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Software Freedom Conservancy - 2020-01-06 19:16:25 GMT
Our Policy Fellow, Bradley M. Kuhn, explains how we can restore #copyleft equality and rid ourselves of toxic proprietary relicensing (sometimes imprecisely called dual licensing) with a novel copyleft clause (invented by Richard Fontana for copyleft-next). https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jan/06/copyleft-equality/ #GPL #FOSS #FOSSLicensing #AGPL
https://mastodon.technology/@conservancy/103437971298326963
 
#foss #gnu #linux #phone #hardware #computer #software
PinePhones Start Shipping – All You Need To Know
 
Image/photoComuna Digital wrote the following post Sat, 18 Jan 2020 17:03:39 +0000




CONOCIENDO XMPP

La Comunidad Latina de Tecnologías Libres, el Club de Software Libre y Libretec nos invitan a explorar los sistemas de mensajería basados en XMPP. Más detalles en la imagen adjunta.

\#XMPP \#comunicación \#tecnología \#tecnologíalibre \#SL \#softwarelibre \#PLICA \#FOSS \#FLOSS
 
#GodotEngine 3.2 is almost here with a first Release Candidate https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/15794 #FOSS #GameEngine
 
skunksarebetter - 2020-01-15 01:22:45 GMT
#ReText is a #markup editor.

ReText is a text editor for #Markdown and #reStructuredText. ReText provides quick access to various text elements like headers, lists, and styles like bold and italics. ReText automatically continues elements like lists, and has a table mode for making automatically updating tables. ReText can export to HTML if needed.

Website 🔗️: https://github.com/retext-project/retext

apt 📦️: retext

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations
 
Installing Gitea from source Ubuntu 18.04

What is Gitea?


Gitea is a painless self-hosted Git service that is a community managed lightweight code hosting solution written in Go. ### Why install Gitea?

There are lots of free git services out there: GitHub, GitLab, Gogs, Bitbucket to name a few. Why is Gitea any different? Well, that is exactly the point: Gitea is, for all intents and purposes, the exact same and is even a fork of Gogs, but has all the same luxery features as a paid subscription and is #FOSS that is self-hosted. ### Sources

I used several sources to make my guide and are very similar, but just tailored to my needs, wants, simplifications. - https://docs.gitea.io/en-us/install-from-source/
- https://www.vultr.com/docs/how-to-install-gitea-on-ubuntu-18-04

Requirements

  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Apache2
  • MySQL
  • Certbot
\#floss #foss #git #gitea #github #open-source #repo #repository
Originally posted at: https://daniel.dou.bet/blog/2020/01/14/installing-gitea-from-source-ubuntu-18-04/
Installing Gitea from source Ubuntu 18.04
 

Open Letter to Richard Stallman About the Free Software Movement


http://techrights.org/2020/01/13/rms-free-software-movement/
First I would like to suggest a slight shift in meaning to the term “Free Software”. I think you will agree that Freedom is a practical matter, which is to say it is realized in practice. Another way to put this: it is not the software which is intrinsically free (software does not care), it is the users/developers who become free upon their use of the “free” software. Now, if the users’ ability to (“freely”) benefit from the freeness licensed in a software project is in any way impacted, the users are losing some portion of their software freedom.

The license remains as-is, but yet system elements or a non-free development environment can make the software far less free. Keep in mind that “control” is closely akin to “ownership”, and so means of control can thus be monetized.
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If you want to make some #ASCII art, animations and games check out Playscii https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/15758 #FOSS
 
muesli - 2020-01-11 13:55:25 GMT
When reading source code comments...
 
I have been following #destinationlinux from episode 70. I am not a supporter but it is one of the podcast I listen weekly. And I have noticed, as many other similar podcast, that for them the deb based distro end with \*buntu. And even if they did, on episode 72, an interview with Chris Lamb of #Debian their approach hasn't change very much, and without Rocco probably has got even worst.

Now dear friends let me tell you an obviously that without Debian probably Ubuntu would never exist and let me also say that once you try Debian you never come back to Ubuntu. But the way you treat Debian and related project like #Raspian clearly show that you haven't done well your homework and for that still continue to speak just of \*buntus.

I suggest you to try Debian in depth to understand well the project wholly not only on the technological part. I mean the approximations and commonplaces I heard constantly about the Debian project are quite unjustifiable.

Let me finish pointing out that your main sponsor uses Debian for its infrastructure...

Thanks

#Linux #OpenSource #Foss #freesoftware
 
If you long for the days of #CaesarIII you can rejoice with the #FOSS game engine Julius
 
Free and open source arena #FPS 'Red Eclipse 2' is now out on Steam https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/15643 #FOSS #PCGaming
 
Digitalcourage e.V. - 2019-12-19 16:32:07 GMT
„Wollen Sie eine kostenlose Zeitung? Dann müssen Sie nur diesen Zettel hier ausfüllen!“ So oder so ähnlich sieht es aus, wenn man uns verleiten will, unsere Freiheit billig einzutauschen. Seien Sie wachsam!
https://www.digitalcourage.de/adventskalender/19

#Adventskalender2019
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Digitalcourage e.V. - 2019-12-19 11:31:58 GMT
#Payback, #RFID, Post-Nachsendeauftrag: Geben Sie Ihre Freiheit nicht auf, indem Sie Unternehmen leichtfertig Ihre Daten überlassen! Unsere heutiges #Adventskalender-Retro-Türchen verrät mehr.

https://www.digitalcourage.de/adventskalender/19

#Adventskalender2019
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Digitalcourage e.V. - 2019-12-18 18:01:32 GMT
Auf dem #36c3 gibt es von uns bei @Chaos West einen Talk zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung.
Wir machen u.a. Textanalyse!

Aktuell hier im Programm:
Tag3 29.12.
12:00–12:50
Chaos-West Stage
https://fahrplan.chaos-west.de/36c3/talk/S9XFSM/
#VDS #Vorratsdatenspeicherung #Sicherheitstheater /f



 
Krita, the #FOSS painting program gets an Epic MegaGrant
#foss
 
Open Joystick Display, a #FOSS tool to show off #gamepad input in videos
 
...and by disclosure I mean see who the whole dev team is to some level. You get that automatically with #foss of course...
#foss
 
Digitalcourage e.V. - 2019-12-17 07:30:37 GMT
Unser heutiges Türchen ist gut für die Nerven. Es liefert euch 11 Gründe, weshalb #NichtsZuVerbergen eine Schwachsinnsaussage ist. Falls nochmal jemand damit kommt, einfach Link schicken und Ruhe im Karton.

https://www.digitalcourage.de/adventskalender/17

#Adventskalender2019
 
Digitalcourage e.V. - 2019-12-16 23:02:42 GMT
Wenn ihr ##NichtsZuVerbergen habt, schickt jetzt allen, für die ihr schon Geschenke besorgt habt, eine #Nachricht und verratet, was es ist. Oder öffnet unser heutiges Türchen und findet heraus, warum ihr doch etwas zu #verbergen habt.

https://www.digitalcourage.de/adventskalender/17

#Adventskalender2019
 
Image/photoBurekzFinezt wrote the following post Mon, 16 Dec 2019 13:12:51 +0100

I'm probably late to the party, but... this webcomic "Pepper & Carrot" by @davidrevoy is pure 10/10!

https://www.peppercarrot.com/en/

He also made it free and open-source! HOW COOL IS THAT? 🤗

https://www.davidrevoy.com/

\#Free \#Libre \#FOSS \#FLOSS \#OpenSource \#Comic \#WebComic \#Art \#Linux
 
Need to make some pixel art? Pixelorama is a cross-platform #FOSS tool worth looking at https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/15610 #GameDev #PixelArt
 
GemRB, the #FOSS game engine for Bioware's Infinity Engine had a new release recently https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/15608 #BaldursGate
 
skunksarebetter - 2019-12-15 20:36:47 GMT
#Xpdf is a #PDF reader.

Xpdf is a simple program which displays PDF files. Xpdf can change how the PDF is displayed in a few ways, including inverting the colors. Xpdf also includes several utilities for extracting various things from PDF files.

Website 🔗️: https://www.xpdfreader.com/

apt 📦️: xpdf

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations
 
Digitalcourage e.V. - 2019-12-15 07:32:02 GMT
*Oh Klassenraum, oh Klassenraum, wie klug sind deine Schüler?*
Na, Google, diese Infos hättest du gerne. Kriegst du aber nicht! Denn unser neuer Flyer gibt Lehrer.innen #Datenschutz-Nachhilfe! #Adventskalender

https://digitalcourage.de/adventskalender/15

#Adventskalender2019
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Digitalcourage e.V. - 2019-12-14 07:30:14 GMT
Immer noch #Windows7 auf dem PC? Nach dem 14. Januar endet die offizielle Versorgung mit Sicherheitsupdates - ein guter Zeitpunkt, um auf die freie Alternative #GNULinux umzusteigen.

https://www.digitalcourage.de/adventskalender/14

#DigitaleSelbstverteidigung #Adventskalender2019
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Where there's a will there's a #Wine 5.0rc1 https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/15601 #WineRelease #FOSS #Linux
 
LibreOffice - 2019-12-13 11:59:34 GMT
Learn how to deploy, configure and use LibreOffice Online – the web-based version of LibreOffice – with our new guidebook! Thanks to Aaron Peters and the Google Summer of Docs for making it happen: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2019/12/13/the-libreoffice-documentation-team-announces-the-libreoffice-online-guide/ @GoogleOSS
 

City of Nancy is France’s best example of public services that encourage the use of free, open and collaborative digital technology


“Nancy recognises the value of free software for public services,” says Etienne Gonnu, public affairs officer at April, France’s main free software advocacy organisation, and one of the jury members. Speaking to OSOR, Mr Gonnu explained that the city is a fine example of how to introduce public service employees to free software. “The city focuses these discussions on the needs of their citizens and employees, and then shows how free software is the perfect fit.” Using this approach, the city has managed to increase the use of free software in all parts of its IT infrastructure, Mr Gonnu says.

The city often reaches out to the free software community, organising meetings such as ‘Libre sur la place’. These meeting bring together local politicians, public service employees, citizens and representatives of free software communities.

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skunksarebetter - 2019-12-11 02:20:39 GMT
#Jeex is a graphical hex editor.

Jeex is a simple GUI hex data editor. Jeex displays representations for the current byte, can open multiple views (of different formats) into a single file, can create bookmarks, search with regex, perform bitwise operations, and extract strings from a file. Jeex supports tabbed editing, meaning multiple files can be edited at once.

apt 📦️: Jeex

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #sysadmin
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skunksarebetter - 2019-12-09 21:33:42 GMT
#Phlipple is a compactifying #3D #puzzle #game.

In Phlipple you are presented with a 3D object made of square faces. Your job is to fold up these squares from a starting spot into just a single square by flipping along edges. Phlipple features many levels with graduated difficulty, special edges, and simple yet fun gameplay.

Website 🔗️: https://sourceforge.net/projects/phlipple/

apt 📦️: phlipple

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations
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Damian - 2019-12-09 04:35:08 GMT
Looking for Students | #FOSS Project | #VirtualEngineering | #Libre-VE-ToolBox
 
https://mastodon.social/@FOSS_events/103233554170332426
// foss.events - 2019-12-01 16:50:27 GMT
Hello world! This is the social account of https://foss.events

It will be used to spread news and updates around #foss events in Europe and try to remind you on upcoming events or deadlines of calls for participation.

Of course we will also use it to inform you about any updates regarding // foss.events itself : )

#FOSS, #FLOSS, #Free, #Libre and/or #Open #Source #Software (related) #Events in #Europe:
Unity in diversity!

Your // foss.events
 
https://pleroma.otter.sh/objects/71beb7c3-956e-40a8-b141-3200311c9c16
warning: the following otters have collided - 2019-10-29 15:58:18 GMT
Hello, I’m the reel2bits project main developper (a #FOSS self-hostable #soundcloud like with #ActivityPub federation).

It’s written in python/flask/vuejs and I need help because of health issues I’m unable to work a lot on it anymore, if you are interested to help me on some of the issues and more specially the
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Digitalcourage e.V. - 2019-12-06 23:02:01 GMT
All I want for christmas is... your data, denken sich große Suchmaschinen wie Google. Umgehen Sie die Datenkrake und probieren Sie die Alternativen im #Adventskalender aus!

https://www.digitalcourage.de/adventskalender/7

#DigitaleSelbstverteidigung #Adventskalender2019
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Why cannot SA Police Services use free and open source ArchiMate for enterprise architecture toolset instead of a commercial tender which will only result in an expensive proprietary product?


Most of SA government is attending TOGAF training by The Open Group and The Open Group provides the ArchiMate modelling toolset free of charge as open source. This means no procurement of the tool, no vendor lock in (you can continue using it), no annual license fees. Any support services needed for the tool could be a simpler cheaper bid to just obtain a local service provider to assist but in most cases a trained enterprise architect could be expected to do this themselves in-house.

The ArchiMate modelling language is an open and independent Enterprise Architecture standard that supports the description, analysis and visualisation of architecture within and across business domains. ArchiMate is one of the open standards hosted by The Open Group and is fully aligned with TOGAF. ArchiMate aids stakeholders in assessing the impact of design choices and changes.

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Why did I end up spending a weekend powering through standing up a new #foss project? That's just the way I am I guess :).
#foss
 
Digitalcourage e.V. - 2019-12-01 23:05:56 GMT
Verschicken Sie Ihre Weihnachtsfotos dieses Jahr doch einmal über einen #Messenger, der keiner #Datenkrake gehört! Welche das sind, erfahren Sie heute, am 2. Tag unseres #Adventskalender⁠s für #DigitaleSelbstverteidigung.

https://digitalcourage.de/adventskalender/2
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skunksarebetter - 2019-11-30 22:36:15 GMT
#Tellico is a collection manager.

Tellico is a manager for collections of items. Tellico can catalog everything from comic books, music, stamps, project materials, even regular items around your home. A collection in Tellico can have any number of custom fields to detail items, and fields may be searched or grouped for easy access.

Website 🔗️: https://tellico-project.org/

apt 📦️: tellico

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #KDE
 

Is Mastodon (a decentralised ad-free Twitter alternative) the messiah we need?


"It started last week when Twitter suspended the account of Delhi-based Dalit poet Dilip Mandal, after he accused Twitter of being casteist in its account verification process. Supreme Court advocate Sanjay Hegde’s account was also suspended twice in a month: once for posting a satirical poem and then for posting an anti-fascist
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