The Stallman Directive

April 3rd, 2018 · 1 hr 8 mins

About this Episode

Richard Stallman has some practical steps society could take to roll back the rampant and expanding invasion of our privacy. But his suggestions leave us asking some larger questions.

Plus the latest on the march to Juno, some fun app picks, a quick look at Qubes OS 4.0, community news, and more.

Episode Links

  • Valve has removed the Steam Machine section from Steam — In a move that's not exactly surprising, Valve has quietly removed the Steam Machine section from Steam.
  • Apple Is Looking For Linux Kernel Developers — For reasons unknown, Apple is looking to hire Linux kernel developers in both Texas and California.
  • Canonical's Snappy Now Supports Latest Nvidia Drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS — Snapd 2.32.2 is now available to download and should be coming soon to the stable software repositories of your favorite, Snappy-enabled GNU/Linux distribution. What's exciting about this release is that it enables Snappy the use Nvidia's most recent proprietary graphics drivers in Snap apps on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) and similar operating systems.
  • lsof to graphviz — A small utility to convert Unix lsof output to a graph showing FIFO and UNIX interprocess communication.
  • Old CPUs losing support in Linux, cutting size by 500,000 lines of code — The architectures which will become deprecated are Blackfin, CRIS, FRV, M32R, Metag, MN10300, Score and Tile. Although not being deprecated, the Unicore32 and Hexagon architectures are also at risk but their maintainers are working on improving the situation so their support can be continued.
  • Juno Progress for March – elementary OS — You get more features, and you get more features, and you get more features!
  • GnuCash 3.0 Released — GTK3!
  • Qubes OS 4.0 has been released! — Version 4.0 includes several fundamental improvements to the security and functionality of Qubes OS
  • oragono — Oragono is a modern, experimental IRC server written in Go. It's designed to be simple to setup and use, and it includes features such as UTF-8 nicks / channel names, client accounts with SASL, and other assorted IRCv3 support.
  • A Radical Proposal to keep your personal data safe | Richard Stallman — The surveillance imposed on us today far exceeds that of the Soviet Union. For freedom and democracy’s sake, we need to eliminate most of it. There are so many ways to use data to hurt people that the only safe database is the one that was never collected. Thus, instead of the EU’s approach of mainly regulating how personal data may be used (in its General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR), I propose a law to stop systems from collecting personal data.
  • Overview | FreedomBox Private Cloud Server