Today the called on the Commission "to establish a consumers’ ‘right to repair". In paragraph 6 (g) the EP also acknowledges the problems of . Unfortunately it misses the chance to tackle the problem with an obligation to publish the code under a free licens after the product's support end:

This winter, are the new get-together for enthusiasts.

We like to help you to find your best match by offering all important information in a nutshell. We just introduced new categories to help you understand the offered infrastructure: "Technologies in use", "Online interactivity" and "User's freedom"

Spread the word. Help us to fill the content. Help people to connect via the most comprehensive collection of foss events in Europe and online:

We successfully tested Direct Messages between Pixelfed and Mastodon!

The Direct Messages feature will be shipping later today! 🎉

Die Absurdität digitaler Geschäftsmodelle zeigt sich immer wieder am eindrucksvollsten im Smartphone Segment:

übermittelt monatlich 260 MB an Mobilfunkdaten auch wenn das Gerät gar nicht benutzt wird - um Werbebanner "im Hintergrund vorzuladen", die folglich nie angezeigt werden...

The waiting has come to an end and we started the list of upcoming in and 2021 \°/

If you know about event that is not yet listed, please contribute:


Today we published our yearly report " in 2020". An entertaining and compact read about all important things the and our community has done and achieved during the last 12 months: is a site covering all events related to free open source software. You can follow them at:

➡️ @FOSS_events

The website is at

Although many events are cancelled due to the pandemic, many are taking place online, so it is still worth following 👍

#FossEvents #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Events #Conferences #Software #Development #Dev #Devs

#gnuHU lädt herzlich ein zur Online-Veranstaltung "Digitale Autonomie durch Freie Software" im Wintersemester 2020/21 an der #HumboldtUni - für genaue Infos siehe: - #StayFree!

Are you tired of a centralised Internet where even the and video recordings and are hosted and brought to you by Youtube aka Google?

Then join me in supporting and help to develop and integrate live streaming:

We are getting close to reach the target. You can make all the difference!


Thanks to @debian for their $10,000 contribution to the #roadmap to #PeerTube v3! <3 <3 <3

With this great recognition from the Debian Project, the €60,000 to fund live in PeerTube are almost reached. To contribute:

I really like this year's keynote of the by @darius "Let’s Play and Win Our Own Game"

In particular the point he is making that we need to "Provide more infrastructure, not just software": Users need good aka . Both are the implementation of the we aim for, enabled by the developers and their software.

Julia Reda fordert einen Europäischen Open Technology Fund: "Wir müssen viele verschiedene, langfristig angelegte Förderstrukturen für -Technologien aufbauen, für sichere und ungefilterte Kommunikation."

Es ist "von enormer Wichtigkeit Komponenten über lange Zeiträume instand zu halten, stetig zu verbessern und laufend auf Schwachstellen zu überprüfen."

"Und die Ausgestaltung des Programms muss in den Händen der Zivilgesellschaft liegen."

I just learned about a new " of documents from projects":

Besides being very useful in itself, what I really love is that they use one of my favourite solutions for it:

"The collection lives in , which means not only is the collection completely catalogued and indexed, but also each doc comes with a so you can use the collection and search the contents of all of the governance docs at once."

Much of what we think we "own" online like books, movies and music is actually a form of leasing from Amazon, Google, Apple, etc. These companies may mislead people to believe they own the products they pay for. They may have no idea that their viewing, reading and watching is surveilled.

Working with our members of Congress and other legislative bodies to legally define the word "Buy" and force companies to use "Lease" instead, could help people understand what is really happening.

I keep coming back to the thought that the fediverse isn't really meant for the standard web browser. It needs its own dedicated native client, a "fediverse browser".

@darylsun thank you very much for the pointer! Seems like Plume has a bit less features and misses direct Markdown support which I think I will also love a lot. On the other hand it seems more widely used and hosted by third-partys than writefreely.

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