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Hi folks. Just a note for those interested that I have resigned my day job at the United Nations Foundation.

I am looking forward to continue my work as a champion for & digital rights, particularly for humanitarian causes, international development, and peacemaking.

For now I'm eager to spend some time over the year-end holidays and do some reading and learning about the best initiatives out there.

(And of course continuing to help serve the delightful floss.social community!)

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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!

ForgeFriends (aka FedeProxy) is a federated free open git for software development, using the Fediverse's ActivityPub protocol. You can follow the project at:

➑️ @forgefriends

The project website is at forgefriends.org and there's more details about how it works at forgefriends.org/blog/2021/11/

#ForgeFriends #FedeProxy #Dev #Devs #Development #Software #SoftwareDevelopment #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Git #Gits #Forge #Forges #GitHub #Alternatives #Fediverse #ActivityPub

Your direct, continued support enables us to do the important work. Here are some highlights from the past year that have been made possible by our sustainers:

I'm sorry fans, but I first used like 20 years ago, and the user experience is still just as bad and confusing.

The usability and learnability of @matrix is far above and beyond in every way.

Yes, has a lot of performance improvements still needed, but the two just can't compare. And yes, I self-host both of them.

The newly-agreed government coalition called for a Europe-wide ban on public and other dangerous biometric , as part of negotiations over the forthcoming Act.

reclaimyourface.eu/new-german-

Poorly designed regulations cause more problems than they solve. To assert control over online platforms, government in granted itself expansive and powers through "IT Rules" that include provisions to undermine . Now the rules are the target of multiple lawsuits. Here's why no one should back off.

scroll.in/article/1010778/how-

Support our mission: The GNOME Foundation is a non-profit organization that believes in a world where everyone is empowered by technology they can trust. We support this by building a diverse and sustainable free software personal computing ecosystem. gnome.org/donate/

The new German coalition treaty: β€œWe stipulate open standards for public IT projects. Procurement for software development will usually commissioned as #opensource the corresponding software is made public as a matter of principle.”

We welcome that the new government wants to focus on the use of Free Software. We will now closely observe and accompany the concrete implementation.

#FreeSoftware #PublicCode

A new episode of EFF's "How to Fix the Internet" podcast has dropped, and focuses on with the always-insightful @jamesvasile.

Listen to "The Revolution Will Be " via the Internet Archive:

archive.org/details/htfti-s2e2

Maybe, just maybe, some day the "powers that be" will stop relying on centralized walled gardens controlled by private corporations for the purpose of data exploitation?

webfoundation.org/2021/11/when

RT @iamamoose@twitter.com

OpenSSL Is Looking to Hire Two Full-time Positions: Developer, and Manager

openssl.org/blog/blog/2021/11/

closing date 9th December 2021

pls retweet

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/iamamoose/status/1

Related, from 02018: "The difference between optimism and hopefulness is that hope is a choice."

youtube.com/watch?v=xvmoYKlkDa

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My longtime teacher Howard Rheingold quoted among many other excellent voices in this new report on digital spaces and democracy:

"The rising tide of internet communications lifts all boats by enabling like-minded people to meet, communicate and organize; it lifts both the hospital ships and the pirate ships, the altruists and the fascists."

pewresearch.org/internet/2021/

Happy #GivingTuesday! We are thrilled to announce our annual fundraiser along with our largest match drive yet! Through sponsors large and small we need to match $159,191 this season to continue our work in 2022! sfconservancy.org/donate/

Last day for

Tracks:

Governance & Community
Sustainability & Funding
Legal & Compliance
Diversity & Inclusion
Growing Open Source

foss-backstage.de/news/call-pa

hybrid conference in March

Strengthening digital infrastructure and #opensource - sovereigntechfund.de/en "The goal of the fund could be to sustainably strengthen the open source ecosystem, with a focus on security, resilience, and the people behind the code."

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