This is untrue. In the early days most open-source software was written by hobbyists. The Linux Kernel was literally started by then student Linus Torwalds as a hobby.
I would even say that to this day most of the relevant FOSS software is either written by hobbyists or as a side project by some people employed in larger corps. Notable exception being Red Hat developed stuff. Sure there are also a lot of other pretend to be open-source software written by corps, but when you try to actually run it, it becomes quickly apparent that their intent is not to be actually used by anyone other than the corp itself and paying customers.
I reported that already: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/956
I get his frustration about large companies using core-js and not contributing back, but he is at least partially sleeping in a bed of his own making by licensing core-js as MIT.
The founding idea of Free-Software was always that everyone contributes a little and by using a each others work you can grow a foundation that is larger than its individual parts. For that to work you should use a copyleft license like the AGPL and treat any library you develop not as an end in itself, but rather as a tool for something else (and this something else might or might not be what you make a living with).
Have you tried Plasma-Mobile? https://plasma-mobile.org
Also regular Gnome works better with touchscreens than desktop KDE. And there is the Phosh spinn of it, but I am not sure if there is an easy way to install that on a x86 PC.
Edit: ah and there is Maui Shell https://github.com/Nitrux/maui-shell
Sadly most Android tablets are too locked down to allow this.
There are however two upcomming Linux tablets that look very promising: the FydeTab Duo and the PineTab2. Not really budget options though I guess.
I think this is something similar https://stablehorde.net/
Move your account to an instance that blocks lemmygrad.ml
There are plenty of instances that do that due to the low quality posts and comments from lemmygrad.
As nice as Nextcloud is overall, I recently decided to move to something without so much NIH syndrome and less enterprise fluff features.
Currently I think KaraDAV with an alternative Filestash front-end might be the best option. Both are quite lightweight, you can still use the Nextcloud apps, and Filestash has nice integration for Org-mode and OnlyOffice. Photo-albums in Filestash also look quite nice.
The author recently posted another one about stopping development of Pinafore in which he prominently linked this one. So I don’t think Lemmy had anything to do with it.
I think the problem isn’t permissive licenses in this case. It’s not like AWS is running Matrix servers themselves or so.
The government deployments to far have been highly specified (and non-federating) systems requiring a lot of customizations, little of which is suitable for upstreaming and for which these “non-contributing” companies were specifically recruited for in a competitive bidding procedure (that EMS either lost or chose not to compete in). They usually also require on-prem deployments making the EMS cloud service unsuitable.
I think what we see here is a mix of market miss-match, i.e. EMS wants to be a public service, but their actually potentially paying customers want closed walled gardens for highly specific use-cases and a VC funded over-growth of EMS as a company and thus unrealistic ROI expectations and staff expenditures.
I think what will happen is that their VC funders will force them to spin-off a government service company to compete in such bids and slowly by slowly the focus will become primarily this as a service to the general public is not sufficiently profitable and it is also hard to compete with Slack and Discord there.
And in the end all the open-source enthusiasts will be left standing in the rain as the open Matrix federation is so over-engineered and has been developed with a “make it work somehow, fix it later” mindset, that without significant developer resources it will break under its own weight sooner or later.
https://wiki.debian.org/Arm64Port has a link to the daily builds of the netboot installer.
But given the typical non-standard boot requirements of ARM SBCs, you are probably better off with getting a system image for your specific board from Armbian or a similar such non-official spin of Debian.
I recently looked at this, but for a regular Linux gamer I don’t see much benefit of using this over regular Fedora. With a little bit of tweaking you get 90% the same result, without being depenend on a project with a bus-factor of one.
I guess if you are specifically interested in game streaming via OBS it might be worth it though.
Edit: ah. My comment was about Nobara in general. But it basically applies to this Silverblue spin as well.
Odd question. Did you ever have a look at Github? Its a fully fledged social media platform.
AFAIK this is mainly focused on federating issues and issues comments, as well as pull requests for interoperability between forged. But I guess you will also be able to subscribe to reposity activity/release feeds and user activity feeds.
0.0.22 on LinageOS 18 (Android 11) with a previously configured slrpnk.net account.
Edit: I cleared all the app storage and cache, uninstalled and reinstalled, but still the same issue, immediate crash on start.
Realistically speaking you will not find a maintenance free solution, thus especially when there is no in-house expertise you are better off looking for an external service provider. Probably the best would be to find a local company that can set up something on their servers that can be accessed through a browser (servicing individual Window 10 clients is very expensive).
Edit: both options you mention seem to be meant exactly for that. I can’t comment on the functionality, but CollectiveAccess is probably a bit easier to run as it is php based, while CollectionSpace seems to be a more complex Java server application. But this is really only a quick intial impression looking at their websites for 5 minutes.
There is SteamCMD that allows you to write a simple script to do what you want with Steam AFAIK.
But to be honest I am a bit confused as I am much more annoyed about automatic updates being forced by Steam all the time for single-player games that work perfectly fine already.
I think you need to explain a bit better what you mean with “easier”. Because your original post seems to be not about making it “easier to post”, but to make it “easier to post automatically on multiple sites”.
The former is a UI issue that can the worked on, while the latter is IMHO an anti-feature that makes it easier to spam without actually doing any meaningful engagement.
Maybe I am a snob, but I really don’t think the Fediverse (or Lemmy) has a content problem.
Yes you can reach the end of your new posts feed pretty quickly and there isn’t an endless stream of algorithmically curated Tiktok videos, but those feel more like features to me.
And I am not even (only) thinking that less might be better when it comes to social media… it is also a question of if a medium is primarily one of active contributions or one of passive consumption (with a few “influencers” creating all the content).
You already say this yourself, but how exactly do you think low-effort mass posting to multiple communities can help with content and engagement?
To me at least, the main benefit of the Fediverse over something like a RSS feed reader are the (quality) comments. You don’t get that from mass spamming communities and hardly engaging with the subscribers.
This sounds quite nice, but I suspect it will initially be really expensive like similar ARM work-stations.