I have brought up an RSS-to-ActivityPub server. It can convert any RSS feed into a ActivityPub actor, so that one can follow them from Mastodon, Misskey or other ActivityPub compatible platforms to receive updates of the feed.
It's still under development so please do not abuse.
I have modified the code so that it should be compatible with latest version of Mastodon, Pleroma and Misskey.
Feel free to report any issues on GitHub:
Our statement on the youtube-dl DMCA Takedown is online:
The installer backend I wrote for my linux distribution, known as "caprice unified base system" or "cubs" for short, is licensed under GPL version 3:
Youtube-dl is a legitimate tool with a world of a lawful uses. Demanding its removal from Github is a disappointing and counterproductive move by the RIAA. https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/10/2020-10-23-RIAA.md
One of the members said that they're waiting for people to work on the #federation: https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issues/9045#issuecomment-655894598, so it'd be cool if you could #help them since one of the members of ForgeFed created the issue.
GNOME makes the free open source desktop enviornment used by many versions of Linux including Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora etc. You can follow their official account at:
The project also develops the software environment that the desktop is based on.
The official website is at https://www.gnome.org
Brazilian users might also want to follow the GNOME Brasil account at @gnome_br (in Portuguese)
🌟 @torproject - Non-profit organisation that runs Tor network, giving users maximum privacy
🌟 @Tusky - Popular FOSS Mastodon app for Android phones
🌟 @matrix - Free open source federated communication platform, allows messaging, VOIP calls and more
🌟 @ashenwave - Digital artist with a surreal, cute and disturbing style
🌟 @fosdem - Huge non-profit FOSS conference
Removal of youtube-dl from #github is just another reminder for FLOSS community to avoid this proprietary platform.
It's what the Dutch call "mustard after the meal", but here's my not very original statement.
Stop. Using. Github.
It can only hurt your project.
If your project relies on discoverability only the codehoster can provide, you're doing something wrong.
You inflate their importance by hosting your code with them and you allow this shit to happen. Don't.
Reconnect with friends from around the world and hear all the great updates from Akademy next week! Saturday, Oct. 31st at 6:00 UTC is the Post Akademy Meet Up!
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!
Aaaand here it is, #Kubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla is out! Plasma 5.19.5 and KDE Applications 20.08 out of the box (so to speak).
HOW TO JOIN: Using a Mumble voice over IP application, connect to server <http://fbx.freedomboxfoundation.org> using port 64738.
GNOME Asia 2020 registration is now open! This year's summit will be held on November 24-26 all online.
You can sign up for this free event here: https://events.gnome.org/event/24/registrations/21/
This account is run by Mostafa Ahangarha, trying to inform, educate and motivate migration to #FreeSoftware
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.