Jonas Schäfer

Recent articles

  1. On Centralisation of Code Hosting Infrastructure—An Argument

    Last year, we’ve seen GitHub getting bought by Microsoft. This event has caused the FLOSS community to run in circles panicingly, because Oh My God Microsoft. There was a certain exodus from GitHub to GitLab (who played the event masterfully, PR-wise). In that context, folks were (and still are) discussing the issue of centralisation of development infrastructure in the FLOSS communities. Here’s my argument.

  2. What the Heck: The Ruby Array.slice method

    A brief note about the weirdness of the Ruby Array.slice method

  3. Stable vs. Rolling Release—An Argument

    I often get into arguments because of my strongly-opinioned choice to use a "stable" Linux distribution (Debian). Since those arguments often take place via Instant Messaging, I came to the conclusion that I have to write my view of the argument down to avoid misunderstandings.