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Exactly 20 years ago my Developer account was created. During that time I initiated the project, was part of the , , and modules teams and was responsible for , , , and some other small packages. Unfortunately I wasn't really active during the last few years, I hope this will change again soon...
nm.debian.org/person/nobse/

The database of a server, which was installed two weeks ago and hosts only one single account, that is a member in four low-traffic rooms, has grown to over 1 GB in the meantime...

"The is basically a handheld computer with 4G connectivity. With , this (truly smart) phone comes with a distribution tons of users are already familiar with, optimized for the PinePhone while still giving them access to the 50,000+ packages already in the Debian archive."
blog.mobian-project.org/posts/

"This change ensures our community and customers have free and open access to use, modify, redistribute, and collaborate on the code. It also protects our continued investment in developing products that we distribute for free and in the open by restricting cloud service providers from offering and as a service without contributing back."
elastic.co/de/blog/licensing-c

Exactly 20 years ago my Developer account was created. During that time I initiated the project, was part of the , , and modules teams and was responsible for , , , and some other small packages. Unfortunately I wasn't really active during the last few years, I hope this will change again soon...
nm.debian.org/person/nobse/

The billboards say: "Privacy. That's iPhone"

Meanwhile Apple ensures three letter agencies have access to iCloud backups.

They already did this in China. No surprise.

There's a word for privacy and security claims that lack accountability. Marketing.

theverge.com/2020/1/21/2107503

I'm really sad to hear that Thomas decided to leave all social networks and with it the development of #Fedilab.

It was always my preferred app for #Mastodon and #Friendica. I will continue to use it as long as possible and hope that others will pick it up.

I can understand his decision on a personal level and wish him all the best. We should not allow such toxic behavior in our communities and take a clear stance against it.

framagit.org/tom79/fedilab/-/i

#FreeSoftware and #OpenSource #community

Any single entity that thinks they can protect a huge pile of valuable data forever is as naive as I once was.

We must stop taking the easy road or picking things based only on their UX.

Learn to use decentralized systems and teach others or the free internet won't survive.

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BTW, today we released #PeerTube v3, complete with p2p live streaming features and a behind-the-scene short film.

Read more about it on our blog (and please share 😉) framablog.org/2021/01/07/peert

Services Core v0.2.15.204713 is here. 🎉
- Adds support for Vision Barcode API (used for QR code scanning in multiple apps)
- All kinds of improvements and bug fixes for Exposure Notification API.
- And of course, numerous bugs fixed.

Detailed changelog: github.com/microg/GmsCore/rele
Download: microg.org/download.html

#Debian has a new homepage - and I love the leading headline: "Debian is a #Community of People." Yes, it is also a Free operating system, but at a deeper level, the social contract reveals what it's really about: making the world a better place through software.

I have been a #Debian developer almost a quarter of a century now and I am glad to see these ideals continue to thrive.

Every time I am critical of Apple, Google, Zoom, Keybase, Signal, Telegram, Whatsapp, TikTok, or other popular centralized walled gardens, I lose a few followers.

Good.

Thanks to #FreeSoftware developers, the German #CoronaWarnApp for tracing #COVID19 risk contacts is available on @fdroidorg without any Google dependencies. This not only fosters software freedom, but also sets the ground for innovative features.

fsfe.org/news/2020/news-202012

#microg #cctg

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