Unfortunately, in Greece there is a small minority of orthodox zealots that mention "the number of the beast" and stuff like that, while talking about surveillance.
OK it is funny, but they undermine emotionally, without arguments, the serious discussion about state surveillance that must take place.
Let's say that you are a big organization and you are going to name your new cool cross platform UI framework.
The chosen name conflicts with another open source framework for the same purpose.
1. You did not perform a web search before naming
2. You did, you found it, and said "who cares?"
"#google is your friend. It will save you from the bad China."
- Director: Cuuuuut! Marketing dpt provided some feedback. Let's write it again.
"Google is your friend. It will save you from the bad #covid19."
- Director: Good. Let's release it. Now go for the, "#amazon sends your perfect match within two days - just needs some data".
Just listened to the "How to organise under lockdown" episode of the "Weekly Economics Podcast". Interesting, but...
The term "zoom meeting" was repeatedly used instead of "video conference".
It's very common; people organising using tools that undermine their freedom. #foss people, tech cooperatives and people that organize should jointly address this problem.
How to convert a USB serial adapter to a jack-to-USB cable for PinePhone
Yesterday I listened to a podcast about social and solidarity economy in Germany in the 70s.
The members of the cooperatives -motivated by their values- were working very hard on their projects; but in most cases, they did not manage to make them sustainable. Instead, they were heavily relying on the social welfare system to survive.
So, they coined the term “self-exploitation”.
I am pretty sure that many foss contributors often feel the same.
Today we announce two new services. We still hold them in Beta mode, so please help us test them 🙏
- Jitsi Meet: https://meet.libreops.cc/ - for video conferences 🤙
- radicalDNS: https://libreops.cc/radicaldns.html - ad-free public DNS service 🌍
Full details: https://libreops.cc/2020/04/21/two-new-librops-services/
Many times, I've seen arguments made like this: "I'd try Mastodon, but I already have Twitter followers", or "I'd like to use OSM, but Google Maps has better data for my city", or, in my case, "I'd like to use sr.ht, but GitHub has better discoverability".
Platforms for which popularity improves the utility of the service are skewed in favor of the incumbents. New platforms face a chicken-and-egg problem. You have to decide - will you help it, or exacerbate it? Those are the only two choices you have.
Don't let that cool new platform die in obscurity while you wait for it to become popular.
For those of you (like me) who use #Plumble to connect to #Mumble, I recommend switching to #Mumla. It is a fork of Plumble (which is no longer maintained) that brings it up to speed with the latest #Android APIs and continues development. You can find it on #FDroid. #foss #floss @fdroidorg
If you use Firefox Klar (Focus) on Android without gapps, keep in mind that the f-droid version is outdated and it should be avoided.
You can either download the apk directly from Mozilla:
or install the app from the Aurora store.
"10 requirements for the evaluation of "Contact Tracing" apps"
Qt: a recursive acronym meaning "Qt is not TheQtCompany"
RSIBreak 0.12.12 released! https://tsdgeos.blogspot.com/2020/03/rsibreak-01212-released.html #kde #health
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