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"Many small people who in many small places do many small things that can alter the face of the world"... Always try to be one of this many small people. and all the other stuff which makes the world a better place.

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"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall

Don't miss 's software freedom ! The first episode is about the day against with Cory Doctorow as guest fsfe.org/news/podcast/episode-

Which browser is consuming much more power than competitive ones? @3rik presenting interesting numbers and thoughts on in connection with at the @fsfe GA.

So, what's your guess?

Account migration "easier than ever, and with 3.0 comes the ability to bring your followers with you like magic!" Thanks a lot! I think that's one of the most important feature for a decentralized network! blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/10/

"Adobe is cutting off users in Venezuela due to US sanctions" Another example how dangerous it is to rely on proprietary and rented software. This can't happen to you if you build your business on top of which is the only software you really own. theverge.com/2019/10/7/2090403

I don't believe decentralization will succeed without large services. Most people can barely keep their mobile phone operating, let alone figure out which of the thousands of instances they should join or run their own. Large instances, of any software, are required to fill the need of those (clueless) people who just want to sign up and talk with people.

It's up to us software people to ensure the protocols are up to federating seamlessly not only thousands of small instances, but also large instances. I believe decentralization is a technical task, not something that we should push to the people.

I'm trying not to sound too judgemental, but IMHO when I see someone run an instance, make it popular and then shut it down - what I see is the failure of the federated web and I see thousands of accounts being closed and never opened again on another server because those people are annoyed of losing their "home" and just go to Twitter or Facebook which is guaranteed not to pull the carpet from under their feet.

I get the services of Frama grew too big, but that thought isn't going to be much consolation to the thousands of users who are potentially losing their social accounts. I hope they will consider giving the instances a new home instead of shutting them down - that would be a responsible thing to do imho.

"Der BDI-Präsident meinte dagegen, im Rahmen einer informationellen Selbstbestimmung sollten die Bürger selbst entscheiden können, welche Daten erhoben und verwendet werden" klingt gut, funktioniert aber nicht da der Anwender oft keine andere Möglichkeit hat als die Bedingungen zu akzeptieren. Ohne klaren Regeln die Unternehmen einhalten müssen wird das nichts. So funktioniert das in allen anderen Bereichen auch, Stichwort soziale Standards, Umweltstandards, usw. app.handelsblatt.com/politik/d

Today, the @fsfe@twitter.com's and @OpenForumEurope@twitter.com's Policy Meeting connects communities with EU policy makers. Exciting discussions about how we can strengthen software freedom, digital sovereignty, and a better collaboration in Europe together

Die Abhängigkeit von Microsoft gefährdet die digitale Souveränität des Staates und steht im Widerspruch zu den strategischen Zielen der IT des Bundes, so eine vom Bundesinnenministerium in Auftrag gegebenen Studie. Und was machen wir jetzt mit dieser Erkenntnis liebe Politiker*innen? heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Ma

At this years conference we had a Public Money? Public Code! panel with many great participants, including Alexander Sander from . peertube.social/videos/watch/0

Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation

Our statement: fsfe.org/news/2019/news-201909

I just learned that all builds are down due to a Takedown. After this is the second time I'm affected as a user. This is ridiculous github.com/github/dmca/blob/ma

Münchens Ex-OB Christian Ude der mit zu mehr Unabhängigkeit und höherer Datensicherheit verholfen hat sagt zur Rückabwicklung von : "Aber ich denke, dass das politische Kalkül des Kurswechsels nicht aufgehen wird und irgendwann die Frage auftaucht: Warum hat man die schon eroberte Unabhängigkeit aufs Spiel gesetzt?" linux-magazin.de/ausgaben/2019

In der aktuellen Ausgabe des Linux Magazin habe ich zusammen mit Matthias @kirschner einen Artikel zu den neuen Herausforderungen für Freie-Software-Geschäftsmodelle veröffentlicht. linux-magazin.de/ausgaben/2019

"Public services that do not share software solutions prevent others from reusing them, and so increase the costs to society", that's why Italy’s financial inspectors include public sector software reuse in their audits. joinup.ec.europa.eu/collection

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