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“Nonfree game programs (like other nonfree programs) are unethical because they deny freedom to their users. (Game art is a different issue, because it isn’t software.) If you want freedom, one requisite for it is not having nonfree programs on your computer. That much is clear.”

There’s more, but this is the point where I threw up in my mouth a little.

Yes, Mr. Newell, this is what you have to look forward to. Not a disaster at all.

Do we have any Stallman-specific TMs?

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Well Sweden now has a church of piracy. I can’t wait to see their marriage ritual. Apparently Adam King level crazyness does exist in real life.

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Well, our friend Lunduke will be an inexhaustible source of fun.
As you can check in the link, another crappy site of his (RadicalBreeze) has been blacklisted as malware containing by Google. God knows why, but Google’s system has bugged for a moment and reporting that at the same time this site has malware and at the same time zero pages from the site contain malware. The 'obvious’ conclusion:

Now I just need to let Google know about the problem so they can fix their own system (which is either broken… or has been deliberately modified to block RadicalBreeze ...

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Start your engines, ladies and gentlemen:

Dubbed the 31 Flavors of Fun experiment, a new project aims to create a new Linux distro every day during the month of August.

Dear God.

This experiment will compare development speed, costs, and required manpower to the proprietary Microsoft Windows development of recent Windows releases.

Zero development. Thirty one days of personal cost which might profitably be used looking for the next job as a fry chef. Less manpower, more playing 52 card pickup (if we’re going to keep with the numbers theme).

This is a comparison, how?

There’s already a ...
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Thanks for that $10. It did indeed keep the lights on between 09:30 and 09:35 this morning. So if you’ve used Sparrow for more than five minutes, I guess we’re even.

This could be seen as a companion piece to Gesh’s find about Lunduke’s adventures in fundraising. (Alternate title for this piece: “Independent Development Funded by Your $9.99 App Purchase? Not So Much.” Or it could be seen as a response to Robert Pogson’s continued contention that Microsoft could surely sell Windows for $10 and Office for $3 and still make obscene ...

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(I promised this to DrLoser)

Here is a story how you should NOT do an open source project funded by donations.

Enters our hero – Bryan Lunduke. Some of you maybe remember that he is a retard mocked once by LHB

So, you see Bryan has some shitty software, which supposedly he sells for living (you should check out Linux Tycoon it’s a so funny fail). At a certain point one of the two working brain cells he has, died and he decided to open source his stuff
He 'only’ needed 4k$ in donations … monthly

And so it was off ...

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Am I reading this right? The million man basement development army deleted the leap-second adjustment code from the kernel because … it’s not like it does anything, right?

The fix is to call clock_was_set() in the leap second code—a call that had been removed in 2007.

Let’s go to the excuses:

But the situation is far worse when the code in question is almost never executed. Prior to June 30, 2012, the last leap second was at the end of 2008. That is 3½ years in which the leap second code could have been broken without anybody noticing ...

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God bless 'em. Valve is going to port L4D2 to Linux, despite the complete lack of stable or functional APIs for sound, graphics, or input. Good luck fellas!

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Ever wondered why FOSS is mostly built by little boys in basements? Well, this supposed defence explains why.

“It’s like going to a party where you know no one. That’s not a party you want to be at,” says Maírín Duffy, a blogger and senior interaction designer at Red Hat in Boston.

I suppose I shouldn’t ask, at this point, precisely what a senior interaction designer might be. At Red Hat, it’s probably almost as important as being a customer support engineer or a kernel developer.

Or not.

Duffy is one of the few women who ...
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The original post is here, but the site is down as everybody is trying to read the post. If you can’t read it there, this is a cache.

Feeling a bit of Chrome-envy, the fine folks at Mozilla decided they wanted to subject Firefox to some Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome. Unfortunately, they learned their lesson from the folks who gave us the Ubuntu Biannual Forced Death March. They decide to radically change the interface every few updates, they don’t have a stable API so extensions don’t break each update, (Adobe is not going to update its ...