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Poll, using github vs not github 

Let's say there is a floss project you like to contribute code to or even help maintain. You look for the repo and discover it's on Github. What is your reaction?

Repeats welcome

The most difficult part of developing software is figuring what, exactly, it should do. This is best captured in automated tests, when that's possible.

Writing the code is comparatively trivial. With an excellent automated test suite, rewriting from scratch also becomes feasible.

@liw @bjarni I have a sticker that protects my laptop from viruses. 😉

Hey, does anyone know of an indigenous or otherwise endangered language a keyboard layout has been designed for, but isn’t available on Linux? I would like to learn how to make keyboard layouts, so I’ll do it free of charge.

Boosts welcome!

Count votes on paper ballots. By hand.

a software professional

Please share, I'm looking for help on upcoming projects for The Recompiler -- paid positions for editing, print and ebook design, and research support

Our very first Toot! Last weekend at #FOSDEM, quite a few people came up to us to ask why we weren't on here. Well, here we are! Hello Mastodon! :)

Jet lag does fun things to my brain. Today I can't stop thinking about nuclear Zeppelins.

uspol, iowa, software engineering practices 

So, serious question I don't have the stomach to investigate myself: has the development firm ("Shadow", iirc) committed to releasing a public post-mortem?

Today for once I actually feel like I have the spoons to read about US politics, and yet I still want it CW'd ("uspol", by convention). I'm glad to see a lot of people doing this right.

regular reminder that image descriptions are there to help visually impaired users.

they are most definitely not there so you can write misleading descriptions. you can still make the description funny, but if it doesn't function as an accessibility aide, you fucked up.

Most folks I work with at the nexus of humanitarian work and #OpenSource are experienced enough to know one can't meaningfully lessen global-scale atrocities with something so simple & weak as a copyright infringement claim.

If you don't want people mis-using stuff you make, don't make stuff.

If you want reduce inequity & atrocities, give people working on those problems #FLOSS building blocks with OSI-approved licenses so they can more easily do their good work.

#EthicalSource #CopyleftConf

Salutation univers! ✨

Ta journée mérite un doggo qui fait de la luge !

by popular demand, now with logarithmic y axis scale to fit more data points

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Home is where your devices connect to wifi automatically.

Goodbye, Britain, we will miss you. Please come back as soon as you can.

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Lars and friends