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Someone on the HTML5 G+ Thread told me Adobe Flash was the future. Swore up and down and debated the crap out of it.... Yeah. Ok. http://gizmodo.com/disable-flash-1688209571
You know Flash? Haven't thought about it in a while, have you. For good reason! It's less useful and less relevant than ever. It's worth thinking about it one last time though--as you go to disable it in your web browser. Here's how and why you should.
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I'm really excited about the going ons at +Abstract Studio it's not just a Vala IDE, it's an entire open source platform that I think is going to make some people's lives much easier. It's a real treat to see it all coming together.
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I can't wait for this!
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+Aporva Varshney Vala, It was my mistake obviously.
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This is pretty much despicable behavior on part of SPI and Joshua Drake. I'm simply appalled. Just wow. Borderline extortion.
 
So I just got a call from a guy claiming to be the director of Software in the Public Interest. Which I guess is a non-profit organization. But it felt like a really aggressive sales call. He started off with some very heavy negging and I was just trying to get him to explain what his proposition was.

It sounds like normally their business model is to find indies who could be taking in a lot of money, but currently aren't. So they say, "Hey we're a legal entity that can accept money on behalf of you". They charge a percentage for this of course and that's on top of regular payment processing fees.

And I said, but we're already a legal entity, so I'm not sure I'm interested. And he was really adamant that we needed to be associated with a non-profit to succeed. And at this point this guy is definitely yelling at me to the point where I asked him if he could please lower his voice.

It was very uncomfortable. I really wanted to just hang up.

But I basically said, "Okay thanks, I'm not sure I'm interested but if you want to continue in email that would be great?" and his response was, "no what I'm going to do is go blog about how poor your product is".

So hey nothing like being extorted by a non-profit amiright guys?
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Instead of more words about philosophy and architecture, I decided to understand the debate between client-side and server-side rendering by running an experiment. Here are my results.
Is PPK from QuirksMode correct in saying that "client-side templating is wrong"?
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And this happened. I guess you can say things are getting pretty serious. +Ryan Roberts +Abstract Studio
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Apparently WebKitGtk with Quartz support is lacking WebGL support. The previous developer stated it was "out of his area of concern".

Well, There goes my week.
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Hey Guys/Gals, Just dropping a line to let you know the company I work for. Full Spectrum Laser in Las Vegas, Nevada is looking for some employees. Mainly Chem Engineers.
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Nobody worth their salt trusts FSLaser.  They've certainly fucked over my hackerspace plenty of times.
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Ah here it is. The promised smear article from +Joshua Drake. He called one of our contributors, yelled at them, and tried to harass us into signing on with SPI-Inc so they could take a cut of any contributions to +elementary. He also threatened to write about how terrible we were if we didn't sign on.

Scummy.

*1. They are not an Open Source project. They are an Open Source product (think MySQL).*

elementary OS is both a project and a product. We collaborate with upstream (GTK+, Vala, GNOME, Ubuntu, GStreamer, and more), help out third-party developers, and release all of our code under the GPL.

*2. They are not non-profit, they are a for-profit LLC that has a single managing member*

We decided to organize an LLC instead of pursuing non-profit status after years of discussion with other open source projects, including +Yorba, who was recently denied non-profit status. Read about it here: http://blogs.gnome.org/jnelson/2014/06/30/the-new-501c3-and-the-future-of-free-software-in-the-united-states/

*3. They are not making a political statement, they are trying to build a great product*

Okay. :) Can't argue that.

*4. They have quite a few unspecified startup costs/goal*

We pay for servers, merch to resell, and occasionally conference/travel costs and development hardware.

*5. They are resistant to outside criticism*

We welcome criticism. We are, however, resistant to baseless claims, misquotes, and the stirring up of controversy.

*6. They think an affiliation with a non-profit is a marketing agreement and they are being sold something (no matter how many different ways I tried to explain reality, they didn't get it).*

The terms of SPI specify that any funds would be held by them and only ever transferred to another 501(c)3 non-profit. As we are not a non-profit, it just doesn't make any sense.


If you are ever contacted by SPI-Inc, I highly recommend you avoid them.
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Ubuntu is an open source software platform that runs everywhere from the smartphone, the tablet and the PC to the server and the cloud.
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I wouldn't know as I joined the community well after Luna's release. But, WOW!
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If anyone is looking for a pretty smoking deal. 
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Not sure if should try to smuggle new Ubuntu Phone into the US... Or buy a Nexus 4 and install the software onto it... Decisions.. Decisions
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Buy a Nexus 4. The Ubuntu Phone will only have 2g.
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