France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:

Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.

It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.

You can also follow its Mastodon account here:


#Mobilizon #DeleteFacebook #Events #Alternatives #Fediverse

The Side Effects of Vaccines - How High is the Risk? (Kurzgesagt)

@shadowfacts Android and iOS have always taken „inspiration“ from one another. It’s just a little bit more obvious this time.

All these developers going nuts about Windows getting the Linux kernel built in, when Linux has had the Linux kernel built in this whole time...


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@polychrome I’d recommend Ripcord. It’s a client that’s way faster and the audio quality is much better.

Just heard that China has now blocked all access to all editions of Wikipedia. Apparently Turkey has done this too.

Fortunately, there's an app called #Kiwix which lets people download, browse and search the whole of Wikipedia (and many other wikimedia sites) entirely offline on their computer or phone.

You can follow them here:


Their official website is here:

(Thanks to @Khrys for the China news)

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@purism @Purism While I'm all for decentralisation and moving away from malicious corporate entities, I don't really like how it's made to seem as if every service on is something made by Purism. The technical specifications do say what protocol is being used but not the underlying software and I think that's an underhanded way to go about it.

At least say LibremSocial is Mastodon, LibremTunnel is PIA, LibremMail is any old mail server with tight GPG integration & K-9 Mail from Android, and that LibremFiles and Contacts will, I assume, be Nextcloud.

I really don't like people that come along, take a good open source project, rebrand it, and pass it off as their own. Transparency is a good thing and I don't really see any on the front page of

If you were operating this as a non-profit, that would one thing. It's an entirely different matter to be making money from free software without giving credit where credit is due.

@melgu @tootleapp I just went ahead to add a picture to a new toot. It then asked me for photo access. After that, it doesn’t crash anymore.
So, the Bug is simply a missing request for photo access.

@tootleapp Hi! The App crashes whenever I try to save a photo to the local photo library. The App also never asked me for permissions to my photos, so there might be a connection.

that people have computers at home where they could do all their work but instead they have to spend money on dressing fancy and makeup and cars to go to a big building where they are demonstrably less productive and healthy and the building is empty every night while people have no homes is fuckin' weird, like, don't let anyone do that anymore

@mdhughes That’s not at all what I’m arguing. I’m arguing for not making the experience for honest people worse by putting DRM on content which doesn’t stop dishonest people.

#Petition #Klimaschutzgesetz

Die #Klimaschutzziele von Paris müssen endlich verbindlich in einem #Gesetz festgeschrieben werden:

Der Deutsche #Bundestag möge beschließen, innerhalb der nächsten sechs Monate ein verbindliches, sektorübergreifendes Klimaschutzgesetz zu verabschieden, das zum Ziel hat, die Netto-#Emissionen von #CO2 und anderen #Treibhausgase*n schnell abzusenken und bis 2040 möglichst bis 2035 auf null zu reduzieren.


@mdhughes Everyone can DRM their content. The thing is: It doesn’t work. All Netflix shows have been pirated, so if you want to get them “for free”, you can. So DRM only hurts honest customers. There’s no real need for DRM (see The Witcher games), especially not for DRM that isn’t even working.

Das hätte ich bitte gern für ÖPNV.


Ständig erzählen mir Leute, daß das #Auto unverzichtbar sei, weil die #Bahn und der #ÖPNV so schlecht sind. Das ist aber nicht gottgegeben, sondern das Resultat unserer Politik. Wenn man die Pro-Kopf #Investitionen in Bahnen vergleicht: #Deutschland auf dem vorletzten Platz!


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