Several Mind people attended FOSDEM 2019 in Brussels. Here are the reports for the sessions they attended.
Karen and Bradley try to use free software everywhere they can. Bradley started his carreer using mostly proprietary software. He got frustrated with how this held him back as a developer. Around 2005, it was a golden time for free software. If you wanted to do a job with software, you could find free software to do it.
However, because of our love of technology, we get drawn into older hardware because that is fully supported by free software.Continue Reading
Linux has a unique development model. Even though it is continuously improving, regressions do come in. Thus, CI is needed.Continue Reading
After years of working in free software, Deb is always suspicious of new technology. She has some reservations about blockchain as well.Continue Reading
Identity (passport, bank card, sign in) is usually controlled by someone else. Cogito makes an identity that you control yourself.Continue Reading
Biggest reasons for people not to adopt smart home is price, security and privacy. Project Things addresses these concerns. It allows to directly control your home over the web without middle man.Continue Reading
In 1968 Dijkstra sent the memo “GOTO considered harmful”. Something similar is happening now with asynchronous callbacks.Continue Reading
RIST is a video transport protocol for professional low-latency video over lossy networks. It is also backward compatible with existing MPEG-TS and UDP protocols.Continue Reading
Online brings Documents, Spreadsheets and Slides to the browser, with storage and rendering on your own server. In fact, it needs integration with authentication and storage to be useful at all.Continue Reading
Currently, e-mail clients is almost completely IMPA4 + extensions. There are proprietary protocols used by Microsoft and GMail. JMAP is a modern non-proprietary alternative.Continue Reading
A number of companies are founded on an open core business model. The goal of this is to get the benefits on open source but at the same time make money off the software. However, it turns out that cloud providers are using those stacks and make money off them without paying the original developers.Continue Reading
The FreedomEV project wants to enable full consumer control over the eletric vehicle future.Continue Reading
USB has defined a new specification for Audio, USB Audio Class 3.0. It was supported by Linux even before devices existed.Continue Reading
There are three types of Augmented Reality (AR): marker-based (CV detects known objects and replaces them with CG objects); markerless (CV detects flat surfaces and places objects on them); geographic (using GPS and sensors location). Many point-of-interest AR apps exist already, but most are proprietary. One little-explored area is country-side navigation, using AR to navigate while hiking, possibly cycling.Continue Reading
Microkernel multiserver systems are better than monolithic systems. This used to be an opinion, but there appears more scientific evidence that this is true. But there is a penalty in performance.Continue Reading