Doing a school project on social media and the fediverse, would love it if folks filled out this tiny form/survey!

Boosts appreciated

Follow up: You don't need to feel guilty for choosing proprietary software.

If you prefer to use Spotify over local music because it better fits your listening style, go for it!

Should you look for more secure and privacy-respecting alternatives? Sure. But you don't need to develop a cognitive dissonance when it comes to what your preferences for software are.

Do what you're comfortable with, keep an open mind, and try things whenever you feel like something new.

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You're not a bad person for liking things that are proprietary. You are not immoral for enjoying things that were made behind closed doors. You are not less of a person for having the desire for XYZ product from a premium company, regardless of whether they contribute to open source or not.

#freenode is digging their own grave more and more after their hostile takeover.

The #ranger file manager channel just got hijacked by the new staff. As did every channel mentioning Libera.Chat at all in its topic it seems (even the non-English ones), including the channel of @gamingonlinux, though this one was already locked.

Both mentioned communities are already on #libera, so feel free to join us there!


Andrew Lee updated freenode policy.

Channels will now be taken over if you move them away.

He also removed the bit banning "antisocial behaviour, including (but not limited to) political, racial, ethnic, religious or gender-related invective".

As we are preparing for the release of #emacs #orgmode 9.5, we need your help: please go through and see how you can contribute 🙏

RT appreciated, of course.

I wrote myself a small helper for automatically generating unique IDs in the mode files where I like to have them:

We're excited to announce the official release of GNOME 40! After countless hours of work from the GNOME community, this release brings many exciting updates!

See the release highlights at

Or view all the details in our release notes:

#GNOME40 #releaseday #OpenSource

As of @Nextclouders 21 you can view & edit #emacs #orgmode files as text:

That's great! Another way to collaborate in real time on .org files.

Emacs is $0 today! Get into this powerful editor before it’s too late.

Just filled out the survey. If you also use Emacs, take some time and participate:

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