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You made a game? Cool, I wanna pay you for it. But please give me the fucking source code so I can make it build on my weird ass linux. And also, I can remix music and pictures, I wanna remix a game.
When you make art, it stop being yours. You give it to the world and it becomes collectively owned. Games are no exception.

That's not to say that everything should be free. But like..your game is already DRM free, just give me the source code when I buy it!

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@MatejLach @rune
Windows PCs have proprietary app stores (Microsoft's, Steam, etc.) They have ugly hardware locks to eliminate your freedom for surveillance and freedom to tinker (UEFI, IME). The frog is already being boiled, it's only a matter of time now.

People buying Windows machines to install Linux on them are a big part of the problem. Support open hardware, or in 10 years from now everything will be locked down.

Version 5.19.2 of KDE's Plasma desktop is out. This version brings a series of incremental improvements and bugfixes that will make your experience with Plasma smoother and more enjoyable.

kde.org/announcements/plasma-5

In case you ever wondered if UI components implemented in JS are worse than browser-provided native ones:

1. Open slack on a slow-ish computer
2. Send a message
3. Edit the message to add a missing question mark by qiickly typing: up-arrow, backspace, question-mark, enter

It will interpret the characters out of sequence. The question mark will go into new measage sending box instead of going into the edited message.

@MatejLach It did strike me in a pretty menacing way when they managed to present the switch to ARM without even really explaining it as ARM. They just call it "Apple silicon" as if it's something new and unique.

We really are headed for a future where computers are less general purpose and more whatever Apple/Microsoft thinks you should be able to do.

@mvp @MatejLach @isagalaev @indirection I'll interpret this as another call to start recommending DRM-free movies.

I really like Man From Earth, that's an interesting story-telling experience, & ReelHouse looks like a good source.

Haven't before because I didn't have the money & didn't want to encourage want to encourage further saturation of Internet bandwidth over the lockdown.

@MatejLach @isagalaev It also kills any re-sale or re-use market. I've never *bought* an Apple laptop but have had two #Debian laptops on "old" apple hardware that friends or family didn't want anymore ("too slow" etc).

Anyway, I don't think I would give up the "you need to share your modifications" kind of clause.
One reason for this is because I don't want Embrace; Extend; Extinguish plus rendering something proprietary.
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@MatejLach Thankfully we there are a fair few hardware vendors making sure we can run Linux directly, rather than via Mac/Windows!

I have no plans to replace my laptop anytime soon, but when I do I'll order it online.

@MatejLach Notably the absence of a mentioning of Bootcamp for Windows as well (Windows runs on ARM, the instruction set is not the problem).

Combine this with what is doing with and the strategy from proprietary vendors seems to be "out of sight, out of mind".

will be something that spins up transparently for the cases where it's necessary, but most won't know or notice, so over time Linux won't even be in the running when thinking about switching OSes for many, simply because it will be a lot less front of mind.

I guess it's just another phrase in the eternal battle for software freedom, all is not lost.

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So just announced their plan to kill general purpose computing.

They're switching to their own ARM-based SoCs and while I have no love for Intel or x86 in general, Apple's solution is designed to ensure you won't be able to run anything but signed images on the hardware you supposedly own.

Native ? Forget it. But don't worry, you'll still be able to run it in a VM for those pesky containers you're using at work.

is going to be a permanent second stringer there.

Oh it worked!

"#Linux is my creative work daily driver, on 95% #libre and #FOSS tools. A few years ago it was the opposite, I was on 95% proprietary tools. It is often said that you cannot be on Linux if you do #creative work for a living, but I have transitioned across the last few years and love it. With the advances in #librecreative software the workflows just keep getting better and better. This collection shows some snapshots of my setup and how I use it."

pixelfed.social/c/179447887015

There's some crazy internal US politics right now that threatens #OpenTechFund, who funded #LetsEncrypt, #CertBot, @torproject , #NoScript, TLS ESNI/ECH, #DNSPrivacyProj, #ReproducibleBuilds, #Wireguard, #DeltaChat, #OpenKeychain, #pypi, @guardianproject , @signalapp , and more. Looks like a couple proprietary software companies are trying to take over this #FreeSoftware money. Please sign on to the campaign to try to stop it: saveinternetfreedom.tech

"Microsoft isn’t happy with Apple’s App Store bullying either"

theverge.com/2020/6/19/2129665

I wonder what they think about their own monopoly in terms of preinstalled Windows licenses, doubt they're as concerned.

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