What if instead of forking FOSS projects to remove telemetry, we would fork them to add hyper-telemetry: state-of-the-art AI to predict and send future usage patterns before they happen, guess user feelings (and map them to emojis), report potential crashes of the applications?

Would that be easier to maintain feature-wise than a fork without telemetry?

I think that could be fun for everyone involved.

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Directly paying artists either via services like Patreon or by buying their albums/merch (especially on good services like Bandcamp and not exploitative ones like Amazon) is worth more to them by a wide margin than streaming their songs literally a million times.

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RSS search folders in Thunderbird:

- Open the page for your Feeds account (click on it in the folder tree).
- Click "Search messages".
- Add some terms for Subject and Body.
- Make sure you have "Match any" selected.
- Click "Save as Search Folder" (at bottom).
- Make sure you choose the new search folder to be a subfolder of some other account (e.g. Local Folders).

You will now be able to track topics across feeds.

There are some problems and quirks, but still nice.

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"But Spotify is so convenient..." they say as they force us musicians even deeper into poverty

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EU_politics + encryption + privacy 

The EU Council has approved a resolution to undermine encrypted communications for EU citicens:

A petition to declining this resolution and to keep citicens' privacy is online at the EU parliament:

As of today at 07:59 CET this petition has been signed by 13 supporters

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Can we please stop using Discord for Free software and open source projects, thanks!

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Word on the street is that YouTube is suspending people's accounts for posting mildly spammy comments (emojis supporting their favorite youtuber) around YouTube.

The real news is that they're also closing their Gmail accounts over this. I still get a lot of email from gmail.com, even from technology people. The clock is ticking, folks.


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Another design based in the amazing artworks of @fsfe

❤️ you and your freedom

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Want to show your love for #FreeSoftware? Looking for a new profile #cover picture? Check out the nice #IloveFS #artwork by @fossasap:

And don't forget to equip yourself with our nice stickers, posters and balloons:
fsfe.org/contribute/spreadthew : )


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Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.