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David Chaum
Of course he's a legend, but unfortunately, he never was so much on the side of free software and decentralization, hence can't really be considered a true cryptoanarchist or #cypherpunk actually. He negotiated with Microsoft in the 90s about his DigiCash. (That's why nowadays there's the #gnutaler project which is more or less a #foss reboot of Chaum's 90s #digicash, but it has to cooperate with banks and hence won't be successful because as we know when studying bitcoin that the problem is regulatory/political/bureaucratic rather than technological.)

So, this #elixxir thing seems pretty centralized, using "delegated proof of stake" like #eos.
 
This is very useful LineageOS step by step installation how-to-do from your Linux distribution (I've done it on Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon, phone is Google Nexus 5). LineageOS is a free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform that respects your privacy https://lineageos.org/. Link of installation video: https://youtu.be/40u24m74GJ0. Things that had to be done and are not explained for other models of android phone in this video:
1. For phones that allow you to modify bootloader just follow this guide from step 2, (if you followed installation video you have everything you need already installed) https://www.howtogeek.com/239798/how-to-unlock-your-android-phones-bootloader-the-official-way/
2. In installation video there was needed some script editing in LineageOS zip file, I didn't... show more
 

an incomparable "spaceship" ...


We have an amazing machine, an incomparable "spaceship", and like all things of certain dimensions and complexity we need constant maintenance, perfection does not exist, but this (perfection) is not human...we go forward, towards the future, with the hope and the energy that distinguishes us.

Viva #hubzilla 3.8 !
Viva #FOSS !

!{zotnews@hub.libranet.de}

thanks to all the DEVs, inventors, contributors
 

TWIF 25: Tor Browser, Matrix room enhancements and mirror beta testing

This Week In F-Droid 25, Week 41, 2018
In this edition: Tor Browser in Guardian Project, Matrix room improved, F-Droid bottom bar improvement, beta mirror up for testing, and 11 new apps and a record-breaking 114 updates.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

Tor Browser available in Guardian Project repository

An alpha version of the new Tor Browser is now available via the Guardian Project repository. It is the same APK as from the Tor Project website. The Guardian Project is working on getting it built reproducibly , and once that is done we will w... show more
 

MongoDB Changes Its License


MongoDB claims to have experienced loopholes in the AGPL license and has submitted a new license to OSI for approval.
MongoDB switches up its open source license
#mongodb #nosql #database #db #opensource #osi #freesoftware #foss #floss
MongoDB switches up its open source license
 
♲ switchingsocial@mastodon.at:
For fans of the open source 3d graphics suite Blender, their official Mastodon account has just come to life. You can follow them here:

@Blender

You can also follow their official #PeerTube instance here:

@blender

#Blender #3dGraphics #Animation #CGI #FLOSS #FOSS #OpenSource #FilmMaking
 
Huhu. Uns gibt's auch zum Thema "Kommerzielles". Wir sind ein kleiner #Optiker, ein kleines #Café und ein kleiner Plattenladen in #Leipzig. Antifaschistisch im Herzen, grün beim #Becherpfand und professionell beim Beraten für gute #Brillen. Ah, und wir <3 #FOSS...
 

Article: Microsoft Makes 60,000 Patents Open-Source to Aid the Linux Community.


by Brittany Vincent - How-To Geek.
Microsoft announced on Wednesday that the company is joining the Open Invention Network (OIN), a group that provides a licensing platform for Linux of an estimated 2,400 companies. Ranging from independent developers to mammoth corporations, the coalition is a collection of companies and individuals who have agreed to offer their patents for use by the “Linux System”. Microsoft’s involvement in the organization means that it will, as a member, need to keep its promise as a new inductee not to enforce patent lawsuits.

Tags: #microsoft #... show more
 
Hello, don't forget to follow related tags: #fsf #foss #gnu #opensource #freeculture etc.
 
Hello, don't forget to follow #foss as well :)
#foss
 

TWIF 24: The End of Logging As We Know It

This Week In F-Droid 24, Week 40, 2018
A light edition this week, due to the update process being stuck since Monday. This week we learn of BotBot.me shutting down, 4 new apps and 25 updates, with a major update for SnoopSnitch.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

BotBot.me closing its doors

Citing the new GDPR laws, and lack of development since 2015, the IRC logging service BotBot.me will be shutting down on November 5th, 2018 , after 6 years of service. BotBot.me is what logs our public IRC rooms, #fdroid and #... show more
 
"FOSS: passive consumerism kills our community": https://carlchenet.com/foss-passive-consumerism-kills-our-community/ #foss #linux
FOSS: passive consumerism kills our community
 
"This sux but it's supported."

That's what's written on the official banner of Tanks of Freedom, and how #Windows support should always be marketed:




Check the game out, it's awesome: https://w84death.itch.io/tanks-of-freedom.

#fun #foss #godot #gaming #freegamers
 
My lightweight #raycasting #3D library is now in a pretty usable state.

It's #CC0 ( #FOSS ) pure #C language, header-only, with no dependencies and uses only integer math, so it's very fast. You can use it to make cool oldschool looking #games. Here are #Pokitto #demos I made to demonstrate it can run on very limited computers:

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However you can use it on PC just as well, all you need is something to manage the IO, e.g. #SDL:

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Go on and make something cool with it :-)

link: https://gitlab.com/drummyfish/raycastlib

#gamedev #gitlab #freegamers
 

TWIF 23: Successful update to Stretch

This Week In F-Droid 23, Week 39, 2018
In this edition: Buildserver successfully upgraded to Stretch, SET Anti-Feature fixed, new F-Droid sweatshirts, and F-Droid 1.4 marked stable. There are 3 new apps and 66 updates, including Music Player GO, FOSS Browser, StreetComplete, and Bimba.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

Stretch upgrade successful

The buildserver guest was upgraded to Debian Stretch, and has published its first index update!

SET Anti-Feature fixed

As of the latest index update, the SET Anti-Feature has been cleared from all apps. In case you were still wondering what the SET Anti-Fe... show more
 

PixelFed: Federated Image Sharing


Pixelfed ist ein föderierter Dienst, um Fotos zu teilen, und wird von Daniel aus Alberta in Kanada entwickelt.
Pixelfed is a federated photo sharing service developed by Daniel from Alberta, Canada.

PixelFed on Github: https://github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed
PixelFed on Mastodon: @pixelfed@mastodon.social
PixelFed on IRC: #pixelfed on irc.freenode.net: #freenode_#pixelfed:matrix.org through Matrix

[ #image #picture #foto #sharing #foss #activitypub #mastodon ]
 
Mycroft is about to learn a lot of new languages.
https://mycroft.ai/blog/introducing-mycroft-translate/
#mycroft #linux #programming #free #opensource #foss
Introducing Mycroft Translate
 
"I am going to write a complete Unix-compatible software system called GNU (for Gnu's Not Unix), and give it away free to everyone who can use it." - This was the birth of #GNU/ #Linux happy birthday and thanks #RMS for this enormous gift! https://www.gnu.org/gnu/initial-announcement.en.html #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #FOSS #FLOSS
 

TWIF 22: Servers Edition

This Week In F-Droid 22, Week 38, 2018
In this edition: Buildserver ready to upgrade to Stretch, SET Anti-Feature bug, hosted basebox images, pretty fdroiddata graphs, Rocket.Chat finally lands, and 68 updated apps including Mastalab.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

Buildserver upgrade to Debian Stretch nearing completion

@uniqx ’s big buildserver update to Stretch has been merged, and has been successfully validated on jenkins.debian.net . @CiaranG has indicated that he is ready to update, so this will go live on our production buildserver very soon! This is a huge upgrade that we’ve been working towards for a long time.... show more
 
Hallo zusammen,

hier gibt es doch ein paar Linux User,… dann werde ich uns mal vorstellen. ;-)

devLUG steht für deutsche virtuelle Linux User Group

Wir kommunizieren ausschließlich über Dienste im Internet.
Unser primäres Ziel ist zusammen Spaß an und mit GNU/Linux zu haben. Unser Fokus liegt unter anderem auf der Softwareentwicklung.
Wir tauschen uns aber auch über die Administration von Client-Server-Anwendungen aus, helfen uns gegenseitig bei der Anwendungserstellung und anderen Themen, die uns so interessieren.

Wir haben eine offizielle Gruppe bei Freenode. Hier findest auch unser “Stammtisch” im IRC Channel #devlug statt.
Mehr Informationen findest du auf unserer Homepage: Stammtisch

Die wichtigsten Informationen bekommst du auf unser Mailinglist... show more
 

#FOSS


#FOSS Initiative in #Dortmund http://blog.do-foss.de/do-foss/ #FOSS
Über Do-FOSS
 
While driving over the weekend one of my Linux podcasts mentioned this BSDCan session called "The Tragedy of systemd". Yes it is a click-baity title, as the author recognizes, but moving beyond that I found the talk really really good. No it is not a talk trash talking on systemd, in fact it expressly talks about how bad it is for us to create that sort of cultural reinforcement communication pattern (among many other things). It is definitely worth 30 minutes of your time. #linux #bsd #unix #osx #systemd #foss #software #programming
 
A wild #idea appears:

Let's create #libre #memes!

Let me elaborate:
  • We need to support #foss and #freeculture, obviously. Let's create memes about #foss, #opensource, #gnu, #linux, #freegamers and so on.
  • We also need memes that themselves are libre, free of #copyright. Let's share them under #CC0 if possible. Mark them as such directly in the medium used.
  • Let us use #libre media for their creation, e.g. from Wikimedia Commons, OpenGameArt, Freesound etc. Again, prefer CC0.
  • Since #article13 passed and memes are going to be killed on copyright grounds, the only memes that will survive are going to be our copyright-free memes! Extra visibility for the cause.
  • I am semi-serious about this :-)
  • If nothing else it's going to be #fun :-)
Let's see if I can make some of these.
 
Does anybody know wich are the default applications installed on #eelo rom ? I would like to try those application before migrating my phone to #eelo !

Thank's you
Quelqu'un sait quelles sont les applications par défaut de la ROM #eelo ? Je voudrais les essayer avant d'installer la ROM sur mon téléphone

Merci

#android #foss #eelo #libre #free #software #ask
 
Will you to use a FOSS social media like Mastodon too.

joinmastodon.org

#Mastodon
#FOSS

@karthikrajp
 

Translators


I made a little experiment with online translators. I tested:

I. opennmt.net, an open source neural machine translation system - https://demo-pnmt.systran.net/production
II. apertium, a free/open-source machine translation platform - https://www.apertium.org
... show more
 
Late Night Linux | Episode 46.

Good stuff from Nextcloud, KDE, and Fedora, politics in the kernel dev camp, a debate about contributing to FOSS, and more on LNL 46.

What Joe says in this episode, might piss a lot of people off (?)

--> https://latenightlinux.com/late-night-linux-episode-46/



#LateNightLinux #Linux #podcast #Nextcloud #Fedora #LNL #KDE #FOSS #kerneldev
 
Hello there. Yes, I'm interested in #gamedev, provided it's all #FOSS :-)
 
#newhere. Interested in
#asic, #foss, #fpga, #hack, #kicad, #librepcb, #opensilicon, #oshw, #pcb, #robotics
With the ultimate goal of achieving technical sustainability of solitary life on the asteroid.
 

TWIF 21: VMs Donated and Tor Browser goes Android

This Week In F-Droid 21, Week 37, 2018
In this edition: F-Droid project receives a donation of two VMs, Tor Browser coming to Android, 28 new apps including Emerald Dialer and MiniVector, and 61 app updates including NewPipe and Kwik EFIS & DMAP.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

Tor Browser moving to officially support Android

The Tor Project has released an alpha of Tor Browser for Android for the first time ever. It’s available on Tor Project’s downloads page and Google Play for now, but the possibilities of bringing it to F-Droid are being explored . This is especiall... show more
 
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Another (and so far final) repost: EU copyright reform… Dear fellow Diasporians, please take action now.


(a near-copy from @itri's near-copy of my own recent post)

The vote on this is going to happen tomorrow, and, as I understand it, the new law will also affect networks like Diaspora, in fact many smaller sites and businesses.


(It affects "online services" that allow data to be uploaded and published... It will most probably affect federated networks like Diaspora or Peertube, all kinds of sites that deal with free and open software, probably also artists who want to upload their own work, maybe smaller e-mail providers, it might raise prices for getting one's own website hosted by a webspace provider etc etc...)

On

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Devastating EU Copyright review - one day left to take action


a near-copy of this @Blutpumpe's post here

The vote on this is going to happen tomorrow, and the new law will also probably affect networks like Diaspora, and many smaller sites and businesses.

On https://saveyourinternet.eu/ you can act now, and write bulk or personal e-mails to members of parliament of your country.


Arguments against the implemented reform (taken from https://saveyourinternet.eu/):
  • Article 13 is bad for the Internet as a whole: … it “would mandate Internet platforms to embed an automated infrastructure for monitoring and censorship deep into their networks”.
  • Article 13 is bad for EU citizens’ fundamental rights: … it “would violate the freedom of e
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Devastating EU Copyright review - one day left to take action


^a^ ^near-copy^ ^of^ ^this^ ^@Blutpumpe's^ ^post^ [^here^](https://despora.de/posts/38f0408097e00136ed19543d7eeced27)^.^ ^Thanks^ ^for^ ^supporting^ ^the^ ^cause!^ ^(reposting^ ^for^ ^wider^ ^exposure)^

The vote on this is going to happen tomorrow, and the new law will also probably affect networks like Diaspora, and many smaller sites and businesses.

On https://saveyourinternet.eu/ you can act now, and write bulk or personal e-mails to members of parliament of your country.


Arguments against the implemented reform (taken from https://saveyourinternet.eu/):
  • Article 13 is bad for the Internet as a whole: … it “wou
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Reposting and reposting about the planned EU copyright reform... Dear Diasporians, please take action.

The vote on this is going to happen tomorrow, and the new law will also affect networks like Diaspora, in fact many smaller sites and businesses.

On https://saveyourinternet.eu/ you can act now, and write bulk or personal e-mails to members of parliament of your country.


Arguments against the implemented reform, taken from https://saveyourinternet.eu/ :
* Article 13 is bad for the Internet as a whole: ... it “would mandate Internet platforms to embed an automated infrastructure for monitoring and censorship deep into their networks”.
* Article 13 is bad for EU citizens’ fundamental rights: ... it “would violate the freedom of expression set out in (…) the Charter of Fundamental Rights” and “provoke such legal uncertainty that online services will have no other option than to monitor, filter and block EU citizens... show more
 
COPYRIGHTS DISCLAIMER : I do not own the #copyrights of most the images although I try to use #copyleft content as much as possible and #foss #software exclusively except online where some platforms are not #opensources ( #imgflip, #meme, etc… ) and #music ( #youtube , #bandcamp, #soundcloud , #heartthis, #archive dot org) posted on my page except for my own creations ( drawings, #hashtag-poetry, #self-quotes, #poetry #songs) . if you think I am infringing copyrights laws in your jurisdiction(s), please let me know in the given post, I monitor all my posts
and I will be happy to comply and take them down on my pod ( I cannot be held responsible to other pods keeping the data, they would be in breach of my #gdpr rights, nothing I can do).
https://soundcloud.com/tokosile

#copyright #art #painting #cartuday #law

SoundCloud: Ni Col A s Mou A r t (Ni Col A s Mou A r t)

 

Second Security Audit Results

The second full security audit of F-Droid is complete. We are
satisfied with the results, which confirmed again that the core
security model and standard operations are solid. The audit pointed
out issues in the core build process where we currently rely on manual
review by trusted contributors to protect us. This audit also did
show that we still have work to do to achieve our goal of keeping the
Android client secure even when connected to a malicious server, for
example, if an untrusted repository is manually added that was created
by its operator to exploit. The full audit report is available:
report_otf_fdroid.pdf
(cached copy) .

The audit was conducted by
Radically Open Security ,
which is a natural partner for F-Droid since they share a focus on
free software and open processes. Thanks to
Open Tech Fund for finding the auditor and
covering the costs of hiring them.

For mo... show more
 

TWIF 20: Security audit completed, buildserver setup with ansible

This Week In F-Droid 20, Week 36, 2018
In this edition: Second security audit completed, automating the buildserver setup with ansible, a light week with updates for Just Notes, Cow’s Revenge, Feeel, and others.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

Second security audit completed

In case you missed it, our second security audit has been completed . All important issues have been fixed, and work on the remaining issues is ongoing. @Tovok7 has been working on repomaker issues found in the audit, uploaded a pre-release to pypi and started to write installat... show more
 
Does anyone know if there is any type of #opensource tool that will allow me to automatically collect data from multiple 'smart' devices (like scales, fitness trackers, thermometers, etc) and aggregate that data into a dashboard?

I know of apps like gadgetbridge for Android which can collect data from some fitness trackers but this is only collecting the data. I would still have to manually transfer that data to some other data store.

Ultimately, I would like to have a quantified health solution where I am able to collect my data from my various smart devices and to combine them with other types of data (for example, weather, GPS data, etc). There are proprietary systems like Google Fit or MS Health Vault but I would like to have a solution which I can control (i.e. self host).

Does anything like this exist? If not, what would be the challenge of creating such a solution? As far as I can see, connecting to these BT devices would be a challenge (you would only be able to support... show more
 
one thing that is always missing in #FOSS projects is proper #web-designers and #artists. I have seen it some many times it is just sad, dev people can't web-design well period.

#dev #web-dev #feneas#art
 

How Tutanota replaced Googleâ€&#153;s FCM with their own notification system

As mentioned in This Week In F-Droid 17 , Tutanota is now on F-Droid.
In this special post Ivan from
Tutanota, tells us the story.

Hi, I’m Ivan and I am developing Tutanota to help build the web of the future
where our right to privacy is being respected. I believe that privacy should
not be a luxury for the rich and tech-savvy, it should be a basic human right.

GCM (or, how it’s called now, FCM, Firebase Cloud Messaging) is a service owned by Google. We at Tutanota used FCM for our old Android app. Unfortunately, FCM includes Google’s tracking code for analytics purposes, which we didn’t want to use. And, even more important: For being able to use FCM, you have to send all your notification data to Google. You also have to use their proprietary libraries. Because of the privacy and security concerns that naturally go along with th... show more
 

Power to the people: liberating online communication with Matrix.org

Matrix.org is an ambitious open source project which defines a new protocol for open, decentralised, encrypted communication: adding a common denominator to the internet for securely publishing and subscribing to data (especially IM and VoIP) in realtime; liberating communication from being trapped in silos like WhatsApp, Slack, Discord and similar.
[ #matrix #communication #video #audio #foss #opensource #selfhosting ]
 
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