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Open Source Saturday
Happy Holidays to all us poor working slobs! All I can say is it gets better when you make it happen. Net Neutrality anyone? Yeah, it's bad. Again. Greed runs amuck. Ajit Pai predicts sky would fall in 2015, and boy was he WRONG (https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/30/fcc-commissioner-clyburn-takes-down-chairmans-net-neutrality-doom-and-gloom/amp/) Who you gonna call? https://5calls.org/issue/defend-fcc-net-neutrality Also, write.. https://www.battleforthenet.com/ Celina is a GigCity (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170531005948/en/Gigabit-City-Initiative-Approved-Celina-Texas-City) (and what's that?) The ordinance that passed states, “... a fiber optic network in the City of Celina, Texas is a fundamental aspect of the infrastructure required to educate youth, create jobs, promote public safety, improve citizens’ standards of living and deliver essential services.” A unanimous decision was made by the Celina City Council to approve the Easement Ordinance amendment to require all developers to install fiber optic lines and conduits in all new developments within the confines of the city. The city of Celina, through the Celina Economic Development Corporation, is designing and will soon start the construction of an 86-mile fiber optic backhaul network across the entire city. Through developer and building ordinances and other public-private partnerships, Celina will add another 64 square miles of fiber optic network which will connect every residential, business and municipal rooftop to this fiber optic backbone. New Ubuntu 17.10 (https://www.ubuntu.com/) is a big change forward I'm really diggin it. Just sayin! Interesting router boards are coming to market http://espressobin.net uses this Marvell SoC (https://www.marvell.com/embedded-processors/armada-3700/) News! Firefox Focus (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/focus/) New to Android, does more than the IOS version, blocks annoying ads and protects your privacy! Have you tried it yet? The fallout from Facebook's CategoryX license push continues.. like this article https://medium.com/@raulk/if-youre-a-startup-you-should-not-use-react-reflecting-on-the-bsd-patents-license-b049d4a67dd2 HomeFrontRouter (http://www.homefrontrouter.com) (http://www.homefrontrouter.com/) status, and discussion on the next development targets. Also I STILL STILL STILL STILL STILL suggest you watch JCVJ (https://www.amazon.com/Jean-Claude-Van-Johnson/dp/B01J77U1LY) (25 mins). >----------------- For lunch the usual... no one expects the Spanish Inquisition! Cya here, then there! ---- Caution: Generic Meetup description follows --- We are a group of some serious, and some not-so-serious, geeks that want to see the Open Source Ethos spread and help as many people as will let it. During the meetings, which are pretty much an excuse to get together and have fun, we catch up on topical and industry news, projects, code releases, recent technical problems and solutions... There are sometimes presentations - anything open source but if it is software then running on more than 1 platform is preferred (Linux, Mac, Win, etc.). Mobile is an exception due to Apple's refusal to let FOSS code onto their IOS platform - so we talk about Android a lot more. I you have an itch to scratch that can be solved by technology, bring it on in! You well always get an educated opinion and sometimes a useful answer too. The group is not homogeneous around one specific technology, or industry, or language or nationality. What we have in common is our desire to make our lives better, and the set of people in "our" is everyone, everywhere. Join us afterwards for lunch! Hope you have a hunger for adventure. ;) 97.90% Geek content by volume. John Fields

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