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. 🙂
It is the first step towards achieving "transparency, privacy, and security" as mentioned by CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant as the core values on which the application was designed. However, we stress that, this is only a first step and we hope that the government will follow up with some more actions that further strengthen the commitment made towards transparency, privacy and security.
Hi Fediverse 👋
to break the quietness of this account, here's a quick news flash:
- We added a list with Zoom alternatives 🤙
- We replaced some entries on "Bubbling under" 🔧
- We added Cryptpad to the Doodle list as it has a poll feature 🗒️
- Our DRM article has images now 🙃
- We have an Audible list in the pipeline 🎧
Thanks to @uniq for the nudge to write this! 😊👍
Please get your parents off FaceBook: https://markosaric.com/off-facebook/
(I usually aren't interested in discussing social media, but I like this article)
We'll be meeting in IRC this Thursday (2pm ET/6pm UTC) with many of the folks from the #CopyleftConf panel "Copyleft in a Business Context" you can watch the video in before we talk here, https://archive.org/details/copyleftconf2020-business
"I use Linux less because it’s open source and free software (although that’s a bonus point too), but more because I thinks it’s more user friendly. Installation is fast and simple, updates don’t take ages, I don’t need to crawl the web to find software installers, it isn’t full of bloatware, it runs great on most (even older) hardware etc.
Of course there are use cases where Linux isn’t the best choice (yet)"
What Does *Free/Libre/Open* Mean? - snowdrift.coop: https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/about/free-libre-open
We have resolved our patent case with Rothschild Patent Imaging. We thank our pro-bono counsel - Shearman & Sterling LLP for representing us.
Dear Lazyweb: Does anyone know of a good way to synchronize a set of #Nextcloud files with Microsoft Office365 OneDrive?
I'm really happy about our announcement today. Many great Nextcloud Talk improvements and most important, the High-Performance-Back-End is now also publicly available and developed in the open. https://nextcloud.com/blog/open-sourcing-talk-back-end-rc-of-talk-9-brings-lots-of-improvements #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Nextcloud
EU Parliament Strongly Recommends Developing and Using Open Source Software
Europe is choosing open source more than ever. Not just limited to EU Commissions’ decision to use Signal messaging app but also open science and the adoption of open source software by European universities.
Now, in a recent press release by the European Pirate Party, it looks like the EU Parliament is urging EU institutions to use open-source software. All thanks to the Pirate amendments for encouraging the use of open-source software.
The EU Parliament not just encourages the use of open-source software, but they have also advised to prioritize development of open-source software by the EU institutions.
See EU Parliament Strongly Recommends Developing and Using Open Source Software - It's FOSS
#technology #opensource #EU
The potentially global scale of COVID-19 contract tracing apps, and their collection of sensitive health and association information, presents new privacy and security risks for more users. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/challenge-proximity-apps-covid-19-contact-tracing
How do we make Free Software more approachable, easier to use and more effective? That is the discipline of User Experience design.
The European Parliament endorsed Pirate amendments urging EU institutions to predominantly use Open Source solutions
This is a strong call for enhancing our important citizens right to transparent and trustworthy information. It is essential for the European institutions to retain control over its own technical systems, especially in a context of disinformation and foreign interference.
FLOSS.social admin. I do open source stuff for multiple organizations and boards; ask for details. :-)
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