We are happy to launch *depositar* today at San Francisco at the ECAI Workshop in conjunction with PNC 2018 Annual Conference. This is a research data repository built on top of CKAN but with many new features.
The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.2 with NotebookBar, the office suite which offers the most flexible user experience
文件基金會於今日發表了 LibreOffice 6.2，將 MUFFIN 概念的新介面列入正式功能，提供使用者更好更有彈性的體驗。
FOSDEM talk: Server side solution for generating ODF reports
To adopt #ODF and #LibreOffice in Taiwan, a very important part, besides desktop applications, is to ask the reports generated from all the public agencies to be in ODF format. The National Development Council asked the OSSII, a local LibreOffice service provider, to develop a solution that can directly generate ODF reports, while the server side do not need to change a lot.
Samsung is funding some of the coolest decentralized projects, tools, and community efforts. Congrats @cwebber
"Who owns Kafka?" (The Economist, 2019-01-10)
I probably never will read this book, but this review really does pique my interest.
Four Street Shots 街景四幅
I just donated to Software Freedom Conservancy, a not-for-profit home to many of the most admirable Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects in this planet. Today is a good day to donate if you have not done so. Let us help the home base do work to help the software which help us do our work.
Just today and tomorrow are left to help us meet our donation match and we have about $4K to go! Thanks to everyone who has already helped us raise money for our free software work and thanks to the folks who will help us cross the finish line! https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/
I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them (so say we all)
It’s always difficult admitting you’re wrong. But sometimes you have to in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. So, today, I admit that I was wrong about Google, Facebook, & surveillance capitalism in general being toxic for our human rights and democracy … it simply cannot be true given how they are endorsed by some of the most well-respected organisations in the world.
"Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry says China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to renounce their Chinese citizenship and leave the country."
"Those allowed to return so far have been largely Kazakh citizens or those with spouses or children born in Kazakhstan."
NY Times (2019-01-02): Censoring China's Internet, for Stability and Profit
Not the prettiest weather, but at least it is a start.
"Debian is back in the Mastodon/GNU Social fediverse, follow fosstodon.org/@debian" by Laura Arjona Reina https://larjona.wordpress.com/2018/12/21/debian-is-back-in-the-mastodon-gnu-social-fediverse-follow-fosstodon-org-debian/
Real talk, "Too many projects rely on the time of too few maintainers, and those maintainers are devoting too large of a slice of their lives to supporting the projects they love." @vmbrasseur on why we gotta fund infrastructure. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/dec/21/vmbblog/
World Digital Preservation Day: 29th November 2018
That is today!
Jason Evangelho reviews the $99 Pinebook (running KDE neon) on Forbes: "For now I have to say I’m seriously impressed."
「最後，我們必須再次強調，當政府正在和歐盟就《歐盟一般個人資料保護規則》（General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR）洽談適足性認定的同時，法務部本次《通保法》的修法提案，卻在通訊紀錄調取、GPS使用、電信事業資料保存、他案證據能力、新增的罪名等，皆存在重大的人權侵害風險，甚至與國際上的立法例背道而馳。因此我們再次呼籲法務部退回當前版本，重新在部內審視各條文的合理性，莫陷台灣人的通訊隱私於巨大風險之中，更莫讓台灣人成為國際上的次等公民。」
I have learned to murmur in public.
social.coop is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]