sudo dnf install mosh
28 May 2017
I'm still two steps behind in devops coolness for my network stuff. I don't even have proper configuration management, and that's fine because Configuration Management is an Anti-pattern now. Anyway, I still log in and actually run shell commands on the server, and the LWN review of mosh was helpful to me. Now using mosh for connections that persist across suspending the laptop and moving it from network to network. More info: Mosh: the mobile shell
free riding on open source
Here's a good Twitter thread on open source projects and "free rider" companies. As far as I can tell, companies can pay for open source in three ways.
do software development
pay people to do software development
write a long Medium post apologizing to your users for failing
end date for IP Maximalism
When did serious "Intellectual Property Maximalism" end? I'm going to put it at September 18, 2006, which is the date that the Gates Foundation announced funding for the Public Library of Science's journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. When it's a serious matter of people's health, open access matters, even to the author of "Open Letter to Hobbyists". Since then, IP Maximalism stories have been mostly about rent-seeking behavior, which had been a big part of the freedom lovers's point all along. (Nobody quoted in this story is pearl-clutching about "innovation", for example: Supreme Court ruling threatens to shut down cottage industry for small East Texas town.)
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