Wolfgang Romey (hier | 18 Jul 18:40 2016
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EOMA68 - We have to get Free Hardware!

The EOMA68 project has reached 25% of its funding and published a new project 
update:

https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop/updates/laptop-comparisons?utm_source=EOMA68+Supporters&utm_campaign=11f0d8848e-Project_Update_EOMA68_Comparison_7_15_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5e30e1da06-11f0d8848e-112327761

Everybody, who is interested in Free Hard- and Software, should support it.

Wolfgang

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Tyler Romeo | 17 Jul 05:31 2016
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ReactJS Patent License

I ran into this article today:


Since last year ReactJS has had a restrictive patent license that requires non-compete with Facebook in any use of patents in their product.

This may have been discussed before, but this is a notable and interesting demonstration on why licenses like the BSD license are harmful, since they do not really guarantee software freedom due to the lack of a patent grant.

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Tyler Romeo
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Rudolf | 14 Jul 21:13 2016
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libreplanet wiki article needs some work

I was checking out the libreplanet article on wikipedia and it could use some work: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibrePlanet

are there any "mainstream" articles that refer to libreplanet? I'm sure the latest conference has some mainstream news articles since it featured Edward Snowden
Koz Ross | 9 Jul 01:36 2016
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Seeking some Web-based software instance for interactive teaching task

I am soon going to be teaching a class on data structures and algorithms at my
university. This class will be in Java, on Windows (a fact I am not happy about,
but cannot change).

As part of this, I plan to have an activity where each class member will need to
forward me a short snippet of code (about a dozen lines or so). I am thinking of
something similar to a paste service, except that:

- I need to be able to view all the pastes from every class member
- It should syntax highlight Java code
- It needs to be Web-based (i.e. no locally-installed software)

To give an example of what I mean, suppose I have three students: Alice, Bob and
Carla. Each of them writes a snippet of code, and sends them to me. I can then
view (on my machine) each of the snippets from all three of them.

I don't wanna have to use email for this (because that's a bit cumbersome). Of
course, this tool should be free software. Ideally, this Web-based program
should require minimal setup (so, no registration would be nice).

Could anyone suggest anything? I (and my students) would be very grateful!
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Koz Ross | 2 Jul 05:37 2016
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EOMA68 - libre software, libre hardware, and eco-friendly too!

This may be of interest to those of you who asked about graphics and the A20.
It came up on the Parabola dev list, but I figured I'd share it here:

----- Forwarded message from Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl@...> -----

Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 05:40:16 +0100
From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl@...>
To: dev@...
Subject: [Dev] fbturbo xorg driver up and running on eoma68-a20 computer card

following the instructions here http://linux-sunxi.org/Xorg#fbturbo_driver
i managed to adapt them for parabola with the following command:

pacman -S xorg-xrandr xorg-util-macros xorg-server-devel xorg-utils
libtool automake

this enabled me to get the required build dependencies such that the
g2d acceleration now works in xorg.

btw we're now live with the crowdfunding campaign so if anyone's
interested they can help fund the project.  naturally, anyone helping
fund the libre tea computer card will have an xorg server with the
g2d-accelerated fbturbo driver preinstalled :)

l.

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Koz Ross | 30 Jun 00:52 2016
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EOMA68 - libre software, libre hardware, and eco-friendly too!

I just came across this amazing project:
https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop

Needless to say - I've supported it, because I believe we need more projects
like this one if we are to free our computing. The fact that they're going
full libre *and* seeking RYF certification is great *just by itself*, but
the use of recycling, the eco-friendliness of the project and the *wooden*
casings are just icing on an amazing cake for me.

I'm just posting it to this list, as I want as many people as possible to hear
about something which I believe deserves our support (and money).
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Please don't send me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
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Jamie Hale | 29 Jun 01:50 2016
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How to verify a GPL binary - practically?

Forgive me if this has been asked before.

I've purchased a copy of "ethOS", a GNU/Linux distribution that comes
ready to mine ether, the cryptocurrency that backs the Ethereum network.
The mining program bundled, ethminer, is distributed GPL.

The distro owner claims that no modifications have been made to
ethminer, that he compiled from a certain label in a public repo.
Because of the possibility of backdooring the software and stealing
private keys, I want to confirm his statement. (Note: I am in no way
accusing him of doing anything like that! Just performing due diligence!)

... but I can't think of a way to do it.

It looks like my only option to be safe is to download the same source
and compile it on my own and *not* use his. And hope it works even
though it's not the binary he's tested with.

(I can't think of a way to reproduce a binary with the identical hash
without having access to the original build environment. Too many things
would have changed.)

Is there another option I've overlooked?

J

David | 21 Jun 18:44 2016
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Re: Connochaetos

 I would suggest that only those running the project should make such a
 submission. The likelihood is that there was some issue with elements
 of the distribution so unless the person submitting it here would be
 able, and have the authority, to make changes to the distribution such
 a third party submission would not be helpful.

> Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Connochaetos

> On 06/20/16 13:57, Henry Jensen wrote:

> ^ I suggest someone resubmit for them. Help a brother out, ya know? :)

Thiago Zoroastro | 20 Jun 03:23 2016
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Could I use BLAG to substitute CentOS for RHCE?

What does FSF and GNU project's thoughts about Certifications in Free Software and Linux?
 
Could some Computing Schools to be FSF Certified?
 
There are some GNU page about thoughts on Certifications?
 
Thank you and have niiice days!
Thiago Zoroastro | 20 Jun 01:07 2016
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Connochaetos

Hi everyone there, how are you?
 
I discovered and downloaded it today[0] though I am not a Slack user yet, tried in 2008.
 
I don't see Connochaetos in Free Distros availables.[1]
 
Why would be without of there? See he's 2014 date, it's time to add because this is GNU+Linux OS.
 
Could someone tell me if what I am saying is correct?
 
Thank you for reading my NO INTENDED wrong english if it is in some paragraph.
 
 
[0] https://connochaetos.org/
[1] https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html
 
coadde | 16 Jun 06:56 2016
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Add more information for OS and Distributions

Can you change "Mint GNU/Linux" to "GNU/Linux Mint"[0]?
[0]:https://linuxmint.com/

Can you check and add (if are nonfree) distributions and OS list in the
"Explaining Why We Don't Endorse Other Systems" website[1]?:
[1]:https://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html

Ångström GNU/Linux (http://angstrom-distribution.org/)
Amazon FireOS [Android]
(https://developer.amazon.com/appsandservices/solutions/platforms/android-fireos)
Apache Mynewt OS (https://mynewt.incubator.apache.org/)
Arch GNU/Linux ARM (https://archlinuxarm.org/)
Arch GNU/Hurd (http://www.archhurd.org/)
AOKP [Android] (http://www.aokp.co/)
AROS (http://aros.sourceforge.net/)
Baidu Yi [Android] (http://yi.baidu.com/pc)
Chrome OS GNU/Linux (https://www.google.com/chromebook/)
Chromium OS GNU/Linux (http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os)
ColorOS [Android] (http://www.oppo.com/en/coloros/)
Contiki (http://www.contiki-os.org/)
COS GNU/Linux (http://www.china-cos.com/)
Darwin (https://opensource.apple.com/)
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD (http://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/)
Debian GNU/Hurd (http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/)
DreamShell (https://github.com/DC-SWAT/DreamShell)
FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org/)
FreeRTOS (http://www.freertos.org/)
Fira OS [Android] (http://fira.id/intro/)
Firefox OS GNU/Linux (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/os/)
Gentoo/Alt (https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Alt)
Gentoo/FreeBSD (https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:FreeBSD)
Gentoo/OpenBSD (https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:OpenBSD)
Illumos (http://wiki.illumos.org/display/illumos/illumos+Home)
Inferno (http://www.vitanuova.com/inferno/)
KallistiOS (http://gamedev.allusion.net/softprj/kos/)
KolibriOS (http://kolibrios.org/en/)
LG WebOS GNU/Linux (http://www.openwebosproject.org/)
LuneOS GNU/Linux (http://www.webos-ports.org/wiki/Main_Page)
Maemo GNU/Linux (http://maemo.org/)
Mageia GNU/Linux (http://www.mageia.org/en/)
Manjaro GNU/Linux (https://manjaro.github.io/)
Meizu Flyme OS [Android] (http://www.flymeos.com/)
MenuetOS (http://www.menuetos.net/)
Mer (http://merproject.org/)
Minix (http://www.minix3.org/)
MIUI [Android] (http://en.miui.com/)
MorphOS (http://www.morphos-team.net/)
OpenELEC GNU/Linux (http://openelec.tv/)
OpenIndiana [Illumos] (http://www.openindiana.org/)
Openmoko GNU/Linux (http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Main_Page)
OPhone/OMS [Android] (http://www.ophonesdn.com/)
Pac FreeBSD - based Arch (the GNU/Linux distribution)
(https://www.pacbsd.org/)
Plan 9 (http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9/)
RIOT (http://www.riot-os.org/)
RTEMS (https://www.rtems.org/)
Sailfish OS GNU/Linux (https://sailfishos.org/)
SHR GNU/Linux (http://shr-project.org/trac)
Smeegol GNU/Linux (https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Goblin)
OpenWRT GNU/Linux (https://openwrt.org/)
Oracle GNU/Linux (https://www.oracle.com/linux/index.html)
Oracle Solaris (https://www.oracle.com/solaris/solaris11/index.html)
OxygenOS [Android] (https://oneplus.net/global/2/oxygenos)
Syllable Desktop [Syllable OS] (http://web.syllable.org/Syllable/index.html)
Syllable Server GNU/Linux (http://web.syllable.org/Linux/index.html)
Tivo GNU/Linux (https://www.tivo.com/legal/opensource/linux)
Tizen GNU/Linux (https://www.tizen.org/)
Xinu (http://www.xinu.cs.purdue.edu/)
Zorin OS GNU/Linux (http://zorinos.com/)

BSD systems:
DragonFly BSD (https://www.dragonflybsd.org/)
FreeBSD (https://www.freebsd.org/)
NetBSD (https://netbsd.org/)
NextBSD (http://www.nextbsd.org/)
OpenBSD (http://www.openbsd.org/)

Others OS (RTOS):
Atomthreads (http://atomthreads.com/)
BeRTOS (https://github.com/develersrl/bertos)
BrTOS (https://github.com/brtos/brtos)
CapROS (http://www.capros.org/)
Coyotos (http://www.coyotos.org/)
ChibiOS/RT (http://www.chibios.org/dokuwiki/doku.php)
distortos (http://distortos.org/)
dnx RTOS (http://www.dnx-rtos.org/)
DSP/BIOS (http://www.ti.com/tool/dspbios)
DuinOS (https://github.com/DuinOS/DuinOS)
eCos (http://ecos.sourceware.org/)
Femto OS (http://www.femtoos.org/)
FunkOS (https://sourceforge.net/projects/funkos/)
HybridThreads Project (http://hthreads.csce.uark.edu/wiki/About_Hthreads)
KeyKOS (http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~KeyKOS/)
MaRTE OS (http://marte.unican.es/)
Mark3 (http://www.mark3os.com/)
Nano-RK (http://www.nano-rk.org/projects/nanork/wiki)
nOS (https://github.com/jimtremblay/nOS)
Nut/OS (http://www.ethernut.de/)
nuttX (http://www.nuttx.org/)
OSA (http://wiki.pic24.ru/doku.php/en/osa/ref/intro)
pico]OS (https://github.com/AriZuu/picoos)
Prex (http://prex.sourceforge.net/)
RT-Thread (http://www.rt-thread.org/en/)
ScmRTOS (http://scmrtos.sourceforge.net/ScmRTOS)
silRTOS (http://spanidea.com/products.php)
Simba (http://simba-os.readthedocs.io/en/latest/)
SIX-RTOS (http://bryndza.boff.pl/index.php?dz=rozne&id=isixrtos)
S.O.O.S (http://www.ingelec.uns.edu.ar/rts/soos/)
Stratify OS (http://stratifylabs.co/)
THEOS (http://www.theos-software.com/)
T-Kernel (http://www.t-engine.org/)
TI-RTOS (http://www.ti.com/tool/ti-rtos)
Trampoline (http://trampoline.rts-software.org/)
TRON project (http://www.tron.org/tron-project/)
TUD:OS (http://demo.tudos.org/eng_about.html)
uKOS (http://www.ukos.ch/)
Unison RTOS (http://rowebots.com/)
uSmartX (http://usmartx.sourceforge.net/)
µ-velOSity (http://www.ghs.com/products/micro_velosity.html)
Xenomai (http://xenomai.org/)
XMK (http://www.integerfox.com/xmk/)


Gmane