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Ruben πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄

It's nothing fancy just yet, but we're on Mastodon.

Visit us at to learn about our privacy, security and freedom respecting line of Librem laptops.

Additionally, we are running a crowd funded campaign for the Librem 5 smartphone located here

We need your raw files! Bring them to us!

We rely on the community to provide us raw sample files with which to provide support and test the raw processing projects. As such, we've got a big gap in coverage. Can you help?

(Fun side note - we had to dig in the ashes of to prime the repo, and were able to save many of their samples from a db problem.)

Not to discount the value of an open, decentralized network -- that's really really important -- but I think one underappreciated positive feature of Mastodon is its open API, which allows anyone to write Mastodon apps.

I began losing interest FAST when Birdsite stopped allowing third-party clients to access all its features (eg polls). That won't be a problem with Mastodon.

Hvem andre enn Jensen og Breivik har fΓ₯tt Γ¦ren av Γ₯ bli idΓΈmt lovens strengeste straff?

I think the commercial networks are bound to keep screwing up sooner or later. One of the things Mastodon offers which the silos don't is self-determination.

Like, hypothetically, I could make a stupid design decision in the software, but even then there's forks and community input.

The only way for silo users to counteract top-down abuse is leaving to.. well, us

"You're a #Mastodon user, huh? Sorry, that's not included in our Big Socialβ„’ bundle, so if you want to keep tooting it will cost you $9.99 more per month."



#darktable [] is a non-destructive photography program.

Its toolkit ranges from basics like tone curves and sharpening to advanced features like multiple noise reduction algorithms, lens correction and wavelet based editing. Most of its tools allow both drawn and parametric masks.

Darktable can apply an edit to multiple images. It supports RAWs and also has features for easy sorting and exporting of photos.

Landing page redesign:

β˜‘οΈ Elephant friend
β˜‘οΈ Public timeline
β˜‘οΈ Puts instance information before Mastodon information
β˜‘οΈ But does explain and link to prominently
β˜‘οΈ Admin option to turn off public timeline
β˜‘οΈ No GIF autoplay, hover to play

ToS ofa hosting provider:

"Examples of unacceptable content or links:
Hacker programs or archives
Copyrighted material"

I am going to have nmap installed, since I need it for work, is that a "hacker program"?

Also, almost 100% of software installed there will be under one FLOSS license or another. Is that "copyrighted material"?

Who writes these things, jeebus.

Dear Mastodonians: in case you missed it, Matrix has hit a major bump in funding and we're asking for folks to support us via Patreon/Liberapay. If you believe in a world of decentralised real-time messaging/VoIP/VR/etc, then now would be an *amazing* time to help out!!

Internet of People voted in at DiEM25

Our proposal to add a 7th pillar to DiEM25’s Progressive Agenda for Europeβ€”the Internet of People; a progressive technology policy for Europeβ€”was approved by the Validating Council by 95.65% of the vote.

We will be drafting a compelling democratic, decentralised, and progressive counter-narrative to Silicon Valley’s #SurveillanceCapitalism


Notice how, in spite of #linux being more widely used than #windows , all the worldwide catastrophes involve #microsoft not #gnu Linux

The #FreeSoftware movement needs more artists! It needs more graphic designers, UI/UX peeps, people who can draw, people who have a good eye for beauty and usability, people who can design logos, etc.

*ALL* the artistic people are important to the Free Software movement

As of right now most free software tends to be ugly and difficult for newcomers to use. It tends to have weird looking logos or hideous ancient looking color schemes. Artists are the solution. #FreeSW has the coding down, design is next.

So I just set up (a currently unofficial) Mastodon instance for the DiEM25 community. It’s at:

If you’re a DiEM25 ( member (or just DiEM25 curious), please drop by. My hope is that it can be a place where we can discuss things publicly and transparently and that it can help with both our internal and external communications.


Given that this ( is most shared instance, to preserve the ideals of decentralization we have closed sign ups in favour of spreading new users through the various alternative instances

β€” you get access to the same network wherever you sign up β€”

You can find a lot of these instances here:

And share this with your friends: