I wish more people in the FOSS world understood that when you place a technical barrier on contributing, you're closing off your project and hurting the movement as a whole.
Don't yell at people who open bug reports because they lack some understanding of the issue or don't know the technical jargon. You might just send them back to proprietary software.
Not gonna lie, as someone who doesn't write code, I don't always feel welcome.
I'm currently looking for an editor for my science fiction book about the dangers or proprietary software. It's heavily influenced by free software and its culture.
Here's a link to the Reddit thread, since there's too much information for a single toot.
If you're interested or know anyone, feel free to get in touch.
As I work on my next project, I keep thinking about the best way to structure a story.
It comes down to three things. First, characters have active goals. They take actions and make decisions based on those goals. Those actions have consequences that move the story forward and potentially create new active goals.
It's really the basics, but it's easy to forget about it and write whole chapters where nothing happens. Dunno if that's how everyone does it, but it's always been my approach.
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I was replaying Mass Effect 3, and it came to me that the Crucible is such a perfect metaphor for free software. It's technology shared througout the ages, with each civilization adding its own contributions to it.
In the end, both the biggest help and biggest obstacle that has to be overcome is the quality of the documentation. It probably would take a huge team of scientists to figure out a man page in an alien language.
Is anyone knowledgeable in website design? I'd like to have a blog implemented on my website, but without any sort of proprietary plugin, tracking cookies, or any of that stuff. I want something 100% FOSS and privacy-friendly.
The friend I hired to design the website is cool with that, but isn't very saavy when it comes to FOSS, so I said I'd look into it on my own. Problem is, I'm a complete newbie when it comes to web design. Anyone has recommendations?
It's pretty sickening how Amazon dominates the self-publishing industry. On top of it, so many writers are complately sold on their methods.
Not only does it leave writers at the mercy of whatever Amazon decides to do, it makes it hard for customers who don't want to deal with that company do discover potentially great writers.
We really need more viable options to buy books, mostly when it comes to self-published material. How come we don't have something like Gog or Bandcamp?
Getting nostalgic and listening to old rave music. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=rJJgVX4hPg4
Science fiction writer and free software enthusiast.
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