I'm having a bit of a family emergency. I need to take time off for a while. That means no new @librelounge for a while.

I have a ton of episodes planned out with @cwebber- exciting stuff about Lisp, about adventures with Git, about ActivityPub, DataShards, Spritely, and some exciting guests.

We'll be on a hiatus, but not forgotten- promise.

In happier news, my Datashards Rationale document got accepted as a Rebooting Web of Trust pre-reading document github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot

and so did @emacsen's AP Unwanted Messages writeup (which has also informed much of the writeup I'm working on now for OcapPub) github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot

Hey awesome listeners,

No show this week. @cwebber and @emacsen are pretty busy with other projects they can't wait to tell you about!

No show this week. Next week we'll talk about all the stuff @cwebber and @emacsen are doing lately that's not the Libre Lounge show!

On the latest episode of Libre Lounge we're privileged to have on Mitch Altman to talk about Hackers, Hackerspaces, Community, Belonging and Corporate Influence and more!


dungeons and dragons 

Do you like Dungeons & Dragons? Do you like Free Culture? Find out about how the two intersect, and how Free Culture encourages more diversity in role playing games in the latest episode of Libre Lounge:


Hackers, Freedonians and Everyone Else...

You may not know me but I produce and edit a Free Software podcast called Libre Lounge. I want to take the podcast in some new directions, either LL itself, or a new podcast with a similar aim, but to do that, I'm going to need some help- production and editing especially. If you have those kinds of skills and can help, please send me a direct message or email me at emacsen@emacsen.net!

Several pieces of email we've gotten to @librelounge has been spam by someone wanting us to link to an article or song of theirs on our podcast.

I've been using this as an opportunity to tell people about Freely Licensed works, and why we would be happy to check their music/article out, but only if it's Free.

Maybe one day someone will actually change their license to fit our requirements. :smile:

Wow this post blew up!

For anyone who liked it... I co-host a podcast about User Freedom with @cwebber called @librelounge which you can check out at librelounge.org

A few months ago, Microsoft decided to collaborate with Google and drop its web engine in favor of Google's.

Earlier this week, Google blocked all ad blockers, and now Microsoft has de-listed UBlock Origin (a powerful ad-blocker). Without real choice, monopolies will dictate what you see and do on the Internet.

Real choice comes with Free/Open Source Software.

On episode 21 of @librelounge we talked about how Unix programs communicate with each other with primitive data structures.

What else could exist? Well, just look at episode 17 where we talk about about rich data structures on the web and linked data!

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.


Guido Van Rossum is talking openly about the diversity problem in Python and FLOSS in general.

Good to see that this is a subject that the Python community is taking seriously.


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:


In a weird "me day" coincidence, the LibreLounge episode where I talk with @cwebber and @emacsen about FOSS community development, is also available! librelounge.org/episodes/episo

Would you like to learn how to build and maintain a strong, healthy, Free Software Community? We interview Deb Nicholson to find out!


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