Hi Fedinauts!

I'd done very little ForgeFed work in the last few months, first because of the covid mess and then because I've been very active in Extinction Rebellion.

This week I'm finally spending time coding again, implementing basic OCAPs for authorization when processing a request to merge a Merge Request / patch. So the whole workflow will be possible: Open a MR, comment on it, submit updated versions, & finally merge it into the repo. And all of this will be in the specs :-)


@forgefed Was just talking about your work to someone during discussion about China's Gitee. Glad you're doing well.

@silmathoron Yeah let's say you ran something licensed under SSPL, on a DigitalOcean account for example. I think you'd be required by SSPL to publish all of the source code of everything they use, which of course we have no legal control over...

@silmathoron It's the paragraph that starts with β€œService Source Code means". Requires anyone doing so, to ALSO make available source code of every other piece of software they use in the related business, regardless of the software and/or its licenses. This is effectively legally impossible, which is the challenge the folks in the mailing list describe.

@silmathoron As best I understand it SSPL violates clause #6 of the OSD and therefore is not an open source license, because section 13 says you can't use this software if you're going to make money with it through a cloud service. Open source is designed for anyone to use without restriction as to how it can be used.

@silmathoron These days they are doing after-review summaries on list but I don't think they were yet back then. :(

With all the talk of and lately, I thought I'd go a step further: here's a roundup of secure off-the-grid messengers: changelog.complete.org/archive These all use strong , provide , and can be used without any Internet connection at all.

is an interesting hybrid; while it uses instead of longer-range , it doesn't need any extra hardware and can route IMs over , , or local (even w/o Internet). @briar

What is your choice after switching from ?

Please help me share.

Google Analytics is the largest and one of the worst trackers. It's used even on sites that promote privacy, GNU/Linux, etc.

There are some free (as in freedom) and privacy-friendly alternatives:
- - matomo.org
- - plausible.io
- - github.com/milesmcc/shynet
- - umami.is
- - goaccess.io

Hey, @gnome people: now @cauldronio can also analyze projects in your @gitlab instance! See for example development data about all gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME repos: cauldron.io/project/3455?from_ You can create your own analysis for any set of repos in it.

I'm looking for a in-ear #bluetooth #headset (stereo) which works for video conferences on #Linux.

Currently I have the Jabre Elite 65t, they work nicely as headphones but the microphone doesn't work on Linux. Unfortunately it is almost impossible to find any information about this on any product description.

Any first-hand experience and recommendations?


switch to activitypub!

twitter = pleroma, mastodon, gnu social
instagram = pixelfed
facebook = friendica
tumblr = writefreely
youtube, twitch = peertube

@carbontwelve Please add me to ActivityPub, Astronomy, Digital Rights, Distributed Networks, Fediverse, FLOSS, Free Software, Gnome, Ham Radio, Information Technology, Interaction Design, Linux, Mastodon, Radio, Social Innovation, Sysadmins.

Does anybody have an example "software #maintenance" contact for free software?

#PyInstaller continuous development is still in need of funding. Selling "maintenance" might be a solution.

@fsfe @eff

#floss #foss #opensource #business

Confirmed: is now in the midst of a nation-scale internet on the eve of elections; real-time network data show national connectivity falling to 33% of ordinary levels as per government order in effect from 7 pm


@nahuelwexd @ademalsasa Open source was good enough for all of Telegram's clients. But they refuse to do the same for the server. What are they hiding? We will never know.

@yungyuc Let me know! If you want to compare the app's performance, you could compare it with using the floss.social web interface on your phone's browser and the same network.

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