I would say "change my mind" but I won't. I spent 5 years believing \*maybe\* I was missing something about them, but no, these are licenses selected 49.5% of the time for the wrong reason, 49.5% of the time because the original project devs were cucks, and 1% of the time because they're trying to replace a corporate dominant proprietary solution (which is the only valid usecase for these licenses).
If you're a FOSS dev, have some self respect and choose a proper license.
Hey Lemmy -
I was downloading the KDE Neon edition ISOs yesterday night and noticed there weren't many seeders for the nightly edition. It gave me the idea to write a program that automatically grabs the .torrent file for lots of FOSS projects and throws them on my seedbox every night, but before I reinevent the wheel, does something like this exist?
Qbittorrent has a Python API so the code isn't complicated, but with a bit of Google-foo I wasn't able to find something like this already, which kind of blows my mind tbh. Does Lemmy know?
My family is fairly well off, and nobody needs anything.
We have a poor tradition of buying gifts nobody needs.
I've spoken with some of my family and we're going to change this to make Christmas about giving to those in need. Unfortunately, everyone has slightly different interests and I'm having a hard time coming up with impactful charities for various family members.
**Does anyone know of some (global or Canadian) charities in these categories?**
* Human Rights/Poverty
Some charities I've got so far:
* [The Water Project](https://thewaterproject.org/) (Human Rights)
* [Software Freedom Conservancy](https://sfconservancy.org/donate/) (Technology)
* [Godot](https://godotengine.org/donate) (Technology)
* [Doctors Without Borders](https://www.doctorswithoutborders.ca/donate) (Human Rights)
Any suggestions appreciated (:. Share this post with your family if you want to start something like this too!
My check oil light is on, but my engine oil stick doesn't reach the oil. I want to check how much oil I have though, so it's not very helpful.
Google says just add more oil, but I don't know how much oil I already have. Can someone tell me what to do here?
I noticed for one of the largest communities, there was no icon! It looks strange in the Communities view. Anyways, I mocked these up trying to use the Lemmy logo. If you like any of them but it's not quite right, I can adjust it - or if you have a new idea, I'm down to try that too!
I've always wanted to run as many programs as possible that "Give back" to awesome developers who create things. **I've got a few, but I'm looking for more.**
* I2P [Node](https://github.com/i2p-zero/i2p-zero)
* Seed my favorite shows
* [IPFS Cluster](https://collab.ipfscluster.io/)
* [pkgstats](https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/pkgstats) for Arch, `popularity-contest` for Debian (& derivatives)
* KDE [telemetry](https://lemmy.ml/post/77859)
* Golem [node](https://handbook.golem.network/provider-tutorials/provider-tutorial)
* [Snowflake](https://snowflake.torproject.org/) browser extension
If I can get enough of these idle things, I want to one day create a website where you answer a few basic questions about your OS/Hardware and it suggests which of these you can do based in tiers (i.e. how easy it is to set up, how big of an impact you have).
What are some other ones I could add?
Related: [How to enable telemetry on KDE](https://lemmy.ml/post/77859)
pkgstats is a great way to help the Arch Linux packagers figure out which packages are being used by ((people who enable telemetry)). You can see some cool results of it here: https://pkgstats.archlinux.de/fun
Similarly if you use the AUR a lot, check out [aur-auto-vote](https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/aur-auto-vote-git/)
I work for a small gaming company (~10 employees) based out of Toronto, and always wanted to contribute more (financially) to open source projects.
There's 2 key ones that come to mind - [Ruffle](https://github.com/ruffle-rs/ruffle), an open source ActionScript (Flash) reimplementation (so you can play Flash games in your webbrowser again!), and [Godot](https://godotengine.org/), an engine that makes creating games as easy as creating 3D models in Blender.
I've pitched the idea before, but nothing as concrete or easy as just dropping a link in Slack. **The best part about recurring donations is it keeps it on your company's mind**, meaning they're more likely to donate in the future!
It's always easier for a company to fork out cash than yourself. Give it a shot! Most Open Source devs who need funding would love it :)