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    This posted anywhere else by chance? I get the “You’ve reached the end of your free member preview for this month. Become a member now for $5/month…” message, and no article.

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      You should be able to read it using this link, it will let you bypass the paywall: https://medium.com/@TebbaVonMathenstien/facebooks-avarice-6bfcf9300450?source=friends_link&sk=52ab31b9ffaa3c62193ed045da6a6633

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        Thanks!

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        The cached link above now also works (in case you have medium.com blocked)

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        I had no idea that Nextcloud and Collabora were so tightly linked.

        I used to work for Collabora and it was an absolute nightmare - for me, this is not a good association.

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          Nor did I. The necessary Collabora server is closed source it appears? (Every time I searched for code to download a different way, I instead got blurbs about “Enterprise Sales”…) If true, this is extremely timely information for me. Thank you for the comment

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            Why would I care as a user (I understand developer frustration). If Collabora works for the job in question, and there is no alternative, then its a good thing, no ?

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              No, it’s not a “good” thing.

              1. There’s always an alternative.
              2. There’s always an alternative.
              3. “Because there’s no better option,” is one of the the worst excuses in existence for settling
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                Link to alternative or go away.

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                  My alternative to the choices you’ve given me is this: “No”.

                  But if you would like to have a real discussion about alternative staffing and consulting agencies, or alternative self-hosted cloud services, you know where to find me.

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                    Let me grasp this:

                    I said there is Collabora and I didn’t find any other alternative, you said, there’s always an alternative 2 times then I said link please and you bailed. Serious?

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              In what way are they linked, other than through the optional Collabora app? Collabora Online Development Edition (currently at 4.0.4) is available as a Docker image here:

              https://www.collaboraoffice.com/code/

              The source can be found here:

              http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/online/

              That source link already shows what the Collabora server really is: Libreoffice Online under a different name. Collabora describes it as CODE is a somewhat more conservative version – but still a development edition – of LibreOffice Online, and is built around the Collabora Office core. I guess this means it should be possible to use Libreoffice Online instead of the Collabora server, I have not tried this though.

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              This is the evolution of the work done by the main developer of CopperheadOS. I hesitated to post this as my first submission because any CopperheadOS discussion seems to be a lightning rod for pretty terrible social behavior other places. But I’m personally very excited that the work is continuing.

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                “This is the evolution of the work done by the main developer of CopperheadOS.”

                Glad it’s going somewhere. That was one of the most important projects in the mobile space.

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                  CopperheadOS

                  That’s a weird name. I assume they’re referring to the snake species, and not the Northern Democrats who advocated for a negotiated peace with the Confederacy during the US Civil War.

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                    It’s species familiar to anyone who grows up in the areas where they are common. Teachers and parents warn kids about them so it’s a good name for anything you want to sound slightly intimidating. :)

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                      It’s a weird name for something that’s supposed to keep your phone safe though.

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                        There’s names product developers come up with to resound well with the audience. Then, there’s names coders come up with that they think sound cool. CopperheadOS was probably the latter. If there’s any meaning, it might be that attackers don’t want to poke at a Copperhead because there’s no reward in it. Only misery. :)

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                  More horrifying that it appears to have passed because of a bad button press.