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Super early sneak peak at anancus, a self-hosted and federated social link aggregation platform. There isn't much code right now, but interested users can keep an eye on gitlab.com/tuxether/anancus

is anyone working on an #ActivityPub federated web 1.0-style webforum?

Should libraries be licensed under as well?

The blog It's FOSS (short for `It's Free and open source software`) is having a giveaway[1] and to enter it you need to follow them on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

I'm not sure what to say.

[1]: itsfoss.com/giveaways/galago-p

Peertube, an ActivityPub based alternative to YouTube, is running a crowdfunding campaign kisskissbankbank.com/en/projec

Comes at an important time, with YouTube blocking legitimate videos on (incorrect) copyright grounds, such as MIT's OpenCourseWare videos and the Blender Foundation's videos torrentfreak.com/youtubes-pira

We already know that automated content filters don't work. They put absolute power over content in the hands of a system that is opaque and broken.

A couple of days ago YouTube took down all of the Blender Foundation's videos from the Blender Foundation's channel due to a copyright claim by... the Blender Foundation.

The BF is an official YT partner, but days later they still cannot get a straight answer from YT about what is going on:

twitter.com/tonroosendaal/stat

twitter.com/tonroosendaal/stat

It'd be kind of neat if #MediaGoblin could federate different activity types between PixelFed, PeerTube, Funkwhale, and microblogging apps. It would demonstrate how different platforms could pick and choose what activities were being rendered.

I decided that I will be after this drama. But, one can't even delete their Github account once it has been flagged. I complained to Github, and got back a response after three days:

Thanks for writing in! Our spam filter seems to have made an error in flagging your account for further review, which blocked your ability to delete that account. Apologies for the temporary blockage.

Once Anancus (federated social link aggregation) is complete, the next logical progression seems to be a federated platform for questions and answers. What would life be if StackExchange/StackOverflow went down.

Backdoored images downloaded from DockerHub 5 million times arstechnica.com/information-te kromtech.com/blog/security-cen

Malware installed through DockerHub can also escape the container, so may continue to run.

Friends don't let friends install unreproducible black box container images.

The copyleft symbol has been added to Version 11.0 of the Unicode Standard! https://u.fsf.org/2lq

So this happened when I tried opening an issue on mastodon today.

Actually over 100 people (109 responses to the survey) wanted to #ForkOffTogether. And all in all we had 171

To put that in perspective of the 470 contributors that #Mastodon has had on the GitHub repo, I feel like we have a solid base to go from here.

Some of the comments even suggested that "No I don't want to, but we need to", explaining why they ticked No.

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postmarketOS, Plasma Mobile's favorite platform, is now 1 year old! In one year, development has been astounding, and pmOS is shaping up to be THE through and through Free mobile distro of the future.

postmarketos.org/blog/2018/06/

Glad to see github.com/go-fed/activity by @cj have its first release recently. I can use it for federation in Anancus.

Do you like #ActivityStreams, #ActivityPub and #golang, and want to build your very own #federation aware #social app? Do you hate it when people use lots of tags in their toots on the #fediverse? Try the new golang lib that provides ActivityPub support out of the box! The very first version, 0.1.0, has been released.

github.com/go-fed/activity

Batteries not included. Offer void where prohibited by law.