Don't discount the idea of using stable distros like Debian or Ubuntu, I know that in the Linux community there's a lot of status associated with using "complex" distros like Arch, but you still shouldn't let that influence your choice of OS

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.

Stop Using Cloudflare

1. It is a GIANT man in the middle - MITM.
2. Their DDOS protection is not that good.
3. You are contributing to a centralized Internet.

We're excited to announce that we are participating in Google Summer of Code again this year under the umbrella of DIAL Community. πŸŽ‰

You have now until April 13 to register and submit your application! Here is all the info you need to apply:
hub.osc.dial.community/t/gsoc-

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.
blog.torproject.org/bad-exit-r

remote code execution? I can't even get my code to work locally :((

@gnome resolves the patent suit brought against it by Rothschild Patent Imaging and scores a win for all Free Software communities. Congratulations @gnome !

gnome.org/news/2020/05/patent-

Oh god, I did it again. I looked at the comments on a HN post.

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 πŸ˜…

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.

fsfe.org/news/podcast/episode-

In an open letter to the Parliament, the for internal affairs Raymond Knops commits to a " by default" and underlines its benefits for society. Current market regulations shall be reworded to allow publishing Free Software by the government.:

fsfe.org/news/2020/news-202004

Announcing airbreak, a toolkit to jailbreak inexpensive CPAP machines to turn them into emergency #COVID19 ventilators by unlocking all operational modes and allowing custom software extensions. airbreak.dev/

Working from home - here's what we use:

Email - @Tutanota
Chat - @signalapp
Office - @libreoffice

Browser - Firefox
Browser Plugins - Privacy Badger
Password Manager - KeePass

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