In fact this post is entirely germain and adds some rigour to my off-the-cuff reckonings...

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If you have a Vodafone Ultra Hub router (like I do), I note that "Status->About" menu item (Advanced Mode) takes you to a page that says "Notice regarding Open Source software" which says "The product contains Open Source software. The resulting need [sic] licenses information's [sic] are listed in the following link." The link points to www3.technicolor.com/en/hi/min ... which redirects to technicolor.com which has nothing to do with open source licenses that I can see.

when I say "they've had to make", that's not quite right... they compromises 'they've made' whether or not they 'had' to... Maybe they felt they had to or they were pressured, or their ego required it...

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We're proud to announce the release of :inkscape: Inkscape 1.1.1! Thank you to our contributors that have been busy fixing bugs and making Inkscape more stable. It is now available for Linux/macOS/Windows at: inkscape.org/release/inkscape-

And, crikey, I have a lot of specific roles in a lot of corporations in mind when I'm thinking about this stuff... I'm guessing probably half of professionals are in one of them...

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I reckon we need to find a positive way to reconcile this. A route towards self-forgiveness...

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They hate those who do have the moral high ground because it reminds them of the way they've capitulated, betraying their own younger selves' ideals.

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I have a theory that lots of wealthy people are politically conservative because of the personal compromises they've had to make (the conscience pangs they've had to spend a career ignoring or dubiously justify) - it's broken their ability to be compassionate. To be idealistic. They figure "I sold out" so no one else should be able to find a higher moral ground either.

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This has been bugging me for ages: how can we fix social and climate brokenness when lots of 'good' people's job hang in the balance? How can we broach the subject "Your role in that corporation is actively bad for the world. The better you do, the worse you make the world." It's not something anyone wants to hear... but highly paid folk voluntarily absorb incredible cognitive dissonance to justify how they pay their mortgage. Stuff like "if I didn't do it, someone else less ethical would"...

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Apple releases urgent updates for iOS and macOS to patch 3 new 0-day flaws actively exploited in the wild.

Attacks involve:

CVE-2021-30860 — maliciously crafted PDFs
CVE-2021-30858 — maliciously crafted web content
CVE-2021-30869 — malicious app

thehackernews.com/2021/09/urge

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@lightweight I like the part of his paper where they address funding OS projects. Some good points there. Would like to look more deeply at this issue with any interested. Like how can the government better enable monetary contributions to open source projects - what budget does that come out of? And the related problems of governance

Holy crap - I knew there were good reasons to mistrust 'snap' packages. Over the past few days, 'snapd' has been going berserk a couple times a day, bringing my grunty desktop to its knees for completely unknown reasons. I only have 3 snap apps installed on my machine. Anyone else seeing this? I can't seem to find others with similar issues.

By the way, you (denizens of the Fediverse) are getting this shower of kick-ass links because I'm just trying to remove some of the many 'this looks important and relevant, I'll read it later' tabs currently bogging down my browser. I'm only posting a small subset of those I'm ruthlessly culling :)

Stunning: the existential scourge of professional 'denialism' (and a nice link with the TPPA and its ISDS tenets): doctorow.medium.com/i-quit-9ae

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