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A few folks have asked how they can support the expenses of running the instance. There are not a lot of expenses right now (โ‚ฌ10/month) but if you're interested in chipping in, you can now become a "Monthly Supporter"! Donations accepted via CommitChange, who run the free software Houdini Project to manage transactions. ๐Ÿ™‚


Travel-shortened week
Hosting guests week
Holiday & vacation week
All-hands org meeting week
Workshop & travel week

Plus a cold.

Recovering from this most recent travel is a nightmare.

It looks like the latest version of fixes some federation issues: following & commenting from Mastodon is working (again?) and that's pretty cool. See for example

: check out , a instance dedicated to conference and community events videos.

If you are a conference organizer or speaker, feel free to contact me to get an account.

The GNOME Foundation Board of Directors election cycle is underway! Foundation members, please take a moment to read about the candidates and please vote!

In the most recent episode of our podcast, @cwebber and @emacsen take a walk down memory lane about 8 bit computers, DOS and Unix command lines and the way that the imagery and mystique of the terminal may be holding us back.

We've got a blog post that explains our views & reaction to #GItHub's new #Sponsors program & related initiatives. We're concerned that it (so far) ignores key governance issues for #FOSS projects related to funding. #Sustainability #FOSSSustainability

Is there any bot on the similar to the Link Archiver on Twitter (

"I make sure the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine has a current snapshot of the links my friends tweet. Follow me and I'll follow you!"

Richard Hughes has been tirelessly working on fwupd and the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) to greatly improve firmware updating on Linux! He is asking for 5 minutes of your time to help with this effort. Please consider his request, if you are able โ€ฆ

At Dayton today, heard an exciting overview from Bruce Perens (OSS pioneer) about a super low-cost prototype software+hardware device to extend average mobile phones into AI-powered digital transceivers using Codec2, neural networks for decoding, RISC-V, and more.

Could be truly transformative and empowering, allowing grassroots surveillance-free global communication.

Because a few of you apparently missed the prior announcements, the Call for Proposals for 2019 has been extended for three more days until the ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐˜๐—ต ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜†. This is your very last chance to get your talk submission in! Do it asap! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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:

Interesting conversations with Tim & David of the International Union (IARU) today at @Hamvention. Their challenges in advocating globally for policy to protect technology public goods in the face of capitalistic greed is not unlike the plight of & .

I wonder what we can learn from them.

It's far from lonely at the top: At Dayton today, I finally earned (upgraded) my Amateur Extra radio license, with big thanks to my (amazing!) tutor Gordon West WB6NOA.

If folks think that the world, on whole, is not an oppressive place with pervasive , they need to broaden their perspectives.

As becomes key for individuals and communities to thrive, plays a critical role in ensuring their freedoms are respected and protected in those efforts. And that's why we need to ensure we're listening to those with the least power, to help build tools that work for everyone.

Should I switch from to ?

I have some early thoughts, but convince me either way! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

There is one final day to submit talk proposals for 2019! Submissions close tomorrow evening, so if you were waiting until the last minute...mission accomplished. Get it submitted asap!

A little ForgeFed update ๐Ÿ˜€

@zplus is working on MCFI, which is a federation server component for use by forges, written in Python :python:

I'm working on federation for Vervis (in Haskell). The C2S part of ticket comment federation works, and I'm fixing the S2S bugs.

We need to create roadmaps for adding federation to forges, especially (Go) and CE (Ruby), in collab with their teams. If you'd like to help or you know someone who can, talk to us :)


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

Destination #Linux EP120 โ€“ Negatively Charged Positivity

#fedora 30, #kaOS 2019.02, #Clonezilla live, #Librem Privacy Suite, #firefox Addons Bug, #Dell AMD Offerings, #Microsoft Edge Browser, #Valve Index #EA Joins Khronos Group.

#linux #podcast #mozilla

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