"The Death of Openness and Freedom?
Open Source Under Attack"
was a bloody good talk https://fosdem.org/2021/schedule/event/open_source_under_attack/
Next up on our #FOSDEM chat is social time! Hangout in the channel and chat with other community and Foundation members! https://chat.fosdem.org/#/room/#gnome-stand:fosdem.org
“Cost savings seems to have disappeared. Contribution is now far more relevant. Good!”
“Reflects an improved understanding both in participants and in research, I think.”
Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.
(yes, the website is horrendous)
Enables broadcast or hotline service via Signal. This is different from regular Signal groups in important ways:
- broadcast: only the admins can send messages, which are sent to all users
- hotline: messages are only sent between a user and the admins who respond; nobody else gets them.
You can set-up your own:
SimpleTools is a community that promotes free open software which is lightweight, simply designed and easy to use. You can follow at:
Their website is at https://simpletools.info
Really proud of this video interview Branden Bonaby, a May 2019 Outreachy intern with the Linux kernel.
Branden talks about all of the common fears newcomers have about open source: everyone will know more than me, no one will want to interact with a newcomer, and what if they don't like my code?
The answer: just try contributing to open source. The whole community is there to help you improve your code.
(Video CC-BY Outreachy and Sage Sharp -- made with Kdenlive)
Outreachy May to August internship applications are open! Outreachy is:
💵 Paid - $6,000 USD total internship stipend
🌍 Remote - both interns and mentors work remotely
🕰 3 months - internships run May 24 to August 24
🚨 Apply by February 22 at 4pm UTC https://outreachy.org/apply/
Outreachy supports diversity in open source software!
Past interns are:
♀️ 92% women
🏳️🌈 4% transgender, genderqueer, or non-binary people
🧕🏾 64% people of color
🧑🏿 12% people from a historically disadvantaged caste or tribe
If you've participated in #Outreachy in the past, or you're interested in learning more about it, mark your calendars for 8 February when there will be a Twitter Chat (yes, I know!) Q&A session.
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