Bits of Freedom
Bits of Freedom

Tinkerer and thinker on everything free and open. Exploring possibilities and engaging with new opportunities to instigate change.

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Mirroring from Gitea to GitHub

I recently found myself in a situation where I needed to setup a mirror of a repository on FSFE's Gitea installation to Github. As the answer was trivial, but the path to find it was not, I thought to document it here. Create an empty repository on Github with the name you want the mirror to have. Include some information in the descripti…

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Where does our money go?

Each year, the FSFE spends close to half a million Euro raising awareness of and working to support the ecosystem around free software. Most of our permanent funds come from our supporters -- the people who contribute financially to our work each month or year and continue to do so from month to month, and year to year. They are the ones…

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My Debian Application (anno 1998)

Digging around in some files, in a dark corner of my hard drive, I found my application as a Debian Developer, sent the 18th of April 1998: Hi, this is a request for a registration as an official Debian developer. I'm currently working with the Sparc port of Debian and expect to make sure that all Debian packages compiles and is re…

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Something insightful, etc.

I had big plans to write something insightful (or equally likely something completely irrelevant) about free and open source software today, but something else has occupied a more significant part of this week: technology. As the FSFE's executive director, I'm also coordinating some of our technical work, an often overlooked but nonethele…

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My Kid Will Never Hack Linux

When I was a teenager, around 15-16 years old, I started to learn C programming by reading the source code for the Linux kernel. Mind you, the kernel was quite a bit smaller then and quite easy to understand. For any software over 25 years old, I think it's remarkable how legible and understandable the kernel still is. But there's no deny…

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