Category Archives: free software

Introduction to the GNU social API

I’ve been working on an iOS GNU social client for a while and along the way I’ve had to learn a bit about how GNU social’s HTTP API works. I thought I would write up a few things I wish … Continue reading

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Slack vs IRC isn’t going anywhere

If, like me, you indulge in a bit of schadenfreude then the Slack vs IRC debate is the trainwreck that keeps on giving. It’s now a perennial feature of LCA hype and recently it’s been occupying public timelines on GNU … Continue reading

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The conflicting motivations of free software supporters

What is the point of free software? Surprisingly I have never seen this question asked or answered directly. We cover aspects of it when we argue about, say, licencing, or whether you should buy a particular product. The arguments are … Continue reading

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GNU social and #RIPTwitter

What a weekend! Buzzfeed sent rumours soaring that Twitter was going to stop displaying tweets in order and instead have an “algorithm” optimise it. Scary, right? I have no idea if it’s true but the possibility hit a nerve. #RIPTwitter … Continue reading

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