CC-BY Trolls

A presentation without images sucks. Therefore, we are sometimes tempted to take some from the Internet for beautifying our work. There are so many excellent pictures on the World Wide Web. But to legally inserting a foreign picture in one’s own presentation is not that easy. Unfortunately, a new type of troll has emerged recently, the image trolls. → …

INSPECTION of 2022-02-26 about , , etc. with 0 comments

Illustrating Open-Source Posts

I love ZEN-presentations, especially when they deal with open-source software. To create such files, we need pictures. Many pictures. That’s why I keep stumbling over the question of whether the FOSS licenses also allow us to use icons and logos in the same way as the code? Moreover: Under which conditions may we illustrate our articles with ‘internet-pictures‘ ? I’ve always wanted to make that clear to myself → …

INSPECTION of 2022-02-25 about , , etc. with 1 comment

Atom and vi(m): a dream comes true

Ich liebe den vi(m), insbesondere wenn ich in einem Repository arbeite. Es ist so leicht, schnell mal eben eine Datei per Konsole zu ändern, so einfach alle Trumps durch Biden zu ersetzen: :1,$ s/[Tt]rump/Biden/g. Aber am Desktop habe auch ich bisher natürlich GUI basierte Editoren genutzt, Gedit z.B. Oder – seit einigen Monaten – Atom. Daher rutschten mir manchmal vi-Befehle wie xi in meine Texte – weil ich vergessen hatte, dass ich einen Desktop-Editor benutzte. Aber jetzt ist ein Traum wahr geworden: → …

INSPECTION of 2020-08-31 about , etc. with 1 comment

Atom under Ubuntu 20.04

I am a loyal soul. But my patience is limited: On Ubuntu 20.04, the tips from Eclipse are displayed in black on black. Hmm. Markdown editors are cumbersome. Oops. And the ‘spell-check’ for German-English texts still doesn’t work. Grrr. So, it is time to conquer new frontiers: everyone is already talking about ‘Atom‘. Let us give it a try even if – on Ubuntu 04/20 – we have to circumnavigate some cliffs. → …

INSPECTION of 2020-08-09 about , etc. with 2 comments

YOCTO, IoT, and the GPLv3

IoT gadgets often only offer interfaces which do not allow to inspect or to modify their software. YOCTO tries to build specific software of IOT gadgets. And the GPLv3 requires that GPLv3 licensed software must be replaceable. So, we might ask, how YOCTO deals with this contradiction? → …

INSPECTION of 2019-06-30 about , , etc. with 1 comment

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