Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.



@fedilab @tateisu #fediverse #mastoadmin #freespeech #censorship

Edward Snowden (@snowden)

Seven years ago, as the news declared I was being charged as a criminal for speaking the truth, I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA's activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them.

And yet that day has arrived.

"We’re accelerating into a future in which a digitally connected privileged class performs virtual labor in isolation while a massive police state protects them from an expendable underclass that takes most of the risks."



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."


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 


> 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:

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