I always see tons of wonderful pictures that I would love to boost but they don't have an image description.
Please, please, before uploading your images add a description, so we can all appreciate them :blobcatmeltlove:

Is anyone from #eFoundation on Fediverse?

We were on their website recently and noticed that its great, though they fetch a tiny 7Kb css resource from amazon servers, thus breaking #privacy.

There seem no functional reason to fetch the resource from Amazon, given that 99.5% of resources are #hosted by eFoundation.

Boosts welcome so this can be fixed ASAP.

Once more, for the fediverse folks this time:

Future of Privacy Forum have helpfully compiled a list of people/orgs to NOT trust on privacy (it’s the list of their supporters and advisory board).

If you feel you’ve been unfairly included, you should probably remove yourself.


#privacy #privacyWashing #FutureOfPrivacy

Cryptocurrency, Capitalism, Consumption based economy, Goverment, Currency, "Cloud computers".

They are all useless imaginary human conventions. And they are all huge energy wasters.
I am not saying dont attack Bitcoin. Do it.
But start using Small web projects, p2p, lessen the cloud. Selfhost. Lessen your Consumption. Gift economy.Veganism.
I am not saying the people that complain about Bitcoin dont do all of these.

But I wish I was seeing the same energy to abolish other stuff too.


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It always buffles me how people have gotten so up in arms with Bitcoin and its power consumption.
Im not saying its not a problem. It absolutely is. And it is bad.

But where is this anger for consumption economy? For capitalism? For the goverment energy?
Or as a better analogy. Where is this anger for the financial sector? That includes stock market and everything.


Hi! We are now using #Weblate to translate #LiberaForms and we are looking for people who want to translate the program to their languages: all of them are welcome!

Start translating it here: https://hosted.weblate.org/projects/liberaforms/server-liberaforms/

Don't hesitate to ask for help if needed.

@CosmicTortoise @neauoire

It's a kind of theft, really.
Programming is magic. We are wizards for knowing it. We should be summoning daemons, calling things up by their true names, touching the source. We should be wanderers, like Ged or Gandalf, transforming the world around us in subtle and powerful ways as we move through it.

Somehow, this vision of our role was stolen from us in favor of business casual and "disrupting" industries.

Why you do not use XMPP?

Please share your opinions.


“While we recognise the value of open-source, we also realise the majority of [our] people don’t have the resources to take advantage of it,” Jones says. Since the Māori people haven’t been afforded the same opportunities for education and advancement as many of the people who regularly make use of open source databases, Jones says making their data open-source doesn’t work to the benefit of his people.


If you wish to opt-out from the general chat surveillance adopted in the EU, you'll have to host yourself or under your control... patrick-breyer.de/en/posts/mes

hey #fediverse, I'm looking to create a collection of social sustainable VPS providers

some characteristics:
- green energy
- worker owned
- organic growth
- opensource
- NO hyperscale

some examples:
- webarchitects.coop/
- capsul.org/
- hcoop.net/
- iocoop.org
- greenhost.net/

please send me more!

When something goes wrong with software from some large corporation, users are likely to blame themselves and assume they have done something "wrong". When similar problems happen using small FLOSS projects, users are likely to curse the developers.

The success of commercial software has a lot to do with the power dynamics. The user has to conform to the conditions set by the all-powerful publisher. But with FLOSS things are more equal and assigning blame is messier.

So we're not crossing picket lines on Sept 1st at Twitch, right folks?

Support marginalized Twitch streamers and do not interact with Twitch on Sept 1st. This is to raise awareness for the countless cases of racist, homophobic and transphobic attacks on a platform that has falsely promised improvement.


Here’s Why Black and LGBTQ+ Gamers Are Taking #ADayOffTwitch | them.

Heya! I'm Caoimhe. I try to make my own things sometimes, using microcontrollers, soldering, batteries, solar and wind power, and recycled plastic. I write free software when I get around to it. I like to repair my own stuff. #introductions

Do you do anything cool around Linux or free/open source software?
You should totally write one or more talk proposals for Linux.conf.au! The CFP is open for one more week.

If you're unsure what to talk about, or don't feel confident assembling a proposal, reach out and I'll try to help! The conference is always looking for new presenters, so first time speakers are strongly encouraged.

The conference will be online, so you can be anywhere in the world.

Please boost!

Which is to say that every choice is a political choice, an economic choice, a moral choice.

Every proprietary tool we normalize helps build or enforce a monopoly.

Every piece of DRM we accept is a blow to the right to repair, the right to own anything.

There are often good, valid reasons for doing this. There are also lots not great, but easy to justify reasons.

I feel a screed coming on, I should probably stop that.

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I figured out why this bothers me.

I do my best to live my values.

To live my life in a way that is commiserate with the things I believe.

I use the fediverse because it is commiserate with my values. I use peertube because it is commiserate with my values.

Using discord to discuss free culture would be like using facebook to organize an antitrust enforcement action.

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Hey Fedi, I’m looking to get a hardware key to harden logins, and I’d appreciate any advice or experiences.

I’ve narrowed it down to an OnlyKey or a SoloKey, but I’m still fairly open to others.

Primary Use: OpenSSH logins, Linux/BSD/macOS logins, Password manager.

Secondary Use: Encrypted volume unlocking.

#2fa #solokey #onlykey #hardwarekey

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