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. 🙂
Google Analytics is the largest and one of the worst trackers. It's used even on sites that promote privacy, GNU/Linux, etc.
There are some free (as in freedom) and privacy-friendly alternatives:
- #Matomo - https://matomo.org
- #Plausible - https://plausible.io
- #Shynet - https://github.com/milesmcc/shynet
- #Umami - https://umami.is
- #GoAccess - https://goaccess.io
Hey, @gnome people: now @cauldronio can also analyze projects in your @gitlab instance! See for example development data about all https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME repos: https://cauldron.io/project/3455?from_date=2018-01-14&to_date=2021-01-14&tab=overview You can create your own analysis for any set of repos in it.
Currently I have the Jabre Elite 65t, they work nicely as headphones but the microphone doesn't work on Linux. Unfortunately it is almost impossible to find any information about this on any product description.
Any first-hand experience and recommendations?
Confirmed: #Uganda is now in the midst of a nation-scale internet #blackout on the eve of elections; real-time network data show national connectivity falling to 33% of ordinary levels as per government order in effect from 7 pm #UgandaDecides2021
"Help us build a FOSDEM booth webpage"
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EFF’s statement on social media platforms’ recent blocking of the president’s accounts: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/01/eff-response-social-media-companies-decision-block-president-trumps-accounts
#OpenSource has a Funding Problem
Are you considering @signalapp as an option, because it preserves privacy better? That is only half the story: it is also #freesoftware, with an open development model. Anyone can check its source code & how it is developed https://cauldron.io/project/3390?from_date=2011-01-08&to_date=2021-01-08&tab=overview https://github.com/signalapp/
Welcome to 2021! Today is the last day of our 2020 Fall Fundraiser so let’s take one more look at all the great initiatives your donations and contributions have helped us accomplish.
There's a UNIQUE opportunity in 2020 for tax deduction for USA donors, even for those previously unable to deduct! If you pay USA income taxes, make 501(c)(3) charity donations TODAY of at least $300: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-the-cares-act-changes-deducting-charitable-contributions & https://sfconservancy.org/supporter is a great place to do that!
You can use Mastodon to add comments to your static blog engine.
Just renewed the FLOSS.social domain registration through March 2022! 🔒 🎉
Many thanks to our monthly supporters, who chip in a little money to "keep the lights on". https://floss.social/about/more
President of the Board, Rob McQueen shares his thoughts about the future of GNOME. Want to get involved? Learn more: https://www.gnome.org/news/2020/12/gnome-software-freedom/
Conservancy filed yesterday three Long Form comments for our #DMCA exemption requests: https://sfconservancy.org/news/2020/dec/15/dmca-exemptions-long-form/ 1st exemption is for license violation investigation. 2nd for installing FOSS firmwares on wireless routers. 3rd for increase circumvention rights for privacy research
International development cooperation is increasingly digitised and #FreeSoftware fundamental to reach the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Together with experts in the field, he FSFE summarises the background in an article and demands #publiccode in international development cooperation:
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