Read again. I said you were involved with extremists. Not that you were one of them. They damage the credibility of anyone with genuine problems with systemd.
ACK and agree. I'm sure you understand that to transform a years old flame into a decent discussion is quite a hell of a process.
Apologies for overreacting, I recognize you do have legitimate observations, but really I've been through the systemd-grinder enough to quickly put up defenses.
That posting of the "financial reports" is the first time you' ve published any information about business registration. Where is the posted information about dyne.org? Where are all those certified accounts available? Why doesn't Archive.org have them?
Man, we are paying taxes to the Netherlands, not to Archive.org. I think you have a different idea of transparency... we are producing all the documentation needed for the institutions and organizations that require them, including the EU commission for some projects. However in case of donors you are right, more work must be done towards transparency...
And no, that's not transparent accounting. I have no reason to believe you are engaging in fraud - or even paying yourself to design logos. Transparent "accounting" is when expenditures are detailed (show where the money went - not on what) and are certified by a registered accountant as being true and complete, and made public. You've only done the last part.
SFI is a registered non-profit. Debian is a registered non-profit funded by SFI, and other organisations. All display that information as required by law and produce annual returns certified by registered accountants. Just as gnu.org does.
...and we'll check these aspects out. Its a good advice to see how other long-standing good examples are operating and we'll certainly need to extend our team to include someone that is proficient with this side of things. This is a growth process and its not easy, yet at Dyne.org we are determined to not blow it up with a VC, but to have a rhythm of growth that is slow and organic. We are just opening an office in Amsterdam, after some years of difficulties, and this will help a lot.
Curious about your manipulation of to the Devuan project passing via a personal attack against me.
BTW are you Kevin McCurley of Digicrime, based in San Jose?
Isn't this game boring? Yet I have to reply because your claims about Devuan are false:
1- we don't demand no-one else should be able to use systemd. We clearly demand our own rights in choosing to not use systemd and have engaged in an honest quest developing a base system that is alternative to Debian and does not depends from the web of dependencies of systemd, including the init and the device manager.
2- our fund-raise is accountable, the financial responsibility is taken up by a non-profit organization registered since more than 10 years, our financial report is public and reasonably detailed http://devuan.org/donate
cryptsetup has luksHeaderBackup and luksHeaderRestore commands.
We have an issue open on github, thinkering on how to avoid bit-rot here https://github.com/dyne/Tomb/i...
The LUKS header recovery comes handy, a single corrupted bit in the header of a Tomb could be fatal, so there are plans to backup the header also inside the key, perhaps starting from the next major version of Tomb.
To fight bit-rot a filesystem like ZFS is pretty effective, but then that must be the "outer" FS, used by the storage support hosting the tomb.
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland"; but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.