☎️ HAPPENING TOMORROW: conference call on Sunday! ☎️

WHEN: Saturday, November 10th at 14:00 UTC

HOW TO JOIN: Using a Mumble voice over IP application, connect to server <fbx.freedomboxfoundation.org> using port 64738.

WHO: Anyone is welcome!

Details here: wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Pro

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FRI NOV 16 NOON - 2PM ET: Digital Self-Defense Workshop 🤓 We'll use tricks from Snowden's toolkit to stay private. Come learn about @torproject @Purism @matrix @freedomboxfndn @fdroidorg @exodus @better and more!

🦋SOFTWARE UPDATE🦋

software version 0.42.0 has been released to Debian unstable! It may take a few days for your version to auto-update to the newest release.

Highlights:
- Update mobile menu
- Enable backup/restore for 5 additional apps and features
- Update Monkeysphere and Udiskie
- Updated translations for 3 languages
-6 people contributed

💻Download: freedombox.org/download/

“Social media companies have created, allowed and enabled extremists to move their message from the margins to the mainstream"

When companies prioritize profit and disregard social outcomes, they design platforms that blindly increase the virality of posts.

That's why we need federated services.

Full article about extremism on social media: nyti.ms/2yEtpIk

“I am convinced the devil lives in our phones and is wreaking havoc on our children," says a former Facebook employee.

Users want clean technology that respects their cognitive wellbeing. That's why is designed to clean up the internet. And unlike mainstream platforms, is not addictive-by-design.
nyti.ms/2JkjOdJ

☎️ HAPPENING TOMORROW: conference call on Sunday! ☎️

WHEN: Sunday, October 28th at 17:00 UTC

HOW TO JOIN: Using a Mumble voice over IP application, connect to server <fbx.freedomboxfoundation.org> using port 64738.

WHO: Anyone is welcome!

Details here: wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Pro

☎️ REMINDER: conference call this weekend! ☎️

WHEN: Sunday, October 28th at 17:00 UTC

HOW TO JOIN: Using a Mumble voice over IP application, connect to server <fbx.freedomboxfoundation.org> using port 64738.

WHO: Anyone is welcome!

Details here: wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Pro

🦋SOFTWARE UPDATE🦋

software version 0.41.0 has been released to Debian unstable! It may take a few days for your version to auto-update to the newest release.

Highlights:
-Enabled backup/restore for 13 features
-Improved Backups usability
-Updated translations for 4 languages
-6 people contributed

💻Download: freedombox.org/download/

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@Ninjatrappeur @kensanata

MediaWiki's Visual Editor really saves your contributors the pain of having to learn an obscure new markup syntax.

I wrote my own installation guide here.
njoseph.me/mediawiki/FreedomBo

I once wasted a significant amount of time doing the whole installation manually. I'll now recommend installing FreedomBox on the bare metal server and using its 1-click installer to install MediaWiki. Then install the Visual Editor manually using my guide.

#MediaWiki on #FreedomBox

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🆘WE NEED YOUR HELP🆘

We submitted the software system to DistroWatch, the main catalog of distributions.

But DistroWatch won't add us to their catalog until we get enough votes!

Please vote for us! Just click "Recommend."

🗳️VOTE: distrowatch.com/dwres.php?reso

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Tech writers are slowly coming to a consensus: the best solution to scandals is to leave the platforms that enable them.

What do you do after that? Use decentralized platforms, like !

New York Times writer explains how to & Instagram:
nytimes.com/2018/10/10/technol

Major win for @nextcloud: they earn 250 new users per day!

In 2010, we said that your freedom depends on your ability to escape centralized cloud servers owned by tech giants.

Back then, that sounded impossible.

Now, it's a realistic option--and people are taking advantage!

| 🦋

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A win for private cloud: Nearly 250 users per day sign up for a #nextcloud account through our clients or the web interface and that number is growing fast. Using a provider you can trust matters a great deal!
nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-s

🤔...

The project was announced by Eben Moglen in a speech at ISOC-NY in 2010 titled, "Freedom in the Cloud."

It inspired our first developers and countless activists.

📜Speech Transcript: softwarefreedom.org/events/201

📺Video: youtube.com/watch?v=QOEMv0S8Ac

Check out our updated user interface! Released in v0.40.

Highlights:
-The app logos are all blue, but you can see their original colors when hover over them. Notice how Coquelicot's logo becomes red when you hover over it!
-The logos on the "System" page are now gray

Credit to our talented UI designer @mray!

We advise our users to put their single-board computers in cases. It's not safe to have a bare board out in the open!

But sometimes, it's fun to watch a bare computer board turn into a private server!

Here are some pictures of an Olimex LIME2 during a first boot.😎

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If you're interested in self-hosting online services for yourself, your family or your community, there are a number of projects on the Fediverse trying to make it easier:

YunoHost
@yunohost
yunohost.org/

FreedomBone
@bob
freedombone.net

FreedomBox
@freedomboxfndn
freedombox.org/

You don't need an expensive server, cheap machines such as old desktops/laptops and single-board computers (such as the #RaspberryPi) will work too.

#SelfHosting #CommunityHosting

you can host your own website on a private server powered by a solar panel!

This article explains: all you need is an Olimex Lime 2 single-board computer + a solar panel.

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2018

Would you want to host a using solar power? Let us know!

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