social.coop#software

♻ @OKFN: Public money? #Publiccode! We support @FSFE campaign to improve public procurement of #software: add your signature http://bit.ly/2w6xjGl http://l.fsfe.org/Bn4mCF #fsfe

Is it just me or does someone else also find it quite difficult to read into other people's source code?
It might also be just that this guy didn't feel like writing any comments – at all.
#software #dev #code

#introductions

I'm a #software developer from Saint Paul, #Minnesota, currently doing #iOS development for work, and web development for fun.

My current passion projects include writing a NodeJS API for Bandcamp users to generate RSS/JSON updates on bands they follow (github.com/hisaac/bandcamp-fee), editing an Ebook for the Standard Ebooks project (standardebooks.org/), and planning a #podcast about #music.

Other interests:
#hiphop
#idm
#internethistory
#opensource
#scifi

Purism and KDE to Work Together on World’s First Truly Free Smartphone

"Purism and KDE are partnering to help KDE adapt Plasma Mobile to Purism’s Librem 5 smartphone.

KDE develops Plasma Mobile, a free, open and full-featured graphical environment for mobile devices. Plasma Mobile has been tested on several off-the-shelf devices. However, most smartphones include hardware that requires proprietary software to work. This clashes with KDE’s principles of freedom and openness. It also makes building difficult, since many details of the hardware are kept secret, preventing complete access to all the components.

...The shared vision of freedom, openness and personal control for end users has brought KDE and Purism together in a common venture. Both organisations agree that cooperating will help bring a truly free and open source smartphone to the market. KDE and Purism will work together to make this happen."

#Purism #KDE #OpenSource #Software #Hardware #Smarthphone #Librem

puri.sm/posts/librem5-kde-part

Cops and their favorite phone hacking contractors have found a way to completely bypass the Samsung S7's lockscreen #reddit #netsec #network #security #it #software https://www.reddit.com/r/netsec/comments/70hqze/cops_and_their_favorite_phone_hacking_contractors/

Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?

This campaign wants legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software licence. If it is public money, it should be public code as well.

"Code paid by the people should be available to the people!" --->

publiccode.eu/

#Freedom #OpenSource #public #money #taxpayers #publiccode #software #EU

Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?

This campaign wants legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software licence. If it is public money, it should be public code as well.

"Code paid by the people should be available to the people!" --->

publiccode.eu/

#Freedom #OpenSource #public #money #taxpayers #publiccode #software #EU

If it is #public #money, it should be public #code as well. I support this call for more public code under a #Free #Software #licence:

publiccode.eu/

#FSFE #FSF #FOSS #FLOSS

Hello, fediverse. I'm Charles from the USA in the , OR area. I'm excited to be on as I'm hoping it will prove a viable alternative to the "free" social sites.

I make and for a living, and I dabble in for hobbies. Other interests not limited to: , , , , , and .

♻ @OpenForumEurope: Discover how the proposed EU copyright directive could harm #Software development at https://savecodeshare.eu @fsfe #foss #savecodeshare #fsfe

Commit messages are not comments.

When you're writing a commit message and find yourself describing what the code does, instead of describing the change you made and the reason for it, that's a good sign the stuff you're writing should be in a comment near the code it describes.

#git #software #development #practices #foss

Proof It's Possible to Hack #german Elections; Hackers Tamper with Voting-Software #hackers thehackernews.com/2017/09/germ #software

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"Every good work of #software starts by scratching a #developer's personal itch." - Eric S. Raymond #CathedralAndTheBazaar