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Alessandro Bono: GUADEC 2017

Few days ago I attended this year’s GUADEC which held at Manchester. This was my third GUADEC and, as the previous ones, attending to the conference gave me the opportunity to talk about both technical and ethical matters, hang out with old friends (even though unfortunately some of them were missin...
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Cameron Kaiser: Time to sink the Admiral (or, why using the DMCA to block adblockers is a bad move)

One of the testing steps I have to do, but don't enjoy, is running TenFourFox "naked" (without my typical adblock add-ons) to get an assessment of how it functions drinking from the toxic firehose that is the typical modern ad network. (TL;DR: Power Macs run modern Web ads pretty poorly. But, as lon...
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Abhinav Singh: GSoC Report 3

I was not able to visit GUADEC this year :’( But hey, suhas2go got me some goodies, so kudos to him! PS: Suhas I'm not paying you back for the tees Gamepad mappings code got pushed after going through many review iterations. Here’s a demo that I would have given, had I came to the conference. Demons...
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The Mozilla Blog: Honoring Our Friend Bassel: Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship

To honor Bassel Khartabil’s legacy and his lasting impact on the open web, a slate of nonprofits are launching a new fellowship in his name By Katherine Maher (executive director, Wikimedia Foundation), Ryan Merkley (CEO, Creative Commons) and Mark Surman (executive director, Mozilla) On August 1, 2...
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Emmanuele Bassi: GUADEC 2017

Another year, another GUADEC — my 13th to date. Definitely not getting younger, here. 😉 As usual, it was great to see so many faces, old and new. Lots of faces, as well; attendance has been really good, this year. The 20th anniversary party was a blast; the venue was brilliant, and watching people g...
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Emmanuele Bassi: Dev v Ops

In his talk at the 2017 GUADEC in Manchester, Richard Brown presented a set of objections to the current trend of new packaging systems — mostly AppImage, Snap, and Flatpak — from the perspective of a Linux distribution integrator. I’m not entirely sure he managed to convince everybody in the attend...
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Felipe Borges: GUADEC 2017

I haven’t been blogging much lately but I couldn’t miss this opportunity of telling you about GUADEC 2017 in the hope that it is going to encourage you to attend our next year edition in Almería, Spain . Looking back at the six editions of GUADEC that I have attended so far, I can honestly say that...
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Mozilla Open Innovation Team: The Mozilla Information Trust Initiative: Building a movement to fight misinformation online

Today, we are announcing the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative (MITI)  — a comprehensive effort to keep the Internet credible and healthy. Mozilla is developing products, research, and communities to battle information pollution and so-called ‘fake news’ online. And we’re seeking partners and all...