Today's farm share is massive. So many vegetables and a bunch of rhubarb!

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Our member project, Git, will add a feature for users to choose the initial branch name via git init. More in the announcement:
sfconservancy.org/news/2020/ju

And if after looking back, you'd like to spend a little time looking forward, this short story by NK Jemisin is excellent. lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction

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Announcing ActivityPub Conf 2020!

Following a successful inaugural conference in 2019, we have expanded APConf 2020 to a four day event that will occur entirely on line via Big Blue Button!

The CFP is open through July 8 at: conf.activitypub.rocks/#cfp

We invite proposals for birds of a feather topics and 30- 60 minute talks related to ActivityPub. Register online (conf.activitypub.rocks/#regist) or feel free to email us with questions (activitypubconf@riseup.net )

#apconf2020 #activitypubconf

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Yay! The CFP for ActivityPub Conf 2020 is live! (A virtual conference this year, for obvious reasons!)

See @mlemweb's post for more details! octodon.social/@mlemweb/104366

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During this week's chat Molly de Blanc will be leading a discussion on "How is racism a free software issue?" We hope you'll join us for an honest and constructive session at 2pm ET/6pm UTC on Thursday. sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/ma

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Today at 2pm ET/6pm UT: instead of licensing or copyleft this week, we'll be discussing how to dismantle systemic racism in free software. #conservancy on freenode, sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/ma

Corporations 

Also? Why isn't all JSTOR's stuff free anyway? I'm sick of all these brands that are using an uprising to be all, "Don't forget us! We made our twitter profile a square for a day and our CEO said he abhors racism!" ...even though we haven't hired a Black person for a non-janitorial role in two years.

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death 

JSTOR has made a bunch of material about institutionalized racism free which is nice... but I would also like to see an apology from them for being willing to use the police state to destroy a young person's life for the alleged theft of *digital* property.

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Black-led LGBTQ services and activist groups to donate to:

- The Okra Project
theokraproject.com

- Black Trans Travel Fund
blacktranstravelfund.com

- SNaPCo
snap4freedom.org

- Black AIDS Institute
blackaids.org

- Trans Cultural District
transgenderdistrictsf.com

- LGBTQ Freedom Fund
lgbtqfund.org

- House of GG
houseofgg.org

- Trans Justice Funding Project
transjusticefundingproject.org

- Youth Breakout
youthbreakout.org

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We're not talking about licensing or copyleft in this week's chat, we'll be discussing ways to dismantle systemic racism in free software this week. Please join us, sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/ma

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comprehensive list of civil rights achieved thru nonviolent protests:

US Politics, Patriot Act 

Or if you don't want to use the campaign form, you can find your Rep's info here, house.gov/representatives/find

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US Politics, Patriot Act 

If you live in the US, it's a really good time to contact your Congressperson and ask them to oppose re-authorization of the Patriot Act, esp the amendment legalizing warrantless surveillance of our internet activity. saveinternetprivacy.org/

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We're doing virtual chat again this week on Thursday 2pm ET/6pm UTC in #conservancy on freenode. This week we're discussing FOSS & Ethics, continuing the conversation from #CopyleftConf this year, sfconservancy.org/news/2020/ap

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uspol, trump, don't use body shaming as your avenue of criticism 

It's not worthwhile or interesting to attack Donald Trump for his personal appearance. That's just shallow.

Attack him because he's a terrible human being with horrible, horrible policies. You've got enough to go with there.

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i cant believe this is a hot take but here u go, tech related 

reminder that not everyone is good at tech and some people will never be good at it no matter how hard they try and those people still deserve things like internet privacy and accessibility features, and chastising people for making tech mistakes is literally the least helpful thing you could do for them

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hey everyone, you can watch my !!con keynote talk about text and lines and lines of text in the recorded livestream here (along with all of the rest of yesterday's talks) youtu.be/EReoVpb9LJo?t=1297 featuring: a surprising number of photographs of medieval manuscripts, a hilbert curve, a tasteful amount of cannabis, shortcuts on the road not taken, enjambed zinnias

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Turkish garbage collectors open a library for all of the books citizens discard in their trash.

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