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All Packages Needed For FreedomBox Now In Debian

houstonbofh Re:Open? (53 comments)

VirtualBox is GPL2. If you install Oracles proprietary crap, that's your problem.

"This is called "dual licensing". Since Oracle holds all the copyrights to the VirtualBox code, or is at least permitted to relicense code that is owned by external contributors or other parties, we are free to choose the terms under which we license the code to our customers, or the open-source community. "

So any code you submit, you also assign to Oracle so they can release it closed source. So not totally open.

2 days ago
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All Packages Needed For FreedomBox Now In Debian

houstonbofh Re:In plain English, what's a FreedomBox? (53 comments)

OK. That is the intent. Now what the fuck does it do? Or better yet, what does it do differently than Owncloud?

3 days ago
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All Packages Needed For FreedomBox Now In Debian

houstonbofh Re:Open? (53 comments)

Free, kinda. Open, a bit... But if you are a large company, not at all. And if you submit code, you assign it all to them.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wik...

3 days ago
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All Packages Needed For FreedomBox Now In Debian

houstonbofh Open? (53 comments)

So they want an open and decentralized social network. But the VM images are only in the Oracle owned Virtual Box format? And right now it is only built for new and hard to source appliances, not older desktop easily found in rubbish bins? And I still haven't found what it does that owncloud does not... You would think the web page or wikipedia would have a short "This is what the we do" page somewhere...

3 days ago
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Inside the Stolen Smartphone Black Market In London

houstonbofh Re:Changing IMEI is illegal (109 comments)

Look... If you catch someone with a stolen phone just check to see if it has any pirated content. That will get some real punishment!

5 days ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

houstonbofh Re:Does this mean no more Gnome desktop? (689 comments)

I agree, but the Gnome 3 fallback/classic mode is quite nice. I like it.

I too love Gnome Flashback. And it would not exist if a developer from Edubuntu had not come in to take it over...

5 days ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

houstonbofh Re:To be expected (689 comments)

Gnome Flashback is Gnome 2 with the gtk3 under it

Is it really? I tried an installation of RHEL 7, which uses Gnome Classic. As far as I can tell, the only way this is the same as Gnome 2 is in screenshots. The first thing I tried with Gnome3 in RHEL 7 did not work: right click on the panel to add elements. I right clicked on the panel and nothing happened. FAIL!

Hold the left alt key and right click on the panel to add elements. This is a GTK3 default that can be changed.

So, yes some things moved. But the core functionality is the same, and that is what I needed.

about a week ago
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Racing To Contain Ebola

houstonbofh Re:Africa, eh? (112 comments)

Bullshit, and you'd know it was bullshit if you'd ever been to any of those countries. They refer to themselves by the name of their Nation, not the continent it's located on, just like pretty much everyone else on the planet does.

Actually, my personal favorite is Mexico where the word for norther visitor and the word for diarrhea is the same. Turista. And I guess you are right, as those European's don't seem to be on the same planet most of the time...

about a week ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

houstonbofh Re:I'm disapointed in people (689 comments)

Stacking things by application, regardless of workflow is a serious impediment to some workflow. This is fact, not fear. If a change makes a job take 10% longer, it is a BAD CHANGE. This is something they never grasped. And while it may not be much of an issue for a home user or hobbyist, for people that use Linux on the job, it is major.

about a week ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

houstonbofh Re:To be expected (689 comments)

I don't think they're doing a good job but I'll be glad to donate to GNOME 2.

I wish I could. Gnome Flashback is Gnome 2 with the gtk3 under it. It is very good. But you can not only support it... https://wiki.gnome.org/Project...

about a week ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

houstonbofh Re:Here's hoping. (689 comments)

Actually, Gnome Flashback is very good. If I could donate to just it, I would!

about a week ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

houstonbofh Re:Funny (689 comments)

How can this have been modded "informative"? It is a stupid sexist and homophobic attack.

Because accuracy also counts.

about a week ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

houstonbofh Re:Funny (689 comments)

Fucking patriarchal slime. How dare you bring your sexist views into an otherwise rational debate? As women, we have a right to exist too!

Only a woman would call the above rational... ;) (That was a joke!)

In all seriousness, however, you demonstrated the problem clearly. The Gnome Foundation has a core competency of creating user interfaces. (I know! Gnome 3 and competence is a stretch, but stick with me a second.) I don't care if you are a guy, a girl, or a dude in a dress... I want good code. But, women's advocacy has nothing to do with putting out a good UI. A ton of money was wasted that did nothing for them at all! This is not anti-woman. This is anti "women's advocacy."

about a week ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

houstonbofh Re:Funny (689 comments)

Gnome 4?

about a week ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

houstonbofh Re:Does this mean no more Gnome desktop? (689 comments)

You could have said the same thing about Xfree86. They, like Gnome, lost sight of the user base. But Gnome did worse. The people they pissed off, Developers, power users, and large content workers, are the very ones most likely to contribute code and money. Belittling them for pointing out the flaws didn't help either. So if they go, it will cause some problems for a while, but we still have the KDE foundation, the Apache Foundation, and a ton of focused projects that no longer need a large "foundation" to support them.

But, if they pull their head out, and make amends with those folks, I think things can still be saved. Some more prominence and respect for Gnome Flashback would go a LONG way towards bringing people back.

about a week ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

houstonbofh Re:Does this mean no more Gnome desktop? (689 comments)

Pay some respect to those who went before and the work they did.

They are getting the same respect they gave the users who did not appreciate a multi headed very expensive single view tablet as a computing platform. If there was ever a call for Nelson Muntz, this is it.

about a week ago
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Anyone Can Buy Google Glass April 15

houstonbofh Re:No thanks (167 comments)

It also crams the numbers of everyone with an interest into "first day sales" figures. Be ready for the April 17th "Google sells a bazillion Google Glass in one day!" articles.

about a week ago

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