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"I’m looking at you, Fortune 1000 companies," Marquess wrote. "The ones who include OpenSSL in your firewall/appliance/cloud/financial/security products that you sell for profit, and/or who use it to secure your internal infrastructure and communications. The ones who don’t have to fund an in-house team of programmers to wrangle crypto code, and who then nag us for free consulting services when you can’t figure out how to use it. The ones who have never lifted a finger to contribute to the open source community that gave you this gift. You know who you are."

This is very true Steve, but let me say, and it with humour, welcome to the real world.

If you make a product with a "permissive" license, BSD-style in this case, you end up in this kind of situation. It is not the first time, I bet it will not be the last.

If you want to encourage more code contribution (and I mean force TBO) you should simply use a GPL-like license. If you let the big fortune 1000 companies to just take your product and sell it, without giving you anything for it, I'm sorry but I think the first fault was on your side not protecting your product. And don't take me wrong I totally know you have good intentions here, and the companies not giving back are the bad guys.

#openssl is more widespread than alternatives like nss and gnutls. Part of the reason can be the license, but I don't think it is. Linux is quite widespread being GPL..... and the GNU userland is as well.

I wish you the best luck refactoring the code and everything, but the first issue you should solve is how you should prevent it to happen again, and this involves a license change imho. And a documentation improvement if possible. I've done a program using openssl and it is a big pain due to doc not really AAA quality (same goes for the CLI tools). This would encourage a lot of contribution.
OpenBSD developers "removed half of the OpenSSL source tree in a week."
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Ok this is awesome. What I'm talking about? I just played the first 30 minutes of Half Life 2 on Kubuntu 14.04 [1]. This is not really what a user get out of the box. I use optirun to run on the nvidia card, still have to test the intel one. That said, the experience is simply awesome. This game is about details, and not just in game, but also in the technical side. I can alt + tab, switch to the email / chat / whatever, I can use the fn keys to change the volume (yeah a lot of game just break it!) and the brightness of the screen. It just works!

Big Thumbs up +Valve, looking forward for your next game, this is for sure. I just got the orange box as a start. Next will be quite surely portal 2, and then we will see.


[1] but am I not a gentoo user? Yes indeed! But I use gentoo for everything but gaiming. Gentoo is my main distribution. That said when speaking of gaming I'm practical. Gentoo doesn't even package steam officially, so I have a second distro just for gaiming. For now it is Kubuntu, in the future it might be Debian testing, we will see.
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Yeah I'm aware of Sabayon, I used it for a couple of years in the past. My main problem with Sabayon and Steam is that there is no integration between the two. As far as I know if a game needs some 32 bit package installed it will simply use apt-get on Debian based distro, but on Sabayon you need to know what to do. If I want to game I probably don't want to bother with OS problems. More over the gentoo 32 bit packages for amd64 are quite..... terrible ATM. They are finally moving along with ABI_X86, but the migration is not 100% complete yet.

While I don't particularly like Ubuntu based distros I think Sabayon would be less optimal for this single specific purpose. That's why I'm thinking to eventually move to Debian testing. Since SteamOS is based on Debian stable I guess testing is still a class A citizen.

For what is worth after just one day of use of Kubuntu 14.04 I don't feel bad. It is a better release compared to the past.
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So apparently there is a #Minecraf outage, which is not a good thing, but happens. Unfortunately for me I just updated the server to 1.7.8 and I need some communication to happen with https://api.mojang.com/profiles/page/1 to be able to convert something player related to a new format. When the server is started it fails the conversion simply saying there was error 503 (nice!) and

[17:42:50] [Server thread/WARN]: ** DETECTED OLD PLAYER FILES IN THE WORLD SAVE
[17:42:50] [Server thread/WARN]: ** THIS USUALLY HAPPENS WHEN THE AUTOMATIC CONVERSION FAILED IN SOME WAY
[17:42:50] [Server thread/WARN]: ** please restart the server and if the problem persists, remove the directory 'servername/players'

Really +Mojang do you suggest your user to delete the player folder to fix a problem on your side?!? Don't be silly and remove that error message. If a user is brave enough to run without a backup (like 90% of the people) they'll lose all items equipped and in the inventory alongside the current position.
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May I know what the hell is going wrong here?

I tried other flash based video players, they work
I tried removing all cookies for youtube (this used to fix it before)
I disabled all addons
 The only fix seems to be starting a new profile...

But more than everything else: why the hell you disabled HTML5 video for youtube on Firefox on Linux (have no idea about everything else, but since few months I have no more html5 on youtube! And yes I checked the html5 beta page!)
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Please people display error messages making sense. Try again later doesn't help, really.
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Trying again #Skyrim after more than one year not touching it. It is still the worst game ever on the technical side. I swear I'll not buy another #Bethesda at least not before checking their quality. You can't even start the game in windowed mode and maximize the window. Minecraft can do that! Not to talk about the atl + tab, which is completely broken.
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Ok +Valve now I'm worried you are luring me. But if you ask so kindly that's fine, I accept the deal with very much pleasure. Yes I just bought Portal 2..... cannot leave Portal 1 alone can I?

But be warned: I'm not going to run the Windows version and no, not even the OS X version. I'll live on the edge and use the #Linux beta (there should be one if I'm not mistaken)! If you don't happen to simply release the stable before I'm over with Portal 1 indeed ;)
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Just got a copy of the orange box on Steam. Can't wait for downloading it tomorrow!
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One of the very reason I love KDE, the community, before the awesome software they produce (which I love a lot as well). I'm not just a consumer of the software, I can even ask some help to debug some driver issues KWin happen to expose.

A very warm thank you, I appreciated the help.
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If you run Linux on Intel open source driver be aware of mesa 10.1.0. There is a small GLX bugs that might cause a serious performance regression. Solution is trivial: downgrade to mesa-10.0.x or update to 10.1.1 (when will be out it should have the fix) or mesa git master.

For me the issue was exposed from KDE with vsync options "full screen repaints" enabled.
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One of the very reason behind Ubuntu One failure in my opinion is very simple: it was non free software.

Most people don't give a damn about the license, but people using Linux usually are more keen to care than others. Canonical choose to go (for the n-th time) against the main philosophy behind the software they are based on.

If Canonical had released Ubuntu One as open source from day 0 I think the end result might have been different today. I hope they learned the lesson: license matters, and CLA does as well.
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