linux) or Manyverse (android)
    • (+) opensource
    • (+) almost completely distributed using the idea of pubs to connect and download messages
    • (+) works even when offline. Messages sync once connection is re-established
    • (-) the android version ( #Manyverse ) cannot send #private messages (yet). If this feature is worked out, Manyverse will be the messenger of choice.
  • #retroshare (here) (windows/linux/android)
    • (+) linux/windows version looks very mature
    • (+) uses #TOR to #encrypt
    • (+) has support for #chat, messaging, #email, etc.
    • (-) Android version - alpha release. I can't get it to even create a user login at this point. I did at one point, but now it's not working.
 



I'm #evaluating several #messaging protocols at the moment. I'm looking for the following characteristics for a "perfect" messaging app:so far: ( + = positive, - = negative aspect of the app)
  • #Jami / #Ring Here
    • (+) platform independent #Android version is seamless with #windows and #Linux version
    • (+) supports video chat, phone calls, etc.
    • (-) only works when both parties are online at the same time. Can't retrieve messages at a later time. They are working on this. Since I don't use a data plan on my smart phone, I can only use this if #wifi is enabled.
  • #patchwork (here) ( #scuttlebutt) (windows/Linux) or Manyverse (android)
    • (+) opensource
    • (+) almost completely distributed using the idea of pubs to connect and download messages
    • (+) works even when offline. Messages sync once connection is re-established
    • (-) the android version ( #Manyverse ) cannot send #private messages (yet). If this feature is worked out, Manyverse will be the messenger of choice.
  • #retroshare (here) (windows/linux/android)
    • (+) linux/windows version looks very mature
    • (+) uses #TOR to #encrypt
    • (+) has support for #chat, messaging, #email, etc.
    • (-) Android version - alpha release. I can't get it to even create a user login at this point. I did at one point, but now it's not working.
 

Open source and drive-by contributions can ruin the overall user experience.


Even if you disagree, keep an eye on this. Have meaningful defaults and only expose flags/options that make sense to have. Auto-tuning algorithms are better than exposing every internal variable to the user.
 

My open source Instagram bot got me 2,500 real followers for $5 in server costs


#openSource #instagram #bot
 
Due to the later-than-usual sync this week, I'm going to be pushing back the Week 10 sync until next Tuesday. Feel free to read more at https://discuss.getsol.us/d/162-deferring-week-10-sync-until-tuesday-12-03-2019 - Joshua


#Linux #Solus #opensource
 
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