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  • thejevans@lemmy.mltoLinux@lemmy.mlHyprland is now fully independent!
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    15 hours ago

    Since this change is entirely a result of the bad behavior of the maintainer and would not have happened otherwise, this a perfect example of why we fundamentally cannot separate the work from the people who make it.

    Even if you do not agree with the social backlash this person is getting, that backlash has real effects on the work.

    I, for one, no longer trust that hyprland will remain a well-maintained piece of software given that the maintainer would rather increase their maintenance burden and diverge from using common tools instead of cooperating with the community.




  • I use NixOS on my workstations, and I’m slowly migrating many of my server VMs over to it.

    NixOS w/flakes + home-manager + impermanence on zfs + disko w/ nixos-anywhere is amazing and gives an insane amount of declarative control over your system.

    That said, the current state of the leadership gives me pause to recommend it to anyone, and I do have a few devil’s advocate responses to some of what you said:

    Every package has its own dependencies, so you can install a 7 year old firefox alongside the latest, and have no interference.

    Unless the dependency is Qt, then it better all be the same version.

    Abandons the HFS, but can still fake it for apps that need it.

    Using ldd and nix-alien to patch in dynamic libraries still sucks, and often doesn’t work without a lot of extra effort. If what I want isn’t in nixpkgs, and I can’t get nix-alien to work on the first try, I just end up not using whatever I was trying to run.















  • thejevans@lemmy.mltoSolarpunk@slrpnk.netDo We Love Our Children
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    15 days ago

    on top of that, this whole plea to the rich fucks in the audience is just gonna make them think “you’re right, I do need to think about my children. I better amass as much wealth as possible, so that no matter how fucked the world gets, my children in particular can buy their way to the best life.”


  • thejevans@lemmy.mltoOpen Source@lemmy.mlOpen Source Housing
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    16 days ago

    Architectural blueprints have been explicitly covered by copyright in the US since 1990, but were likely implicitly covered before then.

    He could always provide an open-source license before claiming that he is “open sourcing” his designs. You could always check for a license before claiming that something is open-source. Putting the onus on people after the fact to make those previous claims true doesn’t make any sense.