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abolishing proprietary licenses


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I've long and silently held that free software could play a major role in re-democratizing society and deconstructing the odious institutions which seek ever greater control of our lives through surveillance and economic might.

Also, the longer I think about it, the more I feel the concentration of power in any group or body of people over others to be morally fraught. Free technologies could help wrest control from economic and political elites and return it to the producers of their wealth. I believe we have already seen this developing for quite some time.

I can envision a scenario where, instead of people using software as consumers, flocking to the devices which become tools of exploitation for the companies who manufacture them, people become participants in their own technological lives, being informed instead of ignorant or apathetic out of convenience.

Steve Ballmer once described free software as a cancer. He was projecting what he knew was true about proprietary software. He was right about one characteristic: free software is viral. The GPL guarantees the freedom of future software. But this virus is symbiotic with humanity.

Surely I am not alone in thinking this could play a major role in the battle against capitalism and its endless travesties?


If you think that free software is anti-authoritarian or anti-hierarchical then you have no familiarity with it. Most free software projects are rigidly hierarchical, from the linux kernel, to gnome, to ubuntu, and so on. However, free software does offer a way to split the projects if needed.


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I agree somewhat. In the Cathedral and the Bazaar, GCC was the example of cathedral-style development, so clearly, there are ways to make free software walled gardens. However, as the book says, there is a better way to do make software, and that is to take free software's strong points and make use of them. Involve more people in the development process, etc.


About anti-authoritarianism, free software is the way. With the power of the internet combined with free software, every person has the power to fork and improve the software. The times when free software was cathedral style are over. Bazaars are more successful and easier to "maintain".


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>main concern is about spliting

Don't even bother to address that 'lifestylism' spewing trot. Free software inherently forces you to think more about your computer and its software. For most people its the most common tool they use and they have no understanding of it, it's literally magic to these people. Engaging with your environment and educating yourself shouldn't be discourage you stupid pick cushion.



>With the power of the internet combined with free software, every person has the power to fork and improve the software

>Bazaars are more successful and easier to "maintain".

This is bullshit though. Technical skill, time investment, codebase knowledge, and personal dedication are among a number of factors that keep the organization of free software projects highly centralized. However, the main reason most forks don't get up steam is that the original repo can always merge back the big improvements of forks. Thus free software almost always follows the same centralizing logic of capitalism itself, the logic that Marx embraced and that capitalist idiots like ESR blindly deny.

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Next year I'll be going to study engineering in the information and communications field. The University where I'll be studying is a place where they put a big emphasis on game development for that field so I'd like to practice some basics of that shit before I head there.

So I guess my question is if any of you have recommendations for good open source programs to use in game development? I was born in the wrong generation so I have no previous coding experience beyond basic HTML that I learned briefly when I was in primary school so linking stuff like easy-to-understand tutorials for the more common coding languages would also be good.

All help appreciated.


Use Godot. It's easy, powerful, and free. Learn c/c++.


Vulkan is an open-source API if I recall correctly. Has better compatibility than DX12 at that.


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Remember to




On hardened gentoo because it's the only way to install communism.

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It did with mine.

Remember: deblob only works for _hardened_ gentoo. Regular gentoo does not work.



Back here after a couple of months, so hardened is becoming depreciated.



>murder and slavery analogies

I don't get this part. What's the analogy?



Bill Gates traps you when you vit the licence, He can do whatever you want to you and you are basically his slave. You have to do everything on Microsoft terms and whatever it is in the scope of thier software within his plantation. He can just kill you if he wanted.


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We need more than that. There are free software that depend on proprietary software. There are patches to liberate them. I'm referring to Calibre. The parabola gnu/linux [libre] repo has plenty of liberated stuff like this. We should create a gentoo overlay for that purpose until GuixSD gets compilation options.


It doesn't work but you can deblob it manually. There is a wiki entry. I didn't do it because I run pf-kernel and I don't really care since my computer doesn't require proprietary firmware so it doesn't load any.


The grsec patches are becoming obsolete not because they aren't useful, but because the devs decided to use nonfree license, and for that they'll pay dearly. The old kernel that grsec patches will still get updated, but the patches themselves won't.

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Hey /GNUSSR/, I'm trying to host a lainchan installation on my local network for my Cuban basket weaving foundation, but seem to hit a bit of a brick wall, and was hoping I could get some help.

I have the website itself running on a virtual machine using Ubuntu 16.04 LTSB, all of which works perfect.

The problem comes when I try to connect the MySQL server, I get an error, specifically,

Got error 1 from storage engine

I'm using MySQL 5.7 on Azure Database for MySQL server with a free trial so I can suck free resources from Microsoft

I've created a database and as far as I can tell the database should be using InnoDB, however I'm new to MySQL so perhaps I'm retarded.

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I recently installed Debian, and it's been going great - no more programs asking me for stuff on Windows, no more worrying about my stuff being logged (well, UEFI keeps me wondering), etc. I have one last problem, though - I know which search engine works best for me (searx.me, DuckDuckGo tracks you IIRC), but I need a good, general purpose browser which protects my privacy. So far, I can't seem to get Brave to work. The same goes for SRWare Iron. I haven't tried Aviator yet, but it doesn't look as good as the others. I heard that Comodo Dragon comes in a version for Linux, but I could only find downloads for its Windows version (should I create a script and icon which automatically run it through Wine when I click it?) on their website. Epic Privacy Browser is great, but only for Windows and Mac.

I'm also thinking of getting a VPN.

So, general thread about browsing securely.

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I stopped using Icecat when after a few weeks they still hadn't fixed an extremely dangerous vulnerability that was fixed upstream. That kind of shit is inexcusable. They might have gotten better about it, though.

Another reason to use Firefox is that Icecat only has ESR releases (again, unless they changed that) and that most distros package it but not Icecat.



What was the vulnerability?




Duckduckgo just sends data to the NSA. Its better than giving Google data


I use Devuan. It's a fork of Debian but it is systemd free

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how can we make this board more popular?



I think we should post on /g/ or lainchan about it. Either subtly or non-obnoxiously though.

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A bunch of right wing faggots got Bat'ko's channel suspended by mass reporting his channel for

"hate speech".

This board is already pretty tiny, but considering its made up of dedicated techfags, I was wondering of any of you could make bots to mass timestamp report polyp youtubers like Laura Southern and that pasty nazi chick that literally has every video talking about muh niggers muh muslims and muh jews.

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I have been using Linux some years ago, but I tried gaming and I kinda failed because I wanted to play games like a filthy porky (and my greed because I used money on many games…)

Now I want to go full open-source, but I don't know which distro to choose so I can run muh games.any advice comrades?


Pretty much everything but Debian.


I can't stand any distro that doesn't have portage (the best package manager)

I'd try these:

Calculate Linux




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Anonrades, what are your thoughts on 'Software Engineering'? Im a computer science student and I just finished a year long course on 'Software Engineering' and I'm not sure how I would use any of this in real life. Software Architecture models (Pipe/filter, data repository, etc.), CMMI, COCOMO II, B model, V Model, Agile (XP/Scrum/Kanban), Formal Methods (Z,B), component based software engineering, testing, reuse, sociotechnical systems, code inspections/review, evaluating system performance, and so on.

Is all of this really necessary? Does open source/free software use these complicated methodologies? Do we need a PERT chart or a GANTT chart? Do we need a daily scrum or something? I've never worked on free software before so im just asking, would we just be using some sort of simplified homebrew agile, perhaps kanban, if any development method? Is software engineering just, in the words of Dinesh from the show silicon valley, a "wall of psych 101 MBA mind control bullshit"? or is it legit?


I don't think FOSS projects really do the stupid "teambuilding" stuff. However, everything requires planning, right?



yeah, what method should we use though for a planned economy software project

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This thread is for supporting and discussing free software compatible with the modern virtual reality hardware such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. I believe it is important we secure a strong foundation of free software on this new and fast developing area this early in the game before bourgeois companies establish their absolute dominance in the area.

So far there is this project called OpenHMD, this is the website:


I will post some of their updates in this thread as they go.

I have an Oculus Rift headset myself, is not as well supported on linux as the Vive though but it is cheaper to get now. I will move to linux as soon as it is actually properly supported.


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Vivefag here. Glad someone else sees the importance of this tech.

Ever heard of decentraland? Open source and built upon a blockchain.




No I didn't thanks for the link.

>How is land assigned to users?

>Users can use MANA to buy any empty land parcel.

So there is money within this virtual world ? a bit absurd in a virtual limitless environment.

>Why is land scarce?

>Without scarcity, most LAND would be left abandoned, which would hurt content discoverability and the user experience overall.

If you have to pay for the land then it makes sense that they make it scarce to increase their profit , couldn't there be a way that people could be transported quickly between empty sections…?

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Is there an application I can download that’s eddies’ photos like Photoshop, but it’s free. Because the amount of money photoshop costs is to much.

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I use paint.net. The production value of the software is much lower than PhotoShop, but I'm yet to run into any major barriers with it.



Runs like shit on GNU/Linux though.


dude, let's make our own FOSS alternative to ps, what do you say?



>.NET no



someone needs to make a basic program first

then we can start the git and push more features as we go along

if I were to make it, I'd try a combination of python and OpenGL like Blender does.

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Post em!

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>that ending

never gets old



I watch it every day since I posted it tbh


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my brothers fucking love that game



That's because it's a fucking great game.

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How do you respond?



So are McDonalds and Global Warming


There's a RMS quote out there somewhere, but basically it ignores the fact that using free software is actively freeing you. Using free software gives you freedoms wrt using your software.

This means that using free software is not only a political consumer choice (which is arguably bullshit), but also a personal consumer choice.

Another difference is that it doesn't fall into the pitfalls of ethical consumption, because it - by it's nature - is a collective effort, and therefore is not a continuation of prior property relations. Because it's free, it also isn't you that's paying for the externalities, which means that free software isn't just making the consumer front the costs, unlike buying fair trade.

If someone says that it's lifestylism though, then they're probably right. That's why it's important to emphasize the personal liberation aspect, rather than trying to make it into a radical political struggle.


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This is wrong because proprietary software is actively exploiting you and harming you. Using Linux is not like being a vegetarian. It's like filtering your water when you live in Flint, Michigan.


If you have an hour to talk, point out the dichotomy assumption in the pair consumer<->producer, and that this split in our thinking is the reflection of us being segregated from access to the means of production. Having access to source code and being able to modify it can make you a producer. Why are some not able to grasp this? Maybe because you can do that without being hired and paid a wage for making these modifications, so if no money is involved in an activity, they view it as not productive.

If it isn't productive, yet you do it, why do it, then what is it, in their broken minds? Consumption. And consumption is seen as the opposite of production. When comparing two hypothetical scenarios, and in scenario B people produce the same output as in scenario A plus some extra pile of stuff and that extra pile is not consumed by anyone ever, they will say that the people in scenario B were more productive by slaving away longer for nothing. So tl;dr capitalism fried their brains.

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this may be a stupid question, but just where the absolute fuck do i find the SHAs for manjaro community downloads? are there any? should i just torrent some older file instead of going for a direct download of the new and shiny one?

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Post your gnussr related wallpapers


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My current one.


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