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Librem 14

Librem 14

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When should open source be demanded?

I find myself frequently encountering neat little tools and games made by independent devs. In order to ensure they continue being able to sell their software for a profit, they often use closed-source licenses. I am torn between wanting to stubbornly insist that the software I use be open for anyone to modify, and wanting to support the creators/use their interesting product. I understand why they'd want to control their creation, as it would, in many cases, be much more difficult to profit, which is already a struggle. I don't believe that FOSS should be an all or nothing game, but how can I determine what closed systems are ethical and which are not?

As a related side-note, are there any profitable open-source business models for end-user centered projects? The business models I've seen tend to focus on getting corporate support (often from corporations that have no respect for the freedom of their users), but this doesn't seem viable for a game or app developer who is making products for the general public.

Edit: My title is poorly worded, I did not mean that people aught to be forced to open-source their projects. It probably would have been better to say "when should closed-source software be rejected on the grounds that is is closed-source", which I think is analogous to demanding something be open source if we assume that the creator wants users (which, admittedly, they may not). "I will not use your product because it is not open source" is basically the same as saying "you have to make your project open source if you want me to use it".

12 Free Sites To Watch TV Shows Online [Legally In 2020]

Popular legal websites to watch TV series online usually charge a fee, and not all of us would prefer paying it. This is why I have curated a list of best sites for streaming TV shows for free and legally in 2020.

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Adware Installed On Android Smartphones Cannot Be Uninstalled

Adware Installed On Android Smartphones Cannot Be Uninstalled

According to a recent discovery by researchers from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky states that almost 20% of the adware installed in smartphones cannot be uninstalled, and the antivirus is ineffective to protect your device from these type of adware.

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DAMN, where is that dog

DAMN, where is that dog
11 Common Health Problems of IT Professionals & Prevention Tips

Extended periods of computer usage can take a toll on your health. Here are some common health problems of IT professionals and ways you can prevent them.

100 Cool Math Games- Free Online Math Games, Puzzles To Play- 2020

Cool Math Games For Kids to play online that will help to develop mental capabilities, logical reasoning and brain activities: puzzles, brain teasers, Problem-solving, quizzes.

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Open-source boice assistant

Open-source boice assistant
OnePlus Nord Reveal! How Much Do Smartphones Actually Cost?

Exclusive reveal of the OnePlus Nord design, and a chat on how much smartphone parts cost! WVFRM Podcast episode: http://bit.ly/WaveformMKBHD The Budget Smar...

Prepare for Artificial Intelligence to Produce Less Wizardry | WIRED

A new paper argues that the computing demands of deep learning are so great that progress on tasks like translation and self-driving is likely to slow.

The Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Which phone has the best display? - Android Authority

Wondering which 2020 smartphone offers the best display quality? Check out the Best of Android: Mid-2020 award for display.

10 Best zombie games for Android and iOS you should play in 2020

So if you are still lagging behind, here are the best zombie games for Android that will help you survive a deadly zombie apocalypse.

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Zoom meeting

Zoom meeting
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RAM Hoggers

RAM Hoggers
How to Choose Best Laptop for Programming in 2020? - The Crazy Programmer

A popular programming and development blog. Here you can learn C, C++, Java, Python, Android Development, PHP, SQL, JavaScript, .Net, etc.

Anonymous Camera is a new app that uses AI to quickly anonymize photos and videos - The Verge

Anonymous Camera is an iOS app that makes it easy to anonymize photos and videos in real time. You can blur and block out faces and bodies, and even distort audio and remove metadata.

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Elon Musk Wants To Stream Music Directly To Your Brain

Elon Musk Wants To Stream Music Directly To Your Brain

Elon Musk’s most futuristic startup, Neuralink is developing a brain chip that will stream music directly to your brain.
Source: Stream Music Directly To Your Brain