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I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand.

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> Following in the footsteps of linguistics journal Lingua, the editorial board of the Elsevier-owned Journal of Informetrics has resigned and launched a rival journal that will be free for all to read.

> The entire editorial board of the Elsevier-owned Journal of Informetrics resigned Thursday in protest over high open-access fees, restricted access to citation data and commercial control of scholarly work.

> Today, the same team is launching a new fully open-access journal called Quantitative Science Studies. The journal will be for and by the academic community and will be owned by the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI). It will be published jointly with MIT Press.

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Alright, here it is: I am going to be making a zine every month this year out of newly public domain materials from 1923. I just launched a Kickstarter for subscriptions, which are capped at 100! Please back and share :) kickstarter.com/projects/88767

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#UNICEF wants to invest in #FreeSoftware "The Fund provides investment-style funding for early-stage, #OpenSource technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people", further "UNICEF requires that all code, content or hardware developed and tested be open source and be publicly available."... Great initiative! ungm.org/Public/Notice/82482

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Just discovered this article about the band called Lorenzo's Music which is a #opensource and #creativecommons band that decided as a challenge to create their album using only open source with the OS @ubuntustudio

Pretty great stuff. Here is the article: forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelh

I've also decided to mirror these guys on share.tube so that we can have their creative commons stuff on #peertube too. @lorenzosmirror
#linux #ubuntustudio #music

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This weekend I've worked on two (old) @nextcloud PRs of mine:
* command to move a calendar from an user to another github.com/nextcloud/server/pu
* calendar event reminders (very old one!) github.com/nextcloud/server/pu

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On my way to Amsterdam for the kickoff meeting of the NGI0 consortium. Don't forget the upcoming deadline in 15 days to submit a two-pager proposal to receive EU funding for your #freesoftware project.



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Berne just about guarantees you *always* need a license.

It's just that FOSS licenses are so easy to deal with in comparison, especially for users all the way downstream who need only freedom 0 & so don't even need to worry about copyleft incompatibility.


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Shout out to the Stanford Online Accessibility Program website. It's the most coherent resource I've found that really explains all sorts of context around accessible websites. Not just "here are some tools" but "here is how to think critically about your users and make a site that works for everyone".

General intro: soap.stanford.edu/getting-star

List of articles on many different web accessibility topics: soap.stanford.edu/tips-and-too

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@amiloradovsky @feonixrift @rysiek

"Version control is inevitable. Managable version control is not."

I call the flurry-of-filenames approach "folk versioning".

Its something people unaware of formal version control re-invent, repeatedly.

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Anybody have any recommendations for accessible (specifically fully-captioned) training resources for becoming a linux sysadmin?

A coworker who is deaf is interested in learning more, and we're having trouble finding professional, comprehensive resources for him.

#accessibility #linux #sysadmin #training

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So what to do:

1. Does the app look legitimate? Are the permissions it declares (AndroidManifest.xml) reasonable? The library dependencies (build.gradle) look okay?
2. Does it build with fdroid build <appID>?
3. Is there at least a description and Summary present in the metadata file? Also author name, website, donation information where applicable?

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Writing this out for my #dev / #programming people who might be wondering themselves.

When cutting a release (the act of marking code at a particular state to be "releasable"); there's some stuff you should have:

- Release notes (technical and EU-friendly)
- Changelog (list of commits made to current release OR tickets closed in this release from the last one)
- Updated and tested installation instructions
- Any notes on migration changes that'd be required
- Deployable units are ready!

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There are many evangelists for open source but not that many for software freedom. We're now in a time where the software freedom issues are really becoming obvious to the average person although they may not be consciously aware of them and may just think that their software is always bad and trying to trick them in one way or another or is doing things they don't want or havn't consented to.
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