An opportunity for Golang devs to work on a great FOSS project with funding: Bringing Gitea to the Fediverse with ActivityPub support and the ForgeFed protocol
My latest Locus Magazine column is "Tech Monopolies and the Insufficient Necessity of Interoperability," an essay about the goal of competition and its handmaiden, interoperability, namely, "technological self-determination."
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Check in with #CCTG. Version 188.8.131.52 is now available through our repository as an automatic update!
The update contains not only check-in functionality – allowing you to create as well as check in to events and locations via QR codes –, but also reduces the APK size by more than 10 megabytes, fixes remaining visual bugs on Android Lollipop, and warns users on their home screen if Battery Optimizations are not correctly disabled.
We hope you enjoy this release, stay safe.
The last contribution to #Signal's server software was on April 22, 2020. Due to the sudden commit drop to literally 0 it is no longer possible to seriously call current Signal versions fully open-source.
That has no effect on the messenger's end-to-end encryption or its overall security but it does compromise the trust in the Signal Foundation, especially when considering that they did not give any reason for not disclosing the source code.
An extremely detailed retrospective of how systemd came to be, how it evolved, and what it actually is (an init system? Ha!): https://blog.darknedgy.net/technology/2020/05/02/0/
It's a long, long, long write-up, but it's probably the most worthwhile piece on the topic. The author took the time to re-read some old emails and demonstrate how the declared goals repeatedly changed over time. Also an interesting break-down of systemd's technical deficiencies, and how they didn't stop the adoption.
If you were looking for a definitive analysis of what happened to Linux in 2011–2015, this is it.
Die "LucaApp" macht im Grunde alles, was die Corona-Warn-App bewusst nicht macht.
Personbezogene Daten sammeln, alles auf zentralen Servern speichern, alles als privates Unternehmen mit geheimen Sourcecode händeln.
Von potentiellen Schwachstellen und fragwürdigen Design Entscheidungen in der Kryptographie dazu, mal abgesehen.
Also bitte Brandbriefe schreiben, die das nicht akzeptieren, ansonsten hilft nur nachfragen, ob die App eingesetzt wird und wenn ja, woanders hingehen 😕
Corona Contact Tracing Germany jetzt auf F-Droid 🚀
Unabhängig von Google; microg-App nicht erforderlich. Ausschließlich freie Software, reproduzierbar kompiliert.
(Dieses mal mit richtigem Link 🙂)
Funkwhale is looking for new maintainers https://blog.funkwhale.audio/~/Announcements/funkwhale-is-looking-for-new-maintainers/
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