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Please Boost: Outreachy internships are remote, paid ($6,000 stipend), and last three months.

#Outreachy supports #diversity in free and open source software! Initial applications for the @outreachy Dec 2020 to Mar 2021 internships are due on Sep 20 at 4pm UTC:

#intern #FLOSSjobs

#SPDX #License Identifiers reminded me of them.

In the #FOSS world, there are many different licenses and the differences in the license text may be subtle, but still very important.

You'd help your users by using those SPDX License IDs as it removes ambiguity, makes it much easier to determine the license(s) used and allows automation.

On 2017-11-02 GKH added them to the Linux kernel (

Let's follow that example.

Playing Super Tux Kart on Android is so much fun! I was playing hockey with people across the world. And it's open-source and available on every platform?!

Disturbing reports that Google Play is threatening to kick out Mastodon apps. See:

App stores have a track record of acting capriciously & are also easy targets for gov't censors (including Trump). This is why alternatives like @fdroidorg are so important for user freedom.

If unfamiliar: F-Droid is a free & open source app you can use to install other Android apps, with focus on free & open source software. Get it here:

@bob debconf sponsored by Google and Amazon, of course. I don't expect there will be any mentions of “degoogling”.

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Watching the #FreedomBox debconf talk, and it looks like they're making good progress. The UEFI thing is especially interesting.

VR can’t follow the trail left by smartphones and IoT— we need strong privacy protections before it’s too late

"#WordPress is adding in-app purchases to its previously free iOS app after claiming #Apple prevented it from making updates until the change was made […] WordPress agreed, meaning Apple effectively pressured a free app into monetizing itself, allowing it to take a 30% commission on future purchases."


IDK how many of you have actually folloed whats going on in Bolivia, but let me tell you, it's hella scary:

1. The election has been postponed 4 times now. Probably because the MAS (Movement Towards Socialism, Evo's party) is leading the polls.


As we've posted previously ( ), we believe that owning up to the reality that we do have secrets to keep is important - and that should not make us "bad" or suspicious people.

Our passwords are secret.

Our home address, email, IP addresses are secrets we may choose to share with some.

Our web searches are secret.

Our political, spiritual and other communications and investigations are secrets.

Don't let "them" turn you into a villain.

Voices of VR Podcast ( has a number of recent episodes about Facebook and privacy in VR. has more on #CoherentOpenSource Basically Bruce Perens wants to limit license for new projects to Apache v2, LGPL v3 and AGPL v3

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Bye Coquelicot. Hello bepasty!

Coquelicot is a file-sharing app that has been kept disabled for a long time in FreedomBox while we were looking for an alternative.

bepasty is a pastebin for both text and binary files (even large ones). Text, image, audio, video and PDF documents can be previewed in the browser.

We expect bepasty to be better maintained as compared to Coquelicot.

Yesterday, we merged bepasty into the main branch and removed Coquelicot.


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