Out of the storm around the FSF lately, I was surprised that this piece of news even reached me. But it's a good surprise, and it genuinely warms my heart:
Fellow geminaut Alyssa Rosenzweig has been received the Award for Outstanding New Free Software Contributor!
Well earned, without question 🏅️
I'm a senior software engineer, but the kind of skills required to reverse engineer GPUs is outside my comfort zone. I'm happy that greater minds, like Alyssa, can do it! As she so succinctly puts it:
On one hand, proprietary drivers can accelerate electronic waste; providing upstream support for graphics hardware enables today's devices to be maintained tomorrow. On the other hand, free drivers permit security audits at the lowest levels and protect user privacy in the grassroots fight against mass surveillance.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment, Alyssa!
-- CC0 Björn Wärmedal