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Comment: Re:Simple set of pipelined utilties! (Score 1) 377

by Raumkraut (#47926447) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

any other complex program that isn't formed from a bunch of small "do one thing well!" utilities

Pipeline intercommunication aside, most large programs of any quality *are* formed from a bunch of small "do one thing well" utilities. They're commonly called "libraries".

Please tear up your Richard Stallman fanclub cards because what little software he's written has mostly been Emacs.

Emacs is *one* thing he's written. Wasn't he responsible for the first versions of pretty much *all* the GNU userspace tools? You know, the ones used by the Linux-using UNIX-philosophy-advocates?

That's not even bringing up the fact that SystemD is.. wait for it... built from a bunch of individual utilities that can actually be used by non-systemd programs.

Oh, great! So we can just install the SystemD init daemon, and not bother with the rest of its feature-creep?

Comment: Re:WRONG! (Score 2, Insightful) 65

by Raumkraut (#47859937) Attached to: Satoshi Nakamoto's Email Address Compromised

An email address "expiring" and being re-used these days is plain negligence on the part of the email provider.
It's not like there's a shortage of domain names one can use for email, so there is no reason to reuse existing ones. Especially given the potential security issues which can arise - as demonstrated by this particular incident.

Comment: Re:OK, it's a content publishing system (Score 1) 73

by Raumkraut (#47763289) Attached to: MediaGoblin 0.7.0 "Time Traveler's Delight" Released

From a brief glance, Plex appears to be for streaming existing content. MediaGoblin is for hosting content you create.

Were I seeking a wider audience, I'd have the options of Vimeo or Xtube or Soundcloud or Bandcamp or Flickr to put my content online.

And if you don't want to turn your own content over to third parties, and thereby be subject to their licenses, and often arbitrary censorship/takedown decisions, you could use an instance of MediaGoblin to replace any or all of those services.

What's stopping me from using the dozens of web content galleries

Nothing, but if you're going to do that, you might choose to use MediaGoblin.

Comment: Re:which is fine light reading, but not a referenc (Score 1) 22

by Raumkraut (#47763243) Attached to: Free Law Casebook Project Starts With IP Coursebook

While I agree that NC is generally misunderstood by lay licensors, and greatly more restrictive than most people realise, ND has a valuable place in the licensing suite.
For example, if you write an opinion piece, adding the ND clause will make sure that no-one can (legitimately) alter or distort the text, and use it to misrepresent the position you hold/held.

Otherwise, using ND for non-opinion works shows a certain amount of arrogance. It's effectively proclaiming "no one but myself could possibly make this any better".

Comment: Re:will not stop repeating the obvious (Score 1) 240

by Raumkraut (#47653325) Attached to: Patents That Kill

Moore's law doesn't suffer under the current regime, because Moore's law was written within the current regime. There's no telling what would happen, or what would have happened, in the microelectronics industry without the current patent rules. Perhaps Moore's law would have been "...doubles every 6 months", instead of 18 or 24 months?

What products covered by "dozens if not hundreds of patents belonging to dozens or more different companies" do is encourage collusion and anti-competitive practices, and even in the absence of abuse massively raise the bar for new entrants to the market (aka competition).

Comment: Re:Ah industry initiatives. (Score 1) 101

Because:
1. It's not initially feature-compatible with OpenSSL
2. While there is momentum, it's faster to work apart from the existing project.
3. There's no guarantee the rewrite would be accepted by the OpenSSL team
4. There's no guarantee LibreSSL will work on anything but BSD
5. Theo doesn't control OpenSSL

Personally, my hopes are:
1. This Linux Foundation fund identify LibreSSL as the most feasible solution in the long-term, and provide support for both projects.
2. Important bugs identified by both teams are ported to patch the current OpenSSL release.
3. LibreSSL gains feature parity with OpenSSL.
4. LibreSSL becomes OpenSSL v2, under the stewardship of a healthier OpenSSL community.

Comment: Re:Oh great (Score 1) 64

by Raumkraut (#46723381) Attached to: Future Airline Safety Instructions Will Be Given By Game Apps

The information in those demonstrations is trivial and hardly helpful once put to the test. People will panic and that means that little boring sermon will mean almost nothing where it counts.(as always happens)

Perhaps we should be campaigning for people to undergo aircraft-emergency simulations?
You're right that people panic, but people only panic because the situation is unusual. If people regularly experience "emergency" situations without the danger/fear (especially throughout childhood), they can be trained in what to do enough that handling a real emergency becomes routine and practically instinctual.

Comment: Re:Wrong way to go about it... (Score 4, Insightful) 477

by Raumkraut (#46713929) Attached to: New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

So what do you do about colleagues in other time-zones? Or on other shifts? Are they not allowed to email you outside of the times you're both at work - assuming there is any overlap at all?

Email is not IM; it's not designed to require or expect an immediate response. Nothing about sending an email necessitates that it must be acted upon immediately.

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