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A few folks have asked how they can support the expenses of running the FLOSS.social 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. πŸ™‚

commitchange.com/nonprofits/50

Thanks!

New on the reading list: "The Rise of Digital Repression" from Steven Feldstein

Interesting new book discussing political repression that is enabled by , , , etc.

global.oup.com/academic/produc

Stellarium is a free and open source, multi-platform desktop planetarium, renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time with OpenGL

Install: PPA repository, Deb, RPM, Snap, Flatpak and AppImage packages, EXE (Windows), .App (macOS)

linuxmasterclub.com/stellarium

Apparently there are still a lot of people out there that don't understand that most and licenses require attribution where you give credit to the creators whose work you are reusing or building upon. Being a good digital citizen and doing this only helps grow the commons. Don't forget.

"It will not work. Man is not suited to endure such a reckless idea of freedom. It is one thing to imagine a state of freedom, quite another to live it. The mind is capable of painting freedom as infinity, but no one has the emotional staying power to realize it. By throwing off tradition, custom, and social convention as the yoke of repression, man is essentially going to war against himself. It is a war he cannot hope to win."

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"This revolution is different: it is man against society. Previous revolutions have been motivated out of despair against poverty, misery, and injustice. This revolution is different: it is motivated out of despair against the limitations of the human condition. It is the ultimate revolution."

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Once upon a time (1988) conservatives in the US believed personal included social responsbility:

"Beginning with the Greeks, to be free meant to be free from arbitrary and capricious rule. It did not mean freedom from social sanctions. It meant that individuals could freely pursue their own interests, consistent always with respect for the rights of others and in deference to the general interests of society."

heritage.org/political-process

RT @OpenSourceOrg@twitter.com

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πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/OpenSourceOrg/stat

New America's "Ranking Digital Rights" program is a manager to lead building an tool that helps people evaluate terms of service, policies, etc. used by tech giants against human rights standards. Read more about the and apply:

newamerica.applytojob.com/appl

The whole digital infrastructure in Afghanistan is at risk of falling into the hands of a new entity.

Question are emerging about
- who will be in control
- purposes for which systems will be used

The answers will impact millions of people.

privacyinternational.org/news-

We just released #newpipe 0.21.9 πŸŽ‰
This version comes with

πŸ–ΌοΈ seekbar thumbnails in the player
πŸ’“ heart reactions in the comments
πŸ—¨οΈ improved support for videos with disabled comments
βœ”οΈ the ability to mark streams as watched from within your feeds
🏎️ various performance improvements
🐞 multiple bug fixes

Learn more by reading the full blog post: newpipe.net/blog/pinned/releas

You can get this brand new version from our #fdroid repository or by downloading it directly from GitHub.

I find microG Software Project interesting.

:globe_w_lines: microg.org

:gnu: A free-as-in-freedom re-implementation of Google’s proprietary Android user space apps and libraries.

❀️ See also @replicant @fdroidorg @efoundation @Fairphone.

I would like to request a bit of hive intelligence:
I want to make a cross-platform application with a backend that can run either as a standalone app or as a .
After a quick check, it seems that pywebview.flowrl.com/ would be nice for that.
Anyone has already used it and has positive/negative feedback about it?
Or if you know other tools that you'd rather recommend, I'm also interested.
Boosts welcome :)

Took some time and set up a space to aggregate and curate scientific communities and topics on #Matrix. It can be hard to find good, serious communities relevant to your interests, so this is my initiative to make it easier.

It has subspaces for natural sciences, #mathematics and computer #science (which also has a subspace for programming languages), as well rooms such as "Ask Science" and "Philosophy of Science".

For anyone interested, you can find the space via this link: matrix.to/#/!lBZPyclsQiWAwbHjT

Boosts are welcome. Would be nice if this could be a thing, especially given the experimental support for LaTeX in Element's composer it could be of some interest to scientific communities.

Organic Maps: Android & iOS offline maps app for travelers, tourists, hikers, and cyclists based on top of crowd-sourced @openstreetmap organicmaps.app/ available in @fdroidorg

We've joined a coalition of more than 90 organizations calling on Apple to halt its plans to scan the files and iMessages of iPhone users.

reuters.com/technology/exclusi

We're hiring additional software engineers to join the SecureDrop team!

Full-time, fully remote. Help us protect journalists & whistleblowers by writing free and open source software. Here's what we're looking for:

freedom.press/jobs/sr-software

If you ever need to write (1/36) at the end of a tweet, get a blog!

Finally checked up on @keyoxide and they've done a great job! I dropped them a donation and you should too -- just after you set up your profile.

keyoxide.org/

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