Some people claim that instance-blocking weakens the fediverse, and undermines the point of federation.
This is the opposite of the truth.
The point of federation is that it limits the accumulation of power: no single instance can control fedi, because users can always switch instances without leaving fedi.
This is why fedi and fascism are fundamentally opposed -- and why the ability to block fascist/abusive instances is the very heart of federation's power to serve its users.
We're excited to announce that we are participating in Google Summer of Code again this year under the umbrella of DIAL Community. 🎉
You have now until April 13 to register and submit your application! Here is all the info you need to apply:
In May and June 2020 we found and removed a group of Tor exit relays that were messing with exit traffic. They left almost all exit traffic alone, and we don't know whether any users were successfully attacked.
ActivityPub can be confusing and/or hard to test or develop against.
I started a new side project called FediDB to help Pixelfed and other implementations debug federation issues.
It will be launching soon, need to test DMs and Federated Stories in Pixelfed 😅
I'm eager to work with other projects on this!
In our special episode of the Software Freedom Podcast we talk about some of the advantages of @gnuhealth and how as a Free health and hospital information system it can and already does help with the current Covid-19 pandemic.
In an open letter to the Parliament, the #Dutch #minister for internal affairs Raymond Knops commits to a "#FreeSoftware by default" #policy and underlines its benefits for society. Current market regulations shall be reworded to allow publishing Free Software by the government.:
FOSDEM 2020 - Accepted developer rooms
Carbon based life form. :emacs:
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!