Thanks to excellent troubleshooting and fix by @akshay we have fixed almost two year old issue in in accepting golang packages which uses a Built-Using field (debian archive kit/dak expects all the packages mentioned in that filed to be present in the same repo). Akshay modified dak to check the official repo for these packages and fasttrack repo acts as an overlay of the official repos.

See for full details. #debian #fasttrack #dak

I am delighted to launch the 'Libre Tech Shop' - a unique shop for products that respect your freedom to learn, hack, extend and do things yourself.

Check out the online shop at:

The background story behind this launch:

Here - you'll be able to buy liberated computers, hackable mechanical keyboards, private and secure home automation solutions, wireless routers, spare parts and much more.

Finally, completed the experience post for MiniDebConf India 2021 by @debianindia .

This was probably one of the long ones among my blogs. Took almost 4 days to write and edit but worth the efforts.

and and a special shoutout to @abbyck ;)

#debian #debianindia #100DaysToOffload

MiniDebConf India 2021 is on 23rd (Saturday) and 24th (Sunday) of January 2021

Would you like to help organizing it? #freesoftware #debian #minidebconf #debconf is just copying #Free
Software and shamelessly calling it 'Made in #India'. It is made by people from around the world and shared freely.

Either they did not write even a single line or they are violating the #AfferoGPL #copyright license, which requires them to publish their changes. They are linking to original code in #gab project repos (which is a fork of #mastodon).

Even the terms of service is just copied with references to first amendment in the USA.


#FreeSoftware allows anyone to use, share, modify and redistribute software. But you are still required to follow the specific conditions of the copyright license. You cannot claim copyright to code written by others.

This is not the first instance of such false claims. It has become a trend to take Free Software, falsely and shamelessly claim as 'Made in #India', without writing even a single line of code. Beware of such frauds and promote the Free Software idea, if you notice such instances.

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