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Community expectations when developing free software 

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Interesting distribution of bandwidth usage for official #openstreetmap tiles.
People in Germany, France and Poland use OSM more than in the USA.
Big countries like Japan, India, China or Iran really don't use OSM that much.
Germany uses as much bandwidth as the "bottom" 200 countries (in terms of OSM usage).

Based on this data from the OSM foundation: git.openstreetmap.org/dns.git/

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Google seems to think that only Enterprise customers deserve to control their own computers or have privacy. If you use Chrome, it's time to switch browsers.

9to5google.com/2019/05/29/chro

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I like using "kilosecond" as a unit of time.

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1. longcat is still long
2. longcat's owner got married

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Came across a post on callout culture in my friends feed, and since I am in a writey state of mind, decided to do a longread on that: specifically - on being made nervous by callouts. So this is going to be a thread.

Full disclosure: I am one of those people who is skittish of the idea of "callout and public apology" - because folks with a former Soviet Background remember our own callout culture - or at least what the older generations tell us. Not adhering to the moral standards of the Party.

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Thank you to the dCache team for a very nice workshop here in Madrid. Got lots of interesting things to try out in large-scale storage woth free software.

Also, university cat:

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Three conclusions to draw from #Google denying #Huawei access to software: (1) The #FSFE urges users to use Free Software operating systems and applications on their computing devices. (2) Governments and especially the European Union should invest more resources in #FreeSoftware to gain independence from large enterprises and other states. (3) The FSFE urges companies to use as much Free Software as possible in their supply chains. fsfe.org/news/2019/news-201905 #pmpc

Big and odd neighbor at the airport next to where my plane parked.

I like conferences that have a fun social program, like yesterday here at NeIC2019.

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This echoes @mako’s thoughts:

‘These decisions to embrace nonfree and private development tools undermine our credibility in advocating for software freedom and compromise our freedom, and that of our users, in ways that we should reject.’

— Free Software Needs Free Tools 👉🏻 mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tool

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What she says: I'm fine
What she really means: I would do anything for a copy of The Hobbit illustrated by Tove Jansson

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The Galaxy, the Jet, and the Black Hole

Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190427.ht #APoD

Does 2.8.0 sound fun? Of course it does, time for upgrading!

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Speaking of crows, friendly reminder that survival of the fittest doesn’t mean strongest, crows keep on by keepin together

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