Quote: "Today FLOSS software is everywhere. In some ways the dream of 20 years ago has been realized. FLOSS software is the norm, GitHub is mainstream."
Hmmm, thank you Mitchell. Do you know that Github was bought by Microsoft?
I'm glad "FLOSS is about freedom." This is reassuring. But I'm concerned that Mozilla remains the last bastion of it, and that someone like Steve Klabnik is leaving Mozilla (https://words.steveklabnik.com/thank-u-next) maybe for... Google...
OK, I think that after removing L for Libre from FLOSS in FOSDEM we might as well remove the E for Europe, as all 4 keynote speakers are U.S.Americans.
Or don't we have European Free Software developers?
We could remove the F too...
(except that OSDEM looks too much something related to #osdev) becayse #Mozilla is not a bastion of #freedom anymore: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1487081#c16
Since their outraged reaction to that bug report, I realized that Mozilla is just the #geek friendly #PR department of #Google. But they are more an #US thing than a Google one: after all they want to hends your data to #CloudFlare too... and defend most abusive #SiliconValley's #BusinessModel, while pretending to not.
@Shamar Line 2615 of the script reproduced in
mentions: o = ["acunetix", "beef", "burp", "zap", "fiddler", "netsparker", "sleepypuppy", "sonar", "xbackdoor", "xenotix", "dominator", "littleDoctor"],
To me it looks like a script detector that will tell (someone) that the visiting browser has been compromised.
No: as the following lines show, it's an implementation of the attack I described at https://dev.to/shamar/the-meltdown-of-the-web-4p1m and rain-1 polished and extended at https://rain-1.github.io/in-browser-localhostdiscovery to detect some tools running on the machine of the visiting browser (tunneling through the #browser behind the #firewall and #proxy).
Those are network security tools, and it's weird that the Russian Government want a db of IP/people using them.. but it's way worse when you realize that those specific tools...
So they are building a db of people to NOT attack with an undetectable remote execution attack that Mozilla and #Chromium refused to mitigate.
Now ask yourself: why a Government can need such a database?
And why they couldn't make the attack itself undetectable?
The argument that the Web is broken strikes a sensitive chord in me. Yesterday still I was having this conversation: what browser do we have left? None. Maybe we should definitely drop usage of the Web entirely.
Back to #P2P yes... Still the transition from Web to P2P is not ready, it looks more like a blind dive than a toboggan.
But I digress.
It strikes sensitive chords in everybody: https://dev.to/shamar/i-have-been-banned-from-lobsters-ask-me-anything-5041
But if we hide our heads in the sand, it won't get better by itself.
Can we fix it?
I think so.
But the process is going to be... difficult... even dangerous, I'm afraid.
It's not just matter of economical interests (that make people refuse to open their eyes for the hope to get rich with some online game deducing valuable people's health data), but of militar ones that were smartly tied to them: https://medium.com/@giacomo_59737/the-web-is-still-a-darpa-weapon-31e3c3b032b8
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