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Last week we announced a collaboration with our first trusted hosting provider for #WriteFreely, @Cloud68!

Read more in our latest @blog post: write.as/blog/welcoming-our-pa

Find them on our new WriteFreely Partners page: writefreely.org/partners

So that's pretty much it. I gotta train & learn !

So, If you need #LogoDesign and/or #VisualIdentity for your free & open project, community, foundation or a non-profit. I'll be more than happy to do it.

Free of charge !

Become a LibreOffice expert! Download the free Getting Started Guide, the perfect accompaniment to the suite. It has chapters on all the components, along with tips, tutorials and more. Thanks to our documentation community for their great work on it: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

Again and again I am surprised how Spanish administrations pioneer the transition to using #FreeSoftware ecosystems inside Europe:

"Rianxo is a municipality with 12,000 inhabitants on the northwest coast of Spain, in the autonomous community of Galicia. The town’s public service, comprising between 60 and 80 staff depending on the season, switched entirely to open source in 2014, over a period of just one month."

joinup.ec.europa.eu/collection

Digital infrastructure company #Cloud68 sends high-volume app notifications over email on behalf of their clients. We learned their #mailtech is mission critical and must scale fast, in today's Lightmeter user interview cloud68.co

Introducing Inkscape 1.0! After a little over three years in development, we're excited to launch this long-awaited version for Windows and Linux (and the macOS preview) Watch the release video (inkscape.org/release-video-1-0) and download it here: inkscape.org/release/inkscape-

Note: If the download link doesn't work, check back a little later. The files are being propagated across our CDN.

If you want to introduce someone to Tor, this animation is a great place to start. youtu.be/JWII85UlzKw

Amazon VP Tim Bray Resigns, Calls Company "Chickenshit" for Firing Protesting Workers 

vice.com/en_us/article/z3bjpj/

> In his resignation letter, Bray said that “firing whistleblowers isn’t just a side-effect of macroeconomic forces, nor is it intrinsic to the function of free markets. It’s evidence of a vein of toxicity running through the company culture. I choose neither to serve nor drink that poison.”

Fuck YEAH! :blobcheer:

"My problem with contact tracing apps is that they have absolutely no value," Bruce Schneier, a privacy expert and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, told BuzzFeed News. "I'm not even talking about the privacy concerns, I mean the efficacy. Does anybody think this will do something useful? ... This is just something governments want to do for the hell of it. To me, it's just techies doing techie things because they don't know what else to do."

📢Update your students, employees, customers, or business partners via email on the latest news about #COVID19. Get #phpList for free: phplist.org/download-phplist/
Note: paying customers of phplist.com can get a credits refund for these campaigns: phplist.com/blog/your-email-ca

If you are feeling increasingly insecure & vulnerable to online threats, you're perceptive. How do you shore up your security & privacy?

Learn. Your computer is now your crucial tool. It's on you to learn about threats & how to mitigate them. No one will do it for you.

Recognise that the "popular" platforms are doing *nothing* to protect you. The megacorps controlling them use your fear to sell you more stuff.

Ditch Windows & MacOS for a *massive* boost in your resilience & learning ops.

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