Prahlad Yeri

Freelance Programmer and Writer

Articles tagged with Open Source





How To Enforce Conventional Commit Messages Using GIT Hooks

Conventional git commit messages are not just nice to have but great to have. In fact, once you get to know them, you'll start feeling that they are essential in any serious programming project. Consider the difference between following two commit messages for instance: git commit -m "added social login … Read More


Open Source vs Free Software is a bit like Socialist vs Communist

Socialism and Communism have a lot in common, both ideologies aim to bring an equilibrium and welfare in the society by removing the income inequality between the rich and the poor. However, how they both go about doing their business is what makes the difference between sky and earth. Whilst … Read More

Why GPL isn't working - the Freedom vs Convenience Debate

What distinguishes GPL from other freedom licenses is their premise: The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software. The GPL or copyleft strives for the freedom of the … Read More

Webpack Project has a Vulnerability

The other day, I was going through this medium post which describes the kind of chaos and insecurity currently plaguing the JavaScript world, and the numero uno reason for that is the astronomical number of npm packages. When you usually install a non-trivial library or application through a package manager … Read More


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