531: C# as it Should Have Been
16 August 2023
Java developers are getting the Oracle shakedown, openAI is running out of money, and more.
- ⚡ Alby: Your Boost companion for the web — Create an Alby Account to get a lightning wallet for payments wherever you go.
- 🎉 Coder Radio on the Podcastindex.org — Boost from the Web. Once you have Alby topped off, you can Boost from our page on the Podcast Index.
- Mutiny Wallet — Impressive web-based app.
- Let’s talk Java licensing, says unsolicited Oracle email — Oracle is firing off unsolicited emails to businesses offering to discuss Java subscription deals, seemingly in an effort to extract information that could be to its benefit in future license negotiations.
- Say No to this “Oracle Java Audit” — This article aims to shed light on these practices and guide organizations in this predicament.
- ChatGPT costs $700,000 daily, maker may go bankrupt in 2024: Report — The report noted that even though CEO Sam Altman does not own equity in OpenAI, the company shifted from being a non-profit to profit way back
- tae kim on Twitter — Access to Nvidia H100 GPU compute is essentially sold out until 2024.
- Saudi Arabia and UAE race to buy Nvidia chips to power AI ambitions | Financial Times
- piper: A fast, local neural text to speech system — A fast, local neural text to speech system that sounds great and is optimized for the Raspberry Pi 4. Piper is used in a variety of projects.
- whisper: Robust Speech Recognition via Large-Scale Weak Supervision — Whisper is a general-purpose speech recognition model. It is trained on a large dataset of diverse audio and is also a multitasking model that can perform multilingual speech recognition, speech translation, and language identification.
- whisper.cpp: Port of OpenAI’s Whisper model in C/C++
- Zoom amends terms of service after pushback on using calls to train AI models — Zoom on Monday said it won’t train artificial intelligence models on content from its communication app without customer consent following a firestorm of criticism which erupted over the weekend.
- Bankman-Fried used $100 mln in stolen FTX funds for political donations, US says — An amended indictment accused the 31-year-old former billionaire of directing two FTX executives to evade contribution limits by donating to Democrats and Republicans, and to conceal where the money came from.
- MetaLawMan on Twitter — This indictment alleges that SBF lobbied members of Congress and “other high-level government officials to promote cryptocurrency regulation that would favor his business and personal interests.” This may make Gary Gensler a witness. Which means SBF’s lawyers would be able to cross-examine Gensler under oath at trial.
- Full indictment
- Amazon’s Leader on Alexa, Echo and Other Devices Plans to Leave - WSJ — David Limp’s retirement would be latest departure from e-commerce giant’s leadership under CEO Andy Jassy
- SponsorLink: trying something new-ish for OSS sustainability — Open source sustainability is a tricky topic. I would kindly refer you to the thoughtful post by Eric Sink and Six Labors’s license change post.
- SponsorLink and supporting OSS more broadly · Issue #1374 · moq/moq