non-programmers are an important part of open source projects. non-programmer contributions are valid and useful and not second tier or otherwise less valuable.
it's easy to say programmers are the only value-add when you're fortunate enough to have enough non-programmers that you can take them for granted.
if you take away the feature requests, translations, and general chatter - many OSS projects would have never been more than flawed, narrow use case tech demos.
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
Hey #NewPipe users,
The app is currently broken with YouTube, however if you downgrade to 0.14.1 it will no longer crash, and videos will play again.
Do you want to completely change the Linux Desktop environment forever?
Help me and other 3 developers build Akira, the first and only Native Vector Graphic Tool for UX Designers.
Regain your independence from proprietary apps, help us make Akira happen!
I know a lot of people grumble about GOG not having a #Linux client, but one of the reasons I originally quite liked GOG was that they decided not to have one.
I know there are benefits to it, but I can't help but respect a company that doesn't unquestionably do things because everyone else is.
I'm going to work full-time on free software
We would be honoured if you joined us #meme
Putting my bins out in the standard #Australian configuration, with recycling and kangaroos separated from general waste.
Non-Programmer guy. Fan of libre. User of Debian. Privacy matters! Peace, Love.
Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..