Items tagged with: opensource
In preparation for The Great G+ Migration,,I thought I'd join up here to reacquaint myself with Diaspora before more seriously considering running my own pod. It's been a long time since I last explored it so I expect much has improved since its earliest days.
#foto #fotografieren #mywork #Internet #Datenschutz
Oh, zitter, bibber, zeter der #Chinese (ehm, war das nicht früher der #Russe?) greift #Daten ab wenn er das #Mobilfunknetz ausbaut.
Ich, für meinen Teil, glaube fest daran, dass er dies tut! Allerdings glaube ich auch nicht daran, dass irgend ein amerikanischer oder europäischer #Konzern dies nicht macht!
Im #Grunde kann man dieses Problem durchaus relativ einfach beheben: Man setzt einfach nur #Software ein, welche #frei und #opensource ist. Dann kann jeder nachschauen was gemacht wird, keiner hat ein #Problem und die #Welt wäre ein #Stückchen besser!
Oha, eine bessere #Welt? Will man dies überhaupt?
Für den @KostNixLaden Bochum habe ich ein 360° Panorama estellt. Besonderheit hierbei: Ich habe nur OpenSource Software benutzt!
Näheres zu den verwendeten Programmen und die interaktive 360° Ansicht findet ihr auf meiner Website:
#panorama #pano360 #photosphere #equirectangular #opensource #ilovefs #hugin# #darktable #gimp #pannellum #marzipano #kostnix #kostnixladen #bochum #ruhrgebiet #ruhrpott #ruhrarea
F-Droid - #Free and #OpenSource #Android #App #Repository
- #news #summary #ThisWeekInFdroid #TWIF
In this edition: Localization improvements in the F-Droid repository, F-Droid News section is splitting off, german article on how to have your own F-Droid repository, and Calendar Notifications Plus unpublished from Play Store. There are 2 new and 64 updated apps.
#InLoveWithJami #AwesomeSoftware #IM #GNU #WhatsApp #WA #FLOSS #GPL #FreeSoftware #FreeCulture #Jami #Ring #SFLphone #SIP #softphone #microsoft #windows #os #osx #ios #iphone #ipad #android #mobile #desktop #apps #skype #opensource #open-source #Savoir-faire #SavoirFaire #Linux #GNU-Linux #FSF
Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) is a SIP-compatible softphone and SIP-based instant messenger for Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS and Android. Developed and maintained by the Canadian company Savoir-faire Linux, and with the help of a global community of users and contributors, Jami positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement.
Jami is free and open-source software released under the GNU General Public License. In November 2016, it became part of the GNU Project. (...)
A GNU package
Jami is a free and universal communication platform which preserves the user's privacy and freedoms. (...)
With software there are only two possibilites: either the users control the programme or the programme controls the users. If the programme controls the users, and the developer controls the programme, then the programme is an instrument of unjust power.Many are familiar with that quote from Richard Stallman. This quote is what this post if based upon.
Either the user controls the software or the software controls the user. Two popular terms exist for the former, "Free Software" and "Open Source". The term "free software" refers to software which gives its users the four essential freedoms. "Open source" generally refers to the same kind of software, but emphasizes the fact that the source code is freely available, and markets itself as being of better quality and more secure that proprietary options. Both terms have their benefits and downsides.
- Refers to and emphasizes freedom
- Simple term once understood
- Often confused with "gratis" free
- Makes people think of "second rate"
- Shows simply that the source code is available
- Has good publicity
- Emphasizes the code too much (most users don't care)
- Misses the point about "user-controlled"
Thee cons keep the idea of user-controlled software from being widespread in the general public. Most people do not care whatsoever about the source code, and many believe it is even a disadvantage.
"Free software" makes people instantly think of price, and often gives a negative connotation. Once understood, it is a powerful term, but it is confused rather easily.
I suggest we develop another term, one that emphasizes the most important things to the public. Such a term should not have obvious misconceptions, and should emphasizes the user's freedom. This would not replace current terminology, but would provide a better option to use with people not wanting either a ten minute explanation, or changing their perspective too much about commonly used words for different purposes.
"Free software" is still a good term to show user freedom. "Open source" is still a good term to portray community, and, where applicable, the availability of the source code. The new term would likely be more in line with "free software" than "open source", mostly excluding the "free" misconception. Open source tried to solve that misconception in the late 90's, but it caused even more misconceptions and turn-offs than it solved.
What do you think of this?
#free-software #freesoftware #open-source #opensource #stallman #freedom #user-controlled
In hope that upload filters are not yet engaged, I quote quite extensively from above link:
UNICEF invites expressions of interest to receive funding from the UNICEF Innovation Fund (IF). The Fund provides investment-style funding for early-stage, open source technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people. The core motivation of the IF is to identify "clusters" or portfolios of initiatives around emerging technology, so that UNICEF can both shape markets and also learn about and guide these technologies to benefit children.#FreeSoftware #REOI #UNICEF #OpenSource #education #children
We invest in solutions clustered around $100billion industries in frontier technology spaces, such as: blockchain, UAVs, virtual and augmented reality, machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence. Our funding is not necessarily limited to the above. We are interested in companies that apply tech in new, groundbreaking, ways that are scalable and globally applicable. If you are aligned with our general criteria, we want to hear from you.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 (?)