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Techrights

⚓ Post #0: [Meme] Job Ethics

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Ethical development jobs may not be easy to find; some ethical jobs can turn immoral after many years and then it’s time to leave (there’s no turnaround when HR gravitates towards immoral business and chronically relies on deceit)

⚓ Post #1: The Morality of Your Clients and Suppliers Should Matter (It No Longer Matters in Sirius ‘Open Source’)

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

One very important (and perhaps lifelong) lesson learned in my last job is that clients and agenda can change rapidly as a result of rotation in management and a loss of moral compass; it's critical to check not only what employer one works for but who the upstream and downstream entities are (their nature can change for the worse when the employer becomes desperate and neglects ethics in pursuit of money)

⚓ Post #2: Links 02/12/2022: Fedora Gets Sway Spin; Samsung, LG, Mediatek Certificates Compromised

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #3: [Meme] Sirius Open Wash Ltd.

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Limited openness or pure openwashing; the company formerly known as SIRIUS CORPORATION LIMITED (03633198) and now known as SIRIUS OPEN SOURCE LTD (11014042) is not what it says on the tin

⚓ Post #4: Sirius Open Source is No Longer Open Source and It’s Simply Unethical to Stay There

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

The company where I've worked since my twenties is going under; now it's trying to find excuses to deny compensation to staff while failing to pay very basic bills and liabilities; there are many other issues that deserve the light of day

⚓ Post #5: Links 02/12/2022: GNU/Linux Growing Fast in Steam, Twitter Crumbling

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #6: IRC Proceedings: Thursday, December 01, 2022

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

IRC logs for Thursday, December 01, 2022

⚓ Post #7: Links 02/12/2022: RawTherapee 5.9 and Camerctrls

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #8: Links 01/12/2022: NixOS 22.11 Released and Genode OS 22.11 is Ready

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #9: The Outdated Microsoft Worldview (Mindframe of Post-Mainframe Era): A Mindset of Windows Being Ubiquitous in the Market (and Where It Cannot be Avoided)

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

It's mostly incorrect to describe Windows as something that cannot be avoided in technical occupations or something that's worth learning (or actively using)

⚓ Post #10: Condé Nast (Owner of Reddit and Many Other Microsoft-Funded Sites) Promoting Software Patents

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

SoylentNews is boosting Condé Nast fluff, including glorification of software patents which ought not be granted at all after 35 U.S.C. § 101/Alice

⚓ Post #11: Twitter: Not a Platform for Activism But for AstroTurfing and Manipulation by States and Plutocracy

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

More people are finding out that social control media is all about control; it is controlled by states and oligarchs, it's not a grassroots tool

⚓ Post #12: Links 01/12/2022: Release of Arti 1.1.0, Date for Red Hat Summit 2023

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #13: IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Posted on Wednesday November 30, 2022

IRC logs for Wednesday, November 30, 2022

⚓ Post #14: Links 30/11/2022: Mesa 22.3, EuroLinux 9.1, and Texinfo 7.0.1

Posted on Wednesday November 30, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #15: Links 30/11/2022: Plasma Mobile Gear 22.11

Posted on Wednesday November 30, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #16: Links 30/11/2022: More Twitter Trouble and Tor Browser 11.5.10 (Android)

Posted on Wednesday November 30, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #17: IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Posted on Tuesday November 29, 2022

IRC logs for Tuesday, November 29, 2022


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⚓ Post #6: NixOS 22.11 “Raccoon” Released with GNOME 43, KDE Plasma 5.26, and OpenSSL 3

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

NixOS, a Linux distribution and a set of packages usable on other Linux systems and macOS, has been updated today to version 22.11, a release that comes with new features and improvements.

⚓ Post #7: today's leftovers

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Google, Sparky,and even howtos

⚓ Post #8: PineBuds Pro ANC - TWS Bluetooth earbuds with open-source firmware launched for $70

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Pine64 has just started taking orders for the PineBuds Pro ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) & TWS (True Wireless Sound) earbuds based on the Bestechnic BES2300-YP dual-core Arm Cortex-M4F Bluetooth audio microcontroller found in the PineSound development board

⚓ Post #9: Red Hat: Web Hosting, Fedora Sway Spin, and Remote Work

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

3 new articles by or about Red Hat

⚓ Post #10: Videos: Steam Deck, Debian GNU/Linux on Asus ROG Strix G15, Top Desktop Environments, and More

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

5 new videos

⚓ Post #11: The 7 Best Independent Linux Distros You Can’t Miss Out On

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

While the large majority of Linux distros are based on Debian, Fedora, or Arch Linux, there are several independent Linux distros that lead a new way.

⚓ Post #12: Security: diffoscope, "smart" things, patches, and LastPass security breach

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

some punditry and news

⚓ Post #13: Pop OS 22.04 LTS - New Features and Release Updates

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

System76 released the Pop OS 22.04 LTS on April 25, 2022

⚓ Post #14: today's howtos

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

half a dozen more howtos

⚓ Post #15: Android Leftovers

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Motorola reveals colourful update, expect its Android rivals to follow

⚓ Post #16: today's leftovers

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

3 more links

⚓ Post #17: Free Software Leftovers

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

FOSS links

⚓ Post #18: OpenBSD: OpenIKED 7.2 and 2022 Funding Goal

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Some openbsd milestones

⚓ Post #19: Programming Leftovers

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Rust and more

⚓ Post #20: Proprietary Software Leftovers

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Security and more

⚓ Post #21: today's howtos

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

half a dozen for noon

⚓ Post #22: Try this Java file manager on Linux

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

JFileProcessor takes a minimal approach to both design and function as a Linux file manager

⚓ Post #23: Games: Making Games, HoloISO, Jingle Jam 2022, and More

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Gaming links

⚓ Post #24: Old/Open Hardware: Raspberry Pi and Old Acorn RiscPC

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

projects and more

⚓ Post #25: Android Leftovers

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Google Play lists best Android apps and games of 2022

⚓ Post #26: The Foundation and the FreeBSD Desktop

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Twenty or so years ago FreeBSD and Linux were mostly neck and neck in terms of desktop usability

⚓ Post #27: today's leftovers

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

SUSE, FOSS, and more

⚓ Post #28: today's howtos

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

4 more for the early morning

⚓ Post #29: Mozilla Hubs, ChromeOS, and Chrome

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

WWW updates

⚓ Post #30: Programming Leftovers

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Raku and more

⚓ Post #31: Sideloading is the most important feature of any SmartPhone

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Now, let me be crystal clear: “Sideloading” is the most critical and valuable feature of any smartphone or computer. Period. Full stop.

⚓ Post #32: Security Leftovers

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Ransom, bugs, and Android

⚓ Post #33: GNU Spotlight (Releases) and Upcoming Free Software Directory Meetings (IRC)

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Amin Bandali and others

⚓ Post #34: Videos: Rusticl, 'i' Things, and Linux Action News

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

3 new videos/shows

⚓ Post #35: Open Hardware and Linux Hardware: Pine64 Ox64 SBC, I2C, Arduino, Kria KR260, and Siemens

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Dominance of GNU/Linux and more

⚓ Post #36: IPFire 2.27 - Core Update 172 is available for testing

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Despite being currently busy with an IPFire 3 hackathon, we found the time to release the next Core Update for testing

⚓ Post #37: Latest Steam Client Update Improves New Big Picture Mode, Fixes Borderlands 2 Crash

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Valve released today a new stable Steam Client update that further improves the new Big Picture mode and fixes various bugs, crashes, and issues for a better and more enjoyable Steam for Linux experience.

⚓ Post #38: elementaryOS Updates for November, 2022

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Folks running OS 6.1 rejoice, because a new version of Files is here with a long-asked-for new feature!

⚓ Post #39: Xfce 4.18 Pre2 Released

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

I am happy to announce the release of Xfce4.18 pre2.

⚓ Post #40: The 9 Best Linux Cloud Storage Solutions for 2023

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Need to sync to the cloud on your Linux PC? Here are the best Linux-compatible cloud services available today.

⚓ Post #41: today's howtos

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

first early batch of howtos

⚓ Post #42: Ubuntu Users Get New Linux Kernel Security Updates, 10 Vulnerabilities Patched

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Canonical published today details about new Ubuntu Linux kernel security updates for all of their supported Ubuntu releases to address up to 10 security vulnerabilities discovered by various researchers.

⚓ Post #43: Android Leftovers

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Best new Android games of November 2022

⚓ Post #44: Today in Techrights

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Latest posts in Techrights

⚓ Post #45: Camerctrls is a Neat Webcam Settings App for Linux

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Looking for a webcam tweak tool for Linux? Check out Cameractrls

⚓ Post #46: today's leftovers

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Free Software, BSD, and more

⚓ Post #47: Programming Leftovers

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Coding links

⚓ Post #48: Red Hat Leftovers

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Mostly corporate stuff from the official sites

⚓ Post #49: Open Hardware: InkPlate, Astro Pi, and More

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Products and projects


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Latest Updates

⚓ Post #0: Excellent News! Midori Browser to Integrate its Own Open Source Engine for a Strong Comeback (UPDATED)

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Midori web browser is active (in beta) and available as a free and open-source offering.

⚓ Post #1: Microsoft Office 365 Declared illegal for German Schools, Again (UPDATED)

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Microsoft under fire for its Office 365 privacy concerns in Germany, again

⚓ Post #2: mesa 22.3.0 (UPDATED)

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

The next bugfix release is due in two weeks

⚓ Post #3: Godot Engine - Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 7 (UPDATED)

Posted on Friday December 02, 2022

Godot 4.0 has been in beta for over two months, and the overall feature completeness, stability and usability have improved a lot during that time

⚓ Post #4: Linux Foundation Announcements and Newsletter (UPDATED)

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

ELISA, RISC-V, and more

⚓ Post #5: Open Source Photography App ’RawTherapee’ Gets Big Update (UPDATED)

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2022

Xmas has come early for open-source photography enthusiasts as a brand-new version of Rawtherapee – the first update in two years — is now available to download

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