For the 2021 Potluck, Ricardo announces this web presence for the Picture Language: 👍

LibrePlanet 2021: Adopting Free Software Ideals

I will be speaking again at this year's LibrePlanet on March 20th, which will be online. This year, I’ll be talking about challenges with adopting free software ideals and the impact that it can have not only on individuals, but also on our community as a whole. This talk will be personal, drawing upon my evolution over the past fifteen or so years.

poke 1.0 was released today, after 3 years of development! 🎉

Poke is a binary editor, but it’s also a programming language that allows you to define data types and their layout. Sorta like Bytestructures in , but on steroid!

Oh yeah, it was the 10th anniversary of #Guile not long ago! I don't think I posted this picture yet. Had the mug for 4 years. Drank from it nearly every day since then, and it still hasn't faded. Good mug!

@zacchiro A problem I see with citing SolarWinds as an example of a supply chain attack and as an argument for reproducible builds etc. is that it’s proprietary. Users of SolarWinds receive no code they could build.

IOW, developers of SolarWinds are, unsurprisingly, the weak link of the supply chain.

@jeko Not really; I worked on it 6 years ago, left it, came back to, and left it again.

It requires focus before it can be brought into mergeable shape, and I never managed to invest as much time as needed.

@kirschwipfel Let’s hope someone will pick it up where you left it! Would be sad to lose all this work.

Just pushed a 6-year old commit to . There’s a few more vintage commits I hope to finally merge this year. 🤞

Linux mount(2) has 5 arguments; 4th is flags, such as MS_NOSUID, and 5th is an option string.

Why oh why do /proc/mounts and similar interfaces conflate flags and the option string?

You can now subscribe to Cuirass build notifications directly on #mastodon, using the @cuirass bot.

The build notifications are also sent to this more traditional mailing list:

#gnu #guix #cuirass

@boud Oui, ça doit être ça ; je ne connaissais pas cette (subtile) distinction que fait Amnesty.


A mon avis c'est la terminologie technique d'Amnesty International :


« ... et qui n'a pas usé de violence ni incité à la violence ou à la haine »

Amnesty demande la libération des prisonniers des conscience, mais pour les prisonniers politiques ayant utilisé ou incité à l'usage de la violence, Amnesty seulement insiste sur leurs droits à ne pas être torturés, leur droit au contact avec un avocat, leur famille et un médecin, et le droit à un procès juste.

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