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OK, so #tootdon communicates with this server: api.tootdon.ooo

This server is hosted in the USA(!!!)

There are several endpoints: /api/v1/instances gives a paginated list of instances, and seems to be the *only* one that doesn't require authentication.

There's also /api/v1/statuses and /api/v1/users. Not sure how authentication to this API works yet...

By the way, it also appears to be tied with this company: mobirocket.com/

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This is a bit depressing.

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This underlying problem needs to become a priority. Either pressuring #github to go free software or getting free software to go elsewhere.

Github becoming synonymous with open source just muddies free software waters more.

Free Software needs free tools.

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@nepfag @maiyannah @karo @dolus
--ast month I reached the painful conclusion that I can no longer be associated with the OAuth 2.0 standard. I resigned my role as lead author and editor, withdraw my name from the specification--
https://hueniverse.com/oauth-2-0-and-the-road-to-hell-8eec45921529
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@mike In case you're interested, my personal site with Pico is now pulling from a GitHub repo. The RSS feed is also generating correctly, parsing JSON from the Github API into an XML doc.

micro.ohheybrian.com/

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@ignitionigel I hate crawling under my house ugh. Not looking forward to this. :blobeyes:
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Question for those who use WhatsApp: why not Signal? It's the same encryption, but much more likely that Facebook hasn't hacked it so they can read your messages.

Guess I should sort out this mess today. Also need to crawl under my house to run Ethernet.

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Anyone know of a foss alternative to Android Auto? I dream of one day being able to use OSM on-screen while flipping through Spotify.

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Google - can't even properly review extensions, fkcing up millions of users thehackernews.com/2018/04/adbl

I use extensions, but I use ScritpSafe where the code is viewable at github.com/andryou/scriptsafe
You can search for ScriptSafe in the Chrome, Firefox and Opera
store/Add-Ons sections

#googlefucksupagain

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Linux community, I summon you!

Looking for:
+ Screen keyboard for touch input
+ Note program with pen functionality

Appreciate any tips!

(mostly on Debian)

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Greetings! Looking for fellow and members to add to my list of friends.

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@maloki @zigg I think Mastodon has a thought leadership position here that shouldn't be undervalued.

Pleroma may be more efficient, but if I install it (and I might because I dislike ruby), I'd be doing so because I can keep using the Mastodon front-end and the Mastodon API.

If Pleroma is a better Mastodon back-end than Mastodon for some users ... odds are good a lot of them will still be using "Mastodon."

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@ckeen I think the point of federation is rather that if someone is being a Facebook we can stop sending them data as instance admins. And that there is no single point of failure in the network.

P2P protocols lack the former but are better at the later.

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(To c&p something I said over on twitter because I think y'all will appreciate it more)

When Github goes down, FOSS effectively stops right now. It's tragic that we've allowed a single company to gain such control over the open commons.

I recognize that we are in this situation mostly because the 'distributed' side of git is only usable by experts. And I recognize the niche that GH fills (ticketing and PRs in lieu of emailed patches)

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the end result here is that the technical deficiencies in git create a barrier to non-experts which has led us to grant an american corporation exclusive control of vast swathes of the FOSS commons. This will not end well.

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