trash
35
Pedro Lucas
link
71Y

I’ve said before , this is the same card played by countries. It’s called imperialism.

@ster
link
71Y

An interesting read. Ultimately companies that are entirely for-profit will only continue to do all across the free software community what Microsoft is doing now to Git and Linux

@yogthos
link
51Y

It’s a bit hard to imagine that somebody contributing to the Linux kernel couldn’t figure out how to send a plain text email.

@fra
link
31Y

I also don’t see the problem in sending the .patch file as attachment. It’s not the recommended way but it’s good enough and foolproof.

@VibrantClarity
link
51Y

As if Microsoft wants to lower barriers. There has been a “bug” in Outlook for years where Outlook ignores both the “send as html” in the settings and the dropdown in the compose window and just sends your emails in Microsoft’s proprietary format instead, making them unreadable in every client other than Outlook.

@jsgohac
link
5
edit-2
1Y

That note about plaintext email trended on another site and I thought it smelled like turd. This fact about it originating from a MS employee puts it in a proper light.

The author of the criticism, and sr.ht site operator, has some interesting commentary. His comments after mozilla layoffs were pretty blunt.

IMO, MS has embraced not just github and npm but node js itself and seems a threat to embrace extend extinguish javascript engines and committee standards.

Today, I discovered this article, “Relying on plain-text email is a ‘barrier to entry’ for kernel development, says Linux Foundation board member”, a title which conveniently chooses to refer to Sarah Novotny by her role as a Linux Foundation board member, rather than by her full title, “Sarah Novotny, Microsoft employee, transitive owner of GitHub, and patroness saint of conflicts of interests.”

@sgtnasty
link
11Y

Thanks to this article, I have learned about the aerc terminal email client, and sourcehut an open source alternative to github.

kvuj
link
4
edit-2
10M

deleted by creator

@Stoned_Ape
link
41Y

I really have nothing negative to say about Linus. I really dig this guy. But I can also not say that I’m seeing him in a positive light regarding politics or copyleft. He stated on multiple occasions that he doesn’t care for the political or social aspects of software licenses. He just wants to code. I can understand that.

@adrianmalacoda
link
1
edit-2
1Y

deleted by creator

kvuj
link
1
edit-2
10M

deleted by creator

@BlackCentipede
link
5
edit-2
5M

deleted by creator

@Wheeljack
link
31Y

It’s a bit of a double-edged sword. Big companies using the software is one of the most direct ways to user adoption. What would you prefer at work, using the open software of your choice, or using the proprietary system that the CIO gets a kickback for making the company standard?

@BlackCentipede
link
1
edit-2
5M

deleted by creator

@Wheeljack
link
21Y

Well, yeah, that’s entirely logical. Using F/OSS means that no one is paying for the labor of creating that software (in general, yes I’m aware there are paid projects, blah blah whatever). With proprietary software, the labor is always paid (provided they didn’t stiff the developers). Maybe cheaply and offshore, but someone got paid to make it.

@BlackCentipede
link
1
edit-2
5M

deleted by creator

@jsgohac
link
11Y

I noticed you left Facebook out of that forbid list. It would be funny if they took React proprietary.

@BlackCentipede
link
4
edit-2
5M

deleted by creator

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.

Community icon by Alpár-Etele Méder, licensed under CC BY 3.0

  • 0 users online
  • 18 users / day
  • 48 users / week
  • 131 users / month
  • 435 users / 6 months
  • 4007 subscribers
  • 1303 Posts
  • 3918 Comments
  • Modlog