You are in Switzerland and you want to kick and the out of public schools?

Do you want a publicly financed (F)OS video platform for research and ?

Then sign this petition:

video-conference-petition.ch/

Did you ever have troubles explaining to your friends or your relatives why surveillance is so bad? Sure you did!

The "The Social Dilemma" has found a way to explain it also to less technical people thanks to a lot of animations and real-life examples.

It also contains the criticisms of some of the early developers of those big-data monsters, and it is therefore an important source for technical people too.

Worth watching!! 🎞️ 🍿

Search the entire PeerTube with a single click:

sepiasearch.org/

No publicity, no "recommended for you" brainwash, no watching you. πŸ₯

100% freedom. πŸŽ†

AGPLv3 licence. 😍

Another kick in the ass to . πŸ–•

Thank you @Framasoft !!!

!!!!

"In July 2007 the Wall Street Journal reported that since 2009, Google had actively sought out and provided funding to professors for research and policy papers that support Google's positions on matters related to law, regulation, competition, patents, and so forth."

Sources:

Page 126 of "The age of " by S.

"Paying Professors: Inside Google's Academic Influence Campaign"
wsj.com/articles/paying-profes

"In the final months of the administration, then Secretary of Defense Ash Carter toured , where he announced a new Innovation Advisory Board, meant to formalize a channel between the tech executives and the Department of Defence (). Carter appointed ERIC ( CEO) to the new board and tasked him with selecting its members."

Sources:

Page 120 of "The age of " by S.

wired.com/2016/03/ex-google-ce

!!!

Summer 2003: pays $2.07 million to outfit the agency with an appliance capable of searching 15 million documents in 24 languages.

Sources:

Page 117 of "The age of " by S.

insidegoogle.com/wp-content/up

!!!

Hi Frank @Karlitschek

keeps being a pain for calls with several participants even on powerful servers.

Talk works much better for 1:1 calls, but it fails when calling several participants unless an external SIGNALING server is used: help.nextcloud.com/t/signaling

However, Nextcloud supports only its own servers: github.com/nextcloud/spreed/is

Are these running proprietary software?
Or could you provide some tips on how to 100% self-host an instance for 10+ participants?

Talk vs.

NextCloud Talk:
βœ… much less resources needed on server-side thanks to p2p (5x to 20x less)
βœ… requires an account to create a *new* room (server overload protection)
βœ… runs in a browser
βœ… AGPL licence

Jitsi:
❌ resources-hungry (on server)
❌ no end2end encryption (need to trust server)
❌ uses servers by default
βœ… runs in a browser
❌ Apache licence (code can be closed)

NextCloud is easier to install than Jitsi on Debian Buster:

docs.nextcloud.com/server/18/a

If you install on your server, edit the file
/etc/jitsi/meet/jitsi.example.com-config.js

and comment these lines:
// The STUN servers that ..
stunServers: [
{urls:'stun:
stun.l.GOOGLE.com:19302' },...],

!!!

Also, it is *not true* that is "fully encrypted" as stated on meet.jit.si/. Instead:

" does not provide a way of conducting multi-party
conversations with end-to-end ."
github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet#se

Thanks @galaxis and @infosechandbook@chaos.social

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If you install on your server, edit the file
/etc/jitsi/meet/jitsi.example.com-config.js

and comment these lines:
// The STUN servers that ..
stunServers: [
{urls:'stun:
stun.l.GOOGLE.com:19302' },...],

!!!

Also, it is *not true* that is "fully encrypted" as stated on meet.jit.si/. Instead:

" does not provide a way of conducting multi-party
conversations with end-to-end ."
github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet#se

Thanks @galaxis and @infosechandbook@chaos.social

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If you can , install your own server not to overload public ones.

Step-by-step example (30-60 minutes):

* rent a DEV1-M server on scaleway.com/ with Debian Buster (7,99 Eur/month)
* disable IPv6 (to avoid bugs later)
* reboot (!)
* note public and private IP
* buy a domain (gandi.net,..), and set public IP
* follow github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/bl (with NAT)
* reboot and enjoy!!

A single call with two users uses about 10% of CPU.

alternatives

Do you dream a job paid by ?

The Free Software Foundation Europe () is hiring!

fsfe.org/news/2020/news-202001

Apply now, and help spreading misinformation telling that "open" is the same as "free":
fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event

Background:
* Google is a sponsor of @fsfe since 2007, and the main sponsor since 2013:
fsfe.org/donate/thankgnus.en.h

* Why "open-source" misses the point:
gnu.org/philosophy/open-source



money

When Google corrupts your politicians, your schools (), your newspapers (), your web, your emails, your universities, .., you expect ".org"s like the to be your last resort and to defend you.

But when you discover that also the FSFE is financed by Google (2013-2020), it is finally time to :

fsfe.org/donate/thankgnus.en.h

& fought even in court:
gnu.org/proprietary/malware-go
fsf.org/licensing/google-book-

Is the @fsfe in the position to do the same?

@FuckOffGoogle @aral

Google hates .

Google finances the Software Freedom Conservancy (sfconservancy.org/sponsors/)

The Software Freedom Conservancy organizes a conference on copyleft (2020.copyleftconf.org/) @fosdem

You do the math.

Is becoming ??


The city of wants to keep Google and Microsoft out of their schools! πŸŽ†

Schools are experimenting with Collabora (Nexcloud), Kolab, Mahara, Mattermost and Moodle. ❀️

Some, of course, complain for the minor incompatibilities, e.g., with MS Word, but they should blame themselves for not having used Open-Standards in the first place!

Full article (in German only):
inside-it.ch/articles/55959

If you know other cities running similar initiatives please reply.


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