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Responsive image An anonymous donor has pledged to donate up to $1,000,000 over the next two years, some of which will be matching funds. The GNOME Foundation is grateful for this donation and plans on using these funds to increase staff to streamline operations and to grow its support of the GNOME Project and the surrounding ecosystem.

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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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