A few folks have asked how they can support the expenses of running the FLOSS.social #Mastodon instance. There are not a lot of expenses right now (€10/month) but if you're interested in chipping in, you can now become a FLOSS.social "Monthly Supporter"! Donations accepted via CommitChange, who run the free software Houdini Project to manage transactions. 🙂
For more background on this group and what they're working on, check out this blog post: https://www.unicef.org/innovation/stories/unicef-boosts-digital-public-goods-boost-our-team
Every #opensource software project should have an updated "roadmap" page so that we have a clear view of the direction of the current development
I mean, I like surprises also, but this would be great I think
What about you?
Get a #job! My colleagues on the #UNICEF innovation team are hiring 3 different roles (all remote) to work on collaborative tools designed to support #OpenSource projects that are making the world a better place.
Now that everybody is talking about flying helicopters with free, open source software in other planets. For a context: development activity of @NASA open source software in @github https://cauldron.io/project/3745?from_date=2011-02-19&to_date=2021-02-19&tab=overview
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So e.g. @email@example.com are excluded, or can they be good boys, too? (Among other difficulties pointed out in my review).
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"Call for contributions to build a pan-European open source software inventory to help identifying the most critical open source software and tools used by public organisations across Europe.
To ensure a comprehensive inventory, the project team invites representatives of public organisations to participate in the data collection exercise by sharing their data on the open source software used in their organisations."
VLC 4.0 is coming later this year with a new UI, focus on online video and security
"Work on version 4.0 is nearly complete, the stable release is expected in the coming months. The user interface will be redesigned from the ground up. A major feature will be the Moviepedia Project, an IMDb competitor with Wikipedia-style user contribution model."
The #FSFE is hiring a "Project Manager" with focus #communications and #sustainability. If you are interested, we are looking forward to your applications, else please forward to others who might be interested to work for #SoftwareFreedom (#FreeSoftware / #OpenSource).
If you weren't among the 33,600 people 😮 at online #FOSDEM this weekend, be advised: 100% #FOSS for online conferences is production ready *today*. Say NO to any Zoom (or other proprietary software) online events from now on. Demand software freedom! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/feb/08/just-say-no-to-zoom/
Well, I didn't exactly enjoy the event running from midnight to 08:00, but that's the price I pay! It was still worth it. ☕
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