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Do you already enjoy your account at matrix.org? You're familiar with basic linux stuff? Be a part of and setup your own for friends and family! It's quite easy with this ansible script github.com/spantaleev/matrix-d

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Friendly reminder 

📢 Hacking is political! Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

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I have started a functional programming, category theory, and constructive mathematics IRC server open to anybody or any project in those domains.

irc.brettgilio.com:7097

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I found a neat way to use in so that it presents a selection of templates from GitHub's gitignore collection whenever I visit a new buffer -- no more excuses for not adding a gitignore file to every new repository! :D

Quite easy to extend to e.g. LICENSE files to be populated with CC/FOSS licenses, ...

hoowl.se/auto_inserting_gitign

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Did Matthias's talk during the Linux App Summit make you want to try the GTK4 demo? Jordan explains how you can give it a go in just a few steps.
blogs.gnome.org/alatiera/2020/

#GTK #demo #opensource

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Protip: Don't forget that you can eat cheese directly!

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2020 is a year in that many administrations and political bodies announced that they plan to follow our road to software freedom. Read about successes and milestones and about the state of #FreeSoftware in #European #Public #Policies in our yearly report: fsfe.org/news/2020/news-202011

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Running gimp 2.99 on wayland.🤘
Compiled the last version on gitlab.

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I tried to design my personal website to be accommodating to users on slow connections (e.g. Tor, mobile) when rendering CSS. To avoid the page jumping when the CSS file is finally loaded, I generate a small chunk of CSS from the main CSS file, and inline it into the HTML which produces the proper page structure.

mikegerwitz.com/projects/thoug

I don't use fancy, expensive CSS frameworks to do it; just a little bit of awk to grab flagged CSS blocks and sed/tr to slim it down a bit.

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In case you were wondering, using GPL licenses is how I signal to contributors my promise that the software is and shall always be open source, because I'm legally obligated to keep it that way.

That's what the GPL is for. Religious zealotry for permissive licenses is stupid.

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On Wednesday the EU Commission published its new Open Source Strategy. We are pleased that the Commission recognises the benefits of #FreeSoftware and the four freedoms to use, study, share and improve, but the commission lacks concrete targets and indicators to implement the strategy. Without these, we worry that the strategy will end up accomplishing too little!

Read more: fsfe.org/news/2020/news-202010

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The recent exploit around Bluetooth in the Linux Kernel is caused by type insecurity, unsurprisingly. Perhaps it is time to reevaluate the merits of writing system internals in type safe languages like OCaml which have high performance, memory safety, type safety, and thread safety. Or at least start working in static analyzers, like Frama-C to fuzz out this shit.

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New 1.1.0 release for Zen Typing 🎉

Now with a virtual keyboard for easier learning!

thibaultlemaire.gitlab.io/zen-

Of course the game is as all things should be 😉

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Ei Fosstodon, essa mensagem vai em português para fazer um "censo" dos usuários da instância. Se vocês lerem isso por favor boost para espalharmos pela instância.

If you are an English speaking user of Fosstodon, please do boost it. It's really for portuguese speakers, but if you could boost it will extend the reach of this poll. Thanks.

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Now that WinXP source has been leaked, the responsible thing for Microsoft to do is relicense the code as free software.

Recognize the potential for harm to come to Wine and ReactOS, as now it is much easier for Microsoft to claim "intellectual property" scams in the form of litigation.

Microsoft, do the right thing and make WinXP free software!

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Don't fret if #uMatrix has been archived. #uBlock origin advanced mode should suffice your internet hygiene needs. Here's a script to migrate your rulesets:

github.com/ashwinvis/umatrix2u

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