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/msg irc.server.freenode.autoconnect off

oh well. thanks all, see you on the next IRC server

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"Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?"

Public Money, Public Code
publiccode.eu/

"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!"

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Apparently just mentioning "libera.chat" in a channel's topic is enough for the new Freenode admins to join, change the topic, and remove your operator status.

They even devoiced the admin, so he can't talk about what's going on in the channel.

Just wow 🤯

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Self-Repair Manifesto
Let's take back our right to repair! Help us get this manifesto posted in every workshop, hacker space, and garage in the world!

ifixit.com/Manifesto
#repair

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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.

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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 ... support.delta.chat/t/help-test

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🎶 I need attention, feed on my addiction
I want the action, satisfaction
You have to feed me words that I inquire
So my discord someday takes me higher 🎶

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If you're annoyed by the shit #Signal is doing, don't switch to the next centralized thing. They all tend to go bad after a while and you can't do anything about it. Use decentralized messengers instead, like #XMPP, #Matrix or #Deltachat. Federated protocols like them can't add features unless a lot of people agree.
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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

#email #freedom #privacy #security #clawsmail #Thunderbird #k9mail #openkeychain

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Great alternatives to #Signal that check all the boxes (#decentralization, #privacy, #opensource, #anonymous, #cryptocurrency-free):

- #Briar: briarproject.org
- #DeltaChat: delta.chat
- #Matrix: matrix.org
- #XMPP / #Jabber: 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.)

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Anyone use #DeltaChat? I installed it and I wanted to exchange some messages, to understand if really using only the mail system, the program can be 'immediate' like other IM programs such as WA Telegram or Signal. If you want to take this test with me, go ahead. #mastohelp

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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) [...]"

#Matrix #Signal #Deltachat

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telegram repeats the same bullshit whatsapp did about 8 years ago: halt the communities by ceasing development of clients. time to drop telegram. migrate to more respectful platforms: #xmpp, #deltachat, #matrix, #session.

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