Librem 5 @purism
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libhandy 1.0.0 released. 🎉
We released it a bit in advance to let application maintainers update their submodules in time for the GNOME 3.38.0 release. 😀 That being said, we expect distros to ship libhandy as any other regular stable library. 😉
„Wenn der Verbrauch von Tomaten aus dem eigenen Garten versteuert würde, wäre das absurd“. Was das mit #Klimaschutz und unserer Anfrage zum Ausbau der #erneuerbareenergien in #RLP zu tun hat: https://www.rhein-zeitung.de/ar.2158952
By demanding encryption backdoors, Politicians are not asking us to choose between security and privacy. They are asking us to choose no security. Here's why: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-backdoor-is-a-security-risk
We must fight encryption backdoors around the world. 💪 #privacy #HumanRight
If you need some #debconf20 entertainment around #phosh and #libhandy, watch this talk by @agx: https://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2020/DebConf20/13-my-phone-runs-debian-and-it-does-phone-calls.webm
If you think that Linux can move to GitHub or GitLab and still be productive at scale, I want you to read through the MAINTAINERS file in the root of the Linux source tree.
Every one of those entries has a dedicated maintainer in charge of it, applying to a subset of the source tree. All 3,000 of them. Many of these have dedicated external trees, mailing lists, and policies. Almost all of this development happens away from the LKML. Each of those trees has a path upwards towards Linus's tree, often via other trees and other maintainers, or towards the -lts trees. These trees are not necessarily authoritative either, and the kernel you're running might be its own upstream maintained by your Linux distro, unique from any of the releases on kernel.org.
All of it is based on email. And it *works* to drive the most efficient and largest-scale open-source project in history.
Given what you know about the current state of phone technology and Internet #privacy, which tech company would you trust to control your neural implant? https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/26/21402240/neuralink-august-2020-event-brain-machine-interface-working-demonstration
I've never found much interest in emojis personally (you might be able to tell?😋️), but it's useful hype.
Because people did seem to like them even before Apple et al started hyping them (they were always available on 🇯🇵️japanese virtual keyboards), and it encourages western software developers to implement full Unicode support and complex text rendering.
Today I wish to describe how Gtk implements a UI for entering these emojis into your text, available from it's dropdown menu.
Reflecting on writing a funding pitch for Hephaestus, I got a bit scared thinking through how much work it'll take and arguing that it is in fact a feasable project. It was only very recently I thought it might be! Before that I knew I had to try...
I don't feel a need to ask for funding for Rhapsode or Odysseus, those are nearing done. Though I would appreciate donations to https://liberapay.com/alcinnz , I just updated that page!
"The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free"
Aus gegebenem Anlass möchte ich nochmal auf die Studie hinweisen, dass die GKV um 145€/Jahr günstiger werden würde, wenn man die PKV abschaffen würde.
Die Studie kam dummerweise im Februar 2020 raus und konnte pandemignoriert werden. https://www.manager-magazin.de/politik/deutschland/private-krankenversicherung-pkv-abschaffen-beitraege-in-gkv-sinken-a-1304801.html