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A twitter call to say nice things about technology sparked interesting threads

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/27

A while ago [Archive.is] Adam Jacob on Twitter: “Let’s say nice things about technology today. I’ll start. If it wasn’t for @lkanies and @puppetize, there is no way we would have been able to adapt as an industry to the rise of the cloud. Quote tweet me with your own.” sparked some interesting threads.

First posts are below; click on them to see the full threads.

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A thread written by @SwiftOnSecurity

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/09/16

[WayBack] A thread written by @SwiftOnSecurity:

Corporate purchasing and policies make funding open source Literally Impossible.

Nothing’s going to change until you make them pay you.

Someone filed a bug?
Support contract.

Someone wants a feature?
Support contract.

It’s literally easier to pay you $1500/yr than $25 once.

Edit: since Threader/Threader_app died, I archived the Twitter thread at Archive.today.

And much more: worth a long read.

Via another interesting post: [WayBack] Idea for FOSS projects. Register your project/product name as a trademark and only use it for official, stable releases. Have a different name for your … – Jan Wildeboer – Google+

Idea for FOSS projects. Register your project/product name as a trademark and only use it for official, stable releases. Have a different name for your not-(yet)-stable Code.

Put trademark agreements in place. Everyone who uses your trademarked name for services based on your code has to pay. Everybody using the non-stable code is free to do so, but cannot use your trademarked name.

With lots of interesting comments:

  • Jan Wildeboer
    +Andreas Kahler because when you don’t allow use without pay you are violating the open source principles.
  • You just don’t allow the use of the trademarks. That’s perfectly fine with FOSS, e.g. with GPLv3: “you may […] supplement the terms of this License with terms: […] Declining to grant rights under trademark law for use of some trade names, trademarks, or service marks”. See opensource.google.com – Trademarks in Open Source – opensource.google.com
  • +Andreas Kahler Yep. That’s how we work at Red Hat ;)
  • It’s how most distros work – it can be a problem though because you then control how the mark is used and without care it becomes a blocker. Eg it’s really hard to ship Unbuntu based stuff because you can’t modify Ubuntu and call it Ubuntu (which is fair enough) , but for cloud images – problem.
  • +Alan Cox That’s why it IMHO makes more sense for projects/products.
  • Jan Wildeboer+1
    +Torsten Kleinz … Setting up a new provider at any medium to big company is a big, lengthy and horrifyingly complex process.

–jeroen

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Thomas Mueller’s Open Source Projects

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/03

Since Thomas has been moving projects to OSDN, he now keeps a list of which one is where at [WayBack] My Open Source Projects – twm’s blog

via:

–jeroen

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Doctors disabled wireless in Dick Cheney’s pacemaker to thwart hacking – Naked Security

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/22

Medical devices are still vulnerable, five years after this became public:

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney’s doctors disabled his pacemaker’s wireless capabilities to thwart possible assassination attempts, he said in an interview with CBS’s ̶…

[WayBackDoctors disabled wireless in Dick Cheney’s pacemaker to thwart hacking – Naked Security

I knew they were, but never realised Dick Cheney had a modified one implanted.

Some people are more equal to others…

via: the below video “Freedom In My Heart And Everywhere” from the linux.conf.au 2012 Keynote by Karen Sandler.

–jeroen

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/dev/lawyer Open Source License Business Perception Report

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/20

Looking at [WayBack/dev/lawyer Open Source License Business Perception Report it seems that the [Archive.isApache License 2.0 causes the least pain and confusion for lawyers.

Via: [WayBack] Open Source License Business Perception Report: the pain and confusion of common open licenses, roughly quantified – This is why I Code – Google+

–jeroen

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