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I am delighted to launch the 'Libre Tech Shop' - a unique shop for products that respect your freedom to learn, hack, extend and do things yourself.

Check out the online shop at:

libretech.shop

The background story behind this launch:

abhas.io/libretechshop/

Here - you'll be able to buy liberated computers, hackable mechanical keyboards, private and secure home automation solutions, wireless routers, spare parts and much more.

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Today, at DeepRoot GNU/Linux, we complete 20 years of building, selling, supporting and advocating and /#Linux.

Please do visit the brief timeline we've published at:

20.deeproot.in.

I'm looking forward to using this occasion to discuss software freedom, self-hosting, building / running a free software business and so much more.

@xpil for situations like this, I like to create a persistent reverse ssh tunnel that allows me to directly access host C from A by using B as a proxy like @robby metioned.
Here's a good write-up on how to do that with ssh-keys and create a service which will keep the tunnel up in case it ever goes down: dev.to/bulletmark/create-a-rev

Am I the only one who gets anxiety from scheduling appointments?

1️⃣ I can't sleep the night before a trip.
2️⃣ I can't focus in the hours leading to a scheduled two minute phone call.
3️⃣ Asking for an appointment is the surest way to ruin my day.

My best work gets done at night.

Contributing to free software requires privilege. Even regular contributors might sometimes find themselves without it.

Time, focus and money. You might find yourself lacking in one of these at various points in your life.

While software projects from startups move like streams, most free software projects move like glaciers. They move slowly but they keep moving for decades.

Being away from a project doesn't mean you have to give it up. You can join back later.

#FreeSoftware #Privilege

So I was part of FSCI campaign [1] to setup FSCI Jitsi Meet instance [2]. It was a fun and learning experience. Wrote a blog post chronicling it [3].

[1]: fund.fsci.in/
[2]: meet.fsci.in/
[3]: blog.sahilister.in/2021/06/exp

#fsci #jitsi #crowdfunding #100DaysToOffload

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@F1RUM Thanks. I bought the laptop that I am typing in right now from @abhas. Very very cool stuff!

@abhas
Awesome shop! I wish that you shipped outside of India, but I wish you the best of luck.

Here is a build-log of my attempt to build an (almost) perfect home automation solution...

My goals:

a) it should be easy to re-program and flash new firmware

b) it should be simple for owners to pre-configure and compile custom firmware

c) it should not be frustrating to configure and integrate multiple devices in a network

ask.libre.support/t/attempts-i

Premise:

A hackable product makes it trivial for its owner to customise, compile and install (ie. flash) the software which powers it.

Hello, free software community. This is a new libre software oriented computer shop opened in India by @abhas. You can think it is similar to ThinkPenguin and Technoethical in US and Europe but in India instead. Currently, it ships only in India but you can see everything about it is awesome. I think you will be interested.

Organizations:
@fsf @fsfe @fsfi @fsftn @kde @gnome

Friends: @mikegerwitz @strypey @lightweight @selea @redstarfish @arh @praveen

#FreeSoftware #Hardware #Computer

I forgot to mention that the Libre Tech Shop is 100% LibreJs compliant.

That was my first criteria for choosing an e-commerce framework. The choice Wordpress + Woocommerce enabled me to add LibreJs headers to all the javascript code (all of which was free/libre software already!).

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I am delighted to launch the 'Libre Tech Shop' - a unique shop for products that respect your freedom to learn, hack, extend and do things yourself.

Check out the online shop at:

libretech.shop

The background story behind this launch:

abhas.io/libretechshop/

Here - you'll be able to buy liberated computers, hackable mechanical keyboards, private and secure home automation solutions, wireless routers, spare parts and much more.

Results for Statement regarding Richard Stallman's readmission to the FSF board

lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2

Option 7 defeats Option 4 by ( 197 - 196) = 1 votes.

Option 7 "Debian will not issue a public statement on this issue"

Option 4 "Call on the FSF to further its governance processes"

Another daily news paper migrated to #scribus. Happy to see the share of free software is increasing in print media sector.❤❤

🎉 Owncast 0.0.6, an open-source live video streaming service is out!

Biggest changes:

- completely configure and manage your settings via the admin interface

- build your own integrations, bots, tools and customizations on top of Owncast with the 3rd party APIs

Also check out the new website: owncast.online/

meshedinsights.com/2021/01/27/

"All open source licenses are permissive. They give you permission in advance to use the software for any purpose, to improve the software any way you wish and to share the software with whoever you want."

By Simon Phipps

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