Finally not sick, but still dealing with the residual cough, which is not unheard of for a couple weeks after fighting off a virus.
#HamRadio field day was this weekend and although I wasn't able to get out and participate, I was able to finally get myself set up for HF. It only took 23 years. 😅
We are delighted to announce that GNOME ASIA 2019 will be held in Gresik, Indonesia ❤️ from 11-13th of October. 😊
For more information: https://www.gnome.org/news/2019/06/gnome-asia-summit-2019-to-be-held-in-gresik-indonesia
It looks like the latest version of #PeerTube fixes some federation issues: following & commenting from Mastodon is working (again?) and that's pretty cool. See for example https://conf.tube/videos/watch/ec9d2504-62fc-4871-a4c3-035d5776c61e
The GNOME Foundation Board of Directors election cycle is underway! Foundation members, please take a moment to read about the candidates and please vote!
In the most recent episode of our podcast, @cwebber and @emacsen take a walk down memory lane about 8 bit computers, DOS and Unix command lines and the way that the imagery and mystique of the terminal may be holding us back.
We've got a blog post that explains our views & reaction to #GItHub's new #Sponsors program & related initiatives. We're concerned that it (so far) ignores key governance issues for #FOSS projects related to funding. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/may/23/github-sponsors/ #Sustainability #FOSSSustainability
Richard Hughes has been tirelessly working on fwupd and the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) to greatly improve firmware updating on Linux! He is asking for 5 minutes of your time to help with this effort. Please consider his request, if you are able
At Dayton #Hamvention today, heard an exciting overview from Bruce Perens (OSS pioneer) about a super low-cost prototype #OpenSource software+hardware device to extend average mobile phones into AI-powered digital #AmateurRadio transceivers using Codec2, neural networks for decoding, RISC-V, and more.
Could be truly transformative and empowering, allowing grassroots surveillance-free global communication.
Because a few of you apparently missed the prior announcements, the Call for Proposals for #GUADEC 2019 has been extended for three more days until the 𝟭𝟵𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗮𝘆. This is your very last chance to get your talk submission in! Do it asap! 😬
What's not mentioned in the ActivityPub spec that you'll need to implement the standard? Learn about it in the latest episode of Libre Lounge:
Interesting conversations with Tim & David of the International #AmateurRadio Union (IARU) today at @Hamvention. Their challenges in advocating globally for policy to protect technology public goods in the face of capitalistic greed is not unlike the plight of #FreeSoftware & #OpenSource.
I wonder what we can learn from them.
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