Congratulations to the 66 interns selected for this Outreachy round, as well as all of the applicants who completed the application process!

Major Court victory against Friday evening. After hearing oral arguments from both sides, The Judge quickly decided to remand our case back to California state court!

The judge is asking all kinds of insightful questions! This is fascinating to watch.

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Software Freedom Conservancy's counsel is now laying out the reasons why the Vizio case should be remanded.

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🎧🧑‍⚖️ Listen in now! The hearing on our Motion to Remand in Software Freedom Conservancy v. Vizio is starting right now. Follow this thread for our play-by-play. Dial-in info to hear it yourself:

Now's the time to dial in if you're interested in today's hearing in the Vizio suit! Dial in (and zoom if you are so inclined) details are here:

You may have a unique opportunity to hear to oral arguments in USA federal court on a key legal issue re: & the in our right-to-software-repair lawsuit against . Mark your calendar for this Friday 2022-05-13 at 17:30 UTC. Read more:

Please boost: People who are at high-risk for COVID-19 complications:

1. What could conferences better do to support you?

2. What policies or resources would help you decide whether to attend an in-person conference?

The Spritely Project is developing the next generation of Fediverse standards, including distributed programming and virtual worlds. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @spritelyproject

The lead developer is one of the authors of the ActivityPub standard upon which the current Fediverse is built:

➡️ @cwebber

You can find out more about Spritely on its website at

#Spritely #Fediverse #ActivityPub #Computing #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Programming

As much as I love advocating for , it's such a relief when I don't have to make a big deal over my free software use when I am focused on other things. Props as always to @gnome for making managing secondary monitors so easy.

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LibreOffice FTW! I was worried because it can be slow and clunky, but I use LO for presentations and figured I'd give it a try. Took a bit of orientation, but it worked great! It was easy to drop the pictures in and edit them on each slide, including cropping, rotation and placement. Setting up simple transitions and looping the slideshow were also easy. I got many compliments on the slideshow from attendees!

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I have to make a nice photo slideshow for a family event. What software should I use? (obv only looking for software freedom respecting solutions)

Nonprofit/open source job alert:

We're looking for a full-time Newsroom Support Engineer. This role works with news orgs using SecureDrop, helping with new SecureDrop installs and regular maintenance. During lower support activity, the person will contribute to code & docs.

This position is open to folks early in their career. It is a remote role, but candidates are ideally based in North America due to time zone overlap and requirement for occasional travel. More:

Great conversation on our prerecorded panel for today on open hardware and software freedom for medical and health devices! Can't wait to see audience feedback during the session.

Our Policy Fellow, Bradley M. Kuhn, writes about how (like the ) is the best strategy we have to acheive ethical software that enables users to advance other important social justice causes:

I normally post identically on twitter as I do here, but I think this crowd doesn't need to hear this as much, perhaps (love you, fediverse):

I hear slack is down... perfect time to try out zulip? (Outreachy uses it!) Or meet me on xmpp or back on IRC at @liberachat? So many options!

Has anyone done auto-transcription in or done captioning with ? (Or other captioning options I don't know about?) A friend has asked for an event they're organizing and I'm super curious as to how successful these options can be.

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