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Fees with lightning (Bitcoin) are often under a penny per transaction and transactions settle instantly. Usability has come a long way here.

Digital IDs are step one to a central bank digital currency which is probably the greatest threat to individual liberty, privacy, and financial autonomy we will face in our lifetimes. Imagine a currency supply the government can manipulate at will, where the government has 100% visibility into every transactions you make big or small, where the government can print and un-print money at will or dictate where and how you spend it. And imagine when the political party you don’t like is suddenly in control of this kind of power. Central banks already engage in enough shady behavior and market manipulation and if we give them this power, they will never give it back. This is a dangerous road imo. Plus, a CBDC provided a centralized database of all transactions can be hacked and leaked because that happens to all centralized databases, so now not only does the government know every transaction of yours, so does the world.

If we need the ability to do digital ID verification, there are decentralized opt-in ways to do this which don’t pose these same threats of centralized control and provide a safe opt-out/safety valve mechanism if the people administering that system are not trustworthy. CBDCs provide no such alternative.

!boinc@sopuli.xyz if I am donating GPU power to science research. There is a BOINC client for Linux but packaging is a hot mess (though getting better) and compatibility with graphics drivers is hit-or-miss. So any crunching rigs I have w/ GPUs all run Windows.

Do not use openshot. Really bad bugs that will make it impossible to export your project and make all your time working with it wasted. Use kdenlive instead

Someone has requested that we pin this thread. I don’t know if it should be pinned, but I think a link to it in the sidebar would be reasonable. Thoughts other mods? @AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml @Cloak@lemmy.ml @cat_programmer@lemmy.ml @haui_lemmy@lemmy.giftedmc.com

Wow this Divio documentation guide is amazing and a real perspective clarifier, thank you!

Great resource thank you!

I think you can still have users decide which projects get funding and have the system/organization/smart contract/etc automatically distribute funds to the libraries those projects depend on. 80% to the project, 20% to the libraries, etc.

If we let devs decide which projects get funding, they’re just going to always pick their own project. Since that doesn’t align with what users want, users won’t want to donate. If you want users to donate, you need to let them have some say in what their projects their donations go to.

The discussion portion wouldn’t happen over BTC, that’s just for funds management and voting. Discussion could happen on a forum, lemmy community, matrix chat, discord hangout, or other space. I suggest BTC because with smart contracts you can automate the voting process among stakeholders and make it so you don’t need to trust any single party to hold onto the money. It solves this exact problem of coordinating financial transactions with multiple people who can’t trust each other. It also solves the “how do we accept donations internationally easily” problem. Bitcoin has a market cap which places it in the top 25 countries by GDP, higher than Sweden. 850 billion dollars. On average, adoption and market cap grows year on on year. It may not be the USD, but it’s already more widely accepted than most national currencies.

Re: kivach, it’s not more widely used because many people don’t know about it, it’s using a lesser known cryptocurrency as a base, and people reflexively go “eew crypto” even though it’s perfect for solving these kinds of problems. Anytime you have a distributed decision-making process that needs to be international and you don’t want to trust a single party or parties to manage that system, crypto is good at solving that problem. Most people know it for solving that problem in the realm of currency production and decentralizing finance, but it has much broader implications in terms of anywhere you have distributed decision making. Note that kivach doesn’t have any kind of distributed decision making or voting, it’s basically just a smart contract bot that distributes coins based on github dependencies.

Bringing the state into this just brings us a bunch of problems and no solutions. For one, every state or block of states has different currency, and for every state whose population you want to participate, you have to some how bridge access to that state’s banking system and incorporate it into the system. And you can’t do it in a decentralized way, so you need some legal entity to be formed to handle all this and the staff to do all this. So that’s a nightmare. State-backed currencies can’t easily or cheaply be transmitted electronically across borders, and often, even within the same country. Or you have to use some third-party service like PayPal or Venmo to do this, which is its own set of complications. More nightmare. Plus, hello fees and making microtransactions prohibitively expensive. And that’s just moving funds from A to B, that’s not even getting into managing the voting system and navigating the laws every single country whose currency you use, each of which are going to have their own interpretation of whether or not your voting system is compliant with their legal system and whether or not they agree that funding a project like the Tor project is allowed. You may say you don’t care what Turkeys laws say, but if you want to maintain a bridge to their banking system, you have to. So that’s what incorporating the state and fiat system brings you. Or, you could write a smart contract once and have the administration of this system run automatically forever and be available to anyone in any country automatically. Running an international organization which receives funds, holds funds, votes on how to distribute those funds, distributes those funds is exactly the kind of thing blockchain excels at.

I would be interested in this as a user and as a dev for OSS projects. I currently donate to a few projects via OpenCollective, Github sponsors, etc. A few options:

  • Users vote on how the money is spent, perhaps in proportion to how much they have donated over time. I think this is the simplest model that prevents self-dealing and accurately transmits user interest. You could use a quadratic funding model to better represent user interest instead of just giving the most vote weight to the users with the most money. On the other hand, assigning vote weight based on donations over time incentivizes users to donate more and keep donating (stopping a recurring donation could result in loss of vote weight and help redistribute vote weight as users become less active). You could also do a hybrid model: 50% is assigned according to vote weight based on total donations, 50% is assigned based on quadratic funding.
  • Developers vote on how the money is spent. I don’t know how to allocate vote weight here. Devs should also submit a list of downstream libraries which would receive donations. (or is it upstream?).
  • User and developers both vote on how it is spent. Vote weight could be distributed however, for example, 50% to users 50% to devs.

This kind of a system would be very possible to implement as a DAO, there are templates out there for making an organization like this. You could use BTC or ETH, both support DAOs. The benefit there is that since no single entity holds the money, no single entity has to file taxes and claim that money as income. It also automates the voting process and solves the issue of users having to trust a single person or organization to hold and distribute the funds. Making a DAO on Bitcoin lightning could reduce tx fees to less than a penny per donation.

You could also incorporate it as a non-profit depending on your jurisdiction. Many organizations like the Linux foundation have pursued this route, look at what things they have tried and what has worked. Also just a link to leave here for your research, I’m not suggesting you use this, I’m just saying it’s relevant interesting thinking in this area: https://blog.obyte.org/kivach-cascading-donations-for-github-repositories-2b175bdbff77

Other relevant links/research for you: https://github.com/Resolvr-io and https://nostrocket.org/About

Also research Gitcoin, they have used quadratic funding to fund a number of OSS web3 projects in a similar manner to what you’re proposing. I have participated in a few of their funding rounds as a donor and a recipient. Their interface is a mess but the concept is cool.

Interesting, thanks for this suggestion!

If you are going to “be your own bank” you need some very basic computer security skills like:

  • Research the reputation of the wallet you are going to use.
  • Don’t download wallets which aren’t open source
  • Download wallets from their official dev site, not some third party repo.
  • Don’t use Facebook search to find a wallet.
  • If you are storing significant funds, use a multi-sig wallet.
  • If you are not 100% confident in the security of a given wallet or system, send a smaller test transaction first before sending larger amounts

If you can’t be trusted to do that, you need to pick a trusted custodian to manage access to your funds (you know, like banks), preferably somebody who can get an insurance company to under-write your no-opsec-having-ass. Unfortunately, in the crypto world, these trusted custodians few and far between and have a terrible track record with exchange collapses etc. It’s getting better, but it’s still a mess. Hopefully as time goes on and the industry gets better regulated and more mature, this will be an easier thing to do.

Paying for OSS documentation
I work with a FOSS project that needs better documentation. We have some written stuff but want to add video guides and some more written stuff as well. There's also some desire to re-organize our existing documentation using some system like ReadTheDocs etc. Our devs are good devs, not good documentarians. We have money. I know we could just go on upwork and find somebody to make this, but I'm curious if there's a company or organization out there that specializes in making documentation for FOSS projects? One we could pay to have this done? Edit: Not going to name the FOSS project, don't want this post to look promotional. I am just trying to see if the service we're looking for exists.

The fact that Linux lacks a decent system-level backup tool with a GUI is kind of a mind boggler for me. The best one I’ve found which gets close to this is timeshift. File-level backups can’t restore your whole system state and users shouldn’t be expected to remember or manually export their package lists and god knows what else. I have subsisted on file-only backups but it’s really not great as a solution. Disks fail, and when they do, you inevitably have to reinstall the entire OS. It’s a mess. RAID1 could theoretically prevent this, but no distro makes it easy to boot from a RAID1 setup.

Backing up the entire filesystem is not a technically complex thing, there are plenty of command-line tools to do this and some filesystems even support this concept via snapshots etc. But this has yet to be put into a useful practice for end users.

That’s not a problem specific to reddit. It happens because only a small portion of people step up to moderate. You’ll see the same dynamic play out in all leadership roles whether you’re talking about reddit, your local government, volunteer organizations, open source projects, etc.

You can be part of the solution if you step up to be a mod.

I’m happy to help moderate. I currently mod several small communities here on lemmy including !boinc@sopuli.xyz and !scientificcomputing@lemmy.ml and would gladly add this one. I also have experience modding some reddit subs.

Fair enough. Just suggest a FOSS non-custodial wallet like Phoenix then.

How about free and open source money? Bitcoin has been around for 15 years. Some default suggested wallets for users might be worth including in a list of must-have FOSS apps. Many users just use google to find their first wallet and that can send them down some wildly unsafe paths. The more users know about which are the kind of “standard” open source wallets, the less they’ll end up installing some closed-source ‘trust me bro’ nonsense or worse download a wallet which is an actual scam and just steals their funds.

For custodial wallets for Bitcoin I would suggest Strike (supports the most countries) and for non-custodial I would suggest Phoenix. Custodial means the app developer control the keys to access the Bitcoin, non-custodial means you do.

Strike: custodial, most countries of any custodial wallet, can connect directly to bank account/debit card, closed source (I’m not aware of any open-source custodial wallet)

Phoenix: non-custodial, all countries, can’t connect to bank account which means you can’t buy BTC with it, you need a custodial wallet or exchange account to do that. That’s true of all non-custodial wallets.

Don’t try openshot next, it’s even worse.

The problem isn’t that Bitcoin uses a lot of energy. The problem is that people never consider that energy use in context. Yet any headline about Bitcoin and energy never provides that context, because they are essentially hit pieces designed to elicit anger and clicks. Instead, we have to ask: What does that energy get us? How does that energy use compare to the energy used by other systems which perform the same function? A car which gets 10 miles per gallon would have been a fantastic use of energy in 1953, but today it is seen as wasteful. It does the same underlying thing, but the context matters.

Historically, our currencies have been based on incredibly inequitably distributed resources: precious metals and stable governance. Bitcoin is based on energy, which is the most equitably distributed resource on the planet. It literally falls from the sky, it runs through every river and every gust of wind and is found in the earth’s crust as uranium. Sometimes we get energy from unsustainable places, it sucks that any industry (including Bitcoin) uses it. That is a policy and governance problem, not a problem of our monetary system. You should know that Bitcion miners flock to renewable energy sources and over-provisioned grids. Why? Because they need the cheapest energy possible, which tends to come from renewables. Bitcoin miners are “buyers of last resort”, if there was anybody else to buy that energy, they would have bought it, and miners would have been outbid, because miners can’t afford to pay high energy prices as they must compete with every other miner on the planet. This is why Bitcoin mines typically don’t operate during peak demand hours, which is where most fossil fuels are used. Bitcoin, as “buyers of last resort” can be a part of the green revolution, they make it easier for governments to invest in and over-provision renewable infrastructure, and they make that green energy cheaper for everybody else by ensuring that at least someone will buy it during times of low demand. The problem with renewables is that they produce all day whereas people only actually want energy a few times a day.

Energy use is critical for the security of the Bitcoin network. While schemes that don’t use energy have been proposed, they all suffer from some serious trade-offs that make them unsuitable if we are going to build a global reserve currency, including a tendency to cause centralization and to reward the system’s richest participants. If a way is found to avoid using energy while still providing the same level of security and decentralization, Bitcoin is absolutely capable of upgrading its own network to use that new way.

First, let’s look at what Bitcoin does in exchange for that energy: Bitcoin is an economic network that can be accessed by anybody with a cellphone and a halfway reliable internet connection including the billions of people, with a B, who are “unbanked” because they lack access to stable banking infrastructure. It enables anybody (with Bitcoin lightning) to send money internationally in under a second for pennies in fees. Having a settlement time for transactions of basically zero means that in an economy money can move faster. That means increased efficiency for any industry including the banking industry. It also offers us a way to opt out of an unsustainable inflationary currency environment, that is valuable to people as well. Constantly increasing the supply of money robs the money of value, it hurts the lower and middle classes the most. Bank runs happen, and banks are “too big to fail”, so we have to bail them out, which is how the 99% end up paying for the investment risks of the 1%, the system is deeply flawed. But there is no solution to the bailout problem, if our entire economy will collapse if we don’t do the bailout, we have to do the bailout, right?

Second, let’s look at how much energy that takes. Bitcoin currently does this with less than 1% of global electricity usage. Even if it doesn’t replace banking entirely, even if it only replaces remittance services (think PayPal, Western Union, etc). Think of every Western Union kiosk, branch, etc in the entire globe. Think of their lights, their servers, their call centers. How much energy is that? How much energy is used by SWIFT? PayPal? When you start adding these up, you find that we use well over this amount of electricity on remittance services. And we’re not just waiting electricity and earth’s resources, we’re wasting the most valuable assets of all: time and human capital. We don’t need people manually sending bank wires like it’s 1910. We can have those people doing more valuable jobs.

Bitcoin’s market cap is around 850 billion right now. That is bigger than the entire GDP of Sweden or Israel or Vietnam, it’s in the top 25 countries by GDP. It transfers trillions of dollars of transactions every year. The average trend, year on year, is wider adoption and growth. It solves real problems and people recognize it and use it for that purpose. That’s why big banks, hedge funds, and others invest in it.

There is also the wider discussion to be had about predicating our economies on currencies which grow to infinity and how that may not be a sustainable strategy on a planet with non-infinite resources. A currency which is constantly losing value incentivizes people to spend even if they don’t actually need anything, because the currency is going to become worthless given enough time. This means more production is paid for than we actually need. More resources get used up. A deflationary currency, on the other hand, incentivizes the opposite. In a deflationary economic system, somebody producing a good or service must do more to make you want to buy it. In that environment, might products be more reliable? More repairable? Might they be built more sustainably? One can only speculate, but I personally feel positive about the knock-on effects of moving off an inflationary currency system.

Still doesn’t beat nostr imo.


  • Identity not tied to instance
  • You have to buy and administer a domain name, which is technically complex and costs $10.
  • DNS is also subject to censorship by firewalls


  • Identity is not tied to an instance
  • Your private keys (identity) are generated by your app. No purchase or administration required
  • Censorship is much more difficult

Nice to have a cordial discussion/disagreement on here. If you’re interested in reading some (IMO) good arguments for why it’s not a energy wasting pyramid scheme, check my comment history :).

No, but some functionality could be bolted onto it for that purpose. But it is a federated network, just within it’s own protocol. Fediverse (Mastodon, Lemmy, Kbin, etc) run on an underlying protocol: ActivityPub, so they can all federate with each other within ActivityPub.

Nostr runs on an underlying protocol also confusingly called nostr. Nostr’s main “interface” is a twitter clone, but the underlying protocol supports things like video streaming sites etc and some interfaces have been built for that purpose.

Your understanding is not correct. You do not need to use crypto at all to use the platform. There is an optional tipping mechanism where you can tip people via BTC lightning if you like their tweets. It’s pretty fun to use, it’s fun to receive tips from others when they like your post. But you don’t have to.

You can still post, like, re-tweet, reply, DM, etc with no crypto whatsoever. Crypto is not tied to upvotes/visibility unless you specifically set it to filter that way in your client.

One benefit of having crypto integration built-in is that it can provide a sustainable funding mechanisms for relays. You can use “pools” when you send tips. So when you send 10c in a tip for somebody’s post, you can elect to have 1% go to the relay maintainer, nostr development, or any other destination you choose. This problem of subsidizing hosting is a problem ActivityPub doesn’t has any real solution for.

On Activity Pub, instances may choose to run ads, issue badges, or otherwise pay for hosting, but if AP is going to scale to the level it needs to get to, we can’t rely on the altruism of instances to just host everything for free. If we do, we will end up in a centralized social media mess like we’re trying to get away from in the first place.

There are many ways to solve this problem of needing to pay for the network infrastructure, but nostr is the only one currently that has a workable solution.

Look into BOINC. It’s a free open source software for distributed computing (“map-reduce”-type problems). Runs on all platforms, handles computation at the petaflop scale. Large Hadron Collider (CERN) uses it to distribute computational work to volunteers. It’s also a way you can contribute your computer’s spare capacity to cancer research. !boinc@sopuli.xyz

Have you looked into nostr? It offers most of the same features of Mastodon except that:

  • Your identity is not tied to your instance. If your instance closes up shop, you keep all your followers, followees, DMs, etc
  • You can send encrypted DMs, so your instance admin can’t read them
  • Cool tipping functionality so you can tip people if you like their posts. Or don’t use it. It’s optional.
  • Most nostr clients have some built-in filtering functionality to block out things that are NSFW, crypto-related, etc. Different relays have different moderation policies, much like mastodon instances.

You can run your own relay of course.

If you are making a crane, I find it hard to believe you would give the crane itself away for free, since you have to recoup your costs. So that point you are selling cranes and engaging in commerce, so they have jurisdiction to regulate you.

If you make and publish designs for a crane, or you speculate on how cranes ought to be built, it’s your right to free speech. Think about it, even an engineering textbook must describe how to design an unsafe bridge to teach you how to build a safe one. It will show you examples of famous collapsed bridges, perhaps with full blueprints and design instructions.

Engaging with your elected representatives matters. Voting matters. Keep it up (and your other political activity outside of voting/writing, too)!

Things are definitely moving in this direction, a number of changes at the federal level are happening in the US. The US and EU have many grant/funding programs where open publishing is a requirement, not an option.

Very true. Just like how FLOSS money (Bitcoin) provides sovereignty to nation states who don’t want to be subject to the policies of the US. And sovereignty to individuals who don’t want to see the value of their currency eaten away by supply inflation or seized by their corrupt government. The US dollar imposes a tax on every person and country who uses it via its built-in inflation rate, even though many of those users had no opportunity to vote on US government policy.

USD, and other currencies like those maintained by France etc is also used as a tool to control entire economies and nations. It’s traditional imperialism and mercantilism just with a few extra steps, extracting trillions of dollars of value from poorer nations and keeping them locked in cycles of poverty. The World Bank and other lenders literally insist that they not invest in things in education for their population.

There is a fantastic overview of how this works at the nation state scale here from the Human Rights Foundation https://youtu.be/7qRWurFaUD0?list=PLe0djdakvnFb0T-oZAeF49A-EZChise4n&t=14009 and another one on how France abuses its currency influence in Africa to keep the colonial legacy alive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-u1Pjce4Lg&pp=ygUxaG93IGZyYW5jZSBjb250cm9scyBlbnRpcmUgZWNvbm9taWVzIGZyYW5jb2RvbGxhcg%3D%3D

A few countries have chosen to embrace Bitcoin, the blowback from the world bank etc has been very telling. They do not like the idea of a country that doesn’t want to get stuck in a cycle of debt, restructuring, and subservience to the dollar.

Drupal is a major pain in the ass. I have multiple years experience with every major CMS. I loathe drupal. Unless you are building a super complex website and want to manually handle theming and a bunch else? Skip drupal. Drupal has the potential to be powerful and useful. I’ve only ever seen it be powerful.

What you’re asking for is a CMS, there is no online sales tool I know that does all those things in a single PHP/JS script. Woocommerce does pretty much everything you need and is open source.

You can loop in Bitcoin lightning payments (also open source) and not be dependent on or pay fees to any third-party CC processor. Fees are often less than 1 cent per transaction and confirm instantly. You can run your own payment server (BTCPayServer) which is quite easy to setup or outsource that job to a third party. There are free woocommerce plugins for this. If you have your own lightning payment system, nobody can block payments to it or do chargebacks (assuming here your website remains live and/or you have some way to communicate checkout details to customers).

Prefer credit cards? Paypal, stripe, etc all have free integrations with woocommerce. Well, the plugin is free, obviously you pay high fees and risk chargebacks and go through a not fun KYC process but it is what it is. They may decide they don’t want to do business with you for some reason, in which case you can’t use them.

For shipping labels, woocommerce does provide free integration with major shipping providers. You can also use shippo or pirateship which are often cheaper.

Same. Any place asking for donations that supports Bitcoin lightning is an instant donate for me, I always give something even if it’s a small amount. Lightning fees are so low that I’m happy to give small amounts whereas otherwise I’m worried my $3 donation will turn into $0.50 by the time it reaches the organization if it’s through Paypal or whoever.

Love seeing content like this, just regular people talking about why Linux works for them. Kudos, enjoyed the post!

Sure would be a shame if people used this blacklist as a basis for leaving negative reviews on Amazon.

Blockchain technology allows one to create economies with different rules and for those rules to be faithfully followed by all network participants. Those rules can benefit different people and have different effects than our current system of economic rules. It also gives the “power of the treasury” ie the power to decide when and for what reasons money is printed. An example of a project using this towards interesting ends is !gridcoin@lemmy.ml which mints currency for people crunching data for scientific research. They do this as an alternative to “proof of work” systems which just calculate hashes and have been doing this for nearly a decade.

It’s a medium to transfer funds from one place to another. It’s solving the same problem a different way.

Every linux enthusiast should try Qubes at least once. The architecture is totally different, vastly more secure in many ways than most Linux distros. It’s definitely not for everybody, but if privacy and security rank high on your priority list it’s worth a look. It never ends up in Linux top ten lists for some reason, but it’s an incredible OS.

Testing packaging which targets multiple distributions?
I am working on creating deb/rpm packages for an OSS tool I use. So far, I have been manually testing each deb/rpm in a virtualbox live cd version of that OS but it's tedious to do that for every release. This is a GUI tool, I basically just need to confirm that the apt install goes correctly and the program can actually launch. There is a systemd service associated with it I'd also like to check the existence/status of. In the future, we may make a flatpak as well. Are there any tools to automate this process? Or maybe if it can't test the GUI functionality it can at least install and take a screenshot and I can review the screenshot?

Have you ever donated your computing power with the OSS BOINC? Take 5 minutes to fill out the 2023 BOINC Census!
The BOINC Census is back for another year! 🎉 If you use BOINC ([!boinc@sopuli.xyz](https://sopuli.xyz/c/boinc)), we want to hear your thoughts! BOINC is an open source tool and protocol for volunteer computing which enables people to volunteer their computational power to scientific research like cancer research and mapping the galaxy. Take the survey with the link below 👇 Should only take 5 min and your response could help shape the future of the community 😁 [https://forms.fillout.com/t/n33grsgkeRus](https://forms.fillout.com/t/n33grsgkeRus) The BOINC Census is a project of the [Science Commons Initiative](https://thesciencecommons.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit rebuilding the bridge of trust and participation between the public and science. Happy crunching! 🚀

What OSS is in-between Google Sheets and a custom CRM or SQL db?
I run into a need for this type of software frequently but I don't know what it's called or if it exists. I am very adept at Google Sheets and it works great for pulling in data from other places, creating custom little dashboards and forms, etc but where it's not particularly good is storing relational data for example "This book is written by *author*" and then having "author" be some other entity with its own attributes. Now of course, there's SQL but using SQL requires learning SQL syntax which is much more complex. Plus, you have to define a schema and changing schema after you've made the db can be complicated. Not to mention if you use SQL, now you need some kind of front-end to the SQL to make it more friendly to a user even if they would be fine at their skill level managing google sheets. There are many great CRMs, CMSes, and other systems (I have used Drupal in the past for this niche), but they are often much more difficult to customize than Google Sheets and focused more on data storage/retrieval and less on using that data to calculate things, make graphs etc. I know AirTable exists, it seems closer to what I want to use, but of course it is not OSS. What other "middle ground" or 'more powerful sheets' tools are out there, and are any OSS?

Group making an open-source and patent free COVID drug using the computers of volunteers
SiDock is an international scientific collaboration using the computers of volunteers to search through vast chemical space to find a cure for COVID-19. This will produce an open source, patent-free, shelf-stable antiviral that can be used across the world and purchased for low cost. You can contribute to their work with a simple download.

cross-posted from: https://gehirneimer.de/m/privacy@lemmy.ml/t/57607 > The French government is considering a law that would require web browsers – like Mozilla's Firefox – to block websites chosen by the government.

OSSCi (non-profit working on open source science tools) is working on a project that maps the OSS ecosystem, specifically tools that are used in science, and we're starting with generative AI, machine learning, and materials science. Here's a very very very minimal demo of the map: https://map.opensource.science/ and here's a discourse forum we're collecting info on https://community.opensource.science/t/mapping-the-oss-tool-landscape/28