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There's been a lot of questions as to what's going on with the site and what comes next. So we have this (ordered) roadmap of what's being worked on and what's to come. This will be updated until the roadmap is complete as Æ has a lot of missing features and ideas that I'd like to fix in regards to its offerings before I implement big plans for the site's popularity and well-being in 2021.

Æ Roadmap

  • Content restoration (Mostly done, few things missing that will be restored sporadically)
  • Image restoration (Being run in background, nothing I can do cept wait)
  • Æ Imageboard (Currently being worked on)
  • Mediawiki upgrade and backend fixes
  • .onion domain for Tor-friendly editing and viewing
  • CSS overhaul (Fixing things like the videos on mobile, and overall a rehaul of the wiki's look to be more friendly to readers)
  • Paid bounty board for new articles (Won't be managed by me for legal reasons however I will ensure it runs smoothly)
  • Anonymous phone # service for those seeking ban evades from Twitter as well as a phone number not tied to their name (more details at launch)

  • Currently we are nearing our annual LLC renewal fee ($650) as well throwing the funds required for these other changes and aspects. If you would like to support Æ consider purchasing a copy of The Hustler's Bible or securing some Merch. Donating is also appreciated however I would rather give something back as per the two options above.

    If you have any questions you can join our public Telegram chat to DM me privately or @ me in chat.

    You can also email me via [email protected]

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    Here's to setting the world on fire in 2021! - aediot


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    The interface for the BitKeeper software is unintuitive.

    BitKeeper, as a simple piece of software, is boring. All it does is make exchanging code between developers much easier. However, in this day and age, software is never merely software -- and BitKeeper, in particular, has become the focus of much politics especially in the FOSS world.

    Three years ago, BitMover, the company that develops BitKeeper, asked Linus Torvalds if he and his crew wanted to use their product for free. Linus accepted, but not before upsetting the GPL zealots who helped hack the kernel. Consequently, an attempt was tried at reverse engineering BitKeeper, with the intent that this alternate product would be GPLed.

    Then a plague of paranoia was unleashed. On February 2, 2005, Larry McVoy, CEO of BitMover, started making encrypted threats on the Linux mailing list. Everybody laughed at first, never expecting anything to happen. Two weeks later, he visited the OSDL labs, and opened fire -- killing one secretary and two chemists. He was arrested, but charges were dropped when it was discovered that he had a mandate to enforce his software licenses.

    Linus Torvalds, or course, blamed the GPL zealots -- stating that what they did was immoral. Richard Stallman then published an article in which he spoke about the ethical strength of the GPL in the face of Larry McVoy's rampage. And later, Torvalds developed Git, a half-assed attempt at doing what BitKeeper was once able to do.

    Consequently, the GPL now contains a martyr clause.