And if you're worried about being prepared or strategy, I can put you in touch with good people in Brussels!

Do you help run a federated or decentralised service in Europe -- or know someone who does? Please pass this link on. It's the application to meet politicians to discuss how the EU's copyright filters (Article 13/17) will be implemented. I worry about a backroom deal struck between Facebook/Google that excludes the next generation of open Net services: ec.europa.eu/digital-single-ma .. Please speak up!

Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.

so who are the artists/activists/engineers in NYC working on decentralized networking (broadly construed鈥攑eer to peer, activitypub-esque stuff, mesh networking, gopher revivals, etc.)?

(I feel like I probably know most of them [and maybe even had them as students] but for some reason I can't come up with a quick list)

The fight for diversity, equality and inclusion is the fight for software freedom. Our movement will only be successful if it includes everyone. RMS does not speak for these values.
sfconservancy.org/news/2019/se

here is a box of soft kitn purrs and luv to open whenever you feel sad 馃巵

request for info re RMS email 

open source software development is essentially the greatest cooperative mmorpg ever created

What鈥檚 a good venue for getting advice on coding style for Rust programs? I have a couple of nontrivial programs that I鈥檝e managed to kitbash together but they are lacking in elegance and I鈥檓 pretty sure there鈥檚 a better way to do certain things I just don鈥檛 know what it is.

What do people like for an iOS imap email client these days? Must be able to handle old school mailing lists (plain text only, > quotation, replies below quoted text).

One of the decisions I made this week: deciding it wasn't worth the risk to snag a free used keyboard that was left over from last year's CSAW cybersecurity competition csaw.engineering.nyu.edu/

Dear FOSS maintainers who have experienced issues with sustainability for your projects: What would help you more when it comes to successfully executing your projects?

I've been finding new-to-me music via bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ghtz0 and by buying CDs at concerts and thrift stores/used bookstores. Listening today to The Bangles, Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks.

Folks who do wikidata, would appreciate support on my proposal to remove the constraint that anyone added to an item as its programmer must have a "sex or gender" statement on their own wikidata item record: wikidata.org/wiki/Property_tal

Gotta say, NetNewsWire 5.0 including Julia Evans' blog as a default subscription is classy AF and completely appropriate for her level of wonderfulness

For those of you under 30: are you aware of the free software (as in GNU) vs. open source (as in OSI) debate?

Please RT for visibility, I think my immediate circle is mostly older people 馃槅

@monsieuricon Hey, will you check out pyfound.blogspot.com/2019/08/p ? PSF is seeking developers to implement cryptographic signing and malware detection on PyPI, and is running a Request For Information discussion till 18 September to get more input on implementation choices. And please feel free to boost. Thanks!

Software project needs contributors! How do you go about finding them?

kepi is an ActivityPub library for Django, and a daemon based on it. It lets you do e.g.

$ kepi post "Hello world"

and to assign hook scripts for things like "item liked" or "new follower".

I would rather like not to be the only one working on this :)

gitlab.com/marnanel/kepi

@cwebber I thought you might want to know that Leonard played and enjoyed some of your Mario games the other night!

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