User talk:Mmcmahon

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Consider undo the replacement of non-libre to online

In I believe that replacing `non-libre` with `online` changes the meaning and makes the presentation confusing as:

I've observed that currently one of the major issues in libre community is that end-users are unaware of libre alternatives to online services...

May be seen as not being concerned about proprietary and non-libre service providers which is the main concern provided assuming possibly superior alternatives provided by the libre community.

Consider undo or rephrase, --Kreyren (talk) 22:47, 21 November 2020 (CET)

Non-libre services is a confusing phrase. Most websites and services use free software under the hood, but only some licenses (like AGPLv) urge the maintainer to publish the code. For an example, would a website that uses freely licensed JavaScript, GPLv2 frameworks, and a free software web server on a GNU/Linux distribution that does not publish the source code be libre? The concept is of verifying services is a good one, but would be technically very challenging and is probably out of scope for the FSD. mmcmahon (talk) 12:44, 23 November 2020 (EDT)

Git clone command

Hi Michael,

Please, don't remove the .git extension. It's the official syntax for all protocols, both on Savannah, GitLab and GitHub… Genium (talk) 01:05, 3 October 2020 (EDT)

If the git clone command understands without .git at the end for all https clones, I see it as unnecessary extra bits and typing. I will not make any more of these changes, but I did test with Savannah, GitLab, and GitHub. mmcmahon (talk) 11:33, 5 October 2020 (EDT)

GNU tab

Hi Michael,

Both input and checkbox are disabled when editing with form! Can you please look into it? Best, Genium (talk) 14:10, 8 December 2020 (EST)

3 submissions are ready

  • Please have a look at, and hopefully approve my 3 pending submissions that have been in the queue for quite a while: Coterminalapps, Portable Ada Sound Package, Interval RPN Calculator. Of course they are all F.O.S.S. [gplv3] with all source code contained in the 7-zipped archives. thx,
    • I mostly review the wiki for spam and work on the backend. Attend the weekly meetings on IRC to talk with the reviewers. BTW, it still bothers me every time I see your version format with dates formatted in a way that is not ascending or descending chronologically. Consider using ISO 8601 format instead. YYYY-MM-DD or YYYYMMDD would be an improvement moving forward. Mmcmahon (talk) 12:20, 10 November 2022 (EST)

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