>Element gets 500k-user contract in Germany for Matrix-based messaging system.

I frankly hope more people and institutions in USA demand end-to-end encryption and local control over data as a matter of course (eliminating Slack, Teams, and WhatsApp as choices)

I'm particularly annoyed that Slack and MS have declared end-to-end encryption to be "impossible." That's bullshit; they just have no incentive to do it. Maybe Element deal will change their tune.

just read about TLA+/PlusCal and now really want to spend more time with formal verification en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TLA%2B

I am now testing my README in `git-mit` using `specdown`! (because I forgot to update it multiple times)

Achievement unlocked: Have a Search query for google that returns not more than one result.

A friend of mine taught our IRC bot GPT-2 and trained it on our channel's logs going back 4 years. The first message it sent was "o/" (a common greeting in our channel)

It's not necessarily *my* FOSS projects that I want to be successful, but rather the FOSS ecosytem as a whole. I have stewardship over my little slice of it, but the FOSS ecosystem is a much broader (and singular) thing that I believe we all have a joint responsibility in caring for.

All free software is ours for the improving: projects will welcome our contributions and we should focus on broadening our impact.

To accomplish this, it helps to work on reducing the mental leap it takes for you to go from user to contributor, until the line between the two roles is difficult to distinguish. Contribute early, contribute often, and you'll be rewarded with a healthier free software ecosystem.

Holy shit you guys! The #EU has adopted a standard to measure how repairable something is!

de.ifixit.com/News/35879/repai

This means the path is now clear to make actual laws requiring companies to make their products repairable.

#EN45554 #Repair #RightToRepair

I was talking about this last night throughout my replies but I reckon it ought to be posted outright:

drewdevault.com/dynlib.html

dynamic linking bad

static linking good

#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @jett1oeil - Relaxing landscape photos

🌟 @Minetest - FLOSS alternative to Minecraft

🌟 @codeberg - Non-profit git hosting for free open source projects

🌟 @manyver_se - Serverless social network (in beta)

🌟 @disseminOA - Helping researchers get papers out of paywalls and onto free open repositories

🌟 @Blender - Official account for the libre 3D graphics suite

🌟 @blender - Official PeerTube instance for Blender (now fixed!)

Menschen, die in C programmieren, haben keine Klasse, aber wenigstens Struktur.

(Ich begleite mich selbst hinaus)

We are happy to announce that #NLnet is funding #Lemmy development! At the same time, we are releasing Lemmy v0.7.0 with new image hosting and many more features.

dev.lemmy.ml/post/35293

I've had my head turned by Linaria!

A really nice styled-components like CSS-in-JS library with no runtime!

scottspence.com/2020/06/04/lin

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