Today, we installed #FreedomBox on Olimex's LIME2 single-board computer.
Here's what it looks like without a case! This single-board is a fully functional computer which we made into a private server.
The LIME2 board is Open Source Hardware. Learn more: https://www.olimex.com/wiki/A20-OLinuXino-LIME2#Hardware
If you have an opinion on daylight-saving-time you might want to take part in the #EU public consultation on summertime arrangements https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/2018-summertime-arrangements
* random thought *
If OpenStreetMap became 100% decentralized and on federated protocols, their maps would improve, their overhead costs would lower and we could have a real alternative to gmaps.
Wenn man die Lachnummer "Bundesclient" kennt, siehe https://gi.de/themen/beitrag/forderungen-hinsichtlich-der-entwicklung-eines-bundesclients-auf-windows-10-basis/, dann ist die Aufgabe von Linux in der niedersächsischen Finanzverwaltung ein Skandal: https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Linux-Aus-Niedersachsen-will-knapp-13-000-Rechner-auf-Windows-umstellen-4119380.html #Linux #DSGVO
“We are very happy to announce the next Eclectic Tech Carnival, a feminist tech skill-share event. The /ETC is a gathering of people*, who critically use/study/share/improve everyday information technologies in the context of the free software and open hardware movements.”
8-13 October 2018
XM24 – Bologna, Italy
#gnu #linux als Standard-Wahlalternative für die Computer-Arbeitsplätze von ~35000 Student*innen? 30 stud. Gremien der #HumboldtUni haben sich bereits mit #gnuHU solidarisiert. Es bleibt eine Mammut-Aufgabe - mal sehen, wie hilfreich Mastodon(ten) sind, die dahinterliegende Idee in Form von #gnUNI an anderen Bildungsträgern zu verbreiten... alle Updates zu #gnuHU gibt es in Zukunft jedenfalls auch hier! Danke im Voraus für alle Retoots zu https://hu.berlin/gnuHU-linux und https://hu.berlin/gnUNI-linux!
Problems we are having with #Signal:
* It is and will remain centralized (clear strategy of *not* federating servers)
* It requires strong identifiers/selectors (phone#) to use
* Author disallows distribution by anyone but Google, although free/libre
* It keeps pushing away verification of fingerprint in interface
* It relies on Google+Amazon infrastructure
* Its funding is shady (OTF = Radio Free Asia = USG)
= clearly unethical choices, unjustifiable by accessibility or technological reasons.
I had a recent invasive experience with a browser called Firefox. The default search engine was Google, a surveillance capitalist. So I was being tracked every time I wrote into the address bar. (Apparently, the browser maker receives billions from Google.) Then I saw that third-party cookies were on by default and tracking protection was off. Finally, I realised I'd been sharing data and was enrolled in "studies" with the browser maker.
our Sean O'Brien on Facebook and privacy-respecting replacement @Mastodon, with an interview with @Gargron:
Join us to discuss: Social-Media- und Code-Hosting-Plattformen in Verein oder Genossenschaft hosten am 26.8.2018 (R 119) @froscon in St. Augustin bei Bonn!
RT @DisinfoEU@twitter.com: "You're apologising every year Mr #Zuckerberg. You've apologised several times this year. Can you actually solve your problems? Self-regulation clearly doesn't work. I'm a liberal, but even I think EU should regulate you". 👏@ALDEgroup @email@example.com nailed it #zuckerberghearing
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