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Be good to eachother!! It's not hard, just have empathy!

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I'm not happy with how the Wil Wheaton situation was resolved. An admin was overwhelmed with frivolous reports about him and felt forced to exile him. I've said before that I think it sets a dangerous precedent on how a large group of people can mobilize to drive anyone off the fediverse. Mob rule is universally dangerous: Mods and admins must examine evidence and decide based on wrongdoing and danger, and not on how many times someone was reported.

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Just listening to someone explaining that because a link is "https" you can only go to it if it is sent to you directly in an email. So therefore, secure.

Security is hard, but we're clearly not educating people on what they need to know.

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Is it just me, or is there extra hostility towards GPL these days?

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Tusky 3.0 has been released on Google Play and Amazon, @fdroidorg should follow soon.
New features include a black AMOLED theme and the possibility to edit account fields.
Read the full releasenotes here: github.com/tuskyapp/Tusky/rele

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@hellcp @vinzv I don't see the point in packaging proprietary software in traditional way, especially when you can't (nor should) put it in official repositories or even OBS.

Make a flatpak or use snap which already has Minecraft packaged, those formats were designed for proprietary software in first place.

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The hardest part of using PGP, key management, doesn't scale well in large organizations. We solved this problem at First Look Media (where there are over 200 PGP users) with GPG Sync. We maintain a keylist, and everyone subscribes to it, so everyone has the latest public key for everyone else.

I'm excited to announce that we've submitted a draft RFC that will turn GPG Sync into an internet standard!

Check this out: tech.firstlook.media/keylist-r

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A lot of talk on Twitter about the desire to create a not for profit public alternative to Facebook and Twitter and I'm scratching my head because I have had to politely remind everyone that such things already exist

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A disturbing trend I've noted in the #FOSS community are end users demanding developers cater to their desires.

That's not how any of this works. FOSS developers are volunteers, and you are not their customer. You don't get to force developers to spend time on your pet projects.

If you want a feature: Submit a PR. If you don't like how a project is ran: Fork it.

You don't get to demand how a volunteer spends their limited resources. If you think it's worth it, submit a bounty for it.

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Don't let your Open Source get ##commonsclaused! Read about how the #CommonsClause restricts your software freedom. Despite the opposition's rhetoric, #FOSS *is* sustainable without turning it into proprietary software; it's what we do here at #Conservancy. sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/au

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I was just doing typical enterprise stuff and suddenly I noticed that for some reason SUSE's tagline, "We adapt. You succeed." had been sliced off to "We adapt. You succ"

nice
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Hello new #Mastodon folks! 🐘

Have you heard of the #Fediverse? πŸ—ΊοΈ

It's a set of community projects that use the #ActivityPub standard to talk to each other.

Mastodon is the most well developed, but there are many works in progress too:

Instagram -> PixelFed πŸ“·
@pixelfed
pixelfed.social

YouTube -> PeerTube 🎞️
joinpeertube.org/

SoundCloud -> Funkwhale 🎧
@funkwhale join.funkwhale.audio/

MeetUp -> GetTogether 🍻
@GetTogetherComm
gettogether.community

...and many others.

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Some twitter v. Mastodon tips for all of the lovely new tooters:

When you like a tweet on twitter, a swarm of AIs spin into action, analysing every aspect of the tweet and trying so desperately to find the matching tweet to show you next that will keep you scrolling, lest their masters decommission them in favor of a new version.

When you fave a toot on Mastodon, there aren't any AIs; you just made another human being across the world feel nice.

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I have a bunch of friends from Twitter joining Mastodon tonight so I made a quick guide to how the site works. Making it public so anyone can see/boost it if it's helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Just found out that there's a Mastodon icon in fontawesome!
Nice!

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Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. This server is run by the main developers of the Mastodon project. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!