#EmacsConf talk by Andrea Corallo on #Emacs 28 native compilation through libgccjit is exciting!

Amazing how much was achieved in little time.

@civodul I write a lot of Rust at work, with lsp-mode, which is quite heavy, especially on dozens of active buffers. This branch of Emacs (which I compiled using guix) has been a huge quality of life improvement and I have had no stability issues over the 6+ months I've been using it. I am profoundly appreciative of the time and work put into this.

We were granted almost all of the #DMCA exemptions we applied for last year! Read more about how you can now install alternate firmware (like OpenWrt) on your routers and freely investigate your own devices for #FOSS license compliance. sfconservancy.org/news/2021/oc

@isharefreedom @alcinnz @fsf Software can both respect your freedom and be malicious. Or malware could slap on a license tag that LibreJS recognizes, even if it's false, so that the code runs.

I got a working #kotlin compiler built with #guix! If you recall, this is a dependency I need to build #gradle, the build system used by #android apps and many others.

Don't get too excited though, it's only the first of a very long bootstrap chain. That kotlin I built is from 2012, the last that did not require kotlin to build.

This is all thanks to the excellent work done by Emmanuel Bourg, at github.com/ebourg/kotlin-boots, on top of which I bootstrapped all other dependencies.

Everyone's heard that "network effects" are how Facebook grew its user-base - but now the FTC is homing in on how "switching costs" let Facebook hold those users hostage.


Watch video from #LibrePlanet 2021: “Adopting free software ideals” with Mike Gerwitz: u.fsf.org/3dx See all LP21 videos on PeerTube at u.fsf.org/pt-2021!

@resist1984 @fsf Last I was aware, we were in need of volunteers to go about making the necessary changes for the update. I suspect that's still the case.

I'll inquire (off-list).

@resist1984 @fsf This is a volunteer effort. I was part of the team that set it up many years ago, but I haven't had time since then. And while this was created in collaboration with the FSF, authority over it falls to GNU.

If you or others are interested in participating, please send a message to lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo. If you don't hear anything there, send me a message.

Projects such as #GCC, #glibc, & gnulib are considering ending #copyright assignment to #FSF. We urge everyone to think carefully what this means for the future of #copyleft, #GPL enforcement, and the software freedom of downstream users. sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/ju

@cwebber @mlemweb While I cannot personally relate to your experiences, I can't help but be inspired by them and the example you both set for others; the support and guidance you provide to others; and, as importantly demonstrated in this photo, the essential support you have for one-another.

It's beautiful, and I'm happy for you both.

@mlemweb @cwebber @fossandcrafts I love this idea!

I have too much going on to be able to join in the near future, though I hope to see these continue, and maybe one of these times I'll be able.

Have fun!

@libreleah Thanks, Leah. I'll give it a try in the next couple of days when I have a little extra time.

@libreleah Also, it may be good to warn users that a 1.1MiB download expands into 529MiB of ROMs. ;)

@libreleah This is exciting; thank you!

I'm a little nervous to take this plunge on my X200, though. My current 2016 payload is grub and I have an encrypted boot. Would I have any problems if I did seabios_grubfirst? Do I need to do anything special for an upgrade, or do I just run e.g. `flashrom -p internal -c MX25L6405D -w rom`? That wasn't clear.

Considering that I don't have an external flasher, how confident are you in the stability of the X200 builds? Should I let others test first?

“Current trends in the automotive industry point to a future with you locked in a remote control car, your vendor holding the remote." puri.sm/posts/locked-in-a-remo

#GNU #Guix 1.3.0 is out, woohoo! 🎉

👉 guix.gnu.org/en/blog/2021/gnu-

Lots of good stuff in there: usability improvements, performance improvements, #POWER9 support, and more!

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