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This is a beautiful analysis of all that is wrong with our current cloud based model of doing software (think Google Docs or Trello) and some very real explorations of how ‘Conflict-free Replicating Data Types’ (CDRTs) could help create true local first software:

inkandswitch.com/local-first.h

Contributing to Free Software is just as important as advocating it. Talk about why and other are beneficial to everyone as @rskikuli did at the @opensuse Conference. @kde @debian @ubuntu @Raspberry_Pi @gnome youtu.be/RfdOKAILqvs

Your friendly reminder that slack once had an IRC bridge and they tore it down. The reason was that they could not afford to maintain it. If so, why didn't they opensource it for the community to maintain? Now we have split communities and one more walled garden. And a growing generation that thinks a centralized system owned by a single company is normal. Thanks, slack.

I would like to remind you that there are only 2 kinds of people on Earth : those looking for solutions and those looking for excuses. Because, guess what ?, everybody has problems ! At the end, you get to choose whether you want to get rid of your problems and build up on them, or you prefer to keep complaining about them while doing nothing, maybe waiting for someone else to fix them for you (won't happen).

... and that is why you should run your own cloud.
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RT @robvank@twitter.com
"Most of the cloud is controlled by just four corporations – Amazon, Microsoft and Google in the US, and China’s Alibaba. Goldman Sachslast year said these four hold 56 per cent of the world public cloud market..."

#Cloud, like water, should be #commons.

irishtimes.com/business/techno
twitter.com/robvank/status/113

That's just sad...

Maker Media is no more. After 15 years, the company behind Make Magazine and Maker Faire has closed its door:

hackaday.com/2019/06/07/maker-

Looking forward to the presentation from Trevor Tim, a rep from Freedom of the Press Foundation, here at Doku.tech in Prishtina, Kosovo.

Today we're announcing a new website: What can I do for LibreOffice! This helps newcomers to our project and community get involved – learn more about how and why we made it here: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

Saw a documentary last last night how we have poisoned the earth and ourselves with . The average person already has thousands of pieces of microplastic in their body. We could very well consume ourselfes into extinction. How cynical.

nationalgeographic.com/environ

We've got big news.

After months of work, Tor Browser is now stable on Android.

Tor Browser 8.5 brings the highest degree of privacy and censorship-circumvention available to Android users. blog.torproject.org/new-releas

This is the end of #LGM2019.

Next Libre Graphics Meeting will be in Rennes, France. If you have the ideas, suggestions or want to give a hand organizing it, get in touch with us via our mailing-list.
libregraphicsmeeting.org/lgm/c

#LGM2020

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