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    Phoronix: China's Alternative To GSoC Is Seeing Some Interesting Summer Open-Source Projects

    Back in May we wrote about China launching an alternative to Google Summer of Code and Outreachy. This global open-source program hosted by the Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences is running "Summer 2021" for encouraging university-aged students regardless of gender or nationality to get involved in open-source development...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ative-Projects

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    All may enter, none shall leave

    -Exodus's castle

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    • #3
      open-source software? Sure. Free software? Nope, nope, nope...

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        encouraging university-aged students regardless of gender or nationality
        So the totalitarian communist regime is more fair than most Western countries, awkward.

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          China can take its GSoC alternative and go to hell. The only reason "Uighur facial recognition" is not there as a project proposal is that there are already CCP-linked corporations developing it for them [1].

          [1] https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-55634388
          Last edited by board; 11 July 2021, 06:35 PM.

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            I have some Chinese made Android tablets without access to kernel sources. I think Chinese government first needs to educate companies and developers about software license obligations.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by board View Post
              China can take its GSoC alternative and go to hell. The only reason "Uighur facial recognition" is not there as a project proposal is that there are already CCP-linked corporations developing it for them [1].

              [1] https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-55634388
              https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-02-2...EZi/index.html

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                Well so long as it is open source thats cool. but man, you add china's name onto anything and skepticism skyrockets lol.

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                  Wow that's a lame site. A massive banner ad covers the video content, which I assume is just CCP propaganda attempting to deflect from the world's coverage of ethnic cleansing.

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                    Originally posted by Quackdoc View Post
                    Well so long as it is open source thats cool. but man, you add china's name onto anything and skepticism skyrockets lol.
                    It's not like the land of "In order to cut costs..." and "...suddenly disappeared under suspicious circumstances" hasn't earned its reputation

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