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This is just another proof that US copyright law is completely broken
 
One word (but very loud) FUCK!
A controversial copyright ruling could make it harder to make computer programs work together, and the government advised the Supreme Court not to review it.
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I'm looking at +Christian Hergert's gnome-builder thinking about the wonders a (highly skilled) full time hacker can do. Too bad he has to pay bills and caffeine so the funds collected will run out soon, we should realy figure out a less time consuming (for them) way of funding indipendent hackers than indigogo or kickstarter.
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I love you all :)
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note to self: the dark variant of adwaita is very good for spotting errors, test stuff with that all the time
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I'm trying to installat Fedora 22 on my GF laptop, I get the failwhale (note to +Jakub Steiner : I think the dark variant would work better for the failwhale screen) as soon as X starts. This is what journalctl says about it, any idea?
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I hate that padding too
I decided to spend some time today to play with GtkAssistant, more precisely, I tried to build a mock installation wizard mimicking Boxes' one in order to test how I could adapt its behaviour to make it GtkAssistant ready. Ov...
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Looks gorgeous, looking forward for it
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About contributing to opensource projects...

Some evil journalist (+alex diavatis I'm looking at you :-)) was claiming that contributing to GNOME is hard since you need a lot of knowledge and time for it, which is kinda true, but that's not the point imho.

I started contributing to GNOME doing translation since I wanted to have some linux workstations at work and I was ashemed to give my users an half translated UI (italian in GNOME was 60% done at the time). I started doing icons since I can draw and there were a lot of not-so-good icons scattered around at the time (and I was drolling at +Jakub Steiner artworks); I did some packaging for Gentoo since I got a g3 macbook and Gentoo was the only linux working on the shiny thing, but lacked a lot of stuff on the powerpc front; I jumped on the tango project bandwagon since it was trying to bring some consistence to linux UIs in general which was something bugging me for ages; I started doing design for gnome3 since when I saw the very first buildable version of shell I thought that it was an "unholy mess" [well, not really, but something along those lines in italian :-)] and so on.
I didn't have all the needed knowledge at first for any of those tasks, so I read howtos, books, TheInternetTM. So everything basically started by scratching my own itches and I found the process FUN (well most of the times ;-)) while being quite a learning experience.

To summarize, yeah, probably whining on the various social networks is quicker and easier, but trying to "fix" things yourself is better, since you can actually enjoy the ride :-)
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+Roberto Sitzia​ looks OK here
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This is a great blog post by +Lennart Poettering .  In fact, I put in a talk at  +The Linux Foundation Linuxcon Europe that this blog references.  However, my talk talks about the viability of a the Desktop as a business market.  What is missing is that we have no analytics about the strength of the market as it pertains to the desktop.  The 1-4% desktop share that we purport to have doesn't really have enough data.

If you are running GNOME on an enterprise setup, using RHEL or SLED, the +GNOME has no way of knowing who uses their software.  Application writers have no personal relationship with the desktop mraket because it is completely defused through the distribution network.  Quality issues also arise.  One distro can have a bug that is no repeatable in another.  IfI have a problem, do I blame the distro or upstream?

Centralizing application distribution, with sandbox'ed app, provides desktops like +GNOME and application writer with the kind of analytics that will help improve software quality and reliability on a wide range of platforms.  If an app fails we know exactly who to blame.

In many ways, Lennart's talk and mine (if accepted!) would be complimentary.  Of course this might mean that Lennart either follows me or I follow him, and boy I know how that ended up, last  time that happened! :-)

I think it would be awesome to have a conference where we place these kind of things as the main focus.  It seems that a lot of conferences these days center around kernel development.
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Dear +Wacom,

The companion 2 looks awesome, how well it works with linux (on the device itself I mean)?
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+Lapo Calamandrei I don't have any personal experience with the device so I can't say for sure how well it works. I have heard of one person managing to install Ubuntu Vivid onto it[1], though they report issues with both the touchscreen and pen (which are to be expected since they aren't supported by the linuxwacom driver yet). I'm not sure if they ran into any other issues getting it to work, but there's always the possibility.

If you're interested, I can provide you with development patches to the linuxwacom "input-wacom" driver which should get the pen working. Getting the touchscreen to work will be trickier since it seems like our new auto-configuring "HID_GENERIC" code doesn't quite like the format of the touch data. I'll probably have to ask you for some log information to figure it out.

[1]: http://sourceforge.net/p/linuxwacom/mailman/message/33583164/
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Bella boccia cicciooooo!! Più "ptishhh tish tish" o "chanka chan kachan"? 
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