I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.
The ramifications of this proposition are huge: no more dispute on the GNU name, and GNU/Linux is now Stallman/Linus which is what he always wanted.
Today we're kicking off the #GNU Assembly!
This is a new umbrella for GNU people seeking transparent decision-making and built around consensus. It's the result of a decade of struggle to make #GNU inclusive, transparent, and community-driven.
#GNU contributors: consider joining!
#FreeSoftware activists: help us spread the word!
Statement on Richard Stallman rejoining the FSF board
@fsf It's a shame that the secretive insiders "buddy club" that is the FSF Board of Directors put personal friendships ahead of the good of Free Software and the good work of the FSF staff itself. (Not to mention LP contributors.)
Founders Syndrome is real and it can destroy even the most meaningful organizations.
I am disappointed by the @fsf decision to reinstate RMS. Until the situation changes I shall be boycotting you.
I am sad to do this because you do good work. But the reinstatement of RMS is problematic for all manner of reasons and I can't be a part of that.
So for anyone who wasn't following, Google pressured a bunch of #fediverse app developers to do an impossible thing and in the end they had to delete their app off the Play Store
Here is a good synopsis by @SubwayTooter
“The bug that has been lurking in the open source codebase all along, for the partisans, might be best summarized as neutrality.“
“If the early architects of open source feel threatened by a new generation demanding more, that is probably a sign of progress.”
The Culture War in Open Source is On — https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/the-culture-war-in-open-source-is-on
Read “The Art of Readable Code” by Dustin Boswell & Trevor Foucher: easy read, nice reminder of best practices but nothing new under the sun.
My favorite part is when they talk about checking if two ranges overlap: “One technique is to see if you can solve the problem the ’opposite’ way.” And indeed, it’s easier to check if two ranges don’t overlap.
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