Contributing to free software requires privilege. Even regular contributors might sometimes find themselves without it.

Time, focus and money. You might find yourself lacking in one of these at various points in your life.

While software projects from startups move like streams, most free software projects move like glaciers. They move slowly but they keep moving for decades.

Being away from a project doesn't mean you have to give it up. You can join back later.

#FreeSoftware #Privilege

We have quite a few Ubuntu Touch apps flatpaked now. After the last build infrastructure problems are figured out they should be ready to use on Plasma Mobile.

Ready for the new updates for #PlasmaMobile? @kde Plasma-for-your-Phone introduces the first steps towards multiple homescreens, timers for KClock, new podcast and Mastodon apps, and much, much more.

We need 1 million signatures to force the European Commission to listen - will yours be the next one?

Join us:


Nestle Document Says Majority of Its Food Portfolio is Unhealthy

"Within its overall food and drink portfolio, about 70 per cent of Nestle's food products failed to meet that threshold [...] Water and dairy products scored better, with 82 per cent of waters and 60 per cent of dairy meeting the threshold."

On the other side, the bottles of water of are also quite harmful; they deprive a valuable resource of local communities and ecosystems.

Is the medium the message?

Comments on the use of big-tech tools and platforms by free software communities and progressive groups for online events.

To anyone interested in the #Pinephone, or even the #Librem5 and #Linux #smartphones in general, we owe a huge debt of gratitude imo to #Megi.

He's not employed to do this, but donates hundreds of his own personal hours helping to get the hardware working, increase battery life (over and over) and generally make a huge amount of the smartphone progress we've seen, happen.

I'm personally extremely grateful and encourage everyone to donate at the bottom of his page here:

Please avoid trying to create the perfect Plasma System Monitor overview page. I have already spent a couple of hours on this thing. I am afraid it is an addiction.

"CCTV system and video monitors, drone flights over the facilities to detect incidents, perimeter violation alarms with cameras, control gates with metal detectors and x-ray devices and an automated system for public announcements, broadcast from loudspeakers."

No, that's neither the way "technology" should be applied nor the way EU tax payers money should be spent.

Joint demonstration of Israeli Jews, Israeli Arabs and Palestinians who were calling for peace and an end to Israeli military presence in east Jerusalem and the West Bank.

The @gnome community faced some IRC spam yesterday which impacted the @matrix side of our community as well.

It would be easy to just say "IRC bad!" and call it a day. Reality is a bit more complex.

Here's my view about what happened, where we failed and how we can try to make IRC spam less of a problem all while keeping a premium experience on Matrix.

My video "Installing @postmarketOS with #PlasmaMobile on the Motorola Moto G4 Play (Harpia)" is now available on
Let me know if you want to see more videos about this device :)

BTW: Yes, this is Linux 5.11 running on the device, and yes, you can also install postmarketOS with other GUIs (e.g. Phosh)

I have repeatedly stumbled upon people lumping together chemtrail conspiracy theorists, flat earthers, and people fighting against digital surveillance.

So, conspiracy theorists, apart from impeding any kind of meaningful action, they have also undermined the public debate.

At the same time, people keep on asking for simple solutions to complex problems.


12 allows alternate app stores to update apps in the background without user interaction. Guess it is a good news for and others

At 16:00 CEST @martijnbraam will demo #postmarketOS and our various interfaces on #AlpineConf, and at 16:30 CEST @proycon will demo SXMO!

Head on over to and come watch!

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