Being neither a startup nor american, they are of course condemned to eternal scorn by many HN readers.
Also, with LC_MESSAGES=C set, I can blacklist /usr/share/locale/*/LC_MESSAGES/ in my package manager and save half a gigabyte or so.
The issue is Europe has very few flag ship companies in Tech.
Not sure as to why, part of it may be the fragmented nature of Europe (lot of small/medium sized countries with different languages).
Part of it may be because it failed to reach a critical mass at a critical time (dotcom boom), and now, an European startup are bought by US flagships.
Lastly, part of it may be because Europeans are more risk-averse than Americans, I'm French and I'm working for an US company, and the American positivism ingrained in my US colleagues is fascinating, and, to say the truth, sometimes annoying as it feels fake, it's a facade basically.
While I appreciate the efforts to de-centralize the internet, this is more an ad for the company than anything.
And this website is not an ad, it's a portal to one of their objectives, presenting in a complete way what they propose and support using the tools they've created/adapted.
If you go in the documentation of each software, you will see what project it comes from.
For example, Framabag is Wallabag, Framanotes is Turtl, Framapad is Etherpad, etc...
Self Hosting (It was already a term for an unrelated thing)
Control Panel (its more than a control panel)
Full Stack Automation (that is what I thought of calling it)
personal cloud (What does personal mean)
personal infrastructure (that does sound intimidating)
community computer (a small server that only serves a particular community or small business)
I'm open to ideas as I develop a product that could be described by some of these names.
Decentralized as in "Decentralized Service" or something along that line.
I'm eager to see other answers, too.
Relevant for people interested in removing Google from their lives.
Been posted so many times before
At one point, the internet giants will probably be broken into several entities as they start to have detrimental effect on society, we are seeing the early stages with Zuckerberg's testimony in front of Congress for example.
It will probably happen by breaking down the various services provided by these giants (AWS/Amazon, gmail/search/youtube, etc).
This is not what I want the Internet to be.
It's _hard_ to capture a very abstract ideal like free-as-in-freedom web services in one image.
To me, a successful image should be about celebrating freedom and independence. The Asterix comic strip succeeds at that, this image not so much.
Just like the inhabitants of the mythical Gaul village, I'm ok interacting with the Romans and their empire as long as they don't keep me from doing my thing, in the way I want.
The framasoft offerings are really interesting by the way. Do check them out if you haven't yet!
(although I admit I've changed my view of Microsoft (from lawful evil to somewhere close to lawful neutral) and Google (from chaotic good to somewhere between chaotic neutral and chaotic evil).
You can contribute to Open Source and be evil...
The philosophies are certainly different, but the code produced by one generally fits the other definition as well. MIT, BSD, Apache, WTFPL, etc - all of these licenses fit both the open source and free software definitions.
…that's a strange choice. Basically every company in that comic contributes in some way to open source.
Also, they are making the web a more centralist and frankly, boring, place.
...and spying on users.
What's the rationale for enclosing the punctuation within the quotation marks? It's not part of the quote after all. What happens if the sentence is a question that ends with a quote? If the quote itself isn't a question, enclosing the question mark would interfere with its meaning.
Is the idea that quotes always should use proper punctuation too, and that if the ending mark is the same as the one finishing the sentence the quote ends, then it's superfluous to write it twice?
I realize this might not be an easy question and that the answer may well be "just because".
No, the answer is "just because."