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Defend your customers against SaaSification

Use the GNU Affero GPL. AGPLv3 is in the words of the Free Software Foundation “a modified version of the ordinary GNU GPL version 3”. It has one key added freedom for the user (GPL and free software in general is always about the user). This translates to a requirement in the AGPLv3:

if you run a modified program on a server and let other users communicate with it there, your server must also allow them to download the source code corresponding to the modified version running there.

Read more on why the GNU Affero GPL is right for you and your customers at https://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-affero-gpl.en.html

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Directed acyclic graph

We shall explore the topic of graph this week. Wikipedia will tell you that a directed acyclic graph is a directed graph with no directed cycles. We shall look into it a bit more.

Creative usernames and Spotify account hijacking

Programming in modules

Labs

Spotify supports unicode usernames which we are a bit proud of (not many services allow you to have ☃, the unicode snowman, as a username). However, it has also been a reliable source of pain over the years. This is the story of one time when it bit us pretty badly and how we spent Easter dealing with it.

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Lead Bullets

“If our company isn’t good enough to win, then do we need to exist at all?”

Hello world!

This is the beginning of a new blog (or not)…