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#UNICEF wants to invest in #FreeSoftware "The Fund provides investment-style funding for early-stage, #OpenSource technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people", further "UNICEF requires that all code, content or hardware developed and tested be open source and be publicly available."... Great initiative! https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/82482

 
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Time to Celebrate!


(Repost for conference day. Thanks for the many shares of the original)

Here we all are on Pluspora, a Diaspora pod, and it’s time to celebrate.

Celebrate what?

That we are in the best time for a platform, a time of mutual discovery, enjoyment, respect.

And I think I know how to keep this feeling going. It doesn’t just depend on the fact that the population is modest (though surprisingly large, in context!) It’s like a small town public square. One major factor is, in my view, this:

Expectations

Once a network reaches a certain size and momentum, some of its population begins to ruminate publicly, “But we need this feature.” “Why aren’t there events?” I won’t go over Gplus history, but I saw it happen. The corporate management steered the ship, and eventually steered it into the rocks, IMO.

The Federated Difference

We are a community on this pod. If you become restless or dissatisfied on it, you can join other pods. I’m not here to talk about other platforms, which are numerous, but I find that Diaspora, while a bit stark on both features and visual design, has more potential.

An online friend wanted more features, more chance to tweak things. He chose to get on Hubzilla. The beauty of federation is, he can still be here with us, via Hubzilla. Pods are like states in a federated nation, except the 'nation' has no overhead or war.

The main ingredient

We, the people who populate this pod, are in control of its most import resource: ourselves. How we treat each other, what we choose to put out there, who we connect with, these are the important characteristics of the pod and ultimately of the federation.

What Can You Do?

Today, there will be a live interactive conference about Pluspora and Diaspora. If you can't be there live, you will be able to listen or watch the archived recordings. Audio is distributed as a podcast, Visions Under Construction. In case you think I will run out of energy while trying to help spread the word about Diaspora, I have been doing this conference for 11 years. What you can do is to understand why Diaspora (and variations in the federation) is important and explain it to friends. If our conference next Friday is successful, perhaps share it with friends. You can also spread the word. The more people that see and hear it, the more will eventually join, at least to test the waters.

I’m pleased to have already met several new people here who share interests with me and we’ve interacted on different levels.
I thank you all for being a part of this experience!

#diaspora #pluspora #federation #distributed #socialnetworks #vuc727 #opensource

 
Linux 4.20, EU Bug Bounties, MIPS Open Source, Syncthing, Mixxx, SuperTux | This Week in Linux 49 - https://tuxdigital.com/twinl49

On this episode of This Week in #Linux, there's a brand new release of the Linux #Kernel with 4.20. The #EU is offering #Bug Bounties for #OpenSource software and MIPS has announced it's going to become Open Source. We'll have a follow up to the Necuno #Mobile topic from Episode 45 and then we'll take a look at some #Distro #News for Septor Linux, OviOS and One Laptop Per Child. Then we'll cover some App News from Syncthing, Mixxx, Darktable, RawTherapee, KStars, and much more. Later in the show, we'll talk about some #LinuxGaming news. All that and much more!

Episode 49 | This Week in Linux

TuxDigital: Episode 49 | This Week in Linux – TuxDigital (Michael Tunnell)


 
As I dive deeper into contributing to the Fediverse I am reminded that “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know” #fediverse #opensource
https://www.nequalsonelifestyle.com/2019/01/11/integrating-with-the-greater-fediverse/

 
As I dive deeper into contributing to the Fediverse I am reminded that "The more you know, the more you know you don't know" #fediverse #opensource

 
Welcome to this new Mastodon instance mostly dedicated to promoting #OpenSource #Security #Privacy in #Luxembourg @cataspanglish

We are slowly building up a community here but in the meantime follow a couple of nice chaps like @Edent which knows a couple of things about Open Data and Open Source and @rysiek which seems to know a thing or two about #infosec.

Maybe the #CIRCL and #MISP team could join this instance?

 
This #Week in #F-Droid - The #European #Bug #Bounty #Edition
F-Droid - #Free and #OpenSource #Android #App #Repository
- #news #summary #ThisWeekInFdroid #TWIF


In this edition: Happy New Year, @Izzy’s third F-Droid article on-line and Europe to fund bug bounties for 15 open source programs. There are 11 new and 72 updated apps, with a major release for UserLAnd.
https://f-droid.org/en/2019/01/05/twif-37-the-european-bug-bounty-edition.html

 
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Linus: 5.0 kernel is coming...

From Linus Torvalds
Date Sun, 6 Jan 2019 18:14:15 -0800
Subject Linux 5.0-rc1

So this was a fairly unusual merge window with the holidays, and as a
result I'm not even going to complain about the pull requests that
ended up coming in late. It all mostly worked out fine, I think. And
lot of people got their pull requests in early, and hopefully had a
calm holiday season. Thanks again to everybody.

The numbering change is not indicative of anything special. If you
want to have an official reason, it's that I ran out of fingers and
toes to count on, so 4.21 became 5.0. There's no nice git object
numerology this time (we're about 6.5M objects in the git repo), and
there isn't any major particular feature that made for the release
numbering either. Of course, depending on your particular interests,
some people might well find a feature they like so much that they
think it can do as a reason for incrementing the major number.

So go wild. Make up your own reason for why it's 5.0.

Because as usual, there's a lot of changes in there. Not because this
merge window was particularly big - but even our smaller merge windows
aren't exactly small. It's a very solid and average merge window with
just under 11k commits (or about 11.5k if you count merges).

The stats look fairly normal. About 50% is drivers, 20% is
architecture updates, 10% is tooling, and the remaining 20% is all
over (documentation, networking, filesystems, header file updates,
core kernel code..). Nothing particular stands out, although I do like
seeing how some ancient drivers are getting put out to pasture
(coughtisdncough).

As usual even the shortlog is much too big to post, so the summary
below is only a list of the pull requests I merged.

Go test. Kick the tires. Be the first kid on your block running a 5.0
pre-release kernel.

Linus
https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/1/6/178

#gnu #linux #kernel #Linus #Torvalds #news #code #coding #software #opensource #freesoftware #rc

 
I'm not much of a gamer but the fact this #game is free #opensource and runs on #linux has me wanting to try it out right now on my day off https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-free-and-open-source-rts-0-ad-has-re-released-alpha-23-fixing-issues.13265

 
I'm not much of a gamer but the fact this #game is free #opensource and runs on #linux has me wanting to try it out right now on my day off

 
This #Week in #F-Droid - F-Droid at #35C3 and #ZDF
F-Droid - #Free and #OpenSource #Android #App #Repository
- #news #summary #ThisWeekInFdroid #TWIF


In this edition: Second part of @Izzy’s article series is available, Privacy-focused article at ZDF, F-Droid does 35C3 and F-Droid 1.5 released. There are 3 new and 90 updated apps.
https://f-droid.org/en/2018/12/29/twif-36-f-droid-at-35c3-and-zdf.html

 
Going to play around a bit with the new mastodon instance I created and if all works well I'll make it my new home.
Just trying to consolidate a set of #OpenSource platform under one domain.
See you on: https://mastodon.opencloud.lu

 
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Para quienes gusten de tener su biblioteca digital en orden y gestionada, Calibre es una buen opción para conseguirlo. 📖📚📔

https://ubunlog.com/calibre-una-excelente-aplicacion-para-la-gestion-y-lectura-de-ebooks/
#Calibre, #ebook, #SoftwareLibre, #OpenSource.

 
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Para quienes gusten de tener su biblioteca digital en orden y gestionada, Calibre es una buen opción para conseguirlo. 📖📚📔

https://ubunlog.com/calibre-una-excelente-aplicacion-para-la-gestion-y-lectura-de-ebooks/
#Calibre, #ebook, #SoftwareLibre, #OpenSource.

 

VLC 3.0.5 est disponible


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VideoLAN et l'équipe de développement VLC sortent aujourd'hui VLC 3.0.5, nommé "Vetinari".

Ceci est la cinquième mise à jour de la version "Vetinari" de VLC. Il corrige de nombreux petits problèmes et ajoute le support complet d'AV1 et de macOS mojave.

Il corrige également un certain nombre de régressions, de problèmes de décodage matériel et de support HDR. Il devrait également être plus rapide sous Windows.

Les binaires sont disponibles pour Win32, Win64, macOS et Linux : https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/3.0.5.html
Traduit avec www.DeepL.com/Translator

#vlc #annonce #vidéo #multimédia #floss #annonce #mise-à-jour #miseàjour #mise-a-jour #miseajour #libre #open-source #opensource

 

VLC 3.0.5 est disponible


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VideoLAN et l'équipe de développement VLC sortent aujourd'hui VLC 3.0.5, nommé "Vetinari".

Ceci est la cinquième mise à jour de la version "Vetinari" de VLC. Il corrige de nombreux petits problèmes et ajoute le support complet d'AV1 et de macOS mojave.

Il corrige également un certain nombre de régressions, de problèmes de décodage matériel et de support HDR. Il devrait également être plus rapide sous Windows.

Les binaires sont disponibles pour Win32, Win64, macOS et Linux : https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/3.0.5.html
Traduit avec www.DeepL.com/Translator

#vlc #annonce #vidéo #multimédia #floss #annonce #mise-à-jour #miseàjour #mise-a-jour #miseajour #libre #open-source #opensource

 
So our gracious ~~overlord~~ administrator @David Thiery has enabled an XMPP chat server for us, I thought it might be a good time to bring the F-droid app store to the attention of those android users who do not already know about it.

Here is a URL to the home page

It is a separate app store that revolves around everything being #opensource. I will say CAVEAT EMPTOR when downloading things out of there, however the source code is out there for you to peruse if you are so inclined. I've been trying to live my android life out of that store as much as possible.

Some great apps in there that I use are:
Conversations for XMPP/jabber services
K-9 mail for all of my mail needs
Silence for my encrypted SMS needs, provides the ability to back up/export and import all encrypted text messages. Handy for migrating from phone to phone
Yubico Authenticator combined with my yubikey for all of my 2FA needs
dandelion for getting into diaspora/pluspora
openkeychanin to deal with PGP keys, which integrates with K9 mail and conversations seamlessly
Firefox Klar for my cookie-free browsing.
DAVdroid to sync contacts and calendar (DAV based) to my phone.
Nextcloud is there too
SlimSocial for twitter
Faceslim for facebook
Termux for android CLI goodness
Nomad for hubzilla
Mastalab for Mastadon
Gallery for photo gallery. Basic but does what I need.
GApps Browser to engage with my last dealings with Google
Firefox for a full power web browser when I just have to deal with the 'modern' web.
MuPDF viewer to look at PDFs

All of these apps have worked reliably for me over the years. Hopefully some of you might be able to cut your ties some with Google and try some of these doo-dads out.

 
Ring get renamed to Jami.

https://ring.cx/en/news

#communication #gnu #freesoftware #opensource

 
Ring get renamed to Jami.

https://ring.cx/en/news

#communication #gnu #freesoftware #opensource

 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #coop, #federated, #linux, #opensource, and #privacy.

 
This #Week in #F-Droid - The Flatpak edition
F-Droid - #Free and #OpenSource #Android #App #Repository
- #news #summary #ThisWeekInFdroid #TWIF


In this edition: New automated mirror monitor, repomaker released to Flathub, unofficial F-Droid meeting at 35C3 and talk about Off-Grid Services by @_hc.
https://f-droid.org/en/2018/12/21/twif-35-the-flatpak-edition.html

 

Ist #Linuxvolk unter uns?


hihihi

Wenn ja, dann hätte ich da mal gerne zwei Fragen:


Zum einen möchte ich ein #Präsentationssystem aufsetzen, welches immer alle #Bilder in einem Ordner automatisch als #Slideshow darstellt. Die #Dateien werden immer geändert, bzw es gibt immer neue dazu! Mehr soll aber nicht passieren.

Zum anderen möchte ich auf einem #System ein Nutzerverzeichnis nach der Arbeit, bzw beim #Herunterfahren des #Systems immer wieder auf #Null setzen. Hier könnte ich mir vorstellen einfach zwei #Nutzer anzulegen und beim herunterfahren das eine Nutzerverzeichnis mit dem anderen zu #Syncronisieren. Sinnvoll?

Wie währen eure #Ideen?

#Linux #OS #Opensource #Home #rsync #Picture

 
The LibreRouter project aims to make mesh networks simple and affordable - https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/19/the-librerouter-project-aims-to-make-mesh-networks-simple-and-affordable/ great; we need more meshes #opensource
The LibreRouter project aims to make mesh networks simple and affordable

 

LibreCheck


I have been working on some a program I call LibreCheck for a little while now. LibreCheck is free (libre) and open source software for logging people in places like day cares and Sunday-school at churches. It will be flexible enough to be used for many different situations such as conferences as well. The fact that it is free software means that you may change the code to make it work the way you want it to.

Goals


LibreCheck's main technical goals are reliability, simplicity, and flexibility. Other software is complicated in design, which often leads to many bugs and general instability. They also generally set to work in certain settings, and since they are often proprietary, are not easily extensible to work in different situations. LibreCheck also is meant to be simple to use for the end user. It will be easy to install, easy to start, and easy to run.

Technologies


Right now I am building it in JavaScript and PHP, but nothing is finalized yet for the final public version. I may completely rebuild it before I make a public version. It is being set up where is does not really matter how it is built now. I can replace the proverbial ax head and the handle separately or together, and the program will work the same way.

Team


I am mostly working on this first version on my own, but also with a friend who is not on diaspora*. Another friend (@Zath) is learning basic programming currently, and likely will help in the future. He will build the first version of our website.

Roadmap


I plan to finish a basic functional alpha version by the end of 2018. A more complete beta version will be developed in the following months. After a stable and complete enough beta is ready, it will be tested in production for a while and improved before the public beta is released.
  • Alpha: end of 2018
  • Private beta: end of January 2019
  • Public beta: March (?)
#freesw #freesoftware #libre #oss #opensource #programming #linux #librecheck

 

Episode 84 - 12/16/2018

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Intel developers are working to open source the FSP, Fuchsia SDK and device repos show up in Android AOSP, and our BSD buddies have some big news.

Plus the pending removal of the x32 sub-architecture from Linux, why Uber is joining up with the Linux Foundation, and more.

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#linux #linuxactionnews #jupiterbroadcasting #podcasts #tech #technews #opensource #gnu #freesoftware #ubuntu

 
@Gargron Also Whalebird for Linux users--DEB and RPM. Much better than the multi-column setup. https://whalebird.org/ #whalebird #opensource #mastodonclients

 
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The @GetTogether project needs help making an open source federated alternative to MeetUp.com.


You can already use their first instance (https://gettogether.community), but they need help with building the federation side of things, so that instances can link together and with the rest of the Fediverse.

If you’re a coder and interested in helping, you may want to take a look at this post:

https://fosstodon.org/@GetTogetherComm/101059017163892510

#ActivityPub #Fediverse #OpenSource #FLOSS #FOSS #MeetUp

 
The @GetTogetherComm project is making an open source federated alternative to MeetUp.com.

You can already use their first instance (https://gettogether.community) but they need help with building the federation side of things, so that instances can link together and with the rest of the Fediverse.

If you're a coder and interested in helping, you may want to take a look at this post:

https://fosstodon.org/@GetTogetherComm/101059017163892510

#OpenSource #FLOSS #FOSS
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Interesting open source mission control software platform created by NASA Ames and JPL. Looks like some of the sub pieces are usable on their own for telemetry and data visualization as well. #space #aerospace #engineering #science #foss #opensource #nasa

 
Interesting open source mission control software platform created by NASA Ames and JPL. Looks like some of the sub pieces are usable on their own for telemetry and data visualization as well. #space #aerospace #engineering #science #foss #opensource #nasa https://nasa.github.io/openmct/about-open-mct/#possibilities

 
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Never mind the Ujo


Perhaps this is to say a good time for some 11:11 A23P Acid to elevate the blockchain
by openly releasing some fresh Acid on decentralized data stores like torrents free of any bullockschain
so some fresh A23P Acid at 11:11 EST it shall be
Got Acid?

perhaps also release on freenet, zeronet, and else.... so many options :)

#Music #Art #1111 #Artists #A23P #Acid #Techno #Synthesis #LivePA #Ujo #Ethereum #EthereumMemberAlliance #BAKKT #UN #Chaingers #Keynes #Bancor #CicadaFoundation #SignalSystems #Bullockschain #CryptoCurrency #MonetaryTheory #Psychology #ChurchOfSpace #TheChurchOfSpace #HatsWalk #Governance #Value #Abstraction #CreativeCommons #OpenSource #A23PContemplations #ArtHarder

 
#gibberfish #blog #privacy #opensource #news #features #backups #updates #tor
More Privacy, Greater Control

 

Woah....


System76: "Thelio" (a new custom-built open hardware Linux desktop).

* Thelio - Up to 32GB RAM, 24TB storage

* Thelio Major - Up to 128GB RAM, 46TB storage and space for 4 GPUs

* Thelio Massive - Up to 768GB of ECC Memory, 86TB storage

Manufactured and built by System76 in their new facility in the USA, they told us their final goal is to take "the next leap" with a fully open source Linux computer.

==> https://system76.com/desktops

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#Linux #System76 #openhardware #PC #Thelio #desktop #opensource
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System76: "Thelio" (a new custom-built open hardware Linux desktop).

* Thelio - Up to 32GB RAM, 24TB storage

* Thelio Major - Up to 128GB RAM, 46TB storage and space for 4 GPUs

* Thelio Massive - Up to 768GB of ECC Memory, 86TB storage

Manufactured and built by System76 in their new facility in the USA, they told us their final goal is to take "the next leap" with a fully open source Linux computer.

==> https://system76.com/desktops

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#Linux #System76 #openhardware #PC #Thelio #desktop #opensource
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When the Linux Kernel team decided to adopt a Code of Conduct Stallman, when asked, said he disagreed with CoC’s. However he didn’t leave it at that. He decided to address the legitimate problems CoC’s attempt to solve by taking a different approach. As he said, “I myself did not like the punitive spirit of that approach [a CoC], and decided against it. I did not, however, wish to make that an excuse to ignore the problem. (emphasis mine) So I decided to try a different approach: to guide participants to encourage and help each other to avoid harsh patterns of communication.” Bravo! How well this works (it’s going to be adapted) versus a CoC will be interesting to watch. #programming #opensource #gnu #wheatonslaw
Richard Stallman Announces “GNU Kind Communication Guidelines”

Fossbytes: Richard Stallman Announces "GNU Kind Communication Guidelines" (Adarsh Verma)


 
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When you want to decide which Creative Commons license to release your works under...(h/t @Lopinel@mastodon.social ) #opensource #cc https://dia.so/2rk

 

#android liberation #challenge [lever 1]:


The challenge:

Install F-Droid on your mobile device.


What is F-Droid?

F-Droid is an app store containing only #free and #opensouce applications. It has several nice features. For example, it respects your #privacy (apart from the official app store it does not require you to login to any account, etc.), itt also warns you if the app has some anti-feature or some known #security issue.

How to install F-Drioid?
1. Download the latest apk from the official F-Droid website: https://f-droid.org.
2. Copy the apk file to your device.
3. Allow installing apps from "unknown sources" at the security settings.
4. Run the apk file by opening it using a file manager.
5. Enjoy your new privacy-respecting free-software app store.

Read more at #FSFE's campaign page: http://freeyourandroid.org/

#opens-source #opensource #freesoftware #foss #floss #mobile #app #freedom #replicant #lineageos

 
As I'm getting ready to start cranking on Diaspora Development for the day and going over the GitHub updates done by other members in their weekend hours, I'm reminded of this podcast I just listened to on the need for kindness in open source development. It's an interview and discussion with Python core contributor Brett Cannon on his experiences and thoughts with this. Great listen. #opensource #programming https://changelog.com/podcast/318?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Weekly%20-%20Issue%20225

 
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dandelior* released - a diaspora* client for Android


A client for the community-run, distributed social network diaspora*.
It adds useful features to your networking experience:

⚡ Quick access to most diaspora* features
🎨 Customize everything to own preferences
👉 Share content from and to the app

Read the full blog post at https://gsantner.net/blog/project/2018/07/30/dandelior-released.html
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Tags: #diaspora #android #app #android-dev #DiasporaForAndroid #dfa #diasporaAndroid #diasporawebapp #foss #freie-software #freesoftware #opensource #translation #translator #release #diasporaapp #mobile #dandelior #dandelion

 
Well I was going to hopefully get five or more PRs in October anyway working on Diaspora (yeah I’m being ambitious). So sure why not sign up for Hacktoberfest and get a free t-shirt. Join along if you would like, support open source in October, and earn a limited edition T-shirt from Digital Ocean, GitHub, and Twilio https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/ #hacktoberfest #opensource #programming #diaspora #diaspora-dev