(TBF: the other half of the time it crashes when I'm half way through editing the project and haven't saved in a while; no biggie though, I'm sure it's all the complainers fault for not helping and submitting patches)

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People complain about Open Source audio and video tools being terrible constantly, but it's all totally overblown. When I open kdenlive it only crashes ~half of the time. That means 1 out of every 2 launches actually works fine! </heavy-sarcasm>

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Meet.Coop now has dial-in including SIP!

Still in development, but feel free to give it a try!

Remember, social.coop members get a free account.

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Oh, and also, we just announced a new #XMPP client with a Terminal User Interface (TUI)! The release can be found here: opencollective.com/mellium/upd and we'll be demoing it in ~1 hour for the XMPP Office Hours: opencollective.com/mellium/upd

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Join us on Tuesday at XMPP Office Hours 📢 for "Preview of Communiqué" by Sam Whited at 16:00 UTC (Tue, 3rd of August '21)

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#xmpp #jabber #preview #Communiqué #decentralization #federated #interoperability

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@zacchiro i can't find the original source any more, but i think somebody made this for me

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@matt Oh I see, this isn't a live event at all; thanks!

@matt Am I mixing up times or something? I see you on the schedule but can't find any live video anywhere.

@mike It's not science unless you publish and get it peer reviewed. I volunteer.

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Join us on Tuesday at XMPP Office Hours 📢 for "Building a Chat Bot on Ad Hoc Commands" by Christopher Vollick at 16:00 UTC (Tue, 27th of July '21)

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@zee Remind me to look that up later. Is "vacation" that stressful thing where you're not at work but they're constantly pressuring you to come back by telling you that you're not being a "team player"? I hate those.

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Calling all cooperators with as security background: our I-D "Channel Bindings for TLS 1.3" could use your final reviews! opencollective.com/mellium/upd

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Why is head of the US Fish and Wildlife Service not called the Sturgeon General?

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crypto is short for "cryptography"

if you want a shorter word for "cryptocurrency", the word you are looking for is "ponzi"

@redoak Thanks! I guess I should have known there would already be a few!

gnu software opinion 

@polymerwitch I have these same complaints (and therefore never use GNU on my own stuff), but furthermore it tries so hard to stop big corporations from doing bad things that it penalizes me as a small developer trying to do things in good faith. Want to use a GNU dependency in your <non-GPL-compatible-license> software? You're screwed and have to change the license if you even want to or can. Meanwhile, big company will just steal it anyways because no one can afford to sue.

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gnu software opinion 

I was looking at a release of a Mozilla clone that is gnu. "Cool", I thought, "I can get rid of the proprietary blobs and telemetry." Reading further though it also blocks the installation of third-party plugins. And that's my problem with a lot of gnu software. It doesn't trust me to make good decisions and structurally enforces a set of values and ethics. I often agree with those values and ethics, but I don't need an authority strictly enforcing them for me.

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Another day, another PDF opened in GIMP for some reason

And of course:

- license proliferation is bad and licenses do nothing unless you actually enforce them, which most co-ops probably can't do against big commercial entities anyways so this is just a thought experiment.

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