We've just open Aixeta, a non-profit platform for ongoing crowdfunding!
All surplus will be returned to the community, via donations, awards or any other idea we may come up with.
For now only creators based in Spain can receive money from subscriptors (we're working on the legal issues to make it available elsewhere), but anyone can create a profile and at least show the world what you're doing.
I'm proud and thrilled to be part of this as the lead developer 🤘
There is an increasing number of free (as in freedom) smartphone apps that require other, non-free system components to work. Examples:
- Briar requires Bluetooth for the initial hookup
- Firefox, Tor Browser (and others) require a proprietary graphics renderer
- Conversations expects a working camera to scan QR codes for contact verification
The result is that these apps are either useless or require workarounds on actually free operating systems, such as #Replicant. This trend is concerning.
What's a good resource to start learning about #encryption? Specially about reversible encryption, such as messages that need to be stored *and* displayed.
I literally have no idea, but I guess there are widely spread practices for that. Just don't know where to start. I don't mind paying.
Some people (a lot, probably) like to use tests as documentation. I think this is fine for libraries, since it's an easy way for developers to explore the options available and the expected results. This leads to very granular, almost forensic tests.
However, that's not what I want in an app. Here I don't want documentation, but a system report. I want to know if the tool works as expected. That's why I try to keep tests as high level as possible and only go granular when necessary.
❝Maybe it’s time we need an algorithmic oath for programmers:
I will program no harm by privacy theft, attention hoarding, radicalization optimization.
I will not put engagement metrics above the humans they are extracted from.❞
If you have submitted patches (or translations) to Mastodon before and they've become part of the software, you can go here:
And submit an invoice for your work 💰
Wow. Just wow.
What a wonderful album, from 1989.
Wish I could get around a copy, but seems to have been out of stock for ages.
Freelance Ruby developer. Open Source enthusiast. Punk-rock attitude. Building aixeta.cat, a non-profit crowdfunding platform
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