Important read: Bradley Kuhn no longer director: ebb.org/bkuhn/blog/2019/10/15/

His thoughtful post reminds me, FSF has a separate class of voting members. Did resign as a voting member or just as dir/president? It's unclear.

Per the bylaws, the voting members are effectively "in charge" of the organization because they are the ones who name the board of directors. static.fsf.org/nosvn/fsf-amend

Can someone help me understand?

If is "free labor for corporations", how exactly is it not *also* "free labor for individuals" or small groups of citizens?

FSF/Stallman 

FSF/Stallman 

So Pages has finally rolled out their automatic integration for hosted web sites. It's quite painless and automatically renews certs. So glad that I don't have to manually do this or maintain some brittle CI-based scripts anymore.

If you've got a GL-hosted site, take the next 90 seconds and go secure it!

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.

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.

In $dayjob news, our org's associated projects are working with a total of 40 interns this mid-year through Outreachy, Google Summer of Code, and Season of Docs.

Exciting times ahead for all of these awesome projects. Can't recommend these opportunities enough for growing projects.

Not sure if I just missed the commentary, but did anyone else notice that the commecial by @lunduke released on YouTube is basically a copycat of the K-mart "Ship My Pants" commercial from several years ago?

Kmart: youtube.com/watch?v=lCsqABAQLj
: youtube.com/watch?v=V0a03NRpX3

I guess we shouldn't really be surprised, since their whole concept is simply taking others' work, repackaging, and reselling it.

For those folks from floss.social interested in chatting beyond Mastodon, .social:matrix.org is now available on Matrix.

riot.im/app/#/room/#floss.soci

LAST REMINDER: My dayjob is giving away $100,000 USD to 4 projects that serve international development, humanitarian response, or peacebuilding.

Applications are due by the end of Monday 15 April (Anywhere On Earth; e.g. UTC-12).

osc.dial.community/catalytic-g

ICYMI: developer Ola Bini, currently a major contributor to the OTR encrypted messaging protocol, has been detained with no or flimsy charges for 4+ days and counting in Ecuador. "Evidence" included having technical books and too many devices. They say he'll be held up to 90 days while they "develop charges" against him.

apnews.com/327d2dcbe0f24a2eba8

Peter Diamandis (founder of XPRIZE) highlights the work of our DIAL Center grantee Ushahidi -- a leader in helping to revolutionize disaster relief, reaching 20,000,000 people in 150 countries.

diamandis.com/blog/future-of-d

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