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The hardest scaling issue by Codeberg (a nonprofit, free software platform/service for code hosting)
cross-posted from c/softwareengineering@group.lt: https://group.lt/post/44632 > This kind of scaling issue is new to Codeberg (a nonprofit free software project), but not to the world. All projects on earth likely went through this at a certain point or will experience it in the future. > > When people like me talk about scaling... It's about increasing computing power, distributed storage, replicated databases and so on. There are all kinds of technology available to solve scaling issues. So why, damn, is Codeberg still having performance issues from time to time? > > ...we face the "worst" kind of scaling issue in my perception. That is, if you don't see it coming (e.g. because the software gets slower day by day, or because you see how the storage pool fill up). Instead, it appears out of the blue. > > **The hardest scaling issue is: scaling human power.** > > Configuration, Investigation, Maintenance, User Support, Communication – all require some effort, and it's not easy to automate. In many cases, automation would consume even more human resources to set up than we have. > > There are no paid night shifts, not even payment at all. Still, people have become used to the always-available guarantees, and demand the same from us: Occasional slowness in the evening of the CET timezone? Unbearable! > >I do understand the demand. We definitely aim for a better service than we sometimes provide. However, sometimes, the frustration of angry social-media-guys carries me away... > > two primary blockers that prevent scaling human resources. The first one is: trust. Because we can't yet afford hiring employees that work on tasks for a defined amount of time, work naturally has to be distributed over many volunteers with limited time commitment... second problem is a in part technical. Unlike major players, which have nearly unlimited resources available to meet high demand, scaling Codeberg's systems... TLDR: sustainability issues for scaling because Codeberg is a nonprofit with much limited resources, mainly human resources, in face of high demand. Non-paid volunteers do all the work. So needs more people working as volunteers, and needs more money.
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Resources To Use (Creative Commons)
cross-posted from: https://fediverse.ro/post/5047 > # [Creative Commons](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons) licensed Content > > **📰|Journalism:** > > - [ProPublica](https://www.propublica.org/) > - [The Conversation](https://theconversation.com) > - [openDemocracy](https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/) > - [Knowable Magazine](https://knowablemagazine.org/) > - [Freedom](https://freedomnews.org.uk/) > - [Kaiser Health News](https://khn.org/) > - [Reveal](https://revealnews.org/) > - [Wikinews](https://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Main_Page) > - [TorrentFreak](https://torrentfreak.com/) > - [The Markup](https://themarkup.org/) > - [Science in the News](https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/) > - [Common Dreams](https://www.commondreams.org/news) > - [Democracy Now!](https://www.democracynow.org/) > - [E-International Relations](https://www.e-ir.info/) > - [The Bureau of Investigative Journalism](https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories) > - [dailykos](https://www.dailykos.com/) > > **📖|Articles & online magazines:** > > - [The New Inquiry](https://thenewinquiry.com/) > - [Pesquisa FAPESP](https://revistapesquisa.fapesp.br/en/) > - [Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research](https://thetricontinental.org/) > - [OpenMind](https://www.openmindmag.org/) > - [Open Society Foundations](https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/publications) > - [Mosaic](https://mosaicscience.com/) > - [YES! Media](https://www.yesmagazine.org/) > - [Pluralistic](https://pluralistic.net/) > - [Gwern Branwen](https://www.gwern.net/index) > - [Open Society Foundations](https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/publications) > > **📝|Blogs:** > > - [Electronic Frontier Foundation](https://www.eff.org/) > > **✍🏻|Blogging Platform:** > > - [fediverse.blog(Plume)](https://fediverse.blog/timeline/2) > > > **🕮|Wiki:** > > - [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page) > - [Citizendium](https://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Welcome_to_Citizendium) > - [RationalWiki](https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page) > - [HandWiki](https://handwiki.org/wiki/Start) > > **❓|Q&A:** > > - [Wikipedia reference desk](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reference_desk) > - [Codidact](https://codidact.com/) > - [Stack Exchange](https://stackexchange.com/) > > **✨|Learn:** > > - [Saylor Academy](https://learn.saylor.org/) > > **🎵|Music:** > > - [Jamendo Music](https://www.jamendo.com/start) > - [Free Music Archive](https://freemusicarchive.org/genres) > - [Musopen](https://musopen.org/music/) > > **🖼️|Photos:** > > - [Wikimedia Commons](https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page) > - [Kaboompics](https://kaboompics.com/gallery) > - [Public Domain Pictures.net](https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/index.php) > - [Pickupimage](https://pickupimage.com/) > - [Gratisography](https://gratisography.com/) > - [openphoto](https://openphoto.net/) > - [Picography](https://picography.co/) > - [ISO Republic](https://isorepublic.com/) > - [picjumbo](https://picjumbo.com/) > - [Good Stock Photos](https://goodstock.photos/) > > **😂|Satire:** > > - [Uncyclopedia](https://uncyclopedia.com/wiki/Main_Page) > > **💭|WebComics:** > > - [xkcd](https://xkcd.com/) > - [Poorly Drawn Lines](https://poorlydrawnlines.com/) > - [Diesel Sweeties](https://dieselsweeties.com/) > - [Callous](https://www.callouscomics.com/) > - [Leftycartoons](https://leftycartoons.com/) > - [The Other End Comics](https://www.kohney.com/) > > **✨|Misc:** > > - [🍲 Based Cooking 🍳 ](https://based.cooking/) > - [Sourcehut](https://sr.ht/projects) > > > I will add more resources when I have time. > > If you want to add a website, comment it and I will check it and add it. > > Share this list and use it.
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Recommend me a good Matrix client
I'd like to try Matrix, but I still don't know of a good client. I don't want Electron on my computer, so the official client is out of the question. I tried `nheko`, but I didn't like it (though I can install it again if it turns out that there is no better option). So, can anyone here recommend me a Matrix client? Either terminal-based or GUI, both are fine.
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worker owned company Igalia from spain sponsors 'servo', the independent web browser engine project with 4 developers. (Servo was previously part of firefox project)
see also https://servo.org/blog/2023/01/16/servo-2023/ comments on lobste.rs: https://lobste.rs/s/yvkxmt/servo_advance_2023
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I am new ,how iI can I share my paintings
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I converted my parents to Linux yesterday!
I gave them one of my micro office PCs I was using as a server as our living room home theatre PC, because the previous one was Windows Vista which is absolutely not safe to be running connected to the internet anymore, and the new computer (hopefully) managed to get them to stop using the apps on the smart TV both due to my privacy concerns and because they are no longer being updated and don't work that great anymore (thanks for no longer supporting your few years old thousand plus dollar TV Samsung, you planned obsolecense assholes!) This is their first Linux computer in a family that has pretty much been exclusively been using Microsoft operating systems really since they got access to computers. So, pretty big deal that I finally convinced them to give Linux a try. It's running Fedora with KDE Plasma. Here's hoping everything goes well.
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I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them (so say we all)
"Mozilla is now trying to diversify its revenue stream and, in some markets, has different default search engines. For example, it partners with privacy-championing Chinese search engine Baidu"
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Drawing on Videos Using Free Software
A tutorial on how to edit videos in a fashion where you can draw over them.
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Sunbird Messenger (down with closed gardens!)
Hey everyone, I’ve got a software suggestion for all you hatters of closed gardens. It's basically an all-in-one messenger. It will aggregate multiple messengers on android (whatsapp, facebook messenger, sms, rcs, discord, signal) including imessage! NO MORE GREEN BUBBLES!!! Best part (other than imessage), they're going to keep it free for as long as they can. (at least that’s the vibe I’m getting from the discord server). This app looks so freaking cool! Currently they’ve just got it open to some alpha testers but they will start releasing it to beta list soon. Let me just say, the alpha’s screenshots of imessage are looking very nice. You can use this link to sign up for the beta https://sunbirdapp.com/?r=jVmdy **Update:** Ok everyone, as far as my legitometer is a curate, they've got a ten. I got into the alpha testing and have been successfully sending imessages to people for a couple days now. This is incredibly impressive and I am so looking forward to its completion.
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cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/183203 > **Copie Gauche**, a new French publisher dedicated to open license content, is calling for original solarpunk short stories. > They'll make a book out of the best, under an open license, with fair remuneration. > > > > - Direct link : [copiegauche.fr/projet-null/](https://copiegauche.fr/projet-null/) > - [Their Mastodon](https://mastodon.social/@CopieGauche)
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FSF Bulletin just popped through my mail slot!
I didn't realize that being a supporter would warrant me *a real paper bulletin!* What a pleasant surprise. Feels way more personal than some pdf file which I wouldn't likely read.
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What is libre culture?

Libre culture is all about empowering people. While the general philosophy stems greatly from the free software movement, libre culture is much broader and encompasses other aspects of culture such as music, movies, food, technology, etc.

Some beliefs include but aren’t limited to:

  • That copyright should expire after a certain period of time.
  • That knowledge should be available to people, not locked away.
  • That no entity should have unjust control or possession of others.
  • That mass surveillance is about mass control, not justice.
  • That we can all band together to help liberate each other.

Check out this link for more.

Rules

I’ve looked into the ways other forums handle rules, and I’ve distilled their policies down into two simple ideas.

  • Please show common courtesy: Let’s make this community one that people want to be a part of.

  • Please keep posts generally on topic

  • No NSFW content

  • When sharing a Libre project, please include the name of its license in the title. For example: “Project name and summary (GPL-3.0)”

Libre culture is a very very broad topic, and while it’s perfectly okay for a conversation to stray, I do ask that we keep things generally on topic.

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