Seattle show recommendation: https://bryandaisley.com/event/4326379/565092664/bryan-daisley-band-mattlock-and-the-keys-bill-clements
@nextcloud it looks like the forums are down. https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/help.nextcloud.com says it's not just me
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?
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
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
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. https://twitter.com/PDXPrivacy/status/1382466981266292738?s=20
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 https://themarkup.org/privacy/2021/04/15/big-tech-is-pushing-states-to-pass-privacy-laws-and-yes-you-should-be-suspicious
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.
Looking to invest your money or time in free and open source software? Checkout:
- Software Freedom Conservancy (@conservancy)
- Open Source Initiative (@OpenSourceOrg)
You can now drop Google on your phone for /e/ OS, which is using Nextcloud to backup and let you share your data! https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/google-free-e-os-is-now-selling-pre-loaded-phones-in-the-us-starting-at-380/