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Dev Ports This Popular Unity-Era Feature to the Ubuntu Dock – But Will It Be Accepted? #ubuntu #linux #opensource This post, Dev Ports Popular Unity-Era Feature to the Ubuntu Dock – But Will It Be Accepted? is from OMG! Ubuntu!. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission.
10 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo #linux #ubuntu
Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo Released. This is What’s New. #linux #ubuntu
Install Shutter on Ubuntu 20.10 (or Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 / Linux Mint 20 or 19.x), as well as Linux distributions based on Ubuntu, such as Pop!_OS using the following commands in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/shutter
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install shutter
Ubuntu 22.04 has a new screenshot tool that also includes the screencast (video recording of desktop) option.
When you press the Print Screen button to take the screenshot, it opens the UI and gives you the option to take the screenshot of the selected area, entire screen, or current application window. The screenshots are copied to the clipboard and saved to the Screenshots folder under the Pictures directory.
Conservatism, progressive and regressive change – framing in #OpenStreetMap politics
A bit more than half a year ago i analyzed the political structure of the OpenStreetMap Foundation in the aftermath of the previous board elections. I identified two main factions within the OSMF membership – the craft mapping supporters and the corporate and professional interest faction. In terms of power balance these dominate the OSMF membership about 2:1. That is not representative for the OSM community obviously and as i pointed out back in the election analysis there are likely distinct other factions within the overall OSM community that are not adequately represented in the OSMF membership. Still, these two large factions are also present in the OSM community overall and their diverging views manifest frequently in policy related and other discussions.
I also pointed out that the craft mapping supporters are largely defined by a common set of values while the corporate and professional interest faction is defined through common interests. That is something to keep in mind in the following.
The reason why i revisit this topic now is that a new narrative has come up and is being communicated in the past months in OSMF politics – that is the need for change for OpenStreetMap and of conservative opposition from craft mappers against it. This narrative is largely coming out of the corporate interest faction and is framing the craft mapping supporters as conservative and opposed to any kind of change in principle and themselves as being the advocates of urgently necessary change. An OSMF board member has in public communication recently indicated to being inclined to adopt this narrative. I will get to that in more detail later.
What i did not discuss in my election analysis was how the factions i identified came into being historically. To get a realistic impression on the nature and the motivation of the different political movements in OpenStreetMap understanding the history of the project is paramount.
TL;DR: The framing of craft mapping supporters in OpenStreetMap as conservatives opposed to change is inappropriate given the historic context and present day work of craft mappers all over the world towards progressive change. It has been created by regressive, revisionist interests that would like to roll back the ongoing democratization of geographic knowledge and its collection OpenStreetMap stands for in pursuit of short sighted economic goals.
Dans les forums d’Ubuntu, le patron de Canonical a pris la parole. Le fait est rare et témoigne d’une situation tendue, en écho aux inquiétudes de la communauté.
Elle évoque notamment la baisse croissante de ses interactions avec Canonical, l’absence de vraie liaison, la propre absence de Shuttleworth dans ces rapports, ou encore le désengagement progressif de l’entreprise des Ubuntu Community Team et Ubuntu Community Council. Dans une longue réponse, Shuttleworth cherche à rassurer : il n’a jamais été aussi impliqué. Les dernières années ont été consacrées à assurer une vraie stabilité dans le temps à Ubuntu, lui prenant tout son temps.
Il dit partager les inquiétudes de la communauté et s’estime frustré lui aussi de l’absence d’une figure de proue au sein de Canonical pour gérer la liaison avec la communauté. Il reconnaît également que la mission du Community Council – notamment régler les conflits entre membres – est souvent très délicate.
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