So I decided I’d rather do a proper bio page one day and just do a super short version for now so that someone might end up actually reading it. On the 6th of April 2017, I finally took the plunge and applied for Debian Developer status. If you’re paying attention to the dates you might notice that that was nearly 4 months ago already. I was trying to write a story about how it came to be, but it ended up long. On 1 August, during DebConf in Montréal, my application was approved. Really long (current draft is around 20 times longer than this entire post).
Little did I know that just 5 years later I would even attend one, and another 5 years after that I’d end up being on the DebConf Committee and have also already been on a local team for one. I’ve also been following DebConf online since DebConf 7, which was incredibly educational for me.
I had two computers, 20 feet apart, I wanted one to talk to the other, and the route between the two ended up traveling not around the Earth, but almost the distance to the Moon. Yesterday, I surpassed all that, and I did it in a way that hearkens right back to the original story.
My monthly report covers a large part of what I have been doing in the free software world. ) but also for the wider Debian community because it can give ideas to newcomers and it’s one of the best ways to find volunteers to work with me on projects that matter to me. I write it for my donors (thanks to them.
A similar Cancel extended operation does send responses, but not all implementations support this. Neither Abandon nor a successfully abandoned operation send a response. The Abandon operation requests that the server abort an operation named by a message ID. The server need not honor the request.
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Guido seemed to think this was some kind of elaborate joke. Here’s Guido’s review, and you can find the rest of his reviews linked from that one if you wish. Personally I think it’s a serious piece and there’s something to it but this just goes to show, different people can take things in entirely different ways.
One final complaint, though: what is it with mainstream fiction and the total lack of denouement. I wasn’t done with these people. I don’t read very much mainstream fiction, but this is the second really good mainstream book I’ve read (after The Death of Bees) that hits its climax and then unceremoniously dumps the reader on the ground and disappears. I don’t need a long happily-ever-after story, but give me at least a handful of pages to be happy with the characters after crying with them for hours.
So while PCI is hitting merchants with their DSS-compliance stick (and making it plainly obvious what they have to do), we’re getting a side-effect of having a concrete reason for drawing a line under where our backward compatibility must stretch back to, and the ability to have the web client assist in ensure security of content.
At best, this is a distraction from the supposed goals of Free Software organisations, and at worst is a direct attempt to interrupt the workings of an established and successful umbrella organisation which lots of projects rely on. We have a case of one FOSS organisation taking another one to court, after many years of them being aware of the issue, and when wishing to promote a competing service. Now, even if there is a valid claim here, despite the objections that were filed by a trademark lawyer who I have a great deal of respect for (disclosure: Pam also provides pro-bono trademark advice to my employer, the GNOME Foundation), the optics are pretty terrible.
No paternalism, no assuming that rich people know what they need, no well-meaning intermediary organizations with endless rules, just resources delivered directly to the people who most need resources. I came away feeling even more convinced by the merits of charities that just give money directly to poor people. Short of constructing a functional government that builds working public infrastructure, and as a supplement even if one has such a government (since infrastructure can’t provide everything), it feels like the most moral choice. Individual people may still stay mired in awful situations, but at least that isn’t compounded by other people taking their autonomy away and dictating life to them in complete ignorance. Ideally done by the government and called universal basic income.
This was done by creating the SECCOMP_RET_ACTION_FULL mask (née SECCOMP_RET_ACTION) and implementing SECCOMP_RET_KILL_PROCESS. Additionally, I finally found a way to implement an often-requested feature for seccomp, which was to kill an entire process instead of just the offending thread.