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Allegedly loves Open Source now. So the wants them to release under a FOSS license after support for this release has ended.

Petition at: fsf.org/windows/upcycle-window

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Did you know that Plasma Mobile apps from KDE are working well on PureOS too? :) This is Kaidan, a Kirigami XMPP client, working smoothly on a Librem 5 @kaidan @kde

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Curry has been had. Unlucky for you lot, Season 13 is in pre-production 😀

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I work in IT which is the reason this house has:

- mechanical windows
- mechanical door locks
- no Alexa/HomeKit/Google
- no Internet connected thermostats, lamps, or whatnots
- a dumb TV
- wall switches for lights

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Today's 02.02.2020, a Sunday and a #PalindromeDay! 🤓🥳
It's a palindrome in 3 date formats: DDMMYYYY, MMDDYYYY, YYYYMMDD.
The next one is in 101 years.
Today's a unique Palindrome Day as it happens on 33rd day of the year with 333 days left.
And all these numbers palindromes!

The curent state of the entire IT sector in two news headlines published only eleven minutes apart from each other

is having server issues, so I went looking for a full mirror which includes all languages. Is it actually possible that there is none?

Also I'm not sure what en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedi is for when pretty much all entries just mirror specific parts of the full material.

Joey Castillo is working on , an Open Hardware reader. Now at least 100 devices will actually be made, manufactured by and sold by -Key.

liliputing.com/2020/01/the-ope

The price is not fixed yet and I'm pretty sure a 4.2 inch display is way too small for me, but we can never have enough projects. Also the PCB layout is just wonderful.

Only the following parts in the need closed firmware blobs:

- WiFi
- Bluetooth
- OmniVision rear camera (optional autofocus firmware)
- Quectel EG25-G LTE modem

The WiFi and LTE baseband are separated from the main operating system and share no memory with it.

So the PinePhone is basically just as free and secure as the .

pine64.org/2020/01/24/setting-

@PINE64

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Many people in the media who say #microsoft embraced "Open Source" are not only spreading a lie but KNOW they spread a lie. This lie brings them money from Microsoft.

Software ecosystem still extremely beta. You can make phone calls and receive texts, but can't e.g. start new text conversations. Lots of detail work missing, e.g. automatic screen rotation not working, no lock when screen off, etc.

Phone OS is identical to desktop OS, down to the app store. Most applications in the store don't work and/or are not adapted to the small screen. e.g. Chrome browser doesn't play YouTube.

Battery now apparently lasts ~2,5 hours, according to Reddit.

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ArsTechnica published a thorough review two days ago. Hardware build quality is worse than I expected from a beta batch:

"[..] glue blobs that have squished out from around the display. The earpiece speaker has some of the display glue on it."

Power management still bad, charging indicator not working, doesn't charge when booted, doesn't turn on reliably and battery has to be pulled to make it boot, etc.

Looks like the hardware also still needs a lot of work.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/0

Finally found the time to fix my private @pixelfed instance. Apparently my config was for some intermediary development state in which the config variables for federation (AP_REMOTE_FOLLOW, AP_INBOX etc.) had different names, so federation was broken even though it should have worked.

Now it's working perfectly!

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Unfortunately, it is my belief that Julian Assange will not see a fair trial. As we have seen over the last seven years, time and time again, the European countries and many others, do not have the political will or clout to stand up for what they know is right, and will eventually cave into the Unites States’ will. We have watched Chelsea Manning being returned to jail and to solitary confinement, so we must not be naive in our thinking: surel...

--- Mairead Maguire

globalresearch.ca/mairead-magu

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Chelsea Manning has been incarcerated for more than 9 months. She is being held in jail and fined $1,000 per day for up to 18 months or until she agrees to cooperate with the Grand Jury. #ReleaseChelsea youtube.com/watch?v=vz_zBfjP2P

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Wow. When I posted this the petition had 735 signatures, now my post has been shared more than 100 times and the petition stands at 3200 signatures.

Looks like the @fsf@status.fsf.org hit a nerve.

via @Sturmflut

mastodon.technology/@Sturmflut

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This rocks. Backblaze donates $15,600 back to its libcurl open source library dependency, with this message.

daniel.haxx.se/blog/2020/01/14

In August 2019 pledged to donate its exFAT patents to the Open Invention Network (OIN), so at least OIN members don't have to pay patent fees for this important filesystem anymore.

People immediately put exFAT drivers into the kernel. Linux 5.4 was released with exFAT support in November 2019.

To this date Microsoft still hasn't donated the patents, and they've gone completely quiet about it. While people are shipping Linux distros and boxes which violate the patents. Classic.

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