🎧🧑‍⚖️ Listen in now! The hearing on our Motion to Remand in Software Freedom Conservancy v. Vizio is starting right now. Follow this thread for our play-by-play. Dial-in info to hear it yourself: cacd.uscourts.gov/sites/defaul

You may have a unique opportunity to hear to oral arguments in USA federal court on a key legal issue re: #copyleft & the #GPL in our right-to-software-repair lawsuit against #Vizio. Mark your calendar for this Friday 2022-05-13 at 17:30 UTC. Read more: sfconservancy.org/blog/2022/ma

I won't go on at length about this too much, I typically just boost a post about it every so often when it comes up on my timeline.

but people just joining should know there's a complex history here, as with any social network - especially a grassroots one - that's been around for a decade already

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it's now time for any noobs following me to learn that

* it's the Fediverse, not The Mastodon Network

* there's actually a 10-year history here and Mastodon wasn't even remotely the first platform

* the creator of Mastodon hasn't actually been a very good steward of his particular sub-platform within the Fediverse

I think what bothers me so much about the "open source sustainability crisis" is that most of the companies who build billion dollar businesses on these projects could easily afford to hire multiple full-timers to do whatever they wanted on these projects, but: accounting.

OwnCast is a free open source alternative to Twitch. It lets you self-host a livestream with a built-in chat system so the audience can interact with you. and the latest release now has Fediverse support!

You can follow at:

➡️ @owncast

The Fediverse support means people on Mastodon etc can follow an OwnCast streamer and be notified when they go live.

OwnCast's website is at owncast.online

#OwnCast #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Fediverse #SelfHosting #Twitch

Remember to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.

#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @siadora - Illustrator and comic artist

🌟 @owncast - Free open source Fediverse-compatible alternative to Twitch

🌟 @thelinuxexperiment - Video series about Linux, FOSS etc

🌟 @GoatsLive - Two pet goats who live on a farm, very cute account :)

🌟 @librehealth - Volunteer community creating free open software for healthcare orgs, hospitals, doctors etc.

🌟 @freedcreative - Video tutorials about libre creative software incl. Krita

Our Policy Fellow kicked off discussion on our AI-Assisted Programming and Copyleft mailing list. We're on the long road to figure out what can/should be done about #Microsoft's and #GitHub's for-profit AI (that's trained with our community's #FOSS): lists.copyleft.org/pipermail/a

🗞️ TWIM is out!

How memory efficient is Dendrite actually? What about that faster sync?

Can we have Matrix native E2EE calls? Does @NeoChatKDE@twitter.com really start a thousand times faster?

The answer to all of those questions is in the latest issue of TWIM!


RT @arobertlong@twitter.com

Element Call is live! Simple video conferences in your browser with privacy baked in from the start! I’m very excited to finally be shipping this and where we go next with Native Group VoIP on Matrix! Give it a try! element.io/blog/introducing-na

🐦🔗: twitter.com/arobertlong/status

Matrix is seeing significant uptake in Ukraine 🇺🇦, as covered by @politico@twitter.com on Thursday: politico.com/newsletters/morni. Huge kudos to @CenoBrowser@twitter.com for providing local deployments to allow secure comms even if connectivity to the wider internet is disrupted.

☀️ We are excited to announce that LibreHealth has been accepted into Google Summer of Code 2022!

Want to apply? More info at:


We look forward to hearing from you awesome folks!

This year again the Matrix.org Foundation has been accepted in the #GSoC programme 🎉

You can browse the list of ideas our community came up with and see if there's something you'd like to hack on with us


2/ So, , a for-profit corporation, is mooching even more out of the community because I was tired of manual-built images. So I build my images on , which is run by the non-profit @debian . Alternatives to Docker Hub that are better?

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So is turning its back on the community on which it's built. Can't even have more than 1 auth token on the free account, eliminated autobuilds, etc. They have an Open Source application form at docker.com/community/open-sour which, though it says it can't be used for funded projects, is clearly designed for companies. I filled this out awhile back and it was ignored.

Intern: Okay, so our bugfix patch to the 2021 series after 2021.1.1, should that maybe be called "2021.1.2"?

Boss: Um. Nooooo. That might scare our customers. We don't want them to think we're incrementing a while minor-minor version number. Let's just make that "2021.1.1 Patch 1"

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When your patch numbering is something like "2021.1.1.21 Patch 1", you may have micromanagement issues

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