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 #GivingTuesday, 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! https://gnome.org/news/2020/05/growing-together-with-gnome/
Jitsi Meet features update - share computer audio with screen sharing: https://jitsi.org/blog/features-update-april-2020/
Almost time for Google Summer of Code students to be announced: If you are accepted, congratulations!
Watch these "pro tips" from veteran #GSoC mentors for advice and next steps, then contact your mentor today!
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.
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!
6 open source teaching tools for virtual classrooms | Opensource.com https://opensource.com/article/20/4/open-source-remote-teaching-tools
Netherlands commits to Free Software by default - https://fsfe.org/news/2020/news-20200424-01.html good news...
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 #Fedora project leader is not on Mastodon -- here goes.
#Fedora 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!
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