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: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/organisation-stakeholder-dialogue-application-article-17-directive-copyright-digital-single .. 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—peer 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.
request for info re RMS email
I read https://medium.com/@selamie/remove-richard-stallman-fec6ec210794 . I believe I saw a couple folks on the birdsite (in replies on RMS-related threads) mention that they are on the CSAIL-related mailing list; they verified that the email quoted in the Medium post is authentic. Can't find those tweets now. Can any of you confirm the authenticity of the email, or point to others who have done so?
I'm just double-checking as due diligence, not because I significantly doubt the authenticity.
Seeking Russian speakers to review this pull request:
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 https://csaw.engineering.nyu.edu/
I've been finding new-to-me music via https://www.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: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property_talk:P943#Other_%22creator%22_types_do_not_require_sex_or_gender
@monsieuricon Hey, will you check out https://pyfound.blogspot.com/2019/08/pypi-security-q4-2019-request-for.html ? 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 :)
@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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