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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.

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"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 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.

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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!

kickstarter.com/projects/aleca
#linux #design #sketch #figma #opensource #kickstarter #help

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A CSS rule walks into a bar. A stool in a bar across town falls over.

— ancient proverb.

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I know a lot of people grumble about GOG not having a 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.

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Just joined the #openstreetmap community and downloaded OsmAnd~ from @fdroidorg ...

Why did I not know about this before? #nevertoolate #communitymaps #map #contribute

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Putting my bins out in the standard #Australian configuration, with recycling and kangaroos separated from general waste.

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A big thanks to @ChrisTalleras for introducing me to Open.audio. I'm having a nice evening of discovering new creative commons music.

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What is a Wayland compositor?

It's the software which is responsible for drawing all of your applications on-screen. It governs behavior like moving windows around, minimizing and maximizing them, and so on. It takes input from your keyboard and mouse and directs it to the correct application.

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So with the recent carpet bomb of exploits, Have considered an alternative?

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