Everyone was so happy to unload on DigitalOcean for #hacktoberfest spam, but nobody seems to be saying anything about them having fixed it. Here's me correcting the Fediverse's mistake with a link: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/hacktoberfest-update
For most of this year, @zwol and I have been working on a pretty ambitious project:
* to make a fresh release of GNU Autoconf, a crucial #FLOSS build tool that hadn't had a new release since 2012
* to get paid for that
* to help put Autoconf on a more sustainable footing so it doesn't have to get rescued again a little while down the road
Autoconf 2.70 is due out next month, and you can read my fresh LWN story about the rejuvenation & what's next:
@ashwinvis better now?
A new F-Droid mirror is now live. Please test!
You can add it to F-Droid client by clicking this link https://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/fdroid/repo?fingerprint=43238D512C1E5EB2D6569F4A3AFBF5523418B82E0A3ED1552770ABB9A9C9CCAB
@stardot @Blort The alternative is to build our technology so that "where your content is hosted" matters less. The instance shouldn't be where the community is, or too critical to your character's identity.
Whether its Google or witches.town, if either leaves, the content you care about should be able to survive, and the user accounts too. You can see a bit of this here: https://gitlab.com/spritely/golem/blob/master/README.org
https://octodon.social/@cwebber/104770082295888094 says some of the rest (there's more, but hard to fit here)
Free Software rant
@bob if anything, the rise of cloud computing proved that anything less than AGPL will risk your software supporting closed source products and predatory companies.
And finally up after a fair bit of struggling getting the networking right.
@ashwinvis sorry for being slow with the reports, the computer room move consumes all possible time, and then some. Thank you for taking the time to make them!
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