What's that ringing noise? It's the Call for Proposals for #SeagL2021! We want to hear what you have to say about #freesoftware, #opensource, and more!

🤦😖. Group MMS texts where everyone has an iPhone but me. "x Liked <whole message>", "y Loved <whole message>", et cetera

Amazon's version of "google takeout" is... a page with 119 files where one must click "Download" on each

A relative of mine accidentally signed up for 8x8 (the company providing meet.jit.si for free and paid corporate Jitsi plans). 8x8 billed them multiple times, in spite of calls and emails for help. My relative was unable to get a refund and ultimately had to cancel a credit card so 8x8 would stop billing. Does anyone have connections with 8x8 that could perhaps help me help my relative get some actual help?

📢 We are pleased to announce that we are now shipping /e/ smartphones to the USA & Canada!
We're currently offering 2 models of premium grade refurbished smartphones, the /e/-Galaxy S9 and /e/-Galaxy S9+.

Head to our shop to get yours!


Sharing a list of online bookstores I know about so you don't have to buy from Amazon or B&N (EXPAND) 

McSweeney’s, independent nonprofit publishing company

Detritus Books

Firestorm Coop, collectively-owned radical bookstore

AK Press, worker-run, collectively-managed, anarchist publishing and distribution

Thriftbooks, huge independent bookseller, sells new and used books for good prices

Fellow Traveler, bookstore owned and operated by Listen Left Audiobooks

Small Beer Press, publisher of fantasy and literary fiction

Left Wing Books, publisher and distributor of radical books and pamphlets

Bookshop⁣.org, online bookstore with a mission to support local bookstores

#book #books #bookstore #online #boycottamazon #indie #independant

I'm looking for suggestions for my next job / company. I'm very strongly interested in FOSS and I know it is still very niche. Maybe FOSS corporate training? Write a book? Help sell Nextcloud and /e/ phones?

@jens @ArneBab @cadadr For example someone from System76 recently testified for the Colorado legislature in support of a right to repair bill saying it would support their business and independent repair shops, not destroy jobs. youtube.com/watch?v=fGle6z9KfZ

What is a privacy advisory commission? What types of privacy issues does it address? Join Electronic Frontier Alliance member Portland's Techno-Activism Third Monday's for a discussion with @b_haddy to find out. twitter.com/PDXPrivacy/status/

Big Tech is seeding watered-down “privacy” legislation in states. 14 of 20 proposed state privacy bills were built upon the same framework as a Microsoft and Amazon-supported bill in Virginia—or were even weaker, reports @toddfeathers in @themarkup themarkup.org/privacy/2021/04/

reading: Statement of FSF board on election of Richard Stallman (so you don't have to) 


We decided to bring RMS back because we missed his wisdom. His historical, legal and technical acumen on free software is unrivaled.

because nobody had the strength to stay long enough and nobody was there to actually could foster them into such a position, because rms has no retirement plan, no succession plan

In case you were wondering who to support in FLOSS internationally if you feel very let down today.
RT @joshuagay
Looking to invest your money or time in free and open source software? Checkout:

- Software Freedom Conservancy (@conservancy)

- Open Source Initiative (@OpenSourceOrg)

- IEEE SA OPEN (saopen.ieee.org)

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