Let’s go for my web review for the week 2022-38.

World of Open Source: Europe Spotlight 2022

Tags: tech, foss, business, economics

Very interesting report although I admit I’m a bit skeptical at the strong “apolitical” message in it. This highlights very well a few challenges specific to Europe. We need to see them tackled I think. It’s nice to see moves in the public sector but clearly it needs to go further and faster. Same thing regarding the creation of OSPOs in companies.

Press release: Use of Google Analytics for web analytics

Tags: tech, google, surveillance

We all know you shouldn’t use Google Analytics. Now we also know that if you’re in Europe and you’re using it, it’s probably illegal.

Open Web Search – Promoting Europe’s Independence in Web Search – Funded by the Horizon Europe Programme

Tags: tech, web, search

Could this lead to the open web index we all need? I hope this research will have high impact.

drones run linux: the free software movement isn’t enough

Tags: tech, foss, ethics

Slightly depressing when it’s laid out like this… still there is some truth to it. Maybe it’s time to rethink a few things.

5 Figma Alternatives for UI & UX Designers - Stack Diary

Tags: tech, design, ux, self-hosting

Since I regularly see Figma used by customers I really hope this will boost adoption on Penpot. A good open alternative you can even self-host.

Rendergraphs and how to implement one

Tags: tech, 3d

Interesting dive into the implementation of a render graph system for a 3D engine.

Wasmtime Reaches 1.0: Fast, Safe and Production Ready!

Tags: tech, webassembly, portability

Definitely a big deal for the development of WebAssembly. We’ll have to see if the security promises hold but this definitely shows interesting features.

Ten challenges for Rust

Tags: tech, rust, complexity, community

Interesting set of challenges indeed. I think Rust is a bit at a crossroad now. The next few years will be crucial, either they will lead to further adoption or it will stagnate and slowly disappear.

A personal experimental C++ Syntax 2 -> Syntax 1 compiler

Tags: tech, c++, complexity, safety

Now this is very interesting. An excellent teaser for Herb Sutter’s CppCon 2022 talk. Let’s see where that goes.

Entitlement in Open Source | Mike McQuaid

Tags: tech, foss, work, life

Good reminder of the sometimes uneasy relationship between users and maintainers. This needs to stay healthy. Users need to know their place and maintainers should feel OK saying no to things.

Cultivating Hospitality

Tags: business, hr, culture, organization

A very important and unfortunately underestimated factor for a sane and welcoming culture.

We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business – Eye on Design

Tags: tech, surprising, culture, low-tech

The death of the floppy disk has been greatly exaggerated it seems. At least for now…

Photography for geeks

Tags: photography

A long and complete article about the important parameters when taking photos and processing them. So it gives a few tricks for shooting the picture but also when you sit in front of the computer.

Bye for now!