Mycroft finally opened up it's backend code using the AGPL. They cover their reasoning here:
NEWS: We're launching a new community-building initiative: the Contributor Invites program!
By posting approachable, well-defined tasks to our forum, we hope to make it easier for new contributors to join the #FreedomBox community.
Please share this widely!
It concerns me that this is still a problem: https://github.com/gpodder/mygpo/blob/master/maintainer-needed.md
The end of 2019 is not that far away.
If I'm being honest, GPodder seems like one of the few FOSS services that might be able to successfully raise donation funds to pay for someone's time to do maintenance.
Apple bans Hong Kong protest location app 😮
Mumble: Open Source, Low Latency, High Quality Voice Chat.
Originally created for gamers, but it is also used to record podcasts etc.
An idea of how powerful Mumble is: it has been used to connect Eve Online players with huge communities of over 100 simultaneous voice participants.
Install it right away from the software repositories of Linux of your choice, or use a universal Snap-package!
"I feel that I don't get to say this about many projects: FreedomBox impressed me."
That's one excerpt from DistroWatch's review of #FreedomBox. Though FreedomBox isn't perfect, we're proud to receive a largely positive review!
Read the full review: https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20190930#freedombox
Yes, the #Librem5 doesn't have have modern hardware, yes, it's expensive for now & yes, Purism has made missteps along the way, but I am still eagerly waiting for mine, because it's been 12 years since the original iPhone and I'd say that's enough of a head start for proprietary software. Once there's real hardware to target, free software will catch up quickly & that will make hardware OEMs consider it, springing up more compelling hardware, eventually, but for now we can't be very HW picky.
My creative partner and I are setting up our #OpenCollective page. Whether the role in our project is copy or code, we're basing cost estimates and payouts from contributions for our labor at $15USD/hour
The project involves updating 3 games from the end of the golden era of play by email to play over ActivityPub. The first milestone involves creating a gateway for the games to replace the role of the mail server and bespoke web services of the original games and refactoring the games to generate JSON instead of HTML for the gateway. The goal is to eventually federate all aspects of game play, administration, and development on an ActivityPub network that gateways an acceptable amount of traffic to the Fediverse
I am not going to be in Detroit any time soon, but I strongly recommend zapiekanki. https://www.metrotimes.com/table-and-bar/archives/2019/09/12/pietrzyk-pierogi-celebrates-grand-opening-in-eastern-market-on-saturday
How to live with the climate crisis without becoming a nihilist
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