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just cut the release for #fennel 0.9.0

there's a lot of small changes included in this; nothing major but it adds up. just in time for the game jam! enjoy.

Finally listened to @librelounge interview with @mntmn about the mnt reform. Great, got me hooked! We are definitely building momentum with more open machines, and we badly need more of them for sure

The HOPE 2020 Schedule is up!

AFAIK it's free to attend, with some events (workshops) limited in live participation paying attendees who bought tickets before the pandemic, but you should be able to watch the talks at the very least.

I know there's a lot of fear from some of my friends about HOPE and it's scary image, but I encourage everyone to watch and participate.

Please, Americans, if you do nothing else today, then please take action against EARN-IT.

We discussed it on the show, but it would destroy online privacy, crypto, etc. This is no joke. Please, take action TODAY as it goes up for a vote July 2nd.

If you love Free Software or Privacy, this bill has to die!

I want to do a few @librelounge episodes on gender and Free Software.

I'd love to talk to female identifying and or trans folks, especially if you're working on something cool. Please talk to me!

My Pinephone arrives today.

What are people's favorite Free Phone OS?

So far on my list to evaluate I have:

Ubuntu Touch
Sailfish OS
Graphene OS

Does anyone have experience with these OSes or Free phones?

My day of synchronicity:

I finally open up my laptop to see how easy it would be to replace the hard drive. It wouldn't be easy. I will upgrade the RAM though, and now I know what type it is.

I read about @ehmry porting Nix to Genode.

I listened to another @librelounge with yet another amazing guest, with whom @emacsen discusses how hard it is to upgrade laptops and briefly how cool Genode is.
I was thinking that @librelounge episode No 6 might trigger that good old rougelike addiction, well here i am third day in a row spending most of my spare time letting a penguin shoot frozen bubbles at other frozen bubbles. Sure wasn't expecting that...

Are you interested in an entirely and laptop? How about if it's meant to be modified and upgraded?

In this episode of Libre Lounge, @emacsen sits down with Lukas Hartmann from @mntmn to talk about his history in Free Software, the MNT Reform project, and the future!

Are you interested in helping Libre Lounge?

Send us your ideas for new guests and segments and help shape the future of the show!

How do we make Free Software more approachable, easier to use and more effective? That is the discipline of User Experience design.

@emacsen and @cwebber interview UX expert Máirín Duffy about Free Software interfaces and more.

Chris has decided to depart Libre Lounge for other projects. We wish them the best in all their future endeavors.

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!

Do you want to help out Libre Lounge?

If you use an external platform to downloads the show, like PocketCasts, iTunes, Feedly, Feedbin, please rate and review the show.

When you do that, you help other people discover the show and maybe we can convince them to join our movement!

@librelounge @emacsen @cwebber FYI for all of the people who correctly are worried about #Zoom privacy, an awesome org has given us access to their BigBlueButton
instance and recording setup for the Summit.

It's still a bit of an experiment, and we need your support.

🎙️Over the last month I had the honor to be invited to two podcasts ( @librelounge in English and @lelibreauquotidien in French). I wrote a blog-post with the links to listen them here :

On this episode of Libre Lounge, @cwebber and @emacsen sit down with award winning artist @davidrevoy to talk about his is webcomic series Pepper and Carrot, the Sintel film, and how he started his Free Software/Free Culture journey.

I wrote a little blog post on why we in the Free Software movement need to have understanding, love and outstretched arms:

@librelounge @emacsen @cwebber @diggity That conversation was sobering for me, and I mean that in a good way. Portions of it display a road map from the present into the very possible future and its potholes for freedom, privacy, and frankly our general well-being; importantly to me it lays out some ways we could address them. I liked the makerspace and decentralized communications solutions.

Overall, thank you.

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