@activitypub here are the results of the @fedeproxy poll "What is your preferred forge?" , thanks to all participants ✨

GitLab (7)
Gitea (6)
SourceHut (4)
Fossil (2)
Heptapod (1)
Gogs (1)
GitHub (1)
FusionForge (1)


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The EU's Digital Services Act #DSA proposal does not follow in the footsteps of recent disastrous Internet legislation, but some elements could turn platforms into the Internet police. Here is what the EU Parliament and Council must do: eff.org/pages/digital-services

The good example how to endorse/promote/prioritize while staying (yet, of necessity) with corpomedia : @Framasoft

What are the first 5 apps that you install on your distribution that you need to be productive?

The word “internet” has been so effectively hijacked by its most dystopian corners that it’s grown harder to even refer to the older element of online life, let alone bring it back into the forefront of society’s consideration. It's time we did so. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/05/intr

I notice that a lot of #fediverse projects now seem to be funded by the same EU organisation. This doesn't look very diverse.

Right now I don't think it's creating problems, but further down the line it could. We already see a comparable situation where almost all tech conferences and FOSS orgs are funded by GAFAM, and the warped narratives which result.

Open 👏 Source 👏 Companies 👏 Get 👏 Off 👏 Discord

They are absolutely shit if you do anything to protect your privacy.

I straight up refuse to invest anything substantial (money/time) on an open project if the only promoted/official means for real time discussion is a closed source platform with a bad security and privacy track record.

You shouldn't either.

“Lobbying by Poland and Hungary has led to the removal of the phrase ‘gender equality’ from a Friday declaration on advancing social cohesion in the European Union.”


Thank goodness they didn’t try to remove “Single Market” or there would have been a huge uproar.


Accelerometer data from smartphones can reveal location, passwords, body features, age, gender, level of intoxication, driving style, and be used to reconstruct words spoken next to the device

Comments: lemmy.ml/post/62816


RT @girafic@twitter.com

1.5.0 alpha is out
amazing update:
- copy as SVG from Figma to Penpot directly
- basic math operations
- new path features
- autocomplete color in hex input
- ...

changelog -->


Launch of Translate Science blog.translatescience.org/laun

We are a new working group that wants to build tools to make #translations of scientific articles/reports/books, abstracts, titles and terms more accessible and (thus) stimulate the production of such translations.

#Introduction #Introductions #translation #science #scientificLiterature #ScholarlyLiterature #OpenScience #OpenAccess

#RouterFreedom in #Europe keeps us busy! The recent EU guidelines are differently interpreted in national states. #Greece is a positive example while #Germany effectively endangers the freedom users had since 2016. And in #Austria, the government has the historic chance to safeguard these essential user rights now!

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@bob The internet centralization problem is similar to the hegemonic nature of capitalism. It's not that people lack imagination, it's that capitalism is all they've ever known. Anything outside of the paradigm is strange and assumed not to work, or to be feared.

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Introducing our Release Candidate for 1.1, available for you to test with us. It's the final version before our official version launch, coming soon! Download the RC here: inkscape.org/release/inkscape-

Techdirt's coverage of the what3words legal threats against me, admist the research cybergibbons and others are doing on their platform.


🇬🇧In autocratically run EU countries #pressfreedom is under heavy attack. The adoption of the #TERREG regulation in violation of the right to free expression now gives Orban & Co even more power to restrict free speech and delete content.


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✔ Periodic overview of recently added #ActivityPub projects

Catcast D - a federated video live streaming platform #TypeScript
Ktistec - a single-user ActivityPub server with minimal dependencies #Crystal
Lectrn - a free, decentralized, open, and easy to use social network for humans

MXToot - a #Matrix - Mastodon bot written in #Java
Libervia - an XMPP-AP gateway doubled with #XMPP Pubsub end-to-end encryption
FediHealth - software to help you define federation policies for your node

For all projects visit:
Apps / Watchlist
Developer resources / Watchlist

Please, if you have a bot, make it post in unlisted rather than in public. There is so many bots posting in public now that the federated timeline is becoming unusable.
I don’t usually ask that, but can you boost this to spread awareness?

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