I am a current member of ISOC German chapter.

I have asked the board of the German ISOC about the .ORG sale, but their answers did not convince me that the sale is any good.

I fear ISOC is lost to the money.

I waited for positive developments around the .ORG sale.

Critical voices coming from ISOC NL and CA.

But it seems neither ISOC Board nor ICANN are listening.

I decided to leave ISOC. That is sad. 🙁

so the reason screenshots of video games on Wikipedia are low resolution is because that's the only way it will be fair use for Wikipedia under US copyright law


So has choosen as their preferred init system again, which is good, I hope the anti-systemd bashers will accept this outcome, which was arrived to by consensus and will from now on focus on moving Debian forward, instead of scheming to force another, useless vote on init systems down the road, as has happened in the past.

systemd has won because while not perfect, it's clearly superior to a pile of bash scripts.


Let's make 2020 the year we move on...

Nate Graham looks back at how 2019 went for KDE: Find out all the exciting stuff that happened to Plasma, Wayland and KDE's frameworks and applications over the last 12 months.


For the terminal junkies out there, check out 'toot', which is a command line Mastodon client which comes with both Unix-like commands and a curses UI.

Does anyone know of a script that uses atimes or something to figure out which packages you aren't actually using?

@rysiek Okay, then you can take a look at addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/t

You can force encryption, you can not fuck up as easily as with Enigmail, it's compatible with Thunderbird 68+, you don't have to explain how keys work.

Good luck with everything!

I'm rather strict when it comes to software freedom, but re-basing your distro on because Linux may use at some point & you dislike the trademark policy, which is a different matter from the software itself being free, is rather absurd, even for my tastes.


The Mastodon documentation has been rewritten by @trwnh. It now has a search function and a different design as it's now hosted on GitBooks. Take a look!


If after looking you think a topic worth writing about is missing, tell me what it is!

I don’t often talk about my work but I am quite proud that my book has finally been published.

It’s a textbook called “Operating Systems Foundations with Linux on the Raspberry Pi”.


Now that .org is in the hands of a shady private equity fund, I'd prefer not to give them any new business.

What does the fediverse feel is the most suitable TLD for a FLOSS project these days?

Again, legitimate buyers got the worse deal, thanks to DRM.


But hey, people keep buying the garbage, so I guess it works.

Just for the record, sed has been kicking my butt for the past few hours.

"#Google is now banning the popular Linux browsers named Konqueror, Falkon, and Qutebrowser from logging into Google services because they may not be secure." 🤦‍♂️


Another utility which ought to be in your toolbox and is just a {pkg|brew|apt|whatever} install away: miller. Miller is like awk, sed, cut, join, and sort for name-indexed data. The 10m intro: johnkerl.org/miller/doc/10-min (github.com/johnkerl/miller)

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