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Did you know that #Zoom uses #XMPP for their chat? Isn't it ironic that while large parts of the software freedom movement consider XMPP as outdated and refuse to use it, companies building commercially successful proprietary and centralized solutions on top of it... 🤔 #OpenStandards #FreeSoftware

Dear lazy web, I'm looking for a static site generator with support for events, i.e. should output a page with calendar view, an iCal/ics file, rss/atom for newly added and updated events. Any hints?

Just deleted my account upon hearing the news they were bought by . Oh well.

Zoom acquired Keybase today.

Keybase helped me to identify a trend in the software industry: using a pretty UI to cover up the disruption of an open ecosystem with a closed, centralized replacement. Keybase seemed cool on the face of it - making encryption easier is a laudible goal, and PGP certainly could use the improvement. But, thanks to Keybase, now I ask different questions upfront.

Beware the Keybase formula:

1. Integrates with an existing, open ecosystem
2. May have open-source clients, but server is closed source and does not federate
3. Pretty UI and good marketing
4. VC funded

On this special , we know there are many great causes to support and we hope you'll make GNOME one of yours. We're growing our efforts and want your help deciding where to focus. Vote with your donation and let's grow GNOME together!

Even in a post-IE world, is still sadly treating users of browsers like as second-class citizens, taking a page from the playbook.

Almost time for Google Summer of Code students to be announced: If you are accepted, congratulations!

Watch these "pro tips" from veteran mentors for advice and next steps, then contact your mentor today!


It is fitting that a decision to protect the public interest in the Internet came at the dawn of . A victory against thirsty billionaires.

The CEO and board must all be removed for their corruption and the masive waste of resources it caused, as well as the potentially permanent damage to ISOC's reputation.

We commend people like YOU, that raised your voice in opposition to the .org registry transfer. You persuaded ICANN to do the right thing!

Three cheers for those that operate with core values aligned with the interests of the public.

(Now if we can only persuade sites like to stop using #Google Analytics...)

#SaveDotOrg #victory #news #breaking #icann #ff #followfriday #web #domains #development #internet

Do you like conversations about esoteric topics that seem to take on a life of their own?

How about discussion about real vs virtual life, gender identity and pronouns, and other Fediverse fueled ideas?

Then you're going to love the latest episode of Libre Lounge!

You know the #Nextcloud GPG mailer app? It lets Nextcloud send encrypted emails to registered users for extra #security! The app author is asking for some help in testing the app - get involved!

We, a coalition of concerned individuals and organizations, have sent a JOINT REPRESENTATION to Government of India and State Governments expressing concerns over the unwarranted excessive collection processing of personal data during the ongoing COVID-19. We urge you to raise your voice to hold authorities accountable.

Since the project leader is not on Mastodon -- here goes.

32 is "go" to be released next Tuesday. This is the fifth release in a row where we've matched our planned schedule. Considering the huge amount of upstream change we integrate, this is an amazing feat. Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen!

Feeling about ? You’re not alone. This toolkit from Shine & Mental Health America can help:

We’re in this together.

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