"Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?"
Public Money, Public Code
"We want legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software licence. If it is public money, it should be public code as well."
"Code paid by the people should be available to the people!"
I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.
There are now Delta Chat desktop release candidates for the 1.20 "e-mail app improvements" release series --- let us know of any issues -- for many it works nicely already ... https://support.delta.chat/t/help-testing-the-upcoming-1-20-x-release/1688
Convincing people to use centralised e-mail services like #protonmail or #tutanota is like promoting #Signal. You never know when they'll introduce their #mobilecoin.
Instead of that tell people about decentralisation and #gpg #pgp or #DeltaChat
- #Briar: https://briarproject.org
- #DeltaChat: https://delta.chat
- #Matrix: https://matrix.org
- #XMPP / #Jabber: https://xmpp.org (It aged very well, supports signal-like encyption and battery-efficient mobile apps now. If you dismissed it in the past, I encourage you to give it another try.)
Riseup is deprecating its #XMPP service.
"This year we are deprecating a few #Riseup services. The ones that will
be going away are xmpp [...] We are doing this because our labor resources are limited, we must prioritize services that are actively used by the largest number of users. [...] These services are used by a very few number of people, most have migrated to other chat software (eg. Matrix, Signal, DeltaChat) [...]"
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