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Dr Richard Stallman is on tour in India for the next two weeks. Attend one of this talks at a venue close to you.

More details are available at: rms-tour.gnu.org.in

Please sign-up at: gnu.org.in/register so that we can estimate how many people might attend each event and plan the logistics accordingly.

France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:

joinmobilizon.org/en/

Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.

It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.

You can also follow its Mastodon account here:

@mobilizon

#Mobilizon #DeleteFacebook #Events #Alternatives #Fediverse

The current technological industry wants to normalize cloud computing, but did you know you are losing ownership of your software and freedoms in the process? #NoSaaSS

I keep reminding myself of this great graphic by Sarah Andersen whenever I do ... just about anything. BTW, Sarah is the copyright holder of this image.

Poster by Rabeeu, Owl Generation. Thanks to Joice for arranging it and @kannan for updating it. #pirates #piratesin

Today we had some interesting conversations during our campaign. One person asked me if I'm contesting to win. I told him 'if already knew who is going to win, then we won't need elections to begin with'. Others echoed similar concern and I told them 'if you all vote I can win'. One person asked me what is my qualification to contest, I asked him back 'what is the qualification of the candidates from major parties?'. He said PK Sreemathy is a teacher and K Sudhakaran is advocate. #piratesin

Need a weekend read?

Thanks to the generosity of @mcsweeneys and the authors, The End of Trust, the first all-nonfiction McSweeney’s issue, focusing on technology, privacy, and surveillance, is free to download under a @creativecommons license. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/11/end-

My article about designing posters with scribus krita and Inkscape is published on opensource.com - opensource.com/article/19/4/de

Pixelfed will be a year old in a few days.

I'm a high school dropout that has never taken any CS or computer classes.

Web development is just a hobby of mine, I work in the auto industry.

I'm so proud of this project, I never would have imagined that I could make something like this.

Thank you for helping me realize credentialism isn't so important as you think. ❤️ :pixelfed:

This has been scheduled and published thanks to @fdroidorg 's recent upgrade from to . You can even now <3

This is a big step in user experience, thank you very much @tom79 ! I just donated you some Euros for this to help you keep the good work going.

"Someday, this will happen to Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. Don't trust the platforms to archive your data." boingboing.net/2019/03/17/face

March 31st is World Backup Day!

Don't forget to backup your data.

Nishant Sharma will be speaking at the LibrePlanet conference today around 8:20 pm IST about "Building network equipment and a business with free software and liberated hardware".

Watch live: libreplanet.org/2019/live/

More at: libreplanet.org/2019/program/#

The privacy team is sprinting in Leipzig for 5 days. They'll discuss how to encrypt email headers to limit metadata 3rd parties can sniff, detect non-encrypted http links, and implement a proxy that will give you control over what data leaves your system, among many other things.

I've been donating to @mozilla Thunderbird (every month) for a few months now. It occurred to me that I was not doing anything to support one of the most important free software projects that I depend upon daily.

Please consider donating: donate.mozilla.org/en-us/thund

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