Microsoft releases snake oil for Linux, wants money. Move on, nothing to see here!
Das Verhältnis der Linken zur Polizei: Antifa, weil die Polizei nicht kam - taz.de
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Bits https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/bits
Warnung vor deutscher EU-Ratspräsidentschaft ab 1. Juli #EU2020DE
Berlin regiert mit Ignoranz und strebt mit anlassloser Vorratsdatenspeicherung kompromisslos nach Massenüberwachung:
ANDROID DEVELOPERS WANTED
FOSS developer Christian Schabesberger is looking for programmers for his project to provide the federal German Corona warning app with an open source Bluetooth tracing SDK, so that owners of phones with Google-free operating systems like Lineage or /e/ can use the app too.
Please help Christian! Please help the privacy community!
This project is called CoraLibre:
I somehow stumbled upon "Road and Bridges" again today.
It had a reference to this essay.
The Ethics of Unpaid Labor and the OSS Community
Women make up 25% of the software industry but only 1.5% of open source development (as measured on GitHub 🤐)
Employers trying to make OSS contribution a criteria for hiring decisions will only further worsen the lack of diversity in the tech industry.
Die Corona-Warn-App kostet insg. 68 Millionen Euro, SPON schlüsselt auf für was.
SAP bekommt 9,5 M€ für die App-Entwicklung (ohne Maintenance für 2020/21, die gehen extra). Wenn wir mal von recht teuren 2 k€ / Entwicklertag ausgehen, sind das 4750 Tage (PT). Nun wissen wir, dass die Entwicklung lt. SAP ca. 50 Tage gedauert hat. Dann haben da also ca. 97 Entwickler und Tester 50 Tage dran gearbeitet? Das wäre bei dem Funktionsumfang der App einfach nur unfassbar.
Alternatives Szenario: Es war ein kleines Team von 20 Personen, die daran gearbeitet haben. Dann ergeben sich 1000 PT Aufwand und ein in Rechnung gestellter Tagessatz von 9500€.
So oder so: Wow.
"Conventions for creating effective IT architecture diagrams" -- it's a nice collection on how to generate these very typical diagrams.
Lilactown compares the use of #reagent atoms vs. #react hooks. He's mostly reflecting on the fact that React, although seemingly using a side-effecting setState function, is in fact immutable, whereas reagent is using mutation, although safe-guarded, of course.
"Monads and transducers are literally 100% the same" -- only that, of course, they are not, but the way they are getting discussed is the same.
The German Corona Warn App went live today. F-Droid cannot distribute the app for multiple reasons:
1) The core bluetooth contact tracing functionality is only implemented in Google play services and requires proprietary client libs to be included in the app.
2) The google api mentioned above is only available for use by apps which are whitelisted by google and distributed through the play store.
Without ever having looked at snap, I think the concerns that Mint is raising are very valid. It surely looks a lot like a dick move from Ubuntu.
I read that snaps are more portable and I get that this probably makes distribution to different platforms easier for Ubuntu. But for what price?
Looks like Mint (the Linux distribution derived from Ubuntu) is not at all happy with #ubuntu move to push the usage of snap for packages on desktops:
"A year later, in the Ubuntu 20.04 package base, the Chromium package is indeed empty and acting, without your consent, as a backdoor by connecting your computer to the Ubuntu Store. Applications in this store cannot be patched, or pinned. You can’t audit them, hold them, modify them or even point snap to a different store. You’ve as much empowerment with this as if you were using proprietary software, i.e. none. This is in effect similar to a commercial proprietary solution, but with two major differences: It runs as root, and it installs itself without asking you."
Apparently, Mint will not take Chromium from Ubuntu.
Dynamic Entropy https://xkcd.com/2318/
I know too many people that think dynamic typing is bad, so I'm not convinced that he proposal in this xkcd comic will work.
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