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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

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in keeps us busy! The recent EU guidelines are differently interpreted in national states. is a positive example while effectively endangers the freedom users had since 2016. And in , the government has the historic chance to safeguard these essential user rights now!

👇 A thread with the most recent and important events 👇


What's your recommendation for a alternative?

has quite some proprietary/non-free dependencies. Is there something better that has similar specs and is in a similar price range? Ideally it would run Debian on it. Banana? Odroid? Rock?

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Prototype Fund Schweiz vergibt bis zu 100'000 CHF. Bis 16. Mai bewerben und entwickeln:

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Moxie is a jerk, but sometimes Moxie channels being a jerk into useful activity.

Am Donnerstag bin ich bei EuropeDirect Dortmund eingeladen, um über in Europa zu sprechen, und warum ein Schlüssel dazu ist.

Donnerstag, 15.4., 19:30 Uhr, virtueller Einlass frei. Alle Infos:

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Wir bieten eine unbefristete Vollzeitstelle für GNU/Linux-Administration. Deine erste Aufgabe wird das -Backend ( mit Docker sein.
Bewerbung, gerne mit Beispielen Deiner Arbeit, bis zum 28.04.2021 per Mail an (Annette Menke)

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Every now and then I mention to people and realize that not everyone has heard about it yet.

Here it is! Sign it, share it, email a politician or something.
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I just became a monthly supporter of @fsfe in response to yet another attack by Daniel Pocock on #FreeSoftware organizations doing good work for the movement (not only #FSFE but also #Debian).

He has a long documented history of harvesting and abusing email addresses for his own personal vendettas; so this latest one with the #RMS GitHub repos is nothing new.

Great news! The US Supreme Court ruled in favour of and re-implementations of APIs in the case. The whole case took around 10 years. Even better: not only ruled the court for this specific API but generally! (well, IANAL...)

@hostsharing In den letzten Stunden hatte unser BBB-Server mehrere Reboots und nun ist er sowie auch eure Hauptseite down. Wir haben gerade einen Workshop 😵

Was ist denn da los?

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With a groundbreaking resolution, has committed itself to the use of . An overwhelming, cross-faction majority of the city council has paved the way for "Public Money? !”


is the right of users to use a router/modem of their choice. Now it's the best time to advocate for this right in all over Europe 🇪🇺

The @fsfe prepared a package with all information you need to get active as an organisation or individual. Join us in this endeavour!

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Activity Package: The has launched an activity package for organisations and individuals to raise awareness and empower them to advocate for users' device sovereignty in their countries.

Because it is the time to establish this right in all 27 EU member states, we need the help of organisations and individuals!

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Admit it: all too often, licensing is confusing and feels like black magic.

Join me in 45 min at to learn more about . Simple best practices and tooling that make licensing and copyright easy and fun again.

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In our second publication we interview Reinhard Müller - who has contributed as a volunteer since 2002 in various roles from local activities to the European core team - about what motivates him to participate in the @fsfe since two decades and ongoing:

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