Developers of proprietary development tools who are giving it away t no cost to #OpenSource software developers try to help #FreeSoftware and are often valuable community members, but we have to reject their offering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_nK6nP_RCY
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If you happen to have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 laptop and are willing to run Debian sid on it, it'd be helpful if you could try reproducing the problem and reporting it to the bug report.
I've been having trouble with my Debian laptops crashing on some web pages when I use Firefox. Finally found a way to reproduce, and filed a bug.
Wikipedia Makes The Case For Google & Facebook To Give Back To The Commons, Rather Than Just Take
Switching from email to something else -- Skype was mentioned in the discussions I witnessed -- doesn't help. It just means people keep failing to communicate with another tool.
Communication is difficult. Email only works if both sender and recipients can deal with it.
Free software developers seems good at it. People in business don't.
Listened to a ranty discussion by relatives of in-laws about how email is useless and nobody can deal with it, when there's a dozen per day. Pretty soon you have an inbox with thousands of emails, and communication becomes impossible.
Didn't want to get into an argument, and so I kept my mouth shut.
#GTD and carefully trimming mailing list subscriptions works for me. I don't have inboxes with thousands of emails.
At one point I processed about 4000 mails per day, after spam filtering.
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