I think I now understand trademark and copyright are entirely different things.

Given that my context is a library, I don't think trademark makes much sense.

To make sure no funny business happens with the logo, I guess I could opt CC BY-NC-ND? (creativecommons.org/licenses/b)

It's not trademark but we're talking about a simple library. This should at least prevent the logo from being used improperly…

--> I think <--

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People know of projects with a whitepaper?

(I know they exist but can't find any right now 🙈)

To celebrate @matrix 's very interesting talks today at @fosdem , here's a fresh new list on resources including servers and clients!


Feel free to add resources if you know of any!


What is a good for a flutter app? As in, does the fact that it exports to multiple platforms influence the license choice?

"I stood on the shoulders of giants and did only simple things. Thank you for your attention."

- from icefiredb.com , a database


Dear developers, you encounter an open source project and feel enticed to check out their community. Discord is mentioned as the only place where the discussions take place.

Your reaction?

A - Great, I already have an account anyway.
B - Ok, I'd be willing to join if the project is interesting enough.
C - Not ok, I will not be part of those discussions.
D - Other (see comment)

Boosts appreciated (research for blog post).

developers, which are you:

A- this project is not on github? No problem, I'll make an account on their server and contribute.

B- this project is not on github? Not worth the effort.

You naughty , we asked you to take down the words "Open Source" from your website since you are NOT

You did.

It seems those words have somehow found their way back on the website.

Time to raise awareness again and try to make Cyph understand. If the fedizens would like to join the effort and leave a little comment on the issue, that'd be awesome!

Boost appreciated


Recommended website monitoring solution? Selfhosting preferred

is going great so far! The website is drawing over 1000 visitors every day and the first wave of PRs has hit the repo.

I'd like to thank @floehopper (I think is this is you, at least) for their contribution and the beast @screenbeard for 6 PRs (and probably counting 😅 )

This is . If you see a project you like but is not quite there yet, you get the chance to make the change you want to see.


Main website linking to this blog post says "open source"

Blog post url contains "open source"

Blog post title contains "open source"

Last paragraph of blog post "That being said, Cyph isn’t considered free software. In addition to the patents, our source code is licensed under Ms-RSL, which is effectively a read-only license"

That, my friend, is not ok.

It's finally here, teasing is over:

I'm excited to launch today!


solution for easy encryption, signature verification and decentralized identity proofs!

I've been in favor of but I never had something to offer as an alternative. Now I do :)

No to .io, yes to .xyz

Post targeted at all the developers out there. Choose your wisely.


web project: use .xyz for price or .io for appearance?

I'd like to introduce a new project: Open PGP Signature Verification or OPSV.


This eliminates the need to rely on verify function and, therefore, keybase at all.

Website: opsv.foss.guru/
Code on @codeberg: codeberg.org/yarmo/opsv
Public stats by : plausible.io/opsv.foss.guru

Time to once and for all

Was just wondering if community could contribute more in these (and future) troubling times.

Here's one initiative to record police brutality: programmingagainstbrutality.gi

Is there a domain name projects can go to and register a free subdomain? Like with the github pages thing but exclusively for foss projects?

Would that be an interesting project to make? Quite the responsibility, though… well it's only DNS stuff in the end

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