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Windows removed from my life - check

Spotify removed from my life - check

Facebook removed from my life - check

Non-free software completely removed from my life - check

Now I just have to solve the rest

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    Did you buy all the music instead of using Spotify? I'm looking to reduce my usage of it as best as I can, but I just don't have the money to buy it all.

    Also, do you have something in your network to be able to listen to music f on multiple devices? Or just "old school" mp3s on your computer?
  • 13
    @mjones44 free as in freedom, not as in beer.
  • 13
    @mjones44 that’s the difference between you and people who have realized that paid software is often functionally worse than free software and tends to steal data
  • 3
    Humans removed from your life?
  • 2
    Netflix?
  • 1
    Whats the rest?

    I, myself, sticked a sticker on my laptop webcam 😂 I supposse it’s something

    Just kidding. What do you want to achieve? Sounds good
  • 5
    @ElizadeathRaven electrical tape works better, doesn't leave the residue.

    @Linux I'm also curious to know the rest.

    Also lets not bash on music subscription services too terribly much, I don't think anybody wants to go back to the 90's where you had to buy a whole album of mass produced garbage just to hear a couple of decent songs.
  • 3
    @M1sf3t I still love the experience of buying a physical CD 😊 and I use them as backups if one day I cannot use Internet (I don’t know why, I think I’m just a little bit paranoid XD)
  • 1
    @ElizadeathRaven No your right, its not a bad idea to keep a physical copy of the things you like for when this whole circus manages to come tumbling down. Especially these days, if one particular elephant with a really bad hair piece has his way, we'll all be back under the yolk of corporate slavery before the end of the decade.

    That said, being able to purchase individual songs rather than whole albums holds artist and more importantly, record exec's accountable for the overall quality of the albums they produce.
  • 1
    @kolaente beer is not free though 😛
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    @mjones44 This is not about paid software, it's about libre aka free as in freedom software.

    @Stuxnet Just like free speech, privacy is a human right and if it wouldn't be, we'd be quite fucked by now ;)
  • 1
    @linux what do you use as music service, self hosted something? I tried ampache but gave up after streaming to subsonic apps didn't work while following everyone exactly :/
  • 3
    Let us know also when you stop ask money for your job 🙂
  • 6
    @dontbeevil Microsoft is the biggest open source contributor, those engineers get paid ;)

    Also, Netflix actively works on the freebsd system (giving code and patches to the community for free) which is an entirely open source system. They do pay their engineers for that of course, since they use freebsd on their entire infrastructure.
    Closed source software isn't a good idea for them (for their servers) as that would make them unable to patch and customise stuff in a way that suits their own needs ;)

    Most of the web runs on open source software, the engineers behind those services do get paid although they might contribute to the software they use.
  • 0
    @linuxxx yes there is always halfway... But what will happen if everybody use only free/open source sw? (also without donations and ads revenue)
  • 3
    @linuxxx finally someone who makes sense, the only time to charge for software is when there is valuable IP otherwise you pay for time and effort expended by open source developers. You think its a free economy but if you look closer you will find a giant company that you dislike footing all the bills then you will truly be a hypocritical
  • 2
    I like Spotify and cannot lie.
  • 3
    @dontbeevil Take a look at RedHat, Ubuntu and nextcloud.

    Redhat writes open source software and earns by providing premium support (2 billion+ revenue annually).
    Ubuntu has this exact model and it works great (or, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu).

    Then there's nextcloud. Open source product but people/companies can pay for new features they want. Those features are then releases open source.

    Gitlab also. They've got a community edition which also gets code from their premium product. You can choose to self host (it's open source after all) for free (or, only your own server/engineer costs) or use their SaaS platform which has free options but for the real enterprise stuff you have to pay.

    Very sustainable actually :)
  • 1
    @Mbithy I don't entirely get what you're saying, could you explain differently?:)
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    @kolaente

    Clementine music player on Linux works actually quite nice. I can stream music from it to my phone.
  • 3
    @mjones44

    It is not about "paid software". I will gladly pay for software but if they perform datamining on me - I dont want it.
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    @linuxxx

    You can check out Funkwhale, it is subsonic compatible too
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    @dontbeevil

    You do not get the point.
  • 1
    @M1sf3t

    I am still on Android, and still using Netflix (altough it is only on a machine connected to my TV).

    I also have a car with ALOT of bloaty shit. Considering to change it.
  • 1
    @RustyCookie

    Well, I like it too. But I do not like that they are performing datamining and basically know what mood their users are.
  • 1
    @Linux Had the exact same with funkwhale, but that was behind a reverse proxy, maybe I could try it on a separate vps...
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    @linuxxx

    Aaah, I am having trouble with stuff aswell when I place it behind HAProxy... which is stupid.

    I find it annoying that devs just assume that people are going to put it directly on a VPS and not behind a load balancer
  • 3
    @linuxxx I use mpd over vpn, it’s fucking amazing, and my servers that I have in collocation have like 50TB of storage so it’s definitely my favorite solution
  • 3
    @dontbeevil redhat has a revenue, the industry doesn’t evaporate if all software is open source. It might even be stronger because we wouldn’t have as many ridiculous bugs that we can’t do anything about.

    FWIW I have also /paid/ for many open source applications like synergy. People who can’t afford to pay for them wouldn’t have bought them anyway if they were paid, so actually on a micro scale it really makes a ton of sense. There may be implications I’m not considering in the big picture, but I think generally speaking it’s not like software never gets written again with open source and free software
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins okay but are you seriously saying that there isn't some paid software that is fantastic and the best tool for the problem it solves?
  • 0
    @Linux Find you an old diesel with a mechanical injection system and manual trani. Also make sure it was built prior to the new diesel emission requirements because the two recirculation systems you get to choose from are both garbage and nothing but problems. Keep it parked on an incline that you can push off of and you'll never have a need for a battery except to run the headlights, a/c, and radio.
  • 1
    @mjones44 it is very rare, and in my experience the exceptions seem to be software that has matching hardware that goes along with it because developing hardware costs millions.

    Often times the paid software looks prettier which our lizard brains associate with better but it’s usually harder to use and does less. That’s my experience.
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    @FrodoSwaggins well that's not quite my experience. we'll have to agree to disagree.
  • 0
    @mjones44 think some of it depends on the popularity of the software. Open source is good if your getting a lot of users willing to submit feedback when they run into problems. If thats not the case, then closed-sourced and well-financed is the better option because you can afford to pay for both professional developers and professional testers.

    In my experience though, professionals tend to look for and rely on what they know and are used to dealing with, whereas amateurs often blindly stumble into both problems and solutions somewhat unexpectedly. So given a larger pool submitting feedback your more likely to get a more thoroughly developed product by choosing open source because you get a variety of both experienced and inexperienced users working with it.
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    @M1sf3t I’ve also found that actually generally speaking depending on the software a lot of professional engineers are just awful. Even in my own organization I see it.

    Just because they’re getting paid doesn’t mean they’re doing a better job. There’s about as much variety in skill in paid work as there is in libre software.
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    @FrodoSwaggins haha yea this seems to be a problem for a lot of industries. The last kubota dealership I worked at, they had a guy working on lawn mowers that used to fix the electrical stuff by just replacing components until something worked. With electrical parts, once you plug them in, there's no returning them so the manager would just bill the customer for all the trial and error. He quit a couple months before me and I happened to be dealing with a hernia at the time so I ask if they would move me outa the diesel shop instead of getting someone new. Needless to say when I got over there and began taking the time to use a voltmeter, their revenue coming in from lawnmower parts got cut in half, if not more. The added revenue from the extra labor of course wasn't enough to offset it and as a result, guess who got moved back to the diesel shop.

    The managers excuse was that I took longer to fix things than the "more experienced" (also slightly higher paid) guy that left.
  • 0
    @M1sf3t yeah that’s insane
  • 0
    @Linux I've been trying to setup funkwhale but goddamn, keep crashing on an SSL certificate error so the fucker won't run (docker)
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    @linuxxx

    I have one up and running atm. Goddamn it was annoying to fix. Next time I am going to use Yunohost to make it much easier.

    If you just want it up and running - deploy it on yunohost
  • 0
    @Linux Does it enable one to install funk whale?

    Also, I'm trying ampache now but can't figure out how to create albums/playlists...any idea?
  • 1
    @linuxxx

    Yeah you can basically install it without doing anything.

    I dont know regarding ampache, only used it briefly a couple of years ago
  • 1
    the music debate can all be solved simply: PIRACY!

    (dude my childhood was fueled by a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket running Android 2.2.2 (blacklisted IMEI) with a bookmark for MP3Raid. Up to like 2013.)
  • 1
    @Parzi That still doesn't solve the how-do-I-get-my-dowloaded-music-to-play-on-my-raspi-while-it's-on-my-computer issue
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    @kolaente didn't see that
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    @Linux would rhythmbox apply in this situation
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