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You need to watch out, parents.

There's people like me lurking in your child's discord

Dropping shit like "oh I'm not really busy, just doing some.... Gentoo stuff"

And every child is curious... And the first time is always free. As in freedom.

Anyway, your kid's learning Linux, might wanna save yourself the trouble, pull him out of the school sports teams ahead of time.

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The default history size in Windows Terminal appears to be 9001.

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Soylent Green is suddenly being mentioned a lot and I did want to warn everybody that the movie is fucking boring as shit. It's a two hour setup to one punchline.

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Getting real tired of "news" stories like "Internet sides with man who got into a disagreement with the delivery guy" and some loser has written a whole ass article about some tiktok video and the replies.

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I've said it before and I'll say it again.

God bless the state of Michigan.

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@Gargron
I can't believe I'm agreeing with gargle-on.

I release my shit under the GNU GPLv3-only.

NPM was absolutely right to roll back the packages. Github was absolutely right to b& the developer and lock out changes, at least temporarily.

Why?

What's the operative difference, between what dude did here, and putting in a crypto miner, or backdoor, ssh key stealer, or password stealer, or crypto wallet stealer, or generic remote access tool?

The correct move was to hold back updates, and *maybe* release them under a new license.
@rysiek

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This is amazing:
bleepingcomputer.com/news/secu

tl;dr:
1. a developer of a bunch of popular #npm packages publishes new, intentionally broken versions of them as he doesn't want to support for-profit companies with his free work;
2. NPM *reverts* the packages to older versions against developer's wishes;
3. GitHub *blocks* the developer for acting "irresponsibly".

That story again: developer blocked by #Microsoft #GitHub for making changes to his own code.

This is why #AGPL and @forgefriends are so important!

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@gargron @rysiek If you don't want to support BigTech, then don't use "permissive" licenses. Use AGPL. The problem is: Most people don't understand Copyright and licences. So they find their way to choosealicense.com which is curated by Microsoft Github. It prominently advertises the MIT licence with "I want it simple and permissive". This phrase sounds fair and good to most people. But permissive actually means "I permit BigTech to run their profit-driven thing with my code".

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"pissed everyone off in literally record time" - Recommended by 10 out of 10 people who, for some sad reason, have a dedicated column up to watch #fediblock.