Come to the conf.kde.in in Delhi in January! We now have all our speakers booked and a full schedule. Learn about the coolest apps, how Free Software is making its way in India and developing for all kinds of platforms from the KDE experts.

conf.kde.org/en/cki2020/public

"Technology will fix every single problem"

Not really... Yet another wonderful movie by Ken Loach, highlighting the dark side of technology and automation.

imdb.com/title/tt8359816/

"Google outlines plans for mainline Linux kernel support in Android"

This sounds to me as a simple example of Orwellian language. What I see is Google suggesting to make mainline Linux kernel just a shadow of itself; a weakened kernel that should communicate with an army of blobs to do any hardware related job.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/1

I wrote a blogpost why I'm moving my content from YouTube to #PeerTube. I hope more content creators here will follow.

homehack.nl/youtube-or-peertub

Some pictures from last week's kopdar (BoF) in Indonesia. The second gathering of the KDE Indonesian community, 25 people split into 4 teams to translate apps and docs into Bahasa Indonesian.

QEMU is an excellent piece of software once you've figured out the two dozen --enable-thing-not-sucking options you need to enable

Save the date: QtGreece 2019, on Thursday 28/11, in Athens, Greece. An opportunity for Qt people in Athens to meet, share ideas and attend talks on Qt technologies; Kirigami, the KDE framework for mobile and convergent desktop will be there.

qtgreece.extenly.com/

According to WSJ , Google gathers personal health data of millions of Americans. Under federal law, hospitals are allowed to share such data, as long as they are used to improve the health care functions and help the patients.

That's a fallacy. Google will improve its health platform, which will be accessible only to the patients/customers of the medical centers that will buy it. It is not a public/community funded project for creating a public platform offered for free to every patient.

I no longer have a good opinion of Protonmail. They keep promising things and then not delivering on them - open sourcing, calendar, drive. It's been years for some of these things. I like #tutanota much better.

I'd delete my protonmail account (and save myself from some spam it gets) but then I couldn't ever change my mind and get it back if that ever looked like a good idea in the future.

We did it! We came together as a community and met our fundraising goal to defend software freedom from patent litigation.
💙
Next up comes the hard part - winning this lawsuit and setting precedent. Stay tuned for updates as we progress forward

secure.givelively.org/donate/g

A typical example of an "advisor" that has no idea of the topic he is supposed to offer advice. And that's not an isolated case.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Industrialized Militaries Are a Bigger Part of the Climate Emergency Than You Know

"...we have been killing, dying, and polluting to ensure our access to the same toxic resource most responsible for our climate disruption."
theintercept.com/2019/09/15/cl

Want to be in charge of a critical piece of software that runs on pretty much every linux desktop?

libinput is searching for people to eliminate the bus factor:

who-t.blogspot.com/2019/10/lib

Would be great when such critical software parts wouldn't rely on the shoulders on a single person (not me).

#helpWanted #linux #libinput #freeSoftware

Our new #DNS service is here!

LibreDNS: a public encrypted DNS service, that people can use to maintain secrecy of their dns traffic and bypass censorship. We already support "DNS over HTTPS" (#DoH) and DNS over TLS.

libreops.cc/2019/10/14/libredn

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