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  1. Comment on Rysolv is a open source platform for posting bounties under the AGPL in ~comp

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    github There are other platforms for open source bounties , at least some of them I reviewed . I think this one is the best because: it’s under a copyleft license, so less of a chance a of it...

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    There are other platforms for open source bounties , at least some of them I reviewed . I think this one is the best because:

    • it’s under a copyleft license, so less of a chance a of it becoming proprietary, also no one can take the code and create a closed source competitor.

    • It can show the most funded issues both on the website itself, and for a particular project (e.g. i3 ) this can be a more reliable indicator for how much a feature or bugfix is appreciated by the community then just a “Thumbs Up” on github, it can give people the chance to put their money where their mouth is (the money can even go to some unrelated charity).

  2. Comment on Purism (a creator of FOSS friendly hardware such as laptops and a smartphone) is seeking investment from individuals in ~comp

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    From what i understand it will get converted to stocks of value equal to how much the note is supposed to pay including interest , so this isn't really a loan but looks to me like an IPO without...

    From what i understand it will get converted to stocks of value equal to how much the note is supposed to pay including interest , so this isn't really a loan but looks to me like an IPO without actually being a IPO.

    One advantage is that if their products are important to you (you would be willing to pay more then the price they are offering), this gives their fans a way to give more to the company while still getting something in return which is basically the ability to control the company and influence it . People are complaining that purism isn't good enough so what better way to prove then to get some ownership and vote for a better board of directors or better high level decisions.

    This might be overly optimistic but I don't think people have expected linux/wikipedia/firefox/khtml will be as influencial as they are now, so who know.

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  3. Comment on Chinese Academy of Sciences releases "Xiangshan", a high performance open source RISC-V processor that runs Linux in ~comp

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    The performance (as measured under SEPC2006) is about 7/Ghz. For comparison Sifive announced P550 which reportedly has the SEPC2006 score of 8.65/Ghz (and is their highest performing chip). github...

    The performance (as measured under SEPC2006) is about 7/Ghz.

    For comparison Sifive announced P550 which reportedly has the SEPC2006 score of 8.65/Ghz (and is their highest performing chip).

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    I think this is the highest performing open source RISC-V processor i ever came across.

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  4. Comment on Quit Social Media - An educational website that argues against proprietary social media and its risks in ~tech

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    I think it depends on what communities you visit, for me just searching for stuff on google and adding "reddit" to see what people say about it can be pretty useful, but i agree it can seem...

    I spent a lot of time on Reddit between 2012-2019 and nothing really came out of it for me expect memes and negative feelings

    I think it depends on what communities you visit, for me just searching for stuff on google and adding "reddit" to see what people say about it can be pretty useful, but i agree it can seem hateful and tends to have "hivemind" like feel (i can write a comment that have a thousand upvotes, but it could still be hidded and flagged as "bad" because 1100 people downvoted it).

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  5. Is there some way for using Hacker News with a “mark as read” function?

    note: I posted this on hacker news, some people here seem knowledgeble about hacker news so i though i would ask here also. basically in Reddit enhancement suite you can filter comments to only...

    note: I posted this on hacker news, some people here seem knowledgeble about hacker news so i though i would ask here also.

    basically in Reddit enhancement suite you can filter comments to only show comments that are “unread”, you click on a comment to mark it as read (or with email when clicking on a message marks it as read and you can even mark it as unread).

    Is there something like that for hacker news? (a browser addon or some custom client).

    5 votes
  6. Comment on What should a lay user know about Linux app packaging? in ~tech

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    Snap has a proprietary server, so i prefer not to use those. another option for these tools that don't get discussed a lot is nix, unlike flatpak and snap and appimage it just downloads the files...

    Snap has a proprietary server, so i prefer not to use those.

    another option for these tools that don't get discussed a lot is nix, unlike flatpak and snap and appimage it just downloads the files it needs (no "kitched sink" downloads of flatpak runtimes), it's still is somewhat glitchy but is a nice alternative (it seems to be experiancing some serious growth in adoption), guix is similar but less popular.

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  7. Comment on Feneas (a non profit provider of open source services), is having problems covering expenses and is at the risk of shutting down, so it is now having a fundraiser in ~comp

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    their president mentioned on friendica they are also missing man power (people willing to put hours), so if anyone has enough skills/motivation/time they could use the help. He said the founders...

    their president mentioned on friendica they are also missing man power (people willing to put hours), so if anyone has enough skills/motivation/time they could use the help. He said the founders can't manage the social media accounts but if someone else will it will help build "brand awareness" (and then hopefully more donations and volunteers).

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  8. Comment on Feneas (a non profit provider of open source services), is having problems covering expenses and is at the risk of shutting down, so it is now having a fundraiser in ~comp

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    I assume you mean this submission? too bad you used the original title (and not mine or some other title you came up with yourself), almost nobody knows what is feneas and "Feneas in the future"...

    I assume you mean this submission?

    too bad you used the original title (and not mine or some other title you came up with yourself), almost nobody knows what is feneas and "Feneas in the future" is a pretty abstract title that i don't think will generate a lot of interest.

    Maybe you can edit it?

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  9. Comment on Feneas (a non profit provider of open source services), is having problems covering expenses and is at the risk of shutting down, so it is now having a fundraiser in ~comp

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    also worth mentioning is they intend to spread information about federated web projects, they do this by maintaining wedistribute and fediverse.party.

    also worth mentioning is they intend to spread information about federated web projects, they do this by maintaining wedistribute and fediverse.party.

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