Join us for our weekly chat on this Thursday 2pm Eastern/6pm UTC! This week we'll discuss the w/ and our own @o0karen0o.

You can read their draft at , watch their talk from debconf: ,and interview with @FLOSSWeekly:

i'm retiring an older collaborative project that never quite got off the ground... BUT in doing so we're releasing the tiles we drew for it into the creative commons. 281 free, hand-drawn isometric tiles, to use in your projects:

"...there's certainly a lot to enjoy in ..." having fun recording with Mike Tarantino!

haha hearing that epic sued apple and assuming at first they must be talking about Electronic Privacy Information Center

When putting the data together for the announcement that Conservancy is winding down its involvement in PyPy, I was so impressed that over the years @conservancy paid 9 contractors over $220k to work on PyPy! Thanks Simon Cross, @ehashman & Jean-Paul Calderone for helping as volunteers to steer the most recent batch of contracts!

Did you miss the Principles of Digital Autonomy talk given by @o0karen0o and Molly de Blanc at this past weekend? No problem, it's already been posted so you can watch it now.

Molly de Blanc and I wrote a Declaration of , outlining the Principles of Digital Autonomy. We'd love to hear your thoughts:


Against strong recommendations by, #Denmark does not publish their #Corona tracing app as #FreeSoftware. This is counterproductive: keeping the app proprietary eliminates transparency, effective reviews and trust.

#Smittestop #PublicCode #OpenSource


Our extended UN open source family is growing. Looking for someone with an #OpenSource dev background but it's not a coding role.

If this #job looks interesting to anyone let me know and I can connect you to the right people. Or feel free to share with others.

#FreeSoftware #FLOSS #FOSS

Announcing ActivityPub Conf 2020!

Following a successful inaugural conference in 2019, we have expanded APConf 2020 to a four day event that will occur entirely on line via Big Blue Button!

The CFP is open through July 8 at:

We invite proposals for birds of a feather topics and 30- 60 minute talks related to ActivityPub. Register online ( or feel free to email us with questions ( )

#apconf2020 #activitypubconf

Every Thursday afternoon at 2pm Eastern/6pm UTC, we're meeting to chat. This week we're welcoming @keynote2k
aka Tony Sebro who delivered a most excellent keynote at in February.

Join us this Thursday at 2pm ET/6pm UTC where will be discussing the excellent keynote given by Tony Sebro at this year. He'll also be joining us in chat if you've got questions. See you Thursday!

Not sure if I can make it today due to the holiday week, but in any case Bradley and @freedeb will be in @conservancy's channel in 2 and a half hours to chat with anyone who shows up!

Bradley and I recorded an episode of the Free as in Freedom Podcast at @SeaGL. It was much fun, and now feels all the more precious that it happened at all. We've posted the "live-on-tape" show:

Conservancy has been a 100% remote organization for over 5 years and we thought it might be helpful to share some of the free software tools that we use to do our work. Questions welcome!

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