1) Mastodon is not one but many.
Mastodon - a free ( as in freedom ) open source (#FOSS) microblogging software developed by a community. [ Mainly @Gargron :) ]. You can run it yourself or join a community's/ friend's server you like.
Twitter - a microblogging service run by a company. Their service is running on their servers. Nothing much is in your hand really.
⚠️ Synapse Admins: Please upgrade to at least 1.20.0 to mitigate a denial of service vulnerability, CVE-2020-26890. For more information see: https://matrix.org/blog/2020/11/23/synapse-disclosing-cve-2020-26890
h/t @firstname.lastname@example.org for reporting
Wheee! New episode! We’re talking #nodevember in this episode! Jonas and Luca explain what Nodevember is, how it started, and how you can be a part of it yourself. These two are great fun to listen to… and while you listen, you can make your own burst of node-y goodness.
MiniDebConf Online - Gaming Edition: Lightning talks, shoutouts, tiny talks and MiniDebCamp https://lists.debian.org/debconf-announce/2020/11/msg00000.html
KDE Plasma's System Monitor gets a facelift and a new backend, letting you keep track of all your machine's resources, such as how much space you have left on your hard disks, the load on your CPU and the applications slowing down your system.
Mobilizon. Your events. Your groups. Your data.
Go behind the scenes of the design of #Mobilizon, our new tool to free your groups and events from Facebook.
(illus CC-By @davidrevoy)
On 18th this month, as an activity of the camp, learners were asked to give a input on what they would like to preserve and cherish as a knowledge for future. A virtual Knowledge Tree was made to receive and store the live inputs from the learners in its leaves.
Tree leaves were filled with varied and highly interesting inputs from learners after the activity. The Knowledge Tree with learner inputs from the activity can now be explored at - https://tree.fsci.in/free-software-camp-2020.html
Last Sunday the UK/US/CA/AU/NZ/IN/JP govts issued a statement asking tech companies to add backdoors into E2E encryption. This is a big deal: unfortunately *backdoors do not work*. Read about our alternative: combating abuse via decentralised reputation.🔒 https://matrix.org/blog/2020/10/19/combating-abuse-in-matrix-without-backdoors
Pepper&Carrot self-published comics books in English version are now available!
Get your own copies on: https://www.davidrevoy.com/shop
We found an open source license that Google is against so we're changing to it: Hello AGPL!
It helps prevent corporations from taking our code and selling it as a proprietary competitor.
No change to you as a Plausible subscriber or self-hoster.
Conservancy is excited to announce we've received a grant from ARDC to pursue a new #copyleft compliance strategy to help people take more control over our devices. https://sfconservancy.org/news/2020/oct/01/new-copyleft-strategy-launched-with-ARDC-grant/
Mozilla launched #unfcktheinternet campaign.
Makes for good reading and is hip.
It just lacks one very crucial part -
Promotion of federated, decentralized/distributed free software services at the forefront as alternatives to fix privacy and freedom issues.
Mozilla's anti-establishment service solutions seems to be independent but centralized solutions.
If you look at software as just a tool, then it is only natural you don't give that priority. Only if you see the politics of controlling the software in the big picture, you can appreciate it. It is not only about your phone, it has implications on medical devices that some of have to connect to your bodies, voting machines that decide who rules you, big tech that monitors and influence your decisions. Of course there is arrogant people in FOSS, like in rest of the society.
An wonderful interview that ends on a very hopeful note.
... the only data, the only personal data that isn't about you, that isn't a threat to you is the data that hasn't been collected...
Happy Birthday, LibreOffice!
#LibreOffice #10years #10th #anniversary
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!