Just received a package with a usb-serial converter we ordered. Fun fact: the vendor bundled a printout of the full gplv3 license, fitted almost on a single DIN A5 page (thanks to a tiny font size).

This (excellent) talk by @ceejbot really makes me wonder why I those of us who saw all of this coming weren't able to change the trajectory: youtube.com/watch?v=MO8hZlgK5z

E.g., I wound up asking the uncomfortable trademark ownership question at the very first nodeconf and basically got booed out of the room. That sordid story eventually ends up at the (predictable) io.js fork and the healing thereafter via foundation (which I still doesn't own the trademark!: nodejs.org/static/documents/tr)

New blog post: "Tech veganism" nolanlawson.com/2019/05/31/tec

Wherein I try to understand what makes a "tech vegan" (i.e. someone who avoids closed-source software and big tech companies, i.e. probably you), and whether there are parallels with real veganism.

Sursprisingly, noone in the audience of my talk (aprox 40-60 people) was familiar with . As a nice sie effect, I saw many listeners taking a note to have a look into it - yay!

My Hightech Präsentation laptop is ready to help me deliver my talk at today at 7pm.

@3rik Hi Erik, ich hab gesehen, dass Du direkt im Slot nach mir den F-Droid/G-Droid Vortrag hast. :) Vielleicht sieht man sich ja später auf der GPN? Ich bin allerdings nur heute und vermutlich am Samstag da. Cheers, Daniel

Hey @UCCS students: as you were walking to your classes, researchers were surreptitiously photographing you to train face recognition algorithms. csindy.com/coloradosprings/ucc

I am happy to announce that just a few moments ago I received the confirmation that my talk proposal for about testing and was accepted - yippieh! Since I never attended any -style events yet, I am even more thrilled to see whether and how ithe community is different from the folks attending other FLOSS events.

Well, isn't this incredibly ironic?? Wael Abbas, a human rights activist in Egypt, discusses the dangerous consequences of Twitter having removed his account, LITERALLY NEXT TO THE 'JOIN OUR TWITTER DISCUSSION' SCREEN.

Just submitted a proposal for about software testing and a few minutes ago. Their deadline ends in 2.5 hrs and I am pretty sure they welcome more proposals, so if you plan to attend this event consider submitting something, too.

Looking for a functional and secure smartphone that runs only free software? Be patient! kulesz.me/post/110-smartphones

The systemd service manager and init system is a fully-free piece of software, however it comes with many limitations and that compromise portability and other values that free software lovers typically gravitate toward. I encourage you to join the Devuan GNU/Linux's Init Freedom Campaign to support your preferred alternative to systemd. GNUPropaganda officially supports and endorses The GNU Shepherd which available on POSIX systems with guile.

devuan.org/os/init-freedom/

With love and freedom!

We are happy to announce the release of 4!

To it, please check this link: limesurvey.org/development-rel.

You can check the attached screenshots to get an idea about how LimeSurvey 4 will look like.

We also published a post about the new that will be introduced in the new release: limesurvey.org/about-us/blog/2

post: limesurvey.org/forum/news/1183

For any questions & issues, please do not hesitate to write us back. We are looking forward to hearing your inputs!

#FreeSoftware has a lot of potential in the developing world.

In rural India, 12 villages use #FreedomBox to host free digital services. Activists have re-purposed old computers into FreedomBoxes, mounted them on posts, and served entire villages with free wi-fi and digital services.

These rural #FreedomBox networks got covered in the Times of India.

READ: ‘Every old computer is a potential server that can bring Internet connectivity to an entire village’

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/en

Pro and May update.
In other news: new website; forum updates incoming and BTO is going away for good. Read on! pine64.org/2019/05/06/may-2019

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