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Thanks to all of our donors, Conservancy met our match challenge!

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We're pleased to report that with your help we did it! This year's match challenge of $111,029 was the first posed entirely by individuals (and not companies) who care deeply about software freedom. The bulk of this match challenge was provided by one very generous donor who prefers to remain anonymous. Their amount was augmented by six Conservancy Supporters who came together to increase the match even more. Conservancy thanks (in alphabetical order) Jeremy Allison, Kevin P. Fleming, Roan Kattouw, Jim McDonough, Allison Randal and Daniel Vetter.

We also thank every person who donated this season. Whether it was $42, $120, $128, $512 or any other amount, your donation helps us continue our work to fight for software freedom! We can only do this work because you support us. We cannot wait to see what we can get done together in 2021!

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jepler
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And they got me my T-shirt!
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Click Here to Kill Everybody Sale

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For a limited time, I am selling signed copies of Click Here to Kill Everybody in hardcover for just $6, plus shipping.

Note that I have had occasional problems with international shipping. The book just disappears somewhere in the process. At this price, international orders are at the buyer’s risk. Also, the USPS keeps reminding us that shipping — both US and international — may be delayed during the pandemic.

I have 500 copies of the book available. When they’re gone, the sale is over and the price will revert to normal.

Order here.

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jepler
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Bruce needs to clear out that corner in the basement..
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MotherHydra
1 day ago
Ha!
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Bullseye freeze

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Bullseye is freezing! Yay! (And Trondheim is now below -10.)

It's too late for that kind of change now, but it would have been nice if plocate could have been default for bullseye:

plocate popcon graph

Surprisingly enough, mlocate has gone straight downhill:

mlocate popcon graph

It seems that since buster, there's an override in place to change its priority away from standard, and I haven't been able to find anyone who could tell me why. (It was known that it was request moved away from standard for cloud images, which makes a lot of sense, but not for desktop/server images.)

Perhaps for bookworm, we can get a locate back in the default install? plocate really is a much better user experience, in my (admittely biased) opinion. :-)

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jepler
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love plocate
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Bits from the release team: bullseye freeze started and its architectures https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2021/01/msg00002.html

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Bits from the release team: bullseye freeze started and its architectures https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2021/01/msg00002.html

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oooh should bring us debian 11 this summer! thank you all debian contributors!
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The RISC-V Powered BeagleV Board announced #RISCV #OpenSource @beagleboardorg

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BeagleBoard.Org has announced a collaboration with SeeedStudio and StarFive to make the open source BeagleV™— an affordable 64-bit multicore RISC-V credit-card sized computer designed to run Linux.

Some of the specifications:

Processor

  • RISC-V U74 Dual core with 2MB L2 cache @ 1.0GHz
  • Vision DSP Tensilica-VP6 for computing vision
  • NVDLA Engine 1 core (configuration 2048 MACs@800MHz )
  • Neural Network Engine (1024MACs@500MHz)
Memory
  • 8GB LPDDR4 (2 x 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM)

Peripherals

  • 4 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 x 3.5mm Audio jack
  • Support TRNG and OTP
  • Support DMAC, QSPI and other peripheral
  • Dedicated Audio Processing DSP and sub-system
  • 40 Pin GPIO Header (28 x GPIO, I2C, I2S, SPI, UART)
  • System boot from SD card
  • 1 x Wi-Fi 2.4GHz b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2
  • Power with USB Type-C (5V@3A)
  • 1 x Reset button and 1 x Power Button

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oooh
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The Big List of Women Makers on YouTube

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Becky Stern had the bright idea to compile a list of women makers on YouTube. It’s a great list.

I was happy see that I already had about 80% of these channels on my radar, but equally happy to be introduced to the rest. Here are some of the channels that were new to me.

Becky is also looking for suggestions of who to add to the list.

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