November 21, 2023
Some more adventures on the open web.
- A Revolution Devours Its Children — a blog post in defence of the anti AWS licenses, the BSL & SSPL. I haven't adopted either license because I wanted to stay within the mainstream of the open source world, but I do think the problems created by AWS selling open source as a service are ones that do still need to be addressed.
- Stagit — a static site generator for git repos I was sorely tempted by. I haven't used it in anger because I wanted to maintain at least the possibility of other people interacting with my code, even if that's only a theoretical possibility, and cloning a repo's all that's possible when the site's static. Still, scratches an itch. What I really want is for all of the git repo sites to federate in some way, and to be able to fork & contribute across sites, but we're not quite there yet.
- Codeberg — the site I'm moving my code to seems the likeliest place that kind of innovation might happen first. Codeberg's an open alternative to Github, & the home of & runs on (looks down, checks notes) Forgejo, a fork of Gitea. (These names need some work.) Like Github, but open source.
- RTX — a cross language version manager, written as a drop in replacement for ASDF, which does the same thing, just slower. For me RTX replaced NVM for Node, rbenv for Ruby, and punching myself in the face for Python. With apologies for linking to Github.