A FOSS tale
1. Plasma makes a minor change in something to be spec compliant
2. A third-party app that is not spec-compliant breaks in a minor way
3. Issues are reported to both Plasma and the app
4. I state that I'm not willing to work around broken apps in this case and suggest multiple ways of fixing this properly
5. Some random person that does not seem like a regular contributor to the app gets mad at me and starts insulting me
Don't be that person
Cédric O est une raclure. https://twitter.com/microsoftfrance/status/1278697506185056260
Poppler 0.90.0 released #pdf #freesoftware https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/poppler/2020-July/014355.html
What 's the most disappointing moment? Greek ministry of education using "donation from Cisco" instead of its own existing infrastructure for virtual classes? Mozilla endorsing Zoom for privacy? EFF giving recommendations to activists for Google docs secure (sic) usage? Or a friend of mine asking for privacy advice saying "what about Brave'?
@kde By the way, helping to translate KDE is a good way to get involved with the project. https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/translation
#zoom is looking for activists as beta testers of its end to end encryption service: register as a paid customer, talk about governments' wrongdoings and check if your account has been suspended.
Koko is a great image viewer designed for #PlasmaMobile. Unfortunately, up until recently it did not work great on desktop computers. This changed last week with various small patches to Koko’s code and Kirigami.
And now with better animations :)
There is a real problem in the free software community and tech in general about homophobia, racism and sexism. The same thing happened in a popular Arch Linux Telegram channel, then they changed the channel logo but in a lot more violent. This is not OK.
I added a pride KDE logo to r/kde and a few hours later there was already a thread needing some heavy moderation :( https://new.reddit.com/r/kde/comments/guxu7a/why_is_the_kde_logo_a_rainbow/
We absolutely must talk about the lifes of the people using and producing our software.
We must talk about how surveillance reinforces power structures.
We must talk about how software, algorithms and AI can be discriminatory.
We must talk about how our software affects people's lifes.
Here is the MR: https://invent.kde.org/plasma-mobile/koko/-/merge_requests/6
KDE developer and part of the web and promo team. I like pizzas and Free Software. Everything is political, deal with it.
Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..