1.24 has been uploaded to unstable. Join the current QA effort and start testing. Thanks!

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Apparently all you Kali Linux :kali_linux_r: users are dirty, dirty hackers.

"UK police deny responsibility for poster urging parents to report kids for using Kali Linux"

zdnet.com/article/uk-police-di

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As one brave man once said: For the sake of the internet, use Firefox and not Chromium based browsers!

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This is doubly concerning because this isn't something you can opt out of or by a phone with a different OS. This is data from your carriers, which are required by law to use E911, which tracks your location. If you have a mobile phone, there's no alternative.

"DHS Buys Phone Location Data, Skirting Fourth Amendment"

gizmodo.com/feds-find-fourth-a

Just coming out of a meeting of and upstream devs, bringing the two software projects closer together. Starting with MATE 1.26, we will dive into working on support for MATE desktop using Mir as Wayland compositor, while still retaining X11 support in MATE, as well. If you know how to transparently port GTK apps to Wayland and feel like contributing, please get in touch. Thanks!

Just came out of a collaborative meeting bringing and deskto

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There is such a joy in using a computer that lets you customize and use its software in any way that you want.

main outcome coding wise: Display Server will be in soon, I have uploaded it to Debian's NEW queue yesterday.

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@selea
Are you interested to also mirror unofficial repositories? If yes, we'd like you to mirror fasttrack.debian.net it is for packages that change so fast that it cannot be supported in normal Debian releases. We started it to support gitlab package in #debian.

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FOSDEM is almost here 😄 😄

Who else is excited, a bit more than two weeks to go 🎉 🎊

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I sense that I will soon start packaging ' Unity8 for Debian...

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Ein frohes neues Jahr euch allen.

Eine erste gute Nachricht zum neuen Jahr:
Der Landesdatenschutzbeauftragte von Baden-Württemberg  verlässt Twitter und will zu Mastodon kommen.

sueddeutsche.de/politik/datens

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Nun bin ich auf dem Weg zurück nach #Berlin von #Lepzig, weg vom letzten Tag des #36c3.
Je mehr ich wach werde, desto mehr betrachte ich mein erstes Mal mit gemischten Gefühlen... Trotz #FridaysForFuture und ständigen Ansprachen wurde (meines Erachtens) zuviel Einweg Müll produziert, zuviel Strom verbraucht "weil es nicht der eigene war" (bsp. Ungenutzt eingeschaltete Lötstationen) und viel zu sehr geredet (FB/Google sind böse) und viel zu wenig gehandelt (WhatsApp und Androids voll Bloatware)

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Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.