The Newsletter for April 2021 is out!

Articles from Gajim, Libervia, VaxBot & Snikket. Client updates on Conversations, Monal Beta, sendxmpp, Spark & UWPX. Thanks to everyone contributing!

Enjoy reading! 📰 ☕

Philipp Hörist (lovetox), maintainer of @gajim, gave a preview of the new Gajim 1.4 User Interface. Gajim is an XMPP client written in Python. It currently receives a big UI overhaul, of which the first results were presented at the Office Hours.🎙️

So excited to announce Keyoxide version 3.0.0 🎉

This update was worth the wait, with a (much needed 😎) redesign that is cleaner and more consistent that before.

Now also featuring server-side rendering! So not only pretty darn fast, but also parseable by Mastodon! Keyoxide links in Mastodon bio with a ✅ for everyone 🤩

Thank all for your support. Here's to taking our online identity back from Big Tech!

Was ist wichtig bei Freier Software?

Mitmachen! Mitmachen! und Mitmachen!

Es ist nicht nicht nur die reine Programmierung, wo man unterstützten kann. Vom Designer der Homepage, Übersetzung und Test/BugReport,... es gibt viele Bereiche bei denen man helfen kann.


Join us on Tuesday at XMPP Office Hours 📢 for "Demo: Gajim 1.4 Preview" by Philipp Hörist at 17:00 UTC (Tue, 4th of May '21)

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A libre build of the Swiss contact tracing application is now available on F-Droid: LibreCHovid!

If you live in Switzerland, it is a better option than CCTG: in case of an infection, you can directly enter the Covidcode you can receive with your positive test result to warn others without needing to call the German TAN hotline.

Ausgangssperre ab Inzidenz 100. In hat man sich bei der Inzidenz nach unten verrechnet. "Logischerweise" gilt die Bundesnotbremse nicht für die *korrigierten* Zahlen, daher keine Ausgangssperre für Münster.

So ein Zirkus...

Announcing XMPP<=>ActivityPub gateway project doubled with XMPP Pubsub end-to-end encryption supported by NLnet/NGI Zero (thanks again @NGIZero !)

#XMPP #activitypub #libervia #nlnet #e2ee #pubsub

"By a truly unbelievable coincidence, I was recently out for a walk when I saw a small package fall off a truck ahead of me. As I got closer, the dull enterprise typeface slowly came into focus: Cellebrite. Inside, we found the latest versions of the Cellebrite software"… Exploiting vulnerabilities in Cellebrite UFED and Physical Analyzer from an app's perspective

Wow. #Signal owned #Cellebrite - a vendor that sells mobile phone hacking and extraction software to shady goverments around the work - big time.

Read this awesome article and be sure to watch the clip.


Check in with #CCTG. Version is now available through our repository as an automatic update!

The update contains not only check-in functionality – allowing you to create as well as check in to events and locations via QR codes –, but also reduces the APK size by more than 10 megabytes, fixes remaining visual bugs on Android Lollipop, and warns users on their home screen if Battery Optimizations are not correctly disabled.

We hope you enjoy this release, stay safe.

Tomorrow (April 20th) at 16:00 UTC I'm giving an Intro to #XMPP presentation. This will be a technical intro that discusses the protocol and various aspects of using it. I hope to see you there!

Join us tomorrow at XMPP Office Hours 📢 for the "Intro to presentation" by Sam Whited (@sam) at 16:00 UTC (Tue, 20th of April '21)

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@wolf @rince
Ich fürchte, es ist noch schwieriger: Es geht gar nicht (mehr) um #Vertrauen.
Vertrauen besteht darin, andere beim Wort zu nehmen und sie nicht zu überprüfen, obwohl man es könnte.
Wenn man diese Kontrollmöglichkeit aber gar nicht hat, dann geht es nicht mehr um Vertrauen, sondern um #Abhängigkeit.
Und in eine Abhängigkeit sollten wir nicht geraten, zumal in einer #Gesundheitskrise

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