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I'm on Mastodon cause I'm fond of open source and as they are idealistic ideas that truly work.

Beside I'm into languages. Currently mostly 🇯🇵 , 🇫🇷 and 🇩🇪 . I'm studying to get comfortable with it.

I wish to overcome this awkward “No, I personally don't know anybody else who is using Fediverse” problem, so I'm considering to organise a in the where I live.

Software-Rebellen - Die Macht des Teilens. Tolle Reportage auf Arte mit vielen bekannten Gesichtern der #FreieSoftware Bewegung

Fave and I'll tell you, with probability 1/7, what day of the week you were born on.

Boost and I'll tell you, with probability 1/10, what day of the French Republican week you were born on.

According to this study France’s technology #procurement #policy that required government agencies to favor #FreeSoftware over proprietary software was a huge success: 0.6% - 5.4% yearly increase in companies that use Free Software, 9% - 18% yearly increase of IT-related startups, a 6.6% - 14% yearly increase in the number of individuals employed in IT related jobs and 600,000 Free Software contributions per year from #France #pmpc #PublicCode

Precious Plastic; a set of #OSHW plastic recycling equipment, and all the resources you need to organize, start, and run a workshop with it

They're currently looking for more volunteers and supporters to launch Version 4!

#SolarpunkResource #recycling

Found these books at my parents' house that I bought as a kid in the '90s. I expect many dead links.

is a distributed, localized, engine.

YaCy runs as a background webserver accessible only from localhost:8090. From there you can do searches like any other search engine, but rather than a central authority providing results, you and many peers provide them.

YaCy can quickly and easily crawl many pages, vastly improving your and others' results.

YaCy may also run local-only if desired.

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The #copyright giants feed us a #culture which they then try to monetise, even decades later, by 'renting' #nostalgia back to us. Temporarily. The best solution is to reject their feeding palms in the first place. Embrace PD or #creativecommons

Aweigh is an open source navigation system that does not rely on satellites: it is inspired by the mapping of celestial bodies and the polarized vision of insects.

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@wowaname @freon win10 is not a virus. Most malware creates a backup of itself.

@kaniini @owenthecat I’ve long said that if email were invented today, it would go absolutely nowhere, why? Because there’s no money in it as a system, because it’s federated, no lockin, no $$$, no business motive to advertise it, make it popular. The only reason we have email is because it became a thing before the commercial internet.

(yes, email sucks in many ways, but god, can you imagine if we didn’t even have it? if there was no federated, non-proprietary way to message pretty much anyone on the internet?)

an interesting example is VoIP. There are IETF RFCs for SIP, etc., and the way the system was designed it’s entirely feasible to run a VoIP server so that you can call an email address, so becomes a kind of universal identifier regardless of what type of communications you’re trying to engage in. the specs are all there, nothing’s stopping anyone from deploying it, but there’s no money in it, so nobody does, plus the chicken and egg problem that nobody else is using it.

so instead we’re stuck with bloody phone numbers, where unlike domain names you can’t even own them, they belong to your carrier. it’s 2019 and our best way of doing voice comms across the planet involves per-minute billing which was justified by a circuit-switching infrastructure that increasingly doesn’t even exist anymore (I hear lots of the PSTN is getting hollowed out on the inside and replaced with VoIP internally)

but there’s a lot of money in keeping the farce of per-minute billing alive, and no money in rolling out SIP, so it doesn’t happen. LTE/4G even uses VoIP internally but of course it’s to your carrier’s service and they bill you just the same, not calling email addresses.

it’s actually getting even worse with services like google/twitter/etc. demanding a phone number to even let you sign up. the phone number namespace is becoming more entrenched, not less.

i’m surprised the fediverse got off the ground tbh, but that’s a hell of a positive move.

hey #fediverse, tell me about non-unix #operatingsystems you like!

For example, I really enjoy Haiku and am intrigued by MorphOS.

PS: Appreciate boosts to extend my reach here. <3

I have a request for all you linux friends that have to deal with paperwork. I want to get a scanner so I can stop having to deal with all this paper and so I can actually stay on top of things better than I usually do.

Any recommendations for a scanner that will primarily used for documents that is known to have no issues on linux?

I've just started following myself on Peertube.

Not that I'm uploading anything.

Just... ActivityPub, man...

Here's a free patch of #3d clover grass I'm releasing as #opensource #creativecommmons online to add realism to your scenes!

But this model is special, it's created for #radiance, which allows you to create light simulations, and is part of the world's first photometrically accurate model repository.

Here it is!

#mastoart #art #creativetoots #blender

Who has experience with PureOS? How is it performance-wise, particularly on slower hardware?

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