Better than WhatsApp: Try these Free Software Apps and Services — Free Software Foundation India

fsf.org.in/article/better-than

#WhatsApp #Telegram #Signal #matrix #xmpp #p2p #element #quicksy #FreeSoftware

Thanks to Riya for making the info graphics.

Kids are born hackers.

വളരുമ്പോൾ ആ കൗതുകം കാത്തുസൂക്ഷിക്കുക :)

I forgot my work laptop does not have infinite ram

How did you manage to get off of #WhatsApp? My entire family, including my elderly grandparents, and family living on the other side of the country, are so deeply connected through whatsapp chats and groups that I'm afraid I will loose sight of them once I delete the service. I really hate the app with passion, but I just don't know if deleting it will be beneficial or not.

Guys, gals, them. Linux is about doing what you want.

Embrace it.

Don't judge.

Just rejoice that it's not Windows or MacOS.

@arunmathaisk Thanks for sharing it. I would add a mention to quarkus.io/ if I were writing it today. It is similar to micronaut, but appears to conform to the JAX-RS spec.

What an amazing blog post guide about "modern" web development in Java by @akshay .

asd.learnlearn.in/java-web/

Hey folks, our very own MiniDebConf India 2021 [1], scheduled for 23-24th of January is here organized by Debian India community.

The event will see talks on Debian, Free Software projects, community and everything in between.

The Call for Proposal is for the same is on [2]. Feel free to submit talks, workshops, BoFs or share it with whosoever might benefit from it. See you there and don't forget to be awesome ;)

[1] in2021.mini.debconf.org/
[2] in2021.mini.debconf.org/contri

It feels nice seeing such diversity and so many different instances on the federated timeline.

Mastodon/Pleroma has really taken of.

RT @G_IW@twitter.com

This utter crap is being distributed through schools from the 'local authority' so presume @WalsallCouncil@twitter.com today. The level of disinformation is staggering. I'd be proud to find my kids learning to use any of these. Except Discord but that's nothing to do with hacking.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/G_IW/status/122770

Privacy in Digital Age | Abraham Raji @avronr

Mothers are special people. They know how you feel from the way you sound over a phone call. Well they've been seeing you almost constantly from your birth. They also use this incredible amount of information to tell you exactly the right to make you do exactly what they want.

abrahamraji.in/posts/privacy/

#privacy

The best encryption t-shirt ever. 😍 Now available in the Tutanota fan shop. 😀👇
shop.spreadshirt.de/tutanotash

Tutanota is still blocked in Russia to stop encrypted communication. We need to fight for privacy around the world. ✊ If you are affected, you can still access Tutanota with a vpn or the Tor browser.
tutanota.com/blog/posts/tutano

Silicon Valley has a monopoly on the web. But everyone of us can make a difference by choosing privacy-friendly alternatives. Here are some ideas:
✅ Tutanota email & calendar
✅ Firefox browser
✅ DuckDuckGo search
✅ OpenStreetMap
✅ Mastodon
What are your favorites on the web?
cnbc.com/2020/10/06/house-demo

While some conspiracy theorists argue not to use encryption as this would put you on the radar of three-letter agencies, we argue the opposite: Everyone should use encryption to protect others.

Consumerism has done this weird trick of pushing "convenience" as a kind of moral sentiment. It does not apply to "work" (or "labor" to those on the left) which is supposed to be non-fun but required.

The central idea seem to be that anything that is not one's "job" should involve as little effort as possible. Laziness is a virtue and anything that requires effort is dismissed as foolish, old-fashioned drudgery. But don't most rewarding things require effort?

If we want people to move away from corporate hegemony, we will also need to convince people that convenience is often not a virtue and that doing things the hard way can be fun, interesting and convivial (not to mention more sustainable, local and humane).

स्वतंत्र/मुक्त सॉफ्टवेयर शिविर, फ्री सॉफ्टवेयर फाउंडेशन ऑफ इंडिया (एफ. एस. एफ. आई) और फ्री सॉफ्टवेयर कम्युनिटी ऑफ इंडिया (एफ. एस. सी. आई) द्वारा आयोजित स्वतंत्र/मुक्त सॉफ्टवेयर पर एक ऑनलाइन मेंटरशिप शिविर है। यह अक्टूबर में शुरू होगा और फरवरी के अंत तक चलेगा।

शिक्षार्थियों और गुरूजनों के लिए आवेदन लिंक शिविर वेबसाइट (camp.fsf.org.in) पर अब खुले हैं और 15 अक्टूबर तक खुले रहेंगे।

fsci.in/hi/blog/free-software-

Thanks to @sahilister for translating this announcement to Hindi.

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