@sirmacik Not looked into it myself, but a friend sent the link last week.
Instance admin just lost their job, might need help
Mstdn.social is one of the largest and nicest instances on the Fediverse, run by an enthusiastic admin called @stux
Unfortunately Stux has today found out that they are fired from their day job 😞
However, by happy coincidence, Stux had just set up a hosting company. If you need web hosting, domain names etc please consider using Stuxhost so that Stux can continue working:
I've also crossed another one on an impulse. While trying to sync one config file between my machines and having too much merge conflicts to fix. Moved all #dotfiles to GNU Stow. That one was waiting on my TODO for ~4 years...
Many times you read #foss authors complaining about how corporate users are filling up their todos and keep demanding some changes and fixes. Imagine now for a second a world with better understanding of each other in which you put up a release of your hobby free software program not only as a tag in your repo and tar package, but also as a product for sale. Add to it, let's say a year of support and a price that will make you happy to do that.
I've experienced many cases in which companies and institutions would be happy to support developers and projects they use but a donate button simply won't cut it for them.
You want to make free software for a living? Maybe this will help.
In all this "GNU/#Linux world went in a bad direction" debate, that has been going on for some time. I have to admit that installing popular distros has become more like Windows/macOS experience. I keep a list not of a things I have to install on a new system, but a list of things I have to remove or disable to protect my privacy and security. Even in distros like Arch. Maybe in Guix less so.
solving problems since 2007, hacker, programmer, sysadmin, cybersecurity trainer.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.