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Privacy, like security, requires technology that can be examined, reviewed, studied, vetted and modified. It's also a personal consideration

We need a full free and open technology stack: software, devices, data and society

is everything you think necessary for your personal freedom, privacy and security ( even things we have not yet created )

FLOX - Free Libre Open X(everything)

#RedHat remains independent! #Linux kernel support for IDE reaches EOL, #GNOME explains the basics, and a Raspberry Pi on the half shell.

On our blog, we discuss, compare & contrast the two primary options available for backporting #GPLv3's termination provisions to #GPLv2 : the Kernel Enforcement Statement Additional Permission and the Red Hat Cooperation Commitment #Linux #GPL #copyleft

πŸŽ‰ #FirstToot πŸŽ‰

#CodiMD is a real-time, multi-platform collaborative markdown editor that can be used on desktop, tablet, or mobile!

There's a night mode to save your eyes as well as fine-grained permissions so you can decide how much access (if any) others have to your notes πŸ˜‰

There are multiple editor modes as well; #Vim, #Emacs, and #Sublime are available at the click of a button!

Check out our demo below and take a look at the rest of the amazing features!

As it's the 10th anniversary of Minecraft, a reminder that there's a free open alternative called Minetest:

You can follow it on the Fediverse at:


It has many game modes including online multiplayer servers.

#Minetest #Minecraft #Minecraft10Years #Alternatives #FLOSS

Would you like to learn how to build and maintain a strong, healthy, Free Software Community? We interview Deb Nicholson to find out!

A doctor at my annual appointment: "Ever since you told me about medical software safety last year, I see articles about how bad things are on a regular basis! I don't know how I managed to be oblivious to this before talking to you." #AlwaysAGoodTimeToTalkAboutSoftwareFreedom

#youtube-dl is a public domain video and audio downloader for a wide range of sites.

youtube-dl can download from YouTube, PeerTube, and pretty much anything with a video or audio stream embedded somewhere in the page.

youtube-dl can also recurse into other video links present on the page, allowing for a full account/channel #backup if so desired.

It can also download comments and other metadata.

Website πŸ”—:

apt πŸ“¦: youtube-dl

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations


We're celebrating the month of May by running the Call for Papers for the scheduled track at OggCamp Please put 19-20th October in your calendar, submit talks before the end of May, and share widely with everyone you want to see at the event! Please RT :)


Freedom of the Press Foundation is hiring again :)

This role has more of an administrative bent -- managing relationships with news orgs who use our services, e.g., SecureDrop support & digital security trainings -- but it also includes tier 1 support for SecureDrop, and room for technical advancement.

A great "starter" role if you want to get into tech nonprofit work, are super-organized, & are into digital security in particular. Remote -friendly (US time zones):

If you want to use a free open alternative to MeetUp right now, there's GetTogether:

It's currently got a lot of IT-related groups, but it can be used for any topic.

You can follow GetTogether on here:


If you want to help with its development, the source code is here:


Anyway, I am putting a lot of care into the narrative of this, and I'm still not sure if too much. The next section gets into the technical details, but even there we'll have some narrative.

For me personally, I feel that technology is used by people, so it's important to put things in a context where we think about how it may affect people, or allow the reader to think of that, at least?

But some people just want reference documentation I suppose; there's a space for that too.

Please remember that is by nature distributed. So when migrating from (for example) to (for example) please, please, please do NOT create a brand new repository and git add the files, or the entire commit history will be lost. Instead, just push the existing repository to your new hosting service.

Great news from our licensing team: six more devices from ThinkPenguin have received Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification! This makes ThinkPenguin the retailer with the largest catalog of RYF-certified devices:

What's not mentioned in the ActivityPub spec that you'll need to implement the standard? Learn about it in the latest episode of Libre Lounge:

It's... #FollowFriday :gentleblob:

πŸ“° @wallabag Wallabag: Free open alternative to Pocket

πŸ“„ @LimeSurvey LimeSurvey: Free open alternative to Google Forms

πŸ‘£ @gnome GNOME: Makers of a free open desktop environment

🌐 @cwebber Christopher Lemmer Webber: One of the creators of ActivityPub

🐐 @GoatsLive Goats Live: Aww... The everyday adventures of a pair of pet goats

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Some beds, some talk slots and many seats still available for the Mini-DebConf in Hamburg in June 2019

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