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    1. Seth Vargo, the author of Chef Sugar, discovered that ICE was using his code, so he pulled it from GitHub

      'Everyone Should Have a Moral Code' Says Developer Who Deleted Code Sold to ICE Developer takes down Ruby library after he finds out ICE was using it Repository Former developer at software...

      'Everyone Should Have a Moral Code' Says Developer Who Deleted Code Sold to ICE

      Developer takes down Ruby library after he finds out ICE was using it

      Repository

      Former developer at software company deletes his code to protest its ties to ICE

      Seth Vargo says hell no—puts Chef on ICE

      Chef CEO says he’ll continue to work with ICE in spite of protests

      Chef’s Position on Customer Engagement in the Public and Private Sectors

      A Personal Message From the CTO (of Chef)

      An Update to the Chef Community Regarding Current Events

      To fight ‘evil’ ICE, an engineer pulled his code off Github

      Chef roasted for tech contract with family-separating US immigration, forks up attempt to quash protest

      27 votes
    2. Which language would you pick to completely rewrite BSD, Linux, etc.?

      It'd my understanding that C has stuck around in the UNIX world for so long, nearly half a century, mostly due to the inertia of legacy code. If you could snap your fingers and magically port/fork...

      It'd my understanding that C has stuck around in the UNIX world for so long, nearly half a century, mostly due to the inertia of legacy code.

      If you could snap your fingers and magically port/fork the entire stack of open source codebases to the language of your choice, which would you pick and why?

      20 votes
    3. I finally open sourced something: Pliant, a flexible blog skeleton

      https://gitlab.com/smoores/pliant I’ve been a software developer for about three years, and I’ve always been enticed by and passionate about the open source scene. I have an assortment of projects...

      https://gitlab.com/smoores/pliant

      I’ve been a software developer for about three years, and I’ve always been enticed by and passionate about the open source scene. I have an assortment of projects variously available on GitHub and GitLab, but this is the first time I’ve ever created an open source project intended to be used by others.

      Pliant is a barebones starter kit for anyone wanting to self host their own blog. It came out of my own efforts to start a blog, and it’s what currently powers https://tfhe.shanemoore.me.

      I’d love to hear you’re feedback, or just discuss open source, blogging, web technologies, or whatever else comes up.

      20 votes
    4. What is your least favourite window manager or desktop environment and why?

      Can be something current or ancient, and if you've really got an axe to grind feel free to drag in Windows or macOS or other proprietary operating systems. Personally after using i3 for around...

      Can be something current or ancient, and if you've really got an axe to grind feel free to drag in Windows or macOS or other proprietary operating systems.

      Personally after using i3 for around half a decade now (though I switched to sway about a year ago) everything else I try just seems to add friction.

      25 votes
    5. Do you enjoy programming outside of work?

      I have found this to be a semi controversial topic. Its almost becoming a required point for getting a new job to have open source work that you can show. Some people just enjoy working on...

      I have found this to be a semi controversial topic. Its almost becoming a required point for getting a new job to have open source work that you can show. Some people just enjoy working on programming side projects and others don't want to do any more after they leave the office.

      Whats your opinion on this? Do you work on any side projects? Do you think its reasonable for interviewers to look for open source work when hiring?

      16 votes
    6. Why open source projects don't charge (while keeping the code open)?

      I'd gladly pay a reasonable price for professional packages/support for programs like Emacs/Melpa, Debian, and Xfce. As a user, I empathize with the complaints by developers that are constantly...

      I'd gladly pay a reasonable price for professional packages/support for programs like Emacs/Melpa, Debian, and Xfce. As a user, I empathize with the complaints by developers that are constantly overworked. Even if this doesn't generate enough money to pay for everything, it might be enough to hire someone to handle the issues and communities, something that clearly drains their efforts, especially because programmers tend to prefer technical challenges rather than dealing with people.

      I understand that many projects accept donations, but I think providing an actual reward (even if its something minimal, like an updated package instead of having to build it from source) might be a good way to get resources and avoid developer burndown.

      11 votes