Santhosh Thottingal wins the President's Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman for 2019

Santhosh Thottingal has won the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman by the Hon. President of India. This is in recognition of his substantial contribution in the field of Malayalam language. The award, instituted in 2016, is given to the substantial contributions to languages such as Sanskrit, Persian, Arabi, Pali and Classical

blog.smc.org.in/santhosh-thott

Want to help build the free software movement? If you’re a student, consider interning with @fsf, a nonprofit group in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The application deadline is 9/2. twitter.com/fsf/statuses/11592

With Prof. Donald E. Knuth (Stanford) at the Tex User Group Conference 2019, Palo Alto, California . Yes, I received my cheque for the changes to The Art of Computer Programming.

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You have been making the World, build by a Community for the past 15 years

We are proud to unveil the final hardware specifications for the Librem 5 smartphone, set to begin shipping in Q3 of 2019.

puri.sm/posts/librem-5-smartph

For #Malayalam, it works better than Google Input Tools !

The desktop app currently supports Malayalam, #Hindi, #Tamil, #Telugu and #Bangla. But Malayalam works the best.

Check out varnamproject.com for a live demo and if you wanna know more about the amazing library.

I've made this #linux app for typing in Manglish and other Indian languages with predictive transliteration.

It's very easy to install with @FlatpakApps@twitter.com !

It's a frontend for the amazing library varnamproject.com made by @navaneethkn@twitter.com !

Install - subinsb.com/varnam

MNT Reform 2 motherboard PCB rev D-1. could also be a very long phone.

Recently, Github has restricted people from Iran, Syria, and other regions from accessing their private repositories and the static website host Github Pages.

Free and ethical technology use denounces such crony nepotism oppressing individuals from practicing technological liberties and hacker culture. Please consider using sourcehut.org/ as your new host for your projects. Sourcehut is 100% libre, composable, Javascript-free, and does not track you at all!

Slapping a ™ on words to remind people they're using a commercial service to do whatever it is they're doing.

"Are you going to post a Story™ about that?"

"Yeah I got your GMail™ earlier, I'll email you back soon."

"Why facts don't change minds" By James Clear

jamesclear.com/why-facts-dont-

Very helpful and intuitive essay on why facts are not enough many times. Gave me a fresh insight into why others don't easily accept my arguments in favour of choosing or privacy and so on.

I think we, in the community, can borrow many ideas from this.

open source software development advice 

As of yesterday #Microsoft's #DRM server is gone. If you have any ebooks through their store . . . bid them adieu ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Users will be given refunds but the books themselves will no longer be readable. If you made notes on the titles, you'll get $25 credit as a, "we're sorry you'll no longer have access to the notes you took on all those books. Here's $25 and we'll call it even!"

#DefectiveByDesign is a campaign run by the #FSF to combat Digital Restrictions Management and they work to prevent this exact kind of thing from happening.
defectivebydesign.org/

Please STOP, stop, stop using #Google #reCaptcha on your websites!
You are giving away your visitors' #privacy and they cannot even opt-out and avoid it if they want to reach your contents.
fastcompany.com/90369697/googl
#privacyMatters #webdevelopment

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