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. 🙂
The impact of COVID on Jitsi development in two charts. Details in https://cauldron.io/project/4100?from_date=2018-04-22&to_date=2021-04-22&tab=overview @jitsinews
Moxie is a jerk, but sometimes Moxie channels being a jerk into useful activity.
Join me at the Stockholm Internet Forum 10-12 May and let's come together as a community to learn, build, solve, and create to strengthen democracy and to fight poverty.
ALL HUMAN BEINGS are born Free and Equal in dignity and rights.
Software freedom contributors are human. We all make mistakes, often very publicly. It's tricky to write a public apology for those mistakes.
This blog post by @sagesharp will help you avoid common pitfalls and craft an effective apology: https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/apr/20/how-to-apologize/
Delete Chrome. Now.
Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.
They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.
If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.
The past week I started #flying again. First time since the #pandemic started in Jan 2020. Being fully #vaccinated, I felt quite safe, but felt very stressed by those who were subject to others refusing to follow basic non pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) like wearing #masks (fully) at all times and physical distancing.
People may be reckless but there's no right to recklessly endanger the 80% (in the US; far higher elsewhere) of people who aren't able to be vaccinated yet.
Looks like I don't really need @EFF 's HTTPS Everywhere add on anymore as Firefox has added HTTPS-only mode ( for new enough releases ) and also blocks mix content
I had been wondering if it's still providing me any functionality
If you still want the rulesets, HE is moving to a lookup service from DuckDuckGo (sounds privacy problematic) by the end of 2021
Thanks to @resist1984 for commenting on the ruleset change as I'd overlooked the announcement
Gitter is now bridged natively to Matrix! As such we will soon retire the previous bridge in favour of the new. Learn more at https://matrix.org/blog/2021/04/15/old-gitter-bridge-end-of-life-2021-04-21-to-be-replaced-with-native-bridge
Reflections on Proprietary Software - @lightweight : https://davelane.nz/reflections-proprietary-software
Please help me find a resource detailing privacy issues with Google Chrome in one place other than www.GNU.org's one. Do you know one? I need to write an article which is easy to read to beginners related to that, especially, I am looking for the reasons and the proofs not the alternatives. Thank you, All!
Today we're kicking off the #GNU Assembly!
This is a new umbrella for GNU people seeking transparent decision-making and built around consensus. It's the result of a decade of struggle to make #GNU inclusive, transparent, and community-driven.
#GNU contributors: consider joining!
#FreeSoftware activists: help us spread the word!
Slackware Lives! Upcoming Slackware 15.0 Beta is Out. Download and Test Now. #linux #opensource #slackware
Further more, they are actively exploring ways on how to become independent from the FSF and the GNU Project:
"We do not want our project associated with such a person, nor to provide economic resources to organizations that promote him to leadership positions."
"Put away your torches and your pitchforks and instead grab your scalpels, because we have some cancer to excise from the FSF and that cancer is the board of directors."
FLOSS.social admin. Open source person at the United Nations Foundation by day.
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