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Hey developers & ActivityPub enthusiasts!

https://gettogether.community is a free open alternative to MeetUp.com.

The lead developer needs help with implementing federation, either coding or better documentation about ActivityPub.

There's an open issue for it here:
https://github.com/GetTogetherComm/GetTogether/issues/60

There's been discussion but no code contributions yet.
Can you help?

(It would be so cool to get this kind of service federated, imagine every town having its own instance!)

#ActivityPub #FLOSS #FOSS
 
#Xonotic #soundtrack -- Rising of the Phoenix

Great soundtrack for a great game I have become a little addicted to. Available under GPL (both the game and the music of course).

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=R2-f5ZWJIcI

#freeculture #foss #libregame #games #gpl #music
 

Secure File Sharing Tool OnionShare 2 Adds Anonymous Dropboxes


#onion #tor #security #privacy #FOSS #Linux #Ubuntu
Secure File Sharing Tool OnionShare 2 Adds Anonymous Dropboxes #onion
 

TWIF 43: The Android Rebuilt edition (alpha)

This Week In F-Droid 43, Week 07, 2019
In this edition: First alpha of android-rebuilds is up, F-Droid performance and Izzy triaging.
There are 15 new and 69 updated apps.

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.

First alpha of android-rebuilds is up

The first alpha of the android-rebuilds repo for sdkmanager is up: https://mirror.f-droid.org/android-free/repository/repository.xml

This is the free software rebuild of all the Android SDK components, done by @beuc . See:... show more
 

Code Shelter: A Maintainer Community for Abandoned FOSS Projects


Code Shelter is a collective of volunteer software developers that aims to help with maintaining popular open source projects whose authors need a hand or don't have the time to maintain them any…

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19199647
Posted by rantanplan (karma: 785)
Post stats: Points: 157 - Comments: 36 - 2019-02-19T15:39:24Z

\#HackerNews #abandoned #code #community #for #foss #maintainer #projects #shelter
Article content:

Code Shelter is a collective of volunteer software developers that aims to help with maintaining popular open source projects whose authors need a hand or donʼt have the time to maintain them any more.

HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 116 - Loop: 299 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 22
 
♲ adb (adbenitez@mastodon.social):
#DeltaChat has 100+ downloads after 6 days of his release in #GooglePlay
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=chat.delta

#decentralized #messenger #security #privacy #chat #foss #
... show more
 

Matrix Riot


Ich überlege ersthaft #Threema , #Signal und #Wire zu deinstallieren.
Die #Messenger sind nicht schlecht aber da ich kein Google Netzwerk nutze, ziehen die ganzen Messenger ordentlich am Akku.
Riot bietet mir alles was ich brauche Audio / Video und Chat für 1:1 und für Gruppen. Datenversand, E2E Verschlüsselung, etc.

Ein weiterer Pluspunkt ist OpenSource und dies auch bis zum Server. Ich hoste den Matrix Server bei mir Zuhause. Die anderen Messenger sind teilweise auch OpenSource aber der Server meist nicht.

#OpenSource #Foss #Android #it-sicherheit #Riot #Matrix #Metadaten
 
#FOSS in Networking: #ORAN Alliance, AT&T, #OMEC / #ONF
 

My G+ Open Source Software Collection has a presence on MeWe


You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/open_source_software

#opensource #FOSS
MeWe: The best chat & group app with privacy you trust.
 
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My G+ Open Source Software Collection has a presence on MeWe

You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/open_source_software

\#opensource \#FOSS

| Image/photo | MeWe: The best chat & group app with privacy you trust.
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Brilliant features with no BS. No Ads. No Spyware. MeWe is the Next-Gen Social Network. |
 
#upstream #Fedora #foss #linux
 

TWIF 42: The Packaging Marathon Edition

This Week In F-Droid 42, Week 06, 2019
In this edition: Help needed with Debian Android Tools and Requests for Packaging marathon.
There are 45 new and 98 updated apps.

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.

Help needed with Debian Android Tools

As you might know, we are trying to get the Debian Android Tools into Debian, so it becomes possible to build Android apps using only free and open source software from Debian. There are two key packages from the Debian Android Tools suite that are currently not going to make it into the new Debian Buster release. But with your help, this could still change! Read on f... show more
 

If Software Is Funded from a Public Source for Governments, Its Code Should Be Open Source


If we as citizens pay for it, we should be able to use it.

Perhaps because many free software coders have been outsiders and rebels, less attention is paid to the use of open source in government departments than in other contexts. But it's an important battleground, not least because there are special dynamics at play and lots of good reasons to require open-source software. It's unfortunate that the most famous attempt to convert a government IT system from proprietary code to open source—the city of Munich—proved such a difficult experience. Although last year saw a decision to move back to Windows, that seems to be more a failure of IT management, than of the code itself. Moreover, it's worth remembering that the Munich project began back in 2003, when it was a trailblazer. Today, there are dozens of large-scale migrations, as TechRepublic reports:

Most notable is perhaps the French Gendarmerie, the country's police force, which has switched 70,000 PCs... show more
 
#Olimex chooses #Mastodon as G+ replacement:

https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/bye-bye-g-hello-mastodon-fosstodon-org/amp/#click=https://t.co/XfN5xuy7nQ

#foss #freesw #opensource #oshw
 
#OpenMW, a #FOSS rewrite of the #Morrowind engine, officially announces it will be merging the #TES3MP project -- a multiplayer fork of OpenMW.

announcement

I used to contribute to OpenMW in the past, and got to try the multiplayer in early stages -- big fun even back then. We need a free content for OpenMW in order to create a full #libregame equivalent for Morrowind.
Time to make stuff official

OpenMW: Time to make stuff official (lysol)

 
#Linux Completely agree with the headline! The story itself contained some large scale deployments of #FOSS in the civil sector that I wasn't aware of previously. Impressive!
 
If Software Is Funded from a Public Source for Governments, Its Code Should Be Open Source

If we as citizens pay for it, we should be able to use it.

Perhaps because many free software coders have been outsiders and rebels, less attention is paid to the use of open source in government departments than in other contexts. But it's an important battleground, not least because there are special dynamics at play and lots of good reasons to require open-source software. It's unfortunate that the most famous attempt to convert a government IT system from proprietary code to open source—the city of Munich—proved such a difficult experience. Although last year saw a decision to move back to Windows, that seems to be more a failure of IT management, than of the code itself. Moreover, it's worth remembering that the Munich project began back in 2003, when it was a trailblazer. Today, there are dozens of large-scale migrations, as TechRepublic reports:

Most notable is perhaps the French Gendarmerie, the country's police force, which has switched... show more
 
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If Software Is Funded from a Public Source for Governments, Its Code Should Be Open Source

If we as citizens pay for it, we should be able to use it.

Perhaps because many free software coders have been outsiders and rebels, less attention is paid to the use of open source in government departments than in other contexts. But it's an important battleground, not least because there are special dynamics at play and lots of good reasons to require open-source software. It's unfortunate that the most famous attempt to convert a government IT system from proprietary code to open source—the city of Munich—proved such a difficult experience. Although last year saw a decision to move back to Windows, that seems to be more a failure of IT management, than of the code itself. Moreover, it's worth remembering that the Munich project began back in 2003, when it was a trailblazer. Today, there are do... show more
 
#OpenMW, a #FOSS rewrite of the #Morrowind engine, officially announces it will be merging the #TES3MP project -- a multiplayer fork of OpenMW.

announcement

I used to contribute to OpenMW in the past, and got to try the multiplayer in early stages -- big fun even back then. We need a free content for OpenMW in order to create a full #libregame equivalent for Morrowind.
Time to make stuff official

OpenMW: Time to make stuff official (lysol)

 
So when can we have a RISC-V PC?
Right now: https://abopen.com/news/building-a-risc-v-pc/
#riscv #risc-v #hardware #pc #fedora #floss #foss
 

Best way to run Wine on 64-bit Debian


Hi guys,

I am trying to figure out how running Wine in a very cool way, I mean modern and isolated, there are several way to achieve it but I would like to see your opinion!

#debian #linux #winehq #opensource #containers #docker #systemd #systemadmin #floss #foss #freesoftware #sysadmin
 
Since I've been asked recently, I've taken the time to label a bunch of #Friendica issues as a good entry points for would-be first time contributors. Feel free to ask any question to @Friendica Developers as well.
#OpenSource #FOSS
 

Free Linux Video Editor Flowblade 2.0 Released With Configurable Timeline Editing Workflow, New Tools


#Linux #Ubuntu #FOSS
Free Linux Video Editor Flowblade 2.0 Released With Configurable Timeline Editing Workflow, New Tools #Linux
 
Wikimedia Commons geotagged #photos on #OpenStreetMap. If you want to explore the world in your browser, this is a good #FOSS #freeculture equivalent to #Google maps. (There is a lot of photos, but they only show when you zoom in.)
 

TWIF 41: The Third Reproducible App Edition

This Week In F-Droid 41, Week 05, 2019
In this edition: Stringlate discontinued, part 2 of Izzy’s F-Droid series is now online in German and androDNS: Third reproducible app in F-Droid.
There are 16 new and 107 updated apps.

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.

Stringlate discontinued

The developer of Stringlate has stopped all work on the project (more information here ). It’s really a shame, since it is used to translate other FLOSS Android apps (available on F-Droid). The project is looking for a new maintainer and could use help from the community.

H/T @Poussinou

Part 2... show more
 

Open Source Software: What Is It and Which is the Best?


If you were to take a time machine ride back to the late 1990s and take a look at the Internet, there are some things you would notice. The main one would be the dominance of Microsoft products. In particular Internet Explorer and the Office word-processing suite. Nowhere would there be any evidence of open source software (maybe no "evidence" but the whole Internet worked back then thanks to open source under the hood! But a true statement for desktop computing).

If you got into that same time machine and moved forward at least a decade, you would see signs of Microsoft’s monopoly slackening. A lot of that has to do with open source projects. But what is open source? What are some of the best examples?

Today Google, Facebook, instant messengers, Wordpress, and more exist because they are built using open source software.

Find out more at https://www.groovypost.com/reviews/best-open-source-software/a... show more
 

Break the Messaging Silos with COI - Get to know the Chat Over IMAP initiative

Meet COI (Chat over IMAP) - a powerful contender for WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other proprietary messengers. Based on email this open standards & open source iniative overcomes the network effect by providing a chat experience to over 3.8 billion active email users worldwide. By being backwards compatible with pure email, you do not need to convince all your friends, family and peers to join the new system - you can still engage with them and they can reach you. We cooperate with Delta Chat open source project to bundle efforts and ensure interoperability. Join this talk to learn about all things COI from Michael (Dovecot) and Robert (OX).
The COI standard is the best way to overcome the current messaging silos and allow everyone to compete on the same terms. Read on to learn why COI matters.
#fosdem #talk #imap #coi #messaging #email #standard #foss #chat #smtp
 
#ibm is connected to @OpenForumEurope but what is the forum's stance on #swpats if it promotes #freesw ?
 
Open Source Software: What Is It and Which is the Best?

If you were to take a time machine ride back to the late 1990s and take a look at the Internet, there are some things you would notice. The main one would be the dominance of Microsoft products. In particular Internet Explorer and the Office word-processing suite. Nowhere would there be any evidence of open source software (maybe no "evidence" but the whole Internet worked back then thanks to open source under the hood! But a true statement for desktop computing).

If you got into that same time machine and moved forward at least a decade, you would see signs of Microsoft’s monopoly slackening. A lot of that has to do with open source projects. But what is open source? What are some of the best examples?

Today Google, Facebook, instant messengers, Wordpress, and more exist because they are built using open source software.

Find out more at https://www.groovypost.com/reviews/best-open-sourc... show more
 
\https://plus.google.com/+DanievanderMerwe/posts/Rt399jayUBW

Open Source Software: What Is It and Which is the Best?

If you were to take a time machine ride back to the late 1990s and take a look at the Internet, there are some things you would notice. The main one would be the dominance of Microsoft products. In particular Internet Explorer and the Office word-processing suite. Nowhere would there be any evidence of open source software (maybe no "evidence" but the whole Internet worked back then thanks to open source under the hood! But a true statement for desktop computing).

If you got into that same time machine and moved forward at least a decade, you would see signs of Microsoft’s monopoly slackening. A lot of that has to do with open source projects. But what is open source? What are some of the best examples?

Today Google, Facebook, instant messengers, Wordpress, and more exist because they are built using open source software.

F... show more
 

How do foundations support open source software?


An open source software's (OSS) sustainability relies on passionate developers willing to contribute to the project. Therefore, a project's survivability depends on its ability to retain developers, onboard new ones (i.e., newcomers), and, maybe more importantly, create a community of users who promote its adoption and use.

As OSS projects grow, contributors tend to organize and create communities to drive the development process. However, many projects lack formal models, especially governance models, to structure and manage the (potentially large) community around them. Support to deal with all kinds of organizational decisions (including legal and economic aspects) is a huge concern for all projects.

In other domains, nonprofit initiatives and foundations (either public or private) organize to provide the legal and economic infrastructure for a community. They can also define a number of internal regulations regarding, for instance, the activity, membership, and decision-making process for nonprofit and non... show more
 
OSS: #FOSS goals for 2019, 3 Most Popular #NoSQL Databases, and "OSI weighs in on open-source licensing conflict"
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/120102 #freesw
 

Free Video Cutter LosslessCut Adds Multiple Cut Points, Video Merging Feature


#FOSS #Linux #Ubuntu
Free Video Cutter LosslessCut Adds Multiple Cut Points, Video Merging Feature #FOSS
 
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How do foundations support open source software?

An open source software's (OSS) sustainability relies on passionate developers willing to contribute to the project. Therefore, a project's survivability depends on its ability to retain developers, onboard new ones (i.e., newcomers), and, maybe more importantly, create a community of users who promote its adoption and use.

As OSS projects grow, contributors tend to organize and create communities to drive the development process. However, many projects lack formal models, especially governance models, to structure and manage the (potentially large) community around them. Support to deal with all kinds of organizational decisions (including legal and economic aspects) is a huge concern for all projects.

In other domains, nonprofit initiatives and foundations (either public or private) organize to provide the legal and economic infrastructure f... show more
 
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Amazing #3D #fractals with #Mandelbulber


You may already have heard about Mandelbulber as I have, however only now I have came to actually play around with it a bit more, and have to say it really is an #awesome program. In case you didn't know Mandelbulber is a #FOSS program that allows you to generate and explore #surreal advanced 3D fractals, render them (with #raytracing) in high quality with many settings and effects, and even generate fly through #... show more
 
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#MineTest is a free open source game similar to MineCraft. It features both offline and online gameplay, multiplayer servers, many gameplay styles and a large amount of user created content/mods.


You can download it for Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD and Android from the official site:
https://www.minetest.net

You can follow the official MineTest fediverse account here:
@Minetest@fosstodon.org

You can follow the MineTest developer here:
@rubenwardy@fosstodon.org

(NOTE: You'll need a fediverse account to follow these, for example on Friendica, Mastodon, Pleroma etc. Diaspora doesn't support the activitypub standard that links the fediverse together.)

#AlternativesAtoZ #MineCraft #OpenSourceGames #FLOSS #FOSS #OSS #Games #Gaming
 
I made a post about my experience using #Linux #Mint #FOSS
 
Олег Гинзбург выпустил первый официальный релиз #ClonOS - основанной на #FreeBSD дистрибутив для облачного хостинга с виртуализацией на базе контейнеров #... show more
 
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