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The GNU Coding Standards need an update

There was some discussion a while ago on the Libreplanet mailing list about creating a wiki called the GNU Developer Network, somewhat similar to the MDN (Mozilla Developer Network) and the MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network). I think it’s a great idea, free/open source developers need a wiki for more discussionsRead More

HowTo: Setup pressureNET Analysis for Local Development

The pressureNET project is an Android app that collects barometric data. You can download it here. The backend server, pressureNET Analysis, is a Django app that stores the data that is collected by the Android app. The project is free/open source and is licensed under the GNU GPL (General PublicRead More

RE: I want to fork everything

Chris Lloyd has written a nice article about how free/open source software has influenced him to want to “fork everything”. After using and contributing to open-source libraries, I have high expectations: I find myself itching to fork the projects I use every day. Imagine all the little tweaks I couldRead More

GNU Moe Tutorial/Review

Yesterday I was looking at a listing of updates for free software projects. I commented that the package moe could be used as a replacement for nano or zile, that is, when you need to quickly edit files from the command-line. So today I’m giving it a go. I downloaded moe via the GNU project’s FTP serverRead More

Free Software Supporter #18 announces some recent GNU software releases

Free Software Supporter is a newsletter run by the FSF (Free Software Foundation) and in it they have a section announcing a few software releases from the GNU project. However, they do not seem to provide any description of the projects aside from their name and version. I guess this is okay since FreeRead More