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Responsive image The GDPR is possibly the greatest gift ever granted to large tech companies. It ensures new entrants have little chance of ever being able to claw their way up to threaten established players. I could be totally off base but it seems to stem from a mentality that views businesses with suspicion instead of necessary tools for people to engage in meaningful contributions to society. Surely this could've been drafted in a way that scales responsibilities up based on user-base size or some tangible metric that correlates to impact. How will EU citizens be served if the only providers available are unassailable behemoths?

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Responsive image "We recently rolled out support for protocol version 2 at Google and have seen a performance improvement of 3x for no-op fetches of a single branch on repositories containing 500k references. Protocol v2 has also enabled a reduction of 8x of the overhead bytes (non-packfile) sent from googlesource.com servers. A majority of this improvement is due to filtering references advertised by the server to the refs the client has expressed interest in."

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Responsive image Tesla has acted publicly regarding its current GPL violations and has announced that they've taken their first steps toward compliance.

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Please note also the follow-up e-mail:

  • we are seeking to both
    • (a) confirm that we are able to build binaries from the source that correspond to the binaries Tesla ships and
    • (b) verify that we are able to replace the binaries Tesla ships with our own (possibly modified) binaries, i.e. using installation instructions that Tesla might provide