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Let's talk about the perfect XMPP server setup (part 2 of ∞)


Holger will continue his illuminating series about the perfect XMPP server setup. Both Ejabberd and Prosody will be covered. As always, the meeting is supposed to be beginners friendly. Looking forward to see!

Wednesday, 2018-10-10 18:00 - 21:00 CEST

Searchmetrics GmbH

Greifswalder Straße 212

10405 Berlin

#berlin #xmpp #meetup #community

 

Converse 4 released

After more than 7 months of active development, Converse 4 has finally been released.
Converse is an open source XMPP-based chat client written in JavaScript and which runs in your browser.
This release contains lots of highlights, including rewriting the UI to use Bootstrap 4, support for OMEMO Encryption of private messages, message corrections and file-sharing via HTTP file upload.
XMPP is an IETF standardized messaging and presence protocol with multiple independent server and client implementations.
Unlike other popular open source teamchat applications like Mattermost and Rocket.chat, Converse doesn't depend on any particular server (e.g. backend) application. Any XMPP server which supports the relevant extensions (aka XEPs) will do.
Converse is 100% front-end JavaScript and CSS. The only backend you need is an XMPP server, which you can either set up and host yourself or you can sign up on an existing one.
read more...

#community #xmpp #freesoftware #omemo #im #federation #encryption #converse #jsxc

 
With #Linux’s #founder stepping back, will the #community #change its #culture?


Earlier this week, the Linux community got an unusual message from Linux’s creator, Linus Torvalds. “This week people in our community confronted me about my lifetime of not understanding emotions,” wrote Torvalds in a Linux update email. He apologized for “flippant” and sometimes personal attacks on community members, and announced that he would be temporarily stepping away from Linux. “I need to change some of my behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development.”
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/21/17883442/linux-founder-linus-torvalds-apology-code-of-conduct-change-enforcement

 

diaspora* Community Day


Heute feiert diaspora* seinen 6-jährigen Status als Community-Projekt. Am 27. August 2012 gaben die damaligen Entwickler bekannt, dass diaspora* zu einem Open Source Community-Projekt wird. Die Software wird seitdem von engagierten Mitgliedern der Community weiterentwickelt. diaspora* wurde ursprünglich von Mathematikstudenten der New York University entwickelt. Der erste Prototyp erschien im November 2010 als geschlossene Testversion.

#diaspora #community #software #freiesoftware #opensource #gedenktag #ehrentag #kleinerkalender

 

diaspora* Community Day


Heute feiert diaspora* seinen 6-jährigen Status als Community-Projekt. Am 27. August 2012 gaben die damaligen Entwickler bekannt, dass diaspora* zu einem Open Source Community-Projekt wird. Die Software wird seitdem von engagierten Mitgliedern der Community weiterentwickelt. diaspora* wurde ursprünglich von Mathematikstudenten der New York University entwickelt. Der erste Prototyp erschien im November 2010 als geschlossene Testversion.

#diaspora #community #software #freiesoftware #opensource #gedenktag #ehrentag #kleinerkalender

 
It’s #Time for the #OpenSource #Community to Get #Real
Like many open source developers, I’ve been reading the commentary around Redis Common Clause Licensing with great interest (HN thread).
https://www.influxdata.com/blog/its-time-for-the-open-source-community-to-get-real/

 

Residents in tourism hotspots have had enough. So what's the answer?


The Guardian

Tourism brings money and jobs to cities – but can also damage residents’ day-to-day lives, culture and heritage. Here are some solutions. (...)

Protests across Europe have spurred talk of “responsible tourism” and forcing the sector to factor in sustainability, but the problem is already at such a scale that doing anything about it seems akin to turning around a cruise liner.

What’s the way out of this mess?

Spread them out (...)
Many cities compound the problem by promoting only a small number of sites – often the obvious ones. Tourists can be dispersed by boosting less popular attractions and developing new ones.

Tell tourists: come back later ... and come back
Encouraging visitors outside of peak times of day, season and year similarly lessens their impact. If marketing alone doesn’t work, arrival limits and pricing adjustments might do the job, says Dichter. (...)

Angle for ‘good’ ones
... which is to say: no hen nights and stag dos. In Barcelona it is known as “turismo de Borrachera” – having a drunken party in a strange city in order to get away with behaviour that would be considered unacceptable at home. Cities sell themselves on the strength of their cheap beer or nightlife at their peril. Amsterdam, for instance, has invested a lot in marketing itself as an arts and culture destination to shake off its reputation as a city-wide red-light district. (...)

Win the marketing marathon, not the sprint (...)
He suggests marketing smarter, not necessarily more – such as packages to attract visitors for five days, not just a weekend – and targeted upselling, to draw, for example, visitors to the Sagrada Família to a crypt just outside Barcelona’s city centre. (...)

Use market forces
Adjusting pricing can be a crude but effective means of balancing supply and demand: if a destination costs more to get to, fewer people are likely to go there. (...)

Target head count through bed count
Many cities struggling with tourist numbers have placed direct controls on accommodation, whether that by halting construction on new hotels – as in the case of both Barcelona and Amsterdam – or capping short-term homesharing on Airbnb. (...)

Fix the fundamentals (...)
Companies such as Airbnb and Ryanair often bear the brunt of the blame for how tourism has ballooned beyond control, but that ignores the bigger picture of policies and loopholes that allow them to flourish.

Budget airlines can sell flights cheaply as a result of massive tax breaks for the aviation industry, which has driven up not only tourist numbers but carbon emissions. House prices go up and there becomes a shortage of supply when housing markets are deregulated to attract offshore investors. The hotel and construction industries can be symbiotic. (...)

Knowledge is power
An effective strategy for managing tourists is informed by data. (...)

Look after number one
If government and industry bodies actively consult communities on tourists’ impact, it can help to ease antagonism. (...)

Ultimately, residents must be prioritised over tourists for housing, infrastructure and access to services because they have a long-term stake in the city’s success. “You need to put residents at the centre of your decision making,” says Font. “Cities are not the playgrounds of tourists; we only want them because they make the city more liveable for residents.”

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Tags: #airbnb #platform #sharing economy #platform economy #homeaway #regulation #tripadvisor #booking.com #onefinestay #short-let #short-stay #buy-to-let #management firm #management company #tourism #tourist #home #community #city

 

New software to get you started with high-altitude ballooning


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#community #dave akerman #education #hab #high altitude ballooning #our staff #pytrack #raspberry pi resources #skycademy #skygate
New software to get you started with high-altitude ballooning

 
#D* #community #friendship #friends
I go away from D* for days and even weeks at a time. Often I don't know what to say when I read through people's posts.
Then I will comment or join in and I remember just what a good place this is.

 
#D* #community #friendship #friends
I go away from D* for days and even weeks at a time. Often I don't know what to say when I read through people's posts.
Then I will comment or join in and I remember just what a good place this is.

 

Tim Peake congratulates winning Mission Space Lab teams!


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#astro pi #community #education #esa #mission space lab #space
Tim Peake congratulates winning Mission Space Lab teams!

 
Hallo zusammen,

ich bin nicht ganz #neuhier.
Ich interessiere mich für viele Dinge.
Technik:
#Android #lineageos #Linux #opensource #selbsthosting #Nextcloud #xmpp #humhub #Community #Datenschutz #Datensicherheit #lpic #ccna #ccnp
Freizeit:
#Motorrad #schwimmen #fahrrad
Persönlich:
#dieBibel #glaube #Jesus #Familie

Ich schätze mich selber als #kommunikativ und wenig #emotional ein... Bin mehr der #Denker... habe einen #dunklenHumor...

Mehr dann im Gespräch...

Bis dann und weiterhin viel Freude hier!
👋👋👋👋👋👋👋

 
Hallo zusammen,

ich bin nicht ganz #neuhier.
Ich interessiere mich für viele Dinge.
Technik:
#Android #lineageos #Linux #opensource #selbsthosting #Nextcloud #xmpp #humhub #Community #Datenschutz #Datensicherheit #lpic #ccna #ccnp
Freizeit:
#Motorrad #schwimmen #fahrrad
Persönlich:
#dieBibel #glaube #Jesus #Familie

Ich schätze mich selber als #kommunikativ und wenig #emotional ein... Bin mehr der #Denker... habe einen #dunklenHumor...

Mehr dann im Gespräch...

Bis dann und weiterhin viel Freude hier!
👋👋👋👋👋👋👋

 

How to build a competiton-ready Raspberry Pi robot


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#buggy #community #pi wars #piborg #raspberry pi 3 #raspberry pi resources #remote control #resources #robots #third-party products #your projects
How to build a competiton-ready Raspberry Pi robot

 

Look who’s coming to Raspberry Fields 2018!


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#adaadaada #brainiac live! #community #event #events #museum in a box #neil monterio #raspberry fields #the cauldron #the mechanical umbrella tree
Look who’s coming to Raspberry Fields 2018!

 

Coolest Projects International 2018


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#coderdojo #community #coolest projects #education #showcase #your projects
Coolest Projects International 2018

 

New German language XMPP developers community



Für alle, die an der Entwicklung von XMPP interessiert sind (also eher nichts für reine End-Users), gibt es eine neue Deutschsprachige XMPP-Community. Einfach mal reinschauen!
#xmpp #german #deutsch #entwicklung #developer #community

 
How Much Do You Cost? http://www.yegor256.com/2014/10/29/how-much-do-you-cost.html #opensource #freesoftware #community

How Much Do You Cost?

How do you know what hourly rate you are worth? What factors should be taken into account? Here are my criteria.

 
Hi Diasporians!

I know this is from #Zuckerberg, #Facebook, etc. but I thought it is an important read for people interested in the evolution of #social-networks, and their role. And to have an insight into their plans. It is a very long read, but there are interesting points that I think need to be discussed on #Diaspora (#self-governance, #diversity, #AI and #machine-learning, #community, #connection, #inclusion, #democracy, #privacy, #fake-news and #filter-bubble...), and also a general feeling of dread when seeing how hegemonist FB is / can be / will be.

Everything below this line is a copy-paste from his post, which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/notes/mark-zuckerberg/building-global-community/10154544292806634#

Building Global Community



– Mark Zuckerberg·Thursday, 16 February 2017

To our community,

On our journey to connect the world, we often discuss products we're building and updates on our business. Today I want to focus on the most important question of all: are we building the world we all want?
History is the story of how we've learned to come together in ever greater numbers -- from tribes to cities to nations. At each step, we built social infrastructure like communities, media and governments to empower us to achieve things we couldn't on our own.
Today we are close to taking our next step. Our greatest opportunities are now global -- like spreading prosperity and freedom, promoting peace and understanding, lifting people out of poverty, and accelerating science. Our greatest challenges also need global responses -- like ending terrorism, fighting climate change, and preventing pandemics. Progress now requires humanity coming together not just as cities or nations, but also as a global community.
This is especially important right now. Facebook stands for bringing us closer together and building a global community. When we began, this idea was not controversial. Every year, the world got more connected and this was seen as a positive trend. Yet now, across the world there are people left behind by globalization, and movements for withdrawing from global connection. There are questions about whether we can make a global community that works for everyone, and whether the path ahead is to connect more or reverse course.
This is a time when many of us around the world are reflecting on how we can have the most positive impact. I am reminded of my favorite saying about technology: "We always overestimate what we can do in two years, and we underestimate what we can do in ten years." We may not have the power to create the world we want immediately, but we can all start working on the long term today. In times like these, the most important thing we at Facebook can do is develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us.
For the past decade, Facebook has focused on connecting friends and families. With that foundation, our next focus will be developing the social infrastructure for community -- for supporting us, for keeping us safe, for informing us, for civic engagement, and for inclusion of all.
Bringing us all together as a global community is a project bigger than any one organization or company, but Facebook can help contribute to answering these five important questions:

- How do we help people build supportive communities that strengthen traditional institutions in a world where membership in these institutions is declining?
- How do we help people build a safe community that prevents harm, helps during crises and rebuilds afterwards in a world where anyone across the world can affect us?
- How do we help people build an informed community that exposes us to new ideas and builds common understanding in a world where every person has a voice?
- How do we help people build a civically-engaged community in a world where participation in voting sometimes includes less than half our population?
- How do we help people build an inclusive community that reflects our collective values and common humanity from local to global levels, spanning cultures, nations and regions in a world with few examples of global communities?

My hope is that more of us will commit our energy to building the long term social infrastructure to bring humanity together. The answers to these questions won't all come from Facebook, but I believe we can play a role.
Our job at Facebook is to help people make the greatest positive impact while mitigating areas where technology and social media can contribute to divisiveness and isolation. Facebook is a work in progress, and we are dedicated to learning and improving. We take our responsibility seriously, and today I want to talk about how we plan to do our part to build this global community.

Supportive Communities



Building a global community that works for everyone starts with the millions of smaller communities and intimate social structures we turn to for our personal, emotional and spiritual needs.
Whether they're churches, sports teams, unions or other local groups, they all share important roles as social infrastructure for our communities. They provide all of us with a sense of purpose and hope; moral validation that we are needed and part of something bigger than ourselves; comfort that we are not alone and a community is looking out for us; mentorship, guidance and personal development; a safety net; values, cultural norms and accountability; social gatherings, rituals and a way to meet new people; and a way to pass time.
In our society, we have personal relationships with friends and family, and then we have institutional relationships with the governments that set the rules. A healthy society also has many layers of communities between us and government that take care of our needs. When we refer to our "social fabric", we usually mean the many mediating groups that bring us together and reinforce our values.
However, there has been a striking decline in the important social infrastructure of local communities over the past few decades. Since the 1970s, membership in some local groups has declined by as much as one-quarter, cutting across all segments of the population.
The decline raises deeper questions alongside surveys showing large percentages of our population lack a sense of hope for the future. It is possible many of our challenges are at least as much social as they are economic -- related to a lack of community and connection to something greater than ourselves. As one pastor told me: "People feel unsettled. A lot of what was settling in the past doesn't exist anymore."
Online communities are a bright spot, and we can strengthen existing physical communities by helping people come together online as well as offline. In the same way connecting with friends online strengthens real relationships, developing this infrastructure will strengthen these communities, as well as enable completely new ones to form.
A woman named Christina was diagnosed with a rare disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa -- and now she's a member of a group that connects 2,400 people around the world so none of them have to suffer alone. A man named Matt was raising his two sons by himself and he started the Black Fathers group to help men share advice and encouragement as they raise their families. In San Diego, more than 4,000 military family members are part of a group that helps them make friends with other spouses. These communities don't just interact online. They hold get-togethers, organize dinners, and support each other in their daily lives.
We recently found that more than 100 million people on Facebook are members of what we call "very meaningful" groups. These are groups that upon joining, quickly become the most important part of our social network experience and an important part of our physical support structure. For example, many new parents tell us that joining a parenting group after having a child fits this purpose.
There is a real opportunity to connect more of us with groups that will be meaningful social infrastructure in our lives. More than one billion people are active members of Facebook groups, but most don't seek out groups on their own -- friends send invites or Facebook suggests them. If we can improve our suggestions and help connect one billion people with meaningful communities, that can strengthen our social fabric.
Going forward, we will measure Facebook's progress with groups based on meaningful groups, not groups overall. This will require not only helping people connect with existing meaningful groups, but also enabling community leaders to create more meaningful groups for people to connect with.
The most successful physical communities have engaged leaders, and we've seen the same with online groups as well. In Berlin, a man named Monis Bukhari runs a group where he personally helps refugees find homes and jobs. Today, Facebook's tools for group admins are relatively simple. We plan to build more tools to empower community leaders like Monis to run and grow their groups the way they'd like, similar to what we've done with Pages.
Most communities are made of many sub-communities, and this is another clear area for developing new tools. A school, for example, is not a single community, but many smaller groups among its classes, dorms and student groups. Just as the social fabric of society is made up of many communities, each community is made of many groups of personal connections. We plan to expand groups to support sub-communities.
We can look at many activities through the lens of building community. Watching video of our favorite sports team or TV show, reading our favorite newspaper, or playing our favorite game are not just entertainment or information but a shared experience and opportunity to bring together people who care about the same things. We can design these experiences not for passive consumption but for strengthening social connections.
Our goal is to strengthen existing communities by helping us come together online as well as offline, as well as enabling us to form completely new communities, transcending physical location. When we do this, beyond connecting online, we reinforce our physical communities by bringing us together in person to support each other.
A healthy society needs these communities to support our personal, emotional and spiritual needs. In a world where this physical social infrastructure has been declining, we have a real opportunity to help strengthen these communities and the social fabric of our society.

Safe Community



As we build a global community, this is a moment of truth. Our success isn't just based on whether we can capture videos and share them with friends. It's about whether we're building a community that helps keep us safe -- that prevents harm, helps during crises, and rebuilds afterwards.
Today's threats are increasingly global, but the infrastructure to protect us is not. Problems like terrorism, natural disasters, disease, refugee crises, and climate change need coordinated responses from a worldwide vantage point. No nation can solve them alone. A virus in one nation can quickly spread to others. A conflict in one country can create a refugee crisis across continents. Pollution in one place can affect the environment around the world. Humanity's current systems are insufficient to address these issues.
Many dedicated people join global non-profit organizations to help, but the market often fails to fund or incentivize building the necessary infrastructure. I have long expected more organizations and startups to build health and safety tools using technology, and I have been surprised by how little of what must be built has even been attempted. There is a real opportunity to build global safety infrastructure, and I have directed Facebook to invest more and more resources into serving this need.
For some of these problems, the Facebook community is in a unique position to help prevent harm, assist during a crisis, or come together to rebuild afterwards. This is because of the amount of communication across our network, our ability to quickly reach people worldwide in an emergency, and the vast scale of people's intrinsic goodness aggregated across our community.
To prevent harm, we can build social infrastructure to help our community identify problems before they happen. When someone is thinking of suicide or hurting themselves, we've built infrastructure to give their friends and community tools that could save their life. When a child goes missing, we've built infrastructure to show Amber Alerts -- and multiple children have been rescued without harm. And we've built infrastructure to work with public safety organizations around the world when we become aware of these issues. Going forward, there are even more cases where our community should be able to identify risks related to mental health, disease or crime.
To help during a crisis, we've built infrastructure like Safety Check so we can all let our friends know we're safe and check on friends who might be affected by an attack or natural disaster. Safety Check has been activated almost 500 times in two years and has already notified people that their families and friends are safe more than a billion times. When there is a disaster, governments often call us to make sure Safety Check has been activated in their countries. But there is more to build. We recently added tools to find and offer shelter, food and other resources during emergencies. Over time, our community should be able to help during wars and ongoing issues that are not limited to a single event.
To rebuild after a crisis, we've built the world's largest social infrastructure for collective action. A few years ago, after an earthquake in Nepal, the Facebook community raised $15 million to help people recover and rebuild -- which was the largest crowdfunded relief effort in history. We saw a similar effort after the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando when people across the country organized blood donations to help victims they had never met. Similarly, we built tools so millions of people could commit to becoming organ donors to save others after accidents, and registries reported larger boosts in sign ups than ever before.
Looking ahead, one of our greatest opportunities to keep people safe is building artificial intelligence to understand more quickly and accurately what is happening across our community.
There are billions of posts, comments and messages across our services each day, and since it's impossible to review all of them, we review content once it is reported to us. There have been terribly tragic events -- like suicides, some live streamed -- that perhaps could have been prevented if someone had realized what was happening and reported them sooner. There are cases of bullying and harassment every day, that our team must be alerted to before we can help out. These stories show we must find a way to do more.
Artificial intelligence can help provide a better approach. We are researching systems that can look at photos and videos to flag content our team should review. This is still very early in development, but we have started to have it look at some content, and it already generates about one-third of all reports to the team that reviews content for our community.
It will take many years to fully develop these systems. Right now, we're starting to explore ways to use AI to tell the difference between news stories about terrorism and actual terrorist propaganda so we can quickly remove anyone trying to use our services to recruit for a terrorist organization. This is technically difficult as it requires building AI that can read and understand news, but we need to work on this to help fight terrorism worldwide.
As we discuss keeping our community safe, it is important to emphasize that part of keeping people safe is protecting individual security and liberty. We are strong advocates of encryption and have built it into the largest messaging platforms in the world -- WhatsApp and Messenger. Keeping our community safe does not require compromising privacy. Since building end-to-end encryption into WhatsApp, we have reduced spam and malicious content by more than 75%.
The path forward is to recognize that a global community needs social infrastructure to keep us safe from threats around the world, and that our community is uniquely positioned to prevent disasters, help during crises, and rebuild afterwards. Keeping the global community safe is an important part of our mission -- and an important part of how we'll measure our progress going forward.

Informed Community



The purpose of any community is to bring people together to do things we couldn't do on our own. To do this, we need ways to share new ideas and share enough common understanding to actually work together.
Giving everyone a voice has historically been a very positive force for public discourse because it increases the diversity of ideas shared. But the past year has also shown it may fragment our shared sense of reality. It is our responsibility to amplify the good effects and mitigate the bad -- to continue increasing diversity while strengthening our common understanding so our community can create the greatest positive impact on the world.
The two most discussed concerns this past year were about diversity of viewpoints we see (filter bubbles) and accuracy of information (fake news). I worry about these and we have studied them extensively, but I also worry there are even more powerful effects we must mitigate around sensationalism and polarization leading to a loss of common understanding.
Social media already provides more diverse viewpoints than traditional media ever has. Even if most of our friends are like us, we all know people with different interests, beliefs and backgrounds who expose us to different perspectives. Compared with getting our news from the same two or three TV networks or reading the same newspapers with their consistent editorial views, our networks on Facebook show us more diverse content.
But our goal must be to help people see a more complete picture, not just alternate perspectives. We must be careful how we do this. Research shows that some of the most obvious ideas, like showing people an article from the opposite perspective, actually deepen polarization by framing other perspectives as foreign. A more effective approach is to show a range of perspectives, let people see where their views are on a spectrum and come to a conclusion on what they think is right. Over time, our community will identify which sources provide a complete range of perspectives so that content will naturally surface more.
Accuracy of information is very important. We know there is misinformation and even outright hoax content on Facebook, and we take this very seriously. We've made progress fighting hoaxes the way we fight spam, but we have more work to do. We are proceeding carefully because there is not always a clear line between hoaxes, satire and opinion. In a free society, it's important that people have the power to share their opinion, even if others think they're wrong. Our approach will focus less on banning misinformation, and more on surfacing additional perspectives and information, including that fact checkers dispute an item's accuracy.
While we have more work to do on information diversity and misinformation, I am even more focused on the impact of sensationalism and polarization, and the idea of building common understanding.
Social media is a short-form medium where resonant messages get amplified many times. This rewards simplicity and discourages nuance. At its best, this focuses messages and exposes people to different ideas. At its worst, it oversimplifies important topics and pushes us towards extremes.
Polarization exists in all areas of discourse, not just social media. It occurs in all groups and communities, including companies, classrooms and juries, and it's usually unrelated to politics. In the tech community, for example, discussion around AI has been oversimplified to existential fear-mongering. The harm is that sensationalism moves people away from balanced nuanced opinions towards polarized extremes.
If this continues and we lose common understanding, then even if we eliminated all misinformation, people would just emphasize different sets of facts to fit their polarized opinions. That's why I'm so worried about sensationalism in media.
Fortunately, there are clear steps we can take to correct these effects. For example, we noticed some people share stories based on sensational headlines without ever reading the story. In general, if you become less likely to share a story after reading it, that's a good sign the headline was sensational. If you're more likely to share a story after reading it, that's often a sign of good in-depth content. We recently started reducing sensationalism in News Feed by taking this into account for pieces of content, and going forward signals like this will identify sensational publishers as well. There are many steps like this we have taken and will keep taking to reduce sensationalism and help build a more informed community.
Research suggests the best solutions for improving discourse may come from getting to know each other as whole people instead of just opinions -- something Facebook may be uniquely suited to do. If we connect with people about what we have in common -- sports teams, TV shows, interests -- it is easier to have dialogue about what we disagree on. When we do this well, we give billions of people the ability to share new perspectives while mitigating the unwanted effects that come with any new medium.
A strong news industry is also critical to building an informed community. Giving people a voice is not enough without having people dedicated to uncovering new information and analyzing it. There is more we must do to support the news industry to make sure this vital social function is sustainable -- from growing local news, to developing formats best suited to mobile devices, to improving the range of business models news organizations rely on.
Connecting everyone to the internet is also necessary for building an informed community. For the majority of people around the world, the debate is not about the quality of public discourse but whether they have access to basic information they need at all, often related to health, education and jobs.
Finally, I want to emphasize that the vast majority of conversations on Facebook are social, not ideological. They're friends sharing jokes and families staying in touch across cities. They're people finding groups, whether they're new parents raising kids or newly diagnosed patients suffering from a disease together. Sometimes it's for joy, coming together around religion or sports. And sometimes it's for survival, like refugees communicating to find shelter.
Whatever your situation when you enter our community, our commitment is to continue improving our tools to give you the power to share your experience. By increasing the diversity of our ideas and strengthening our common understanding, our community can have the greatest positive impact on the world.

Civically-Engaged Community



Our society will reflect our collective values only if we engage in the civic process and participate in self-governance. There are two distinct types of social infrastructure that must be built:
The first encourages engagement in existing political processes: voting, engaging with issues and representatives, speaking out, and sometimes organizing. Only through dramatically greater engagement can we ensure these political processes reflect our values.
The second is establishing a new process for citizens worldwide to participate in collective decision-making. Our world is more connected than ever, and we face global problems that span national boundaries. As the largest global community, Facebook can explore examples of how community governance might work at scale.
The starting point for civic engagement in the existing political process is to support voting across the world. It is striking that only about half of Americans eligible to vote participate in elections. This is low compared to other countries, but democracy is receding in many countries and there is a large opportunity across the world to encourage civic participation.
In the United States election last year, we helped more than 2 million people register to vote and then go vote. This was among the largest voter turnout efforts in history, and larger than those of both major parties combined. In every election around the world, we keep improving our tools to help more people register and vote, and we hope to eventually enable hundreds of millions of more people to vote in elections than do today, in every democratic country around the world.
Local civic engagement is a big opportunity as well as national. Today, most of us do not even know who our local representatives are, but many policies impacting our lives are local, and this is where our participation has the greatest influence. Research suggests reading local news is directly correlated with local civic engagement. This shows how building an informed community, supportive local communities, and a civically-engaged community are all related.
Beyond voting, the greatest opportunity is helping people stay engaged with the issues that matter to them every day, not just every few years at the ballot box. We can help establish direct dialogue and accountability between people and our elected leaders. In India, Prime Minister Modi has asked his ministers to share their meetings and information on Facebook so they can hear direct feedback from citizens. In Kenya, whole villages are in WhatsApp groups together, including their representatives. In recent campaigns around the world -- from India and Indonesia across Europe to the United States -- we've seen the candidate with the largest and most engaged following on Facebook usually wins. Just as TV became the primary medium for civic communication in the 1960s, social media is becoming this in the 21st century.
This creates an opportunity for us to connect with our representatives at all levels. In the last few months, we have already helped our community double the number of connections between people and our representatives by making it easier to connect with all our representatives in one click. When we connect, we can engage directly in comments and messages. For example, in Iceland, it's common to tag politicians in group discussions so they can take community issues to parliament.
Sometimes people must speak out and demonstrate for what they believe is right. From Tahrir Square to the Tea Party -- our community organizes these demonstrations using our infrastructure for events and groups. On a daily basis, people use their voices to share their views in ways that can spread around the world and grow into movements. The Women's March is an example of this, where a grandmother with an internet connection wrote a post that led her friends to start a Facebook event that eventually turned into millions of people marching in cities around the world.
Giving people a voice is a principle our community has been committed to since we began. As we look ahead to building the social infrastructure for a global community, we will work on building new tools that encourage thoughtful civic engagement. Empowering us to use our voices will only become more important.

Inclusive Community



Building an inclusive global community requires establishing a new process for citizens worldwide to participate in community governance. I hope that we can explore examples of how collective decision-making might work at scale.
Facebook is not just technology or media, but a community of people. That means we need Community Standards that reflect our collective values for what should and should not be allowed.
In the last year, the complexity of the issues we've seen has outstripped our existing processes for governing the community. We saw this in errors taking down newsworthy videos related to Black Lives Matter and police violence, and in removing the historical Terror of War photo from Vietnam. We've seen this in misclassifying hate speech in political debates in both directions -- taking down accounts and content that should be left up and leaving up content that was hateful and should be taken down. Both the number of issues and their cultural importance has increased recently.
This has been painful for me because I often agree with those criticizing us that we're making mistakes. These mistakes are almost never because we hold ideological positions at odds with the community, but instead are operational scaling issues. Our guiding philosophy for the Community Standards is to try to reflect the cultural norms of our community. When in doubt, we always favor giving people the power to share more.
There are a few reasons for the increase in issues we've seen: cultural norms are shifting, cultures are different around the world, and people are sensitive to different things.
First, our community is evolving from its origin connecting us with family and friends to now becoming a source of news and public discourse as well. With this cultural shift, our Community Standards must adapt to permit more newsworthy and historical content, even if some is objectionable. For example, an extremely violent video of someone dying would have been marked as disturbing and taken down. However, now that we use Live to capture the news and we post videos to protest violence, our standards must adapt. Similarly, a photo depicting any child nudity would have always been taken down -- and for good reason -- but we've now adapted our standards to allow historically important content like the Terror of War photo. These issues reflect a need to update our standards to meet evolving expectations from our community.
Second, our community spans many countries and cultures, and the norms are different in each region. It's not surprising that Europeans more frequently find fault with taking down images depicting nudity, since some European cultures are more accepting of nudity than, for example, many communities in the Middle East or Asia. With a community of almost two billion people, it is less feasible to have a single set of standards to govern the entire community so we need to evolve towards a system of more local governance.
Third, even within a given culture, we have different opinions on what we want to see and what is objectionable. I may be okay with more politically charged speech but not want to see anything sexually suggestive, while you may be okay with nudity but not want to see offensive speech. Similarly, you may want to share a violent video in a protest without worrying that you're going to bother friends who don't want to see it. And just as it's a bad experience to see objectionable content, it's also a terrible experience to be told we can't share something we feel is important. This suggests we need to evolve towards a system of personal control over our experience.
Fourth, we're operating at such a large scale that even a small percent of errors causes a large number of bad experiences. We review over one hundred million pieces of content every month, and even if our reviewers get 99% of the calls right, that's still millions of errors over time. Any system will always have some mistakes, but I believe we can do better than we are today.
I've spent a lot of time over the past year reflecting on how we can improve our community governance. Sitting here in California, we're not best positioned to identify the cultural norms around the world. Instead, we need a system where we can all contribute to setting the standards. Although this system is not fully developed, I want to share an idea of how this might work.
The guiding principles are that the Community Standards should reflect the cultural norms of our community, that each person should see as little objectionable content as possible, and each person should be able to share what they want while being told they cannot share something as little as possible. The approach is to combine creating a large-scale democratic process to determine standards with AI to help enforce them.
The idea is to give everyone in the community options for how they would like to set the content policy for themselves. Where is your line on nudity? On violence? On graphic content? On profanity? What you decide will be your personal settings. We will periodically ask you these questions to increase participation and so you don't need to dig around to find them. For those who don't make a decision, the default will be whatever the majority of people in your region selected, like a referendum. Of course you will always be free to update your personal settings anytime.
With a broader range of controls, content will only be taken down if it is more objectionable than the most permissive options allow. Within that range, content should simply not be shown to anyone whose personal controls suggest they would not want to see it, or at least they should see a warning first. Although we will still block content based on standards and local laws, our hope is that this system of personal controls and democratic referenda should minimize restrictions on what we can share.
It's worth noting that major advances in AI are required to understand text, photos and videos to judge whether they contain hate speech, graphic violence, sexually explicit content, and more. At our current pace of research, we hope to begin handling some of these cases in 2017, but others will not be possible for many years.
Overall, it is important that the governance of our community scales with the complexity and demands of its people. We are committed to always doing better, even if that involves building a worldwide voting system to give you more voice and control. Our hope is that this model provides examples of how collective decision-making may work in other aspects of the global community.

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This is an important time in the development of our global community, and it's a time when many of us around the world are reflecting on how we can have the most positive impact.
History has had many moments like today. As we've made our great leaps from tribes to cities to nations, we have always had to build social infrastructure like communities, media and governments for us to thrive and reach the next level. At each step we learned how to come together to solve our challenges and accomplish greater things than we could alone. We have done it before and we will do it again.
I am reminded of President Lincoln's remarks during the American Civil War: "We can succeed only by concert. It is not 'can any of us imagine better?' but, 'can we all do better?' The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, act anew."
There are many of us who stand for bringing people together and connecting the world. I hope we have the focus to take the long view and build the new social infrastructure to create the world we want for generations to come.
It's an honor to be on this journey with you. Thank you for being part of this community, and thanks for everything you do to make the world more open and connected.

Mark

 
How money alters mindset and destroys societies - Wie Geld Gemeinschaft zerstört - Die Kung Story

https://youtu.be/cTk-cRvZRXE

Immagine/foto
John Yellen

English:



The trabe of the Kung live in the Kalahari desert in Namibia – anthropologist John Yellen made that the Kung are probably the most conservative people in the world.

Their tools of stone, wood and bone had not changed in 40,000 years – also not their settlements.

All the huts were aligned to the center – i.e. everyone could see in the other huts.

They used to cook in front of the hut and everyone saw what the others cooked and was allowed to eat.

If one made a big catch – an antelope or an elephant – they shared this with all the others – not only with their family members.

This way the Kung lived for 40,000 years.

Yellen also studied the Kung in the 60s and 70s.

At the beginning of the 70s, the Namibian government had started to trade with the Kung.

For the first time money came into the community.
Immagine/foto
Not 10 years later everything was different. Suddenly, a family will buy more than she needed and lock it in a box.

The huts would be turned around, so the entrance was facing away from the center to protect from sight.

The cooking was moved inside.

A familiar pattern?

We live in large apartment blocks and don’t even know the name of our neighbor and surely not what he or she is cooking.

For us, this kind of living is normal.Immagine/foto

The Kung have not changed their life in 40,000 years.

From all means to destroy a traditional community – Religion – or violence – money works best.

German:



Der Stammt der Kung lebt in der Wüste Kalahari in Namibia – bei der archäologischen Studie welcher der Anthropologe John Yellen dort machte, dass die Kung vermutlich die konservativsten Menschen auf der Welt sind.

Ihre Werkzeuge aus Stein, Holz und Knochen hatte sich seit 40.000 Jahren nicht verändert. Ebenso wenig wie ihre nomadischen Siedlungen.

Alle Hütten waren zur Mitte hin ausgerichtet – d.h. jeder konnte in die anderen Hütten sehen – gekocht wurde immer vor der Hütte und jeder durfte mit essen.

Wer eine richtig große Beute erlegte – eine Antilope oder einen Elefanten – teilte diese mit allen – nicht nur mit seiner Familie – so lebten die Kung also 40.000 Jahre.

Yellen untersuchte die Kung auch in den 60er und 70er Jahren.

Anfang der 70er Jahre hatte die Namibische Regierung angefangen mit den Kung Handel zu treiben.

Zum ersten mal kam also Geld in die Gemeinschaft.

Keine 10 Jahre später war alles anders. Plötzlich kaufe eine Familie mehr als Sie brauchte und schloss es in einer Kiste ein.

Die Hütten wurden umgedreht, so dass nicht mehr alle zu den anderen hineinsehen konnte und die Hütten standen weiter auseinander.

Gekocht wurde innen.

Das Muster erkennen wir – wir leben in großen Wohnblöcken und wissen nicht mal wie unser Nachbar heißt – und bestimmt nicht was er kocht.

Für uns ist das normal.

So haben sich die Kung also verändert – nach dem ihr Leben 40.000 Jahre lang unverändert geblieben war.

Von allen uns bekannten mitteln eine traditionelle Gemeinschaft zu zerstören – Religion – Gewalt – das sicherste Mittel ist Geld.

The “most primitive” people in the world



… probably not.

https://youtu.be/a_TY-7W6MLw

\#money #alternative #reform #systems #vollgeld #bge #altcoopsys #alternatives #alternativgeld #OsOfSociety #OperatingSystemsOfSociety #SystemPhilosophy #dinero #dollar #euro #yen #rubel #sustainability #resilience #complementary #complementarycurrency #cooperation #monetaryreform #financialreform #financialsystemreform #financialcrisis #mortagecrisis #debtcrisis #suprimecrisis #occupywallsreet #occupyfrankfurt #finance #geldsystem #geldreform #moneysystem #financialsystem #economics #ecologicaleconomics #community #psychology
Originally posted at: http://altcoopsys.org/2017/02/07/how-money-alters-mindset-and-destroys-societies-wie-geld-gemeinschaft-zerstort-die-kung-story/
How money alters mindset and destroys societies – Wie Geld Gemeinschaft zerstört – Die Kung Story

 
How money alters mindset and destroys societies - Wie Geld Gemeinschaft zerstört - Die Kung Story

https://youtu.be/cTk-cRvZRXE

Immagine/foto
John Yellen

English:



The trabe of the Kung live in the Kalahari desert in Namibia – anthropologist John Yellen made that the Kung are probably the most conservative people in the world.

Their tools of stone, wood and bone had not changed in 40,000 years – also not their settlements.

All the huts were aligned to the center – i.e. everyone could see in the other huts.

They used to cook in front of the hut and everyone saw what the others cooked and was allowed to eat.

If one made a big catch – an antelope or an elephant – they shared this with all the others – not only with their family members.

This way the Kung lived for 40,000 years.

Yellen also studied the Kung in the 60s and 70s.

At the beginning of the 70s, the Namibian government had started to trade with the Kung.

For the first time money came into the community.
Immagine/foto
Not 10 years later everything was different. Suddenly, a family will buy more than she needed and lock it in a box.

The huts would be turned around, so the entrance was facing away from the center to protect from sight.

The cooking was moved inside.

A familiar pattern?

We live in large apartment blocks and don’t even know the name of our neighbor and surely not what he or she is cooking.

For us, this kind of living is normal.Immagine/foto

The Kung have not changed their life in 40,000 years.

From all means to destroy a traditional community – Religion – or violence – money works best.

German:



Der Stammt der Kung lebt in der Wüste Kalahari in Namibia – bei der archäologischen Studie welcher der Anthropologe John Yellen dort machte, dass die Kung vermutlich die konservativsten Menschen auf der Welt sind.

Ihre Werkzeuge aus Stein, Holz und Knochen hatte sich seit 40.000 Jahren nicht verändert. Ebenso wenig wie ihre nomadischen Siedlungen.

Alle Hütten waren zur Mitte hin ausgerichtet – d.h. jeder konnte in die anderen Hütten sehen – gekocht wurde immer vor der Hütte und jeder durfte mit essen.

Wer eine richtig große Beute erlegte – eine Antilope oder einen Elefanten – teilte diese mit allen – nicht nur mit seiner Familie – so lebten die Kung also 40.000 Jahre.

Yellen untersuchte die Kung auch in den 60er und 70er Jahren.

Anfang der 70er Jahre hatte die Namibische Regierung angefangen mit den Kung Handel zu treiben.

Zum ersten mal kam also Geld in die Gemeinschaft.

Keine 10 Jahre später war alles anders. Plötzlich kaufe eine Familie mehr als Sie brauchte und schloss es in einer Kiste ein.

Die Hütten wurden umgedreht, so dass nicht mehr alle zu den anderen hineinsehen konnte und die Hütten standen weiter auseinander.

Gekocht wurde innen.

Das Muster erkennen wir – wir leben in großen Wohnblöcken und wissen nicht mal wie unser Nachbar heißt – und bestimmt nicht was er kocht.

Für uns ist das normal.

So haben sich die Kung also verändert – nach dem ihr Leben 40.000 Jahre lang unverändert geblieben war.

Von allen uns bekannten mitteln eine traditionelle Gemeinschaft zu zerstören – Religion – Gewalt – das sicherste Mittel ist Geld.

The “most primitive” people in the world



… probably not.

https://youtu.be/a_TY-7W6MLw

\#money #alternative #reform #systems #vollgeld #bge #altcoopsys #alternatives #alternativgeld #OsOfSociety #OperatingSystemsOfSociety #SystemPhilosophy #dinero #dollar #euro #yen #rubel #sustainability #resilience #complementary #complementarycurrency #cooperation #monetaryreform #financialreform #financialsystemreform #financialcrisis #mortagecrisis #debtcrisis #suprimecrisis #occupywallsreet #occupyfrankfurt #finance #geldsystem #geldreform #moneysystem #financialsystem #economics #ecologicaleconomics #community #psychology
Originally posted at: http://altcoopsys.org/2017/02/07/how-money-alters-mindset-and-destroys-societies-wie-geld-gemeinschaft-zerstort-die-kung-story/
How money alters mindset and destroys societies – Wie Geld Gemeinschaft zerstört – Die Kung Story

 
Все, наверное, слышали про Фаланстер? А я узнала о них только сегодня (спасибо Ивану за ссылку). Интересные штуки делают: меш-клуб, Цифровая мастерская, Линуксовки и много всего другого.

Accidentally stumbled upon Young Pirates of Europe. Not much on their website, but some member organizations look interesting. Falanster runs diverse projects & clubs and does amazing community work!

#community #involvement #falanster #lang ru

 
Statement from #Mozilla on US Immigration Ban https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/01/28/us-immigration-ban/ #mozilla #community #politic
US Immigration Ban

 
Designing for failure https://lwn.net/Articles/711912/ #opensource #freesoftware #project #community

Designing for failure

Nobody starts a free-software project hoping that it will fail, so it is a
rare project indeed that plans for its eventual demise. But not all
projects succeed, and a project that doesn't plan for failure risks is doing
its users harm. Dan Callahan joined Mozilla to work on the Persona
authentication project, and he was there for its recent shutdown. At the 2017
linux.conf.au in Hobart, Tasmania, he used his keynote slot to talk about
the lessons that have been learned about designing a project for failure.


 
Have you heard of this creative, small-scale charity movement? http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-18-small-scale-charity-movement-sweeping-the-nation-with-mini-food-pantries-being-hosted-in-peoples-yards.html
#community #foods #pantry #yard #NaturalNews

Small-scale charity movement sweeping the nation with mini food pantries being hosted in people's yards

The community food bank concept is taking a whole new form in many American towns, where a growing number of families are opting to set up tiny food pantries on their front lawns offering free food and personal goods to folks in need.

Similar in appearance to those little library boxes that offer

 
Have you heard of this creative, small-scale charity movement? http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-18-small-scale-charity-movement-sweeping-the-nation-with-mini-food-pantries-being-hosted-in-peoples-yards.html
#community #foods #pantry #yard #NaturalNews

Small-scale charity movement sweeping the nation with mini food pantries being hosted in people's yards

The community food bank concept is taking a whole new form in many American towns, where a growing number of families are opting to set up tiny food pantries on their front lawns offering free food and personal goods to folks in need.

Similar in appearance to those little library boxes that offer

 
#Renault ouvre ses #codes et permet au monde de "copier" sa #Twizy -- French car maker Renault makes electric 'Twizy' model open-source !
https://www.solutions-magazine.com/renault-premiere-voiture-opensource/

#conceptcar #car #voiture #opensource #libre #software #france #italy #italie #europe #logiciellibre #logiciel #CES2017 #CES #LasVegas #lasvegas #nissan #citroen #renaultnissan #POM #concept #free #licencefree #licensefree #freesoftware #gratuit #codesource #sourcecode #code #world #usa #open-source #logiciel-libre #exposition #automobile #course #électricité #electric #electriccar #electricity #mobility #ecology #economy #newworld #new #technology #tech #review #framasoft #community #comunauté #communauté #paris #lyon #marseille #toulouse #strasbourg #laréunion
Renault crée la première voiture open source : POM

 

Eco-island Orø






The small Danish island, Orø (Denmark is basically a realm of islands), is like many other small island communities in Denmark working against depopulation by transforming the traditional way of living into a sustainable energy experiment. Like the Islands Samsø, Fejø, Ærø, Fur, and the somewhat larger Bornholm - Orø wants to be ahead of the green transition that the parliament has agreed on.




I was just reading the plans. Completely fossil free, including a free electrical ferry and local energy plants, regenerative agriculture, recycling (no garbage will leave the Island), local district heating, new sewage including a sewage treatment plant in combination with fish farming (I wonder what the fish are gonna eat?) and much more.

When first the Danes put their mind to something, it will happen. Sustainable energy solutions are a growing export for Denmark, so it will be interesting to see which lessons will be learned from all this.

#sustainable #island #community #Orø #ecosystem #biodiversity #regenerative #agriculture #water #soil #farming #fossilfree #recycling #sewage




 
Gee I love my #Diaspora handcrafted #bubble. To all the #newhere and #fairlyrecenthere, it takes a while to set your new nest up, but it's totally worth it. I feel very happy with my experience in this lovely #community and excited about what's ahead. Thank you #devs for your valuable work, thank you #podmins for your dedication, thank you #people for your activity.

Keep it #lovely, #weird, #open and #rad! :)


 

I would like to ask a favor from all you great people here on Diaspora*



My sister @matilde is starting her own company. It's a gardening company, and her first product will be seed bombs, based on the Guerilla Gardening Movement from the 70's.

For the promotion, she is looking for people to record a small video saying:

"Seedbombs [your city]. Donde vivas, vive con plantas"



Translation: Wherever you live, live with plants

After saying this, you can (pretend to) throw a seed ball to some soil nearby.

So, for example, I live in Amsterdam, so I said: "Seedbombs Amsterdam, donde vivas, vive con plantas" And then pretended to throw some seeds to a nearby piece of soil.

Ideally you would be at some famous/known location in your city, but anything works really.

It would be awesome if the beautiful people from Diaspora could show what an amazing community we are, and contribute to this, to have videos of all over the world!! :D

The message must be in Spanish. If you don't speak Spanish you can still try to pronounce the phrase. It is relatively simple. And I can help you with the pronunciation. :)

If you record a video, please send it to hernanlabbeg@startmail.com via WeTransfer or any other medium you prefer.

Thanks in advance, and I hope to receive many videos! <3 <3 <3 <3

#community #Diaspora #favor #favour #help #startup #smallbusiness #seedbomb #seedbombs #GuerillaGardening #gardening #plants #video #recording #ñ

 

I would like to ask a favor from all you great people here on Diaspora*



My sister @matilde is starting her own company. It's a gardening company, and her first product will be seed bombs, based on the Guerilla Gardening Movement from the 70's.

For the promotion, she is looking for people to record a small video saying:

"Seedbombs [your city]. Donde vivas, vive con plantas"



Translation: Wherever you live, live with plants

After saying this, you can (pretend to) throw a seed ball to some soil nearby.

So, for example, I live in Amsterdam, so I said: "Seedbombs Amsterdam, donde vivas, vive con plantas" And then pretended to throw some seeds to a nearby piece of soil.

Ideally you would be at some famous/known location in your city, but anything works really.

It would be awesome if the beautiful people from Diaspora could show what an amazing community we are, and contribute to this, to have videos of all over the world!! :D

The message must be in Spanish. If you don't speak Spanish you can still try to pronounce the phrase. It is relatively simple. And I can help you with the pronunciation. :)

If you record a video, please send it to hernanlabbeg@startmail.com via WeTransfer or any other medium you prefer.

Thanks in advance, and I hope to receive many videos! <3 <3 <3 <3

#community #Diaspora #favor #favour #help #startup #smallbusiness #seedbomb #seedbombs #GuerillaGardening #gardening #plants #video #recording #ñ


 

Mesh Gradients Test with Inkscape 0.92pre3 Pre-ReleaseInkscape needs your help!
https://inkscape.org/en/news/2016/11/14/mesh-gradients-test-inkscape-092pre3-pre-release/



Nov. 14, 2016, 10:09 p.m.



The 0.92pre3 source package and the corresponding Windows versions have been released. The pre-release version contains a preview of a potential last minute new feature, that might be included in Inkscape 0.92, mesh gradients. It is our hope that raising visibility of this awesome feature will help motivate its inclusion in the SVG 2.0 specification, which is approaching finalization.

Please try the feature out, and if you like it, please advocate for its adoption by web browsers and other SVG using applications.

Whether we actually include it in 0.92 depends on hearing plenty of positive feedback. We'll also be paying attention to reports of problems. (...)

We are pushing to release Inkscape 0.92 with the Gradient Mesh Tool enabled, but to do this we need people to test it, give us feedback, and report bugs. Below are links to download the 3rd prerelease of 0.92. Please help, as users do tend to run into more issues/bugs than developers.

From Inkscape's facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/Inkscape.org/posts/1345560845454626

#inkscape #vectorial #vector #vectorgraphics #svg #freesw #freesoftware #design #blender #gimp #gpl #gnu #copyleft #freeculture #mesh #gradients #bugs #testing #hacking #community #picture #graphics #multimedia

via Diaspora* Publisher -