Klaus

copyright profiteering

 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:25:25 +0200 
#^Patrick McHardy and copyright profiteering
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Many in the open source community have expressed concern about the activities of Patrick McHardy in enforcing the GNU General Public License (GPL) against Linux distributors. Below are answers to common questions, based on public information related to his activities, and some of the legal principles that underlie open source compliance enforcement.
Klaus

171 words

 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:11:58 +0200 
#^/dev/lawyer The MIT License, Line by Line
The MIT License is the most popular open-source software license. Here’s one read of it, line by line.

Read the License
If you’re involved in open-source software and haven’t taken the time to read the license from top to bottom—it’s only 171 words—you need to do so now. Especially if licenses aren’t your day-to-day. Make a mental note of anything that seems off or unclear, and keep trucking. I’ll repeat every word again, in chunks and in order, with context and commentary. But it’s important to have the whole in mind.
Klaus

Prototype Fund

 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 22:13:26 +0200 
1,2 Millionen € für Open-Source-Projekte
Der Prototype Fund unterstützt Softwareentwickler*innen, Hacker*innen und Kreative dabei, ihre Ideen vom Konzept bis zur ersten Demo zu entwickeln.
Mit einer Förderung von bis zu 30.000€ könnt Ihr sechs Monate lang Code schreiben und Open-Source-Prototypen entwickeln. Wir fördern Projekte in den Bereichen Civic Tech, Data Literacy und Datensicherheit.

Der Prototype Fund ist ein Projekt der Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e. V., das vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) gefördert wird.
Klaus

Microlight

 Tue, 31 May 2016 18:01:28 +0200 
nice!

#^microlight.js (2.2k)
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Highlights code in any programming language

Unlike other code-highlighting solutions, microlight.js does not keep a set of rules for most languages. Instead it uses a general highlighting strategy providing a reasonable highlight for most of programming languages.
Klaus

tcconfig

 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 21:21:46 +0100 
#^thombashi/tcconfig
tcconfig - Simple tc command wrapper. Easy to setup traffic control of network bandwidth/latency/packet-loss/packet-corruption to network interfaces.
Klaus

MailHog

 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:18:23 +0100 
Byebye MailCatcher

#^mailhog/MailHog
MailHog - Web and API based SMTP testing
Inspired by MailCatcher, easier to install.
Klaus

Icinga 2.2

 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:51:57 +0100 
Waiting for Icinga Web 2.

#^Icinga 2 release 2.2.0 – Agent, Cli & Apply For Rules | Icinga
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by Michael Friedrich | Nov 17, 2014
When releasing Icinga 2 in its final version, we got quite a lot of feedback on why there is no agent, and how to monitor remote clients. Back in the beginning of 2014 we already had an idea on how to implement it, but you’d better design, re-design and even re-design such an i...
Klaus

Bosun monitoring & alerting

 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:22:13 +0100 
#^Announcing Bosun, our new open source monitoring & alerting system « Blog – Stack Exchange
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If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason. - Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey A big part of scaling up an engineering team is getting serious about monitoring and alerts. A good monitoring system collects data from all of your various systems — for example, how...

Sounds quite good. They also have a very interesting looking build system based on #Docker.
Klaus

Piwik 2.7.0 - "scary new features release"

 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:04:22 +0200 
#^Piwik 2.7.0 - Analytics Platform - Piwik
Explore our business offer Piwik 2.7.0 is a new major release of Piwik! In this release we have packed several major new features and many small improvements. The new features in this release are: User ID, New Pivot Table feature for Events reports, new plugin to count users visiting several of your websites, new Content Tracking plugin, new Browse...

User-ID, cross websites reporting, ContentTracking, PSR-4 o_O
Klaus

awesome-sysadmin

 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:45:11 +0200 
#^kahun/awesome-sysadmin
awesome-sysadmin - A curated list of amazingly awesome open source sysadmin resources inspired by Awesome PHP.
Klaus

Q Light Controller

 Sat, 10 May 2014 23:45:04 +0200 
Got quite shocked when I saw that the amazing lighting control program QLC (Q Light Controller) by Heikki Junnila was not developed any further anymore. :'(:'(:'(

#^Q Light Controller
Q Light Controller is a cross-platform application for controlling DMX or analog lighting systems like moving heads, dimmers, scanners etc. The goal is to replace hard-to-learn and somewhat limited commercial lighting desks with FLOSS. Many people respect others opinions and therefore might like to see some ...

I loved this program and also had my first programming experiences with QT with this program. Have just done some small fixes, tiny new features and translation. At the end I tried to implement a bigger new feature some kind of a textbook that could be used to run theatre plays or other text centric shows. I had an editor and all functions to add and control scene changes and in the end I had a massive QTextDocument with a lot of blocks and metadata with all the scenes, but failed to store and restore it, so it never made it into QLC. :-( There is a QT feature request for some years already, but it is still not implemented.

Unfortunately I haven't had much time and occasions to play with my lights and QLC in the last two years, too. There was a fork and Massimo Callegari took over the development of QLC and it is called now QLC+ and got some very impressive and great new features! Really impressive the progress and nice to see that there is still an open source alternative to all the commercial lighting control softwares.

#^QLC+ by Massimo Callegari
QLC+ is a free and cross-platform software to control DMX or analog lighting systems like moving heads, dimmers, scanners etc. This project is a fork of the great QLC project written by Heikki Junnila that aims to continue the development of QLC and to introduce new features. The primary goal is to bring QLC+ at the level of other lighting control ...