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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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FOSS Alternative to PastPerfect
Can anybody reccomend a FOSS replacement for the museum software PastPerfect ? Needs to be available for Windows 10. I was able to find CollectiveAccess and CollectionSpace but neither seem very easy to get setup. “CollectiveAccess” for instance needs to be built from source. This museum has novices at best when it comes to tech.
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NixOS 22.11 released 🎉🎉🎉
cross-posted from: https://group.lt/post/30446 > **1652 contributors**, who authored **30371 commits** since the previous release. > > NixOS is already known as the **most up to date distribution** while also being the distribution with the **most packages**. > > This release saw **16678 new packages** and **14680 updated packages** in nixpkgs. We also **removed 2812 packages** in an effort to keep the package set maintainable and secure. In addition to packages the NixOS distribution also features modules and tests that make it what it is. This release brought **91 new modules and removed 20**. In that process we **added 1322 options and removed 487**.
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Open Letter to Gitea
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/568420 > In reaction to the surprise [announcement](https://blog.gitea.io/2022/10/open-source-sustainment-and-the-future-of-gitea/) of the creation of Gitea Ltd and the transfer of domains and trademark to this company, worried members of the Community have written an Open Letter to the elected Owners of the project. > > The request is to return the assets and manage them by a community-led non-profit organization and furthermore improve the community organization, so that the Trust and Health of the project is restored. > > The Open Letter can be signed by sending a PR to the [Codeberg repository](https://codeberg.org/SocialCoding/gitea-open-letter).
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Privacy and freedom should be the legacy we leave, not the opposite — Free Software Foundation — Working together for free software
[r/PrivacyGuides](https://libreddit.spike.codes/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/yaykb3/fsf_call_to_action_privacy_and_freedom_should_be)
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[r/programming](https://libreddit.spike.codes/r/programming/comments/y8q4b0/github_users_want_to_sue_microsoft_for_training)
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Arcmage - Introduction
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/434179 > # Arcmage - Free card game > > ## Introduction > > Hello everybody! > > We're Franzo, Yusf, Jesusalva, Bikepunk, Nico and many, many others from [arcmage.org](https://arcmage.org/), we’re a community of free culture-loving individuals, creating a high quality customizable card game (e.g. like Magic: The Gathering) that is open, innovative, free & gratis. The game is playable both with real cards as well as online in the browser. > > > ### A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY > > Arcmage has a very long history and was born in 2016 as a successor to [wtactics.org](https://wtactics.org/) (2010-2013). We had in mind to create a community driven, fun, fantasy strategy game without artificial card scarcity or pay-to-win. Only your imagination, your deck building skills and your game tactics decides the outcome. > > Lately we made great improvements to the online game experience working on the [aminduna browser client](https://aminduna.arcmage.org/#/play), and we'll continue to further improve the game and would love some feedback! > > As usual, we'll also release an entirely new set of cards next Fall! (SET 5 - Changing Winds). > > > ### A COMMUNITY DRIVEN CCG > > What we offer is pretty unique: a chance to play and/or co-develop a free and open source customizable card game (CCG) with a proven track record of getting things done. > > Join the community and suggest new cards, give input on the rules, or just play for fun and for free. Anybody could play it for free (donations appreciated) :-) You can also buy the cards from the website and play with your friends! Or print them and start playing right away. > > You might want to [read the rules](https://arcmage.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Arcmage-Rules-Compact.pdf) and try out [arcmage online](https://aminduna.arcmage.org/#/play) (no adds, no registration, no tracking) or follow our [mastodon](https://mastodon.social/@arcmage) page where we publish all the new stuff about the game. > > You can also join our [Matrix](https://matrix.to/#/!fljIQduTQTMNRfwYhT:matrix.org) room and play some matches with us! > > See you there, > the [arcmage.org](http://arcmage.org/) team > > > ### LINKS > > - Play online with a friend (or us): https://aminduna.arcmage.org/#/play > - Getting started rules (pdf): https://arcmage.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Arcmage-Rules-Compact.pdf > - Mastodon: https://mastodon.social/@arcmage > - Matrix: https://matrix.to/#/!fljIQduTQTMNRfwYhT:matrix.org
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[SOLVED] Plz help: Looking for website/organization dedicated to "quality" FLOSS software (some details on the body of the post)
I remember there was a website that had the laudable goal of sharing only software that they considered good. It felt a bit snobbish, but it also seemed interesting. They seemed to have a bunch of packages, so most (if not all) of their software had no GUI. I really don't know more than that. I'm hoping someone will know what I'm talking about just with this...
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Friendica 2022.06 released (Affero GPL, Facebook-ish federated social network service )
Can federate via multiple protocols, including the one lemmy itself uses
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Unix emulator project maintainer removes FOSS license and writes his own in response to criticism for modifying user data : r/programming
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/290142 > * [Issue #1059](https://github.com/simh/simh/issues/1059). > > * [Another message to issue #1059 by Paul Hardy.](https://groups.io/g/simh/message/1417) > > [Reddit thread.](https://redd.it/usv5nv) > > --- > > The project maintainer is egotistical. I guess that's *another* behavior to not do as a software developer.
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Cursed Delta, a TUI-based DeltaChat client, released its version 0.6.0 several minutes ago. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/9201c6c3-315d-4987-bd0a-b2c28c80470b.png) PD: an important change seems that this version allows to encrypt the DB.
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The WTFPL is a very permissive license for software and other scientific or artistic works that offers a great degree of freedom. In fact, it is probably the best license out there. This site provides information on how to make the most of the WTFPL. You also will find a huge collection of images, vectors and sounds with WTFPL license here https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:WTFPL&from=0
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“Libre software” means software that respects users’ freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.

In particular, four freedoms define Free Software:

The freedom to run the program, for any purpose.

Placing restrictions on the use of Free Software, such as time ("30 days trial period", "license expires January 1st, 2004") purpose ("permission granted for research and non-commercial use", "may not be used for benchmarking") or geographic area ("must not be used in country X") makes a program non-free.

The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs.

Placing legal or practical restrictions on the comprehension or modification of a program, such as mandatory purchase of special licenses, signing of a Non-Disclosure-Agreement (NDA) or - for programming languages that have multiple forms or representation - making the preferred human way of comprehending and editing a program ("source code") inaccessible also makes it proprietary (non-free). Without the freedom to modify a program, people will remain at the mercy of a single vendor.

The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.

Software can be copied/distributed at virtually no cost. If you are not allowed to give a program to a person in need, that makes a program non-free. This can be done for a charge, if you so choose.

The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits.

Not everyone is an equally good programmer in all fields. Some people don't know how to program at all. This freedom allows those who do not have the time or skills to solve a problem to indirectly access the freedom to modify. This can be done for a charge.
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