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There ought to be more discussion about newer threats to society’s freedoms in the increasingly-digital age http://techrights.org/2019/06/30/emergent-and-growing-threats-to-free-sw/ #fsf #freesw #freedom #microsoft #gpl
 
The #FSF Has Become Too Passive to Tackle Some Emergent and Growing Threats http://techrights.org/2019/06/30/emergent-and-growing-threats-to-free-sw/ #freesw #freedom #microsoft #entryism
 
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Avoid Intel and AMD Universal Backdoors


Only use computers certified to Respect Your Freedom (RYF)

The #Intel #Management #Engine is present on all Intel #desktop, #mobile ( #laptop ), and #... Show more...
 
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Freedom and Security Issues with Single-board Computers


Single-board computers (SBCs) normally run the GNU/Linux system, but that doesn't mean that all is well for software freedom on these boards. Many require #proprietary software to even boot up; others are "TiVoized," enforcing #signature #checks to prevent the user from modifying the #... Show more...
 
i asked in #fsf on irc.freenode.net, and got trolled by a fsf member called Tea.

[2019-06-26 16:24:05] so, some say fsf are not doing enough about m$... e.g. https://joindiaspora.com/posts/15272962 what response is there to this, and to m$?
[2019-06-26 16:28:56] What is that in response to?
[2019-06-26 16:31:57] i think it's to M$'s e.e.e./entryism in general, but you'd have to ask "Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊)" to be sure.
[2019-06-26 16:35:14] You can just call it MS, it's okay
[2019-06-26 16:35:27] Without knowing what's being commented on, I don't think anyone can tell you what response there is
[2019-06-26 16:40:52] not helpful.
[2019-06-26 16:42:08] *** Tea is Joe (tea@fsf/member/tea)
*** Tea is on channel(s): #fsf-members #fsf
***... Show more...
 
#StallmanWasRight about a lot of things, but his response to #microsoft #entryism is wrong because it's far to passive and submissive. #fsf is under attack and it's too mum to actually tackle the problem, correct false narratives.
 
The #fsf is trying to raise more money (they have about $2 million in budget each year, mostly due to one major donor who remains anonymous)
#fsf
 
The fight to keep open source truly “open” ⁠— open source providers need to stand up
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/124925 #freesw under attack from new threats, #fsf hardly responding to it IMHO
 
Latest #FSF Updates To Software Licenses
https://www.i-programmer.info/news/136-open-source/12833-latest-fsf-updates-to-software-licenses.html #copyleft #gpl #gnu #freesw
 
Chapter 8: A Foot in the Door — How to Train Sympathetic Developers and Infiltrate Other Projects http://techrights.org/2019/06/09/infiltrating-other-projects/ #microsoft #freesw #entryism #osi @fsf #fsf
 
the #fsf needs to stop sitting on their thumbs and address these takeovers.

yeah, this is what "open source" is like and free software isnt open source. as theyve only said a million times.

however, theres a lot to say beyond that-- this is how everything gets hijacked. its nice to say "well, open source is like that" but meanwhile, the kernel of gnu/linux and a great deal of support software is being hijacked, and the fsf has practically NOTHING to say about these mountains of organisational f---ery going on.
#fsf
 

Misadventure in GUIX #2


Last time I tried GuixSD, I was unable to install it on Virtual Box, but with the latest build I was able to install it as any other distro...

This is already a big success and then I tried to explore a bit how it works... The main goal for now is to install the "guest addition" in order to have better performance on the VM.

The first limit I found is the documentation, actually I always have been finding the Linux man pages uneasy to understand, somehow cryptic, with improbably examples. Anyway, First thing I tried to understand if there were collections that can help to get all the packages I needed for the build from source but I didn't find any. I found some packages that download with them a lot of others packages, so basically I had should be ready.

Then I inserted the virtual cd but there wasn't any virtual cd. I checked the setting of the DE, I installed XFCE4, and everything was already properly set up then I thought maybe was a matter of permits and groups. Actually I wasn't in cdrom group so I tried to add my user bu... Show more...
 
Amolith - 2019-05-13 00:55:49 GMT
The #FediWAN #Gaming Party is a group of peeps from the #Fediverse that get together and play some multiplayer games Image/photo

https://pad.disroot.org/p/FediWAN_Party

We've got a few FLOSS options, some free but proprietary listings, and a bunch of paid games so there's something for everyone Image/photo

If you don't see one you want to play, feel free to add it in alphabetical order and list yourself under it! Image/photo
 
"Open Source Software is not just about viewing the source code, it also guarantees the right to use the software, and modify it for our own use." That's #freesw so help the #fsf not MSOSI?
 
#gnu founder and #fsf chief #rms speaks in #cyprus later this month. It's about #copyright rather than FS
 
Six more devices from #ThinkPenguin , Inc. now #FSF -certified to Respect Your Freedom http://www.fsf.org/news/six-more-devices-from-thinkpenguin-inc-now-fsf-certified-to-respect-your-freedom
 
#unitoodailynews, #freesw, #softwarelibero, #software, #gnu, #gpl, #fsf Six more devices from ThinkPenguin, Inc. now FSF-certified to Respect Your Freedom — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software
https://www.fsf.org/news/six-more-devices-from-thinkpenguin-inc-now-fsf-certified-to-respect-your-freedom #unitoodailynews
 
#GNU #gettext 0.20 released http://savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=9430 #freesw #fsf
 
♲ FSFE Berlin (fsfeberlin@libranet.de):
Heute noch bis 20 Uhr und Morgen zwischen 10 und 18 Uhr könnt ihr euch bei uns am Stand der #FSFE auf dem #Netzfest im Park am #Gleisdreieck in #Berlin u.a. über #FreieSoftware Alternativen auf dem Smartphone informieren.

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#FreeYourAndroid und andere Tipps wie man seine #Privatsphäre in der digitalen Welt besser schützen kann.
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#Berlin #FSF #FSFE #Gleisdreieck
 

GNU Guix 1.0.0 released — 2019 — Blog — GNU Guix


https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/blog/2019/gnu-guix-1.0.0-released/

This distro is so cool, I look forward to make it my main distro.
There are a tons of points that make this distro so thrilling but two are actually my favorites:
  • systemd free. GuixSD uses the Shepherd init system, formerly knwon as DMD (Daemon managing Daemons), it uses daemons to initialize and run services.
  • Nix package manager that allows different versions of a same applications, rolls back, sandboxes, applications per users.
It runs only Free Software so you need an hardware 100% compatible with FreeSoftware.

#linux #gnu #fsf #freesoftware #floss #foss #opensource #guix #nix #systemdfree
 
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Designing Posters With Free Software

A few months back I was asked to design some poster for a local Free Software Foundation Event. ... Although many artists successfully use Free Software to create artworks, I repeatedly encounter many comments in discussion forums claiming that free software is not made for creative work. This post is also my effort in spreading awareness that one can do professional work with the help of F/LOSS tools.
#freedom #free-software #foss #floss #fsf #gnu #libre #art #design #poster #krita #scribus #inkscape
 
The #GNU/ #Linux and #freesoftware community needs to be more active than ever to defend the four freedoms defined by the #FSF. That means those that simply use free software will need to play more active roles in the community. These include promoting, supporting, donating, joining, translating, testing and perhaps even learning to develop, maintain and contribute code to free software.
 
GNU Spotlight with Mike Gerwitz and Meetup With the FSF's John Sullivan and Donald Robertson
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/123029 #gnu #fsf #freesw
 
#FSF Events: Meetup - with the FSF's John Sullivan and Donald Robertson, III ( #Bellingham , WA) http://www.fsf.org/events/meetup-20190427-bellingham-john-sullivan-donald-robertson-iii
 
#fsf Volunteers needed! Help update "Introduction to the command line" manual https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/volunteers-needed-help-update-introduction-to-the-command-line-manual #gnu #bash
#fsf #gnu #bash
 
How to install flash LibreBoot / CoreBoot on Lenovo X60S Tutorial from 2018

NOTE: LibreBoot (status of 2018) can NOT boot Windows X-D (who cares). So i guess you want to use LibreBoot with Linux and Linux only. even when CoreBoot is a 10 year old project... replacing your BIOS with LINUX can be a[...]

\#linux #gnu #gnulinux #opensource #administration #sysops #free #fsf #libreboot #coreboot #thinkpad #freehardware #hardware #bios #computrace #surveillance
Quelle: https://dwaves.org/2018/06/18/how-to-install-flash-libreboot-coreboot-on-lenovo-x60s-tutorial-from-2018/
How to install flash LibreBoot / CoreBoot on Lenovo X60S Tutorial from 2018
 
How to install flash LibreBoot / CoreBoot on Lenovo X60S Tutorial from 2018

NOTE: LibreBoot (status of 2018) can NOT boot Windows X-D (who cares). So i guess you want to use LibreBoot with Linux and Linux only. even when CoreBoot is a 10 year old project... replacing your BIOS with LINUX can be a[...]

\#linux #gnu #gnulinux #opensource #administration #sysops #free #fsf #libreboot #coreboot #thinkpad #freehardware #hardware #bios #computrace #surveillance
Quelle: https://dwaves.org/2018/06/18/how-to-install-flash-libreboot-coreboot-on-lenovo-x60s-tutorial-from-2018/
How to install flash LibreBoot / CoreBoot on Lenovo X60S Tutorial from 2018
 
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Calls for papers (CfP) and who gets to assess what's presented or what’s not presented is a lesser-explored aspect http://techrights.org/2019/04/14/putting-the-con-in-conference-part-2/ #zemlinpac #linuxfoundation #linux #fsf #censorship
 
#GRUB 2.04 Release Candidate Brings Globs Of New Features
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=GRUB-2.04-Release-Candidate #gnu #grub2 #fsf #freesw
 
Summer internships at the FSF! Apply by April 30 http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/summer-internships-at-the-fsf-apply-by-april-30 #fsf still fights for our freedom, unlike #zemlinPAC which monetises taking it away http://techrights.org/2019/04/05/lf-influence-for-sale/
 

The pointlessness of the FSF endorsed distros based on Ubuntu...


A pure Free-Software distro is a very hard ambition as well as an hard goal to accomplish, you have to deal with your hardware and if your hardware is not compliance with the free Software it is almost impossible running a pure libre distro. But back to time when even installing a standard distro was an impossible task, Ubuntu came out helping a lot of people making easier installing linux on whatever hardware. However we have to flip the point of observation, at the beginning there were just free drivers mostly made through reverse engineering, most of them were too buggy or unreliables, and the few closed drivers were hard to obtain or unavailable to the end users. Hence running a linux distro and having a laptop or a PC with 100% hardware recognized was very hard to achieve but not for Ubuntu. Ubuntu made easy installing blob binaries on Linux and making your hardware properly working, cool! All of we are in debt with Canonical for this because Ubuntu broken this barrier and helped all the distro to achie... Show more...
 
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