Ali Abdul Ghani | 6 Jul 13:05 2014
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lazarus - libre

But the big problem is lazarus cause a license violation.
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
""""
Specifically, the LCL, which is statically built into the produced
executables, is licensed under a modified version of the LGPL,
granting extra permissions
to allow it to be statically built into the produced software, including
proprietary
ones.

Note that installing a
design-time
package is equivalent to linking to the IDE. Thus, distributing the
Lazarus IDE with a GPL-incompatible design-time package (e.g. the
JEDI
packages, which are licensed under the
Mozilla Public License
) pre-installed would cause a license violation.
""""
I believe that we must make a branch of it without problems license

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Kip Warner | 30 Jun 22:57 2014

Libre digital media asset management

Hey list,

I've been looking for more than a year with no luck for a libre
alternative to proprietary digital media asset management tools like
Alienbrain.

  <http://www.alienbrain.com/>

Think of it like traditional source control management, e.g. Git,
Mercurial, Bzr, or what have you, but for art assets and large binary
files.

From what I can see, I can't seem to find anything. I also posted on
Launchpad a request for feature enhancement on Bzr.

  <https://bugs.launchpad.net/bzr/+bug/1077521>

Respectfully,

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Joel Kahn | 31 May 23:56 2014
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The New Media Caucus

This organization may be of interest:

http://www.newmediacaucus.org/

Have fun.

Joel

zerothis baud | 30 Apr 01:52 2014
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Re: Solar-Powered Laptop (Joel Kahn), libreplanet-discuss Digest, Vol 49, Issue 9

Well, I've had laptop setups that are more cumbersome than that. But I always used them indoors. Seems to me a panel set sold separately from the laptop would be libre compatible for owners of libre compatible laptops.

Solar-Powered Laptop (Joel Kahn)



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WeWi Telecommunications claims that they're
producing a laptop that runs on solar energy:


http://solaptop.com/en/products/laptops/

Now if we could just get a totally Libre
machine that works this way....

Joel




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Joel Kahn | 25 Apr 21:02 2014
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Art Based On Libre Software

Here's a way to help out the movement, at least indirectly....

https://www.talenthouse.com/i/188/submission/68795/99e8c29c

I used the GPL program BASIC-256 to produce my entry for the
Secret Solstice Music Festival, which will be held in Iceland
at the beginning of summer. The winning artist gets $1,000
plus a share of royalties, along with an expenses-paid trip
to the event. If I win, I'll have a chance to talk to a lot
of people about Libre Software. If you have accounts with
both Facebook and Twitter, you can vote twice.

Food for thought.

Joel

Mary-Anne Wolf | 24 Apr 01:05 2014
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Net Neutrality FCC Violation One More Time

Uh oh!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/technology/fcc-new-net-neutrality-rules.html

arthur_torrey | 23 Apr 06:44 2014
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Re: How respond to a tech support technician that insists on needlessly installing proprietary software? (libreplanet-discuss Digest, Vol 52, Issue 1)

Seems odd that a tech support person for a FLOSS program would want to install proprietary stuff, but that's
off the subject...

My answer would be to respond to the tech that can't discuss the use of other software with a request / demand
to be connected to someone that CAN discuss it...  

Presumably the person with the script is a first level peon who is only ALLOWED to do certain things
following a specified protocol - and not following it could get them in trouble.  While frustrating, it
doesn't help anyone to get mad at the peon that is following their job instructions.  

So as soon as it becomes obvious that you are asking for resolutions / procedures that are outside their
"designated box", requesting escalation to someone that CAN authorize non-standard approaches seems
appropriate, and keep bumping it up the tree until you get to someone that can either let you use other
approaches, or explain exactly what it is that their software does that yours doesn't  (assuming
Mary-Anne is correct in that the proprietary software does something non-obvious that the tech support
folks need...)  

Make the complaint about needing to bump a secondary issue - if they get enough complaints, and requests to
allow use of a FLOSS option then it may trickle back down to the peons on the front line...

ART

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Very often technicians start down the path of having me install
software without saying what they're doing. I've gotten to where I can
recognise this and respond with directly to the issues they will
suppose makes it necessary for them to have their software and only
their software installed. .......

zerothis baud | 21 Apr 21:35 2014
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How respond to a tech support technician that insists on needlessly installing proprietary software?

Very often technicians start down the path of having me install
software without saying what they're doing. I've gotten to where I can
recognise this and respond with directly to the issues they will
suppose makes it necessary for them to have their software and only
their software installed. If its a chat application for example, I
politely say I only use Free Software or Open Source Software (because
they often recognise OOS and not FS) and that I already have a Free
Software application that will do the job (I name their software and
chat protocol) and I explain that redundant software in not necessary
and undesired. Today however, a tech stopped me cold with "I am not
authorised to discuss the use of other technical support software!"
and gave this response repeatedly as I explained I didn't need to
install two redundant applications for software for chat and desktop
sharing for the software on her end to function. I finally replied
"but of course" to each step of her installation process without
complying with the instructions. Chat when fine as expected. I didn't
really think it through that she would not see her software on my
computer screen once she connected. She started with _amazing_ speed
opening a command line, viewing my ip information, pinging different
ip address (or she ran a script to do this, but I caught a few
backspaced typos, so I think she was actually that fast). But after a
few seconds disconnected from desktop and chat. On the phone she
stumbled  "I am not authorised to discu-ah-use of the others support
softwares technical support of ah our software."  Not sure how to
proceed, I remained silent. Until she moved on to other parts of here
script (the instructions in front of her that she follows). Well, the
call ended on an unrelated note when she finally got to the part that
I was beyond my 9 days of free support and continuing would cost me
more than buying a replacement. It got me to thinking bout a lot of
issues of 3rd party support. I wondered if the hardware manufacturer
(most manufacturers I've found are willing to consider that the
customer is always right) realised this militant enforcement of
external software policy was being imposed on their customers (I
intend to find out). But for the issue at hand. Is it possibly a the
support company's canned response was specifically formed against FOSS
or (seems more likely) against all other software. And does anybody
have any suggestions on a better way to respond to an "install our
software" ultimatum?

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hours of installing software, uninstalling demo programs you'll never
use, unconstitutional license agreements that destroy our Human
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Windows forever. If you like, you can even keep your old Windows with
all those problems; it'll run side-by-side with Ubuntu. Oh and there's
over 5000 games available
<http://www.uvlist.net/search?ftag=-notlinux&fplat=106&sort=pop&ipp=c>

David Loyall | 24 Mar 17:33 2014
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Promotional pamphlets from April ("French FSF")

Hello, LibrePlanet.  Hello, FSF Campaign Managers (Zak and Libby).

The French Free Software Association (April) has produced some really
wonderful pamphlets for the purpose of informing non-technical users
about software freedom.

http://www.april.org/sensibilisation

I propose that we (U.S. American software activists) translate these
documents and distribute them in the usual places (campuses, cities,
libraries).

The source for each document is available on April's wiki.  The text
and images are licensed CC and/or GFDL.

At least one of the pamphlets already exists in English, but I think
we can improve it for local use by using more idiomatic language.
http://www.april.org/en/open-formats [1]

Would someone help me produce a list of technical goals?  Here is a
very rough draft:

* Get source into a repository (gitorious?  April, do you have this
source in an existing repo?)
* Find volunteer translators
* Build (render) pamphlets into a format suitable for printing
* Find print shop(s)
* Find money
* Get pamphlets printed
* Find volunteers to distribute them
* ???
* PROFIT

Thank you for reading my email.  Happy hacking,

--Dave

1. Dear April: There is a bug in
http://media.april.org/docs/formats_ouverts/open_formats_3fold_verso_EN.pdf
...In the lower left corner, "Format Closed" should say "Open Format".
This bug is not present in
http://media.april.org/docs/formats_ouverts/open_formats_poster_A3_EN_print.png
so maybe you only need to regenerate the PDF from source.  And, please
consider DjVu. ;)

Thomas HARDING | 22 Mar 16:22 2014

"Printer Working Group": dangers?

Hello,

I taken a look for a couple of days on development of IPPv2.x protocols, 
which are conducted by the Printer Working Group.

Then taken a look also on other PWG activities.

Further reading, it seems the PWG focuses now on consumer appliances, 
such as :

  * printing an "image from mobile phone" through "the cloud", gain a
    "PWG raster" from the "enterprise printer" returning back to the
    "Alice's desktop printer")
  * gain a "secure reproduction" from a multi-purpose printer or a scan
    device
  * etc

While the word "enterprise" is typed on almost each "use case", I doubt 
on who will handle the "actual reproduction control" (that sentence is 
obviously never typed on documents).

If anyone wants to conduct more investigations, their url is : 
http://www.pwg.org

Best Regards,
Thomas HARDING

Marc Laporte | 19 Mar 07:54 2014

Ohloh.net Community Day -- OCD14 : Monday, March 24, 2014 (the day after LibrePlanet) + Tools & tips to help pick great free software and libraries

Hi!

Ohloh.net is a Wikipedia-ish database of FLOSS projects & developers.

Like Wikipedia, it is crowd-sourced. It is one of the most important
FLOSS-related sites/projects out there, because it makes it very easy
to discover and evaluate software projects. By analyzing the publicly
available source code, we can get an indication of the vitality of a
project. By providing this visibility, Ohloh.net is helping Free
Software users and developers find each other, and increases the
success rate, which leads to more collaboration opportunities. You can
evaluate developer contributions, and know who are the best people to
contact (ex.: you want to sponsor a feature request). You can also see
the license, programming languages, and many other things. More info
about Ohloh.net: http://meta.ohloh.net/us/  I encourage you to add
projects you like to your "stacks" and give "kudos" to contributors
you appreciate.

I am a happy, active volunteer on Ohloh.net and I proposed that we
should have a community day, just after LibrePlanet, and here it is:
http://meta.ohloh.net/2014/03/ohloh-community-day-ocd14/ (it's free
but please register to help us plan the day)

There is also this FSF event on Monday:
https://www.fsf.org/events/seminar-on-gpl-enforcement-and-legal-ethics

Somewhat related to the topic of evaluating & picking software, I
developed this list of criteria, which I am sure will be useful to
others:
http://suite.tiki.org/Tiki+Suite+Component+criteria

This list (which includes Ohloh.net stats) was instrumental in picking
software for Tiki Suite, a selection of free server, web, mobile and
desktop apps with a concerted effort for greater interoperability and
security, which is aimed at small & medium-sized organizations. The
Tiki Suite is especially suited to decentralized and knowledge-centric
organizations and offers the features that what 80% of the people use
80% of the time (collaboration, office productivity, publishing,
etc.). Features include: Email + Wiki + CMS + Groupware + Commerce +
Accounting + Document Management + CRM + Web conferencing + Desktop
sharing + PBX VOIP Telephony + Instant messaging & presence + Video
management + E-learning, etc.
https://suite.tiki.org/Tiki+Suite

Here are Ohloh stats for Tiki Suite components:
https://suite.tiki.org/Tiki+Suite+Ohloh  (You can include such badges
on your own project pages!)

Another very interesting project is https://www.versioneye.com/  This
one is to track software libraries. While Ohloh.net can & does track
libraries, it's more designed for complete projects.

I'll give 2 lighting talks, covering Tiki Suite, Ohloh.net & VersionEye.com
https://libreplanet.org/wiki/LibrePlanet:Conference/2014/Lightning_Talks

Best regards,

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