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Have you considered the alternative?



Good read. The authors make clear, that end-to-end encryption, as important as it is, is not the most important tool to protect privacy. Federation or decentralization is much more important. They also see clearly, that centralized messengers have much better funding opportunities than federated ones.
While OWS provides thorough expertise in the field of cryptography, Marlinspike is currently advocating centralisation as the only answer towards user-friendly, fast and secure messaging apps. Decentralisation, according to him, has no place in the modern world and apparently hampers innovation. However, some of his arguments have not remained unchallenged. In particular, where Marlinspike accuses federation of stalling evolution, Daniel Gultsch provides a counter argument by using the Web as an example of successfully federated system. Furthermore, Gultsch states that the problem is not that federation doesn't adapt, but rather that there are problems with its implementation for a very significant reason: software developers working on federated systems mostly work for free in their spare time or with little means, given the difficulty to monetise a system which design can only succeed if it is open and can be appropriated easily beyond its original scope, and thus making its capitalisation particularly challenging. In that sense, the most interesting aspect of this debate is that while Marlinspike seems to defend his product from a technological perspective, Gultsch's counter argument moves back the discussion to the context of political economy.

Hosting your own infrastructure allows you to scale your communication in a way that is the most meaningful for the group or community you belong to. It is also a way to make sure your system matches your own threat model?, while simultaneously allowing you to deal with trust that is not mediated by an app. It also allows you to experiment with economic models other than those linked to large-scale infrastructure involving surveillance and capturing of your social graph for financial gain. Maybe you want to share the cost of the server or the responsibilities of administrating it, maybe you want to collectively learn how to run all this stuff, or maybe you want to start meetings to exchange tips, etc. However, this does not mean that you need to cut yourself off from the rest of the world and this form of localism should not be misunderstood for a hipsterist and reactionary form of escapism. Instead, such an approach is quite the opposite as it provides a possibility to actively engage with societal issues. It allows groups to collectively think, in the sense of defining questions and hypotheses themselves, acquire skills and knowledge and respond to issues that are both relevant to their own situation but that can also resonate globally, enabling others to start a similar process.
#whatsapp #facebook #signal #xmpp #conversations #gajim #chatsecure #selfhosting #federation #politics #freesoftware
 

Help translate Movim!



If you know English plus another language, this is for you! Please help with the translation of Movim at its translation page. At the moment German and French are almost complete, no help needed now. The following languages are nearing completion (≥¾), so this might be the perfect moment to achieve 100% without having to work much:

Russian, Norwegian Bokmål (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (China), Polish, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, and Danish.

Of course, all other languages are welcome, too! This is your chance to participate in free software, open source, and federation, without having to be a programmer :~)

(Btw. I never worked with transifex myself, so please do not ask me about it.)

What is Movim anyway? It is a free software, federated, social network, but very differerent from Diaspora, based on the XMPP standard. You can try it e.g. here or check the more or less up-to-date pod list.

#help #translation #movim #xmpp #federation #languages #freesoftware #i18n
 

Debian won Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Award for Best Linux Distribution.



#debian #freesoftware #linuxjournal #award
 

Babbler 0.7.5 released



Babbler is an XMPP library for Java.
I'm not a Java person myself, but maybe it is interesting to others.

#xmpp #java #babbler #freesoftware
 

QElectroTech version 0.6 Release Candidate 4 released

QElectroTech is an application to create primarily, electrical, electronics, automation and control circuits. However, QElectroTech can be exploited to create mechanical objects to illustrate processes, instrumentation drawings among various creative possibilities. QElectroTech is a good professional quality drafting application for various drawings that form a project.

QElectroTech has a large collection of standard and custom symbols, referred to as elements, that describe most of the commonly used components in electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, computer systems. These elements can be selected drag dropped with mouse on to a diagram editor and connected with lines to represent or describe a system. A large number of such diagrams can be drafted under a project. QElectroTech is easy to use professional software that is free to download, install, use and develop.
If you like to try latest stable release (0.5), just $ sudo apt install qelectrotech.

is a nice tutorial.

#qelectrotech #qet #freesoftware #gpl #electrical #hydraulic #pneumatic #engineering
 

Converse.js 3.3.1 has been released

Converse.js is a web based XMPP/Jabber instant messaging client.
It enables you to add chat functionality to your website, independent of any specific backend. You will however need an XMPP server to connect to, either your own, or a public one.
Converse.js can be integrated into Ruby on Rails, Django, Plone, Roundcube, Wordpress, Alfresco, Friendica and many more.

Look at the changelog - there are many new features and bug fixes!
What's in the release?
Maintaining a long-term open source front-end JavaScript library almost feels like a Sisyphean task sometimes. As soon as you've rolled the big stone up the hill, the whole JS ecosystem, best practices and tooling changes and you find yourself at the bottom of the hill again.
[...]
No more jQuery
[...]
The last straw for me was when jQuery 3 came out, and half of Converse.js's ~240 tests failed once I plugged it in.

After spending some time trying to figure out what backward incompatible changes they made and how I should update the code, I decided to instead rip jQuery out entirely.
(I would not enjoy working too much in the "JS ecosystem". Ecosystem? Is this the new term for hazardous waste site?)

#conversejs #converse #xmpp #javascript #jquery #freesoftware #rubyonrails #django #plone #roundcube #wordpress #alfresco #friendica
 

biboumi 7.0 released



biboumi is an XMPP server component, that acts as a gateway to IRC. It is used e.g. by movim.eu and other public XMPP servers. But it is also very easy to install and configure on your own XMPP server, if you happen to run one.

According to the changelog, the new version supports PostgreSQL in addition to SQLite and fixes a number of bugs.

You may want to join the XMPP MUC xmpp:biboumi@muc.poez.io?join, especially if you are a C++ hacker and like to help.

#xmpp #biboumi #irc #muc #postgresql #sqlite #freesoftware #cplusplus #cpp14
 
♻ @ruphy: Decorating our new offices @ITdigitalteam (Italian Government), to show everyone how much we love and support #FreeSoftware (thanks @fsfe!) To fork our code: http://github.com/italia http://l.fsfe.org/Bolz3t #fsfe #FreeSoftware


@Gruppo Linux Como
 

Use IRC from XMPP with Debian



Biboumi 6.1-1~bpo9+1 and Prosody 0.10.0-1~bpo9+1 are now available in Debian 9 (stable, stretch) via backports. Biboumi is a gateway from XMPP to IRC and can be used with Prosody or any other XMPP server. It allows XMPP users to join IRC channels as if they were MUCs. Very useful!

#biboumi #prosody #xmpp #debian #freesoftware #irc #muc
 

Gajim 1.0.0-alpha2 (= 0.98.2) now in Debian 9 stable (stretch-backports)



Just sudo apt install -t stretch-backports gajim gajim-pgp gajim-omemo gajim-httpupload gajim-urlimagepreview and start chatting.

#gajim #xmpp #jabber #freesoftware #release #omemo #pgp #chat #im #federation #debian #ubuntu
 

Gajim 1.0.0-alpha2 (= 0.98.2) now in Debian testing and Ubuntu bionic



Just sudo apt install gajim gajim-pgp gajim-omemo gajim-httpupload gajim-urlimagepreview and start chatting.

#gajim #xmpp #jabber #freesoftware #release #omemo #pgp #chat #im #federation #debian #ubuntu
 

Gajim 1.0.0-alpha1 (a.k.a 0.98.1) released



The developers have put a huge amount of work into this release:
* Ported to GTK3 / Python3
* Flatpak support
* Lots of refactoring
* New Emoji support
* New Chat Window design
* New StartChat Window (Ctrl+N)
* New ServerInfo Window
* AccountWindow Redesign
* Moved some encryption code out into Plugins (see PGP Plugin, Esessions Plugin)
* OTR Plugin was not ported, use OMEMO
* Added mam:1 and mam:2 support (mam:0 was removed)
* Added MAM for MUCs support
* Added support for showing XEP-0084 Avatars
* Added xmpp URI handling directly in Gajim
* Removed Gajim-Remote
* Removed XEP-0012 (Last Activity)
* Removed XEP-0136 (Message Archiving)
* Added XEP-0156 (Discovering Alternative XMPP Connection Methods)
* Added XEP-0319 (Last User Interaction in Presence)
* Added XEP-0380 (Explicit Message Encryption)
* Added Jingle FT:5 support
Congratulations!

Users of Debian unstable can already install the new version, as well as the plugins gajim-antispam, gajim-httpupload, gajim-omemo, gajim-pgp, gajim-rostertweaks, gajim-triggers, and gajim-urlimagepreview. Have fun!

#gajim #xmpp #jabber #freesoftware #release #omemo #pgp #otr #chat #im #federation #debian

https://dev.gajim.org/gajim/gajim/raw/gajim-1.0.0-alpha1/ChangeLog
 

Conversations Open Source Secure XMPP Client for Android



This article on XDA-Developers focusses on encryption features of Conversations and an interview with developer Daniel Gultsch. Nice read!
Q: What motivated you to develop Conversations?
A: I am using Jabber/XMPP for many many years. Even back in 2009 I was able to use Jabber on my Nokia e71. Sometime around the year 2012 I switched to an Android phone, so I suddenly was unable to use Jabber. [...]
Q: Can you give three reasons why Conversations protects your privacy better than Whatsapp or Threema?
A: I don’t have to give my private phone number to strangers if I want to chat with them. I could have a private and a business account. I can disable the business account after my shift, to prevent my boss from annoying me during my free time. WhatsApp allows everybody to analyze my app usage patterns any time. (My boss could stalk me to investigate if I am using WhatsApp during my working hours or if I am using WhatsApp at night instead of sleeping and coming well rested to the office.) This is different with Conversations; Conversations also doesn’t upload my entire address book to Facebook.
Q: Is it allowed to compile Conversations on your own from your Github and use it for private use?
A: Of course. Not only private, also for business and everything else you want. It is also allowed to modify the code to meet individual requirements.
#conversations #freesoftware #xmpp #android #interview #pgp #otr #omemo #forwardsecrecy #xda https://www.xda-developers.com/conversations-jabber-xmpp-android/
 

Openfire 4.2.1 Release



#xmpp #java #freesoftware #release

Openfire 4.2.1 Release

The Ignite Realtime Community is thrilled to announce the availability of Openfire 4.2.1. But wait, you may wonder why Openfire 4.2.0 was not announced nor blogged about. The answer is that after a soft release of Openfire 4.2.0, we noticed a number of folks hitting a database schema issue that would cause logins to fail. We decided to turn around a fix for that issue and now fully announce the new release. So what has changed with Openfire 4.2? A lot! Some highlights: XEP-0237 Roster Ve...
 

Movim migrates its official server to ejabberd

Movim is a distributed social networking platform founded in 2010. It can be accessed using existing XMPP clients and Jabber accounts, and is a free and open source software licensed under the AGPL.

With version 0.12 released in October, Movim migrated its official server to ejabberd. Before, they were using Metronome, a Prosody fork. Today, we are chatting with Timothée Jaussoin, the founder of Movim, about this very complex migration.
...
We now have a proper packaging for our Linux distribution – Debian, which certainly makes it easier to maintain. There’s also an improved scalability and more stable CPU and memory consumption, which helps to predict hardware requirements.
...
Even if I see ejabberd more as a tool that needs integration and tuning to create a proper platform, ejabberd seems to be the more serious solution to build proper messaging systems using the XMPP protocol.
#movim #ejabberd #socialnetwork #federation #xmpp #agpl #prosody #debian #freesoftware
Movim migrates its official server to ejabberd
Today, we are chatting with Timothée Jaussoin, the founder of Movim, about this very complex migration.
 

Announcing sources.debian.org



Debian developer Matthieu Caneill announced today the new URL for Debsources. For those who do not know it: With Debsources you can search in the complete source code of Debian. This is very nice, when you like to learn, how your operating system or applications work, if you like to learn a new computing language, if you like to find an attack vector for your latest hack or you like to prevent the latter. It is like the late Google codesearch, but free as in freedom. Try out and have fun!
Dear developers,

We're happy to announce that Debsources, the Web application that
allows to browse and search the entire source code of all Debian
releases, is now hosted on the official Debian infrastructure and
available at https://sources.debian.org.

You may already know this service as previously hosted at
sources.debian.net . We took the move to Debian hardware as the
opportunity to officially announce it here.

Service description



Debsources is a web service that exposes the content of Debian source
packages on the Web, both via an HTML user interface and a JSON API
[0]. To that end, an updater runs regularly (currently 4 times a day)
to unpack and index new packages from all the available Debian
suites. It also runs various plugins, for example to count lines of
code and measure the size of packages; this information is exposed in
the interface.

[0]: https://sources.debian.org/doc/api/

Since all extracted information is stored in a PostgreSQL database,
various data warehouse features are available, such as the list of
file duplicates for every file, or package name search.

More than source code



Worth noting are two "sub-apps" that run on the same infrastructure:

* patches [1]: for packages using 3.0 (quilt) package format, the list
of patches is extracted and exposed, along with some metadata.

* copyright [2]: the copyright files of packages are exposed through
this interface, and displayed in a convenient way if they are
machine readable.

[1]: https://sources.debian.org/patches/
[2]: https://sources.debian.org/copyright/

Learn more



Debsources has been described extensively and used to conduct various
studies on the Debian source code. To learn more check out the paper:

Matthieu Caneill, Daniel M. Germán, Stefano Zacchiroli. The Debsources
Dataset: Two Decades of Free and Open Source Software. In Empirical
Software Engineering, Volume 22, pp. 1405-1437, June, 2017

An open access preprint of the paper and additional information about
Debsources are available on the Debsources documentation page [3].

[3]: https://sources.debian.org/doc/about/

Credits



Many credits go to everyone who submitted patches and feedback over
the years, thank you! In particular, Stefano Zacchiroli started the
project and wrote the updater infrastructure, and Orestis Ioannou
developed the patches/ and copyright/ apps.

This new instance of the service is hosted by DSA - without whom
sources.debian.org would not exist. Many thanks to the whole team for
their guidance in the d.n -> d.o migration, and in particular to
Julien Cristau and Peter Palfrader.

The previous instance of Debsources had been hosted by IRILL [4]for
more than 4 years, who has also spearheaded the initial development of
the service - thanks for the non-interrupted service!

[4]: https://www.irill.org/

As always, we're more than happy to hear your feedback; you can
contact us at qa-debsources@lists.alioth.debian.org . (See the footer
of the Debsources web page for bug report and contribution
information.)

For the Debsources team,



Matthieu
#debian #freesoftware #sourcecode #search #development #debsources #python #agpl3

Announcing sources.debian.org

Announcing sources.debian.org
 

XMPP based tickets and merge requests with SàT



Interesting idea: A distributed bug tracking system based on XMPP. It even has MRs (merge requests) for git and mercurial. The developer, @goffi@framasphere.org, claim the following advantages:
  • it's decentralized and federated, no need to have X accounts to use X tickets handlers. You can also import tickets from third party projects (e.g. plugins for your project) into your website.
  • it's standard: we can handle or fetch tickets in third party servers easily, without proprietary API.
  • it's very flexible: any field can be used, and the mechanism can be used for any list (bug tracker, TODO list, shopping list, etc.)
  • being based on SàT, it's usable on any platform
  • it can be used with gateways, allowing to use transparently tickets from other services (think about Gitlab or Github for instance)
There is also a short demo video. Nice!

(Someone must package sat_pubsub for Debian!)

#xmpp #bugtracker #git #mercurial #freesoftware #salutatoi #python #tickets #decentralisation

goffi

goffi
 

~~There is NO CLOUD, just other people’s computers~~



There’s cloud, and it can even be YOURS on YOUR computer



blog post by Debian developer Thomas Goirand "Zigo"
Each time I see the FSFE picture, just like on Daniel’s last post to planet.d.o, where it says:

“There is NO CLOUD, just other people’s computers”

it makes me so frustrated. There’s such a thing as private cloud, setup on your own set of servers. I’ve been working on delivering OpenStack to Debian for the last 6 years and a half, motivated exactly to fix this issue: I refuse that the only cloud people could use would be a closed source solution like GCE, AWS or Azure. The FSFE (and the FSF) completely dismissing this work is more than annoying: it is counter productive. Not only the FSFE shouldn’t pull anyone away from the cloud, but it should push for the public to choose cloud providers using free software like OpenStack.

The openstack.org market place lists 23 public cloud providers using OpenStack, so there is now no excuse to use any other type of cloud: for sure, there’s one where you need it. If you use a free software solution like OpenStack, then the question if you’re running on your own hardware, on some rented hardware (on which you deployed OpenStack yourself), or on someone else’s OpenStack deployment is just a practical one, on which you can always back-up quickly. That’s one of the very reason why one should deploy on the cloud: so that it’s possible to redeploy quickly on another cloud provider, or even on your own private cloud. This gives you more freedom than you ever had, because it makes you not dependent anymore on the hosting company you’ve selected: switching provider is just the mater of launching a script. The reality is that neither the FSFE or RMS understand all of this. Please don’t dive into the FSFE very wrong message.
#cloud #freesoftware #openstack #fsfe #debian #privacy

http://thomas.goirand.fr/blog/?p=286
 

Swift 4.0-rc3: Now available



A new beta of the Swift XMPP client for Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX is out.
#freesoftware #xmpp #linux #windows #macosx #swift

#Swift 4.0-rc3: Now available

A new release candidate for Swift 4.0 is now available for download.
 

searx v0.13.0 is out!



The great developers of the wonderful privacy-respecting, hackable metasearch engine, give us a new release, which features:
  • New theme: simple
  • New engines
    • Google videos (video)
    • Bing videos (video)
    • Arxiv (science)
    • OpenAIRE (science)
    • Pubmed (science)
    • Genius (music/lyrics)
  • Display engine errors
  • Faster startup
  • Lots of engine fixes (google images, dictzone, duckduckgo, duckduckgo images, torrentz, faroo, digg, tokyotoshokan, nyaa.si, google news, gitlab, gigablast, geektimes.ru, habrahabr.ru, voat.co, base, json engine, currency convert, google)
  • Shorter saved preferences URL
  • Fix engine duplications in results
  • Py3 compatibility fixes
  • Translation updates
Btw., the server searx.me seems to get slower and slower, because too many people use it. Please consider to use other entities of searx and - if you care for your privacy - use different servers alternating. There is a simple hack to automatically change the searx entity to use with every search, see here, here, and here.

#searx #privacy #python #decentralization #freesoftware #agpl3

asciimoo/searx

searx - Privacy-respecting metasearch engine
 

ARD fördert Datenkraken



Statt eine Web-Applikation zu entwickeln, die mit jedem Web-Browser auf jedem Betriebssystem liefe, steckt die ARD viel Geld in die Entwicklung von Smartphone-Apps. So werden Nutzer von alternativen Betriebssystemen (Linux, Windows, Mac, etc.) ausgegrenzt. Freie Software hat das Nachsehen. Selbst die Smartphone-Nutzer können sich die App nur runterladen, wenn sie einen Account beim jeweiligen Hersteller haben. Wie bekloppt ist das denn? Wer sich daran stört, kann übrigens eine Email an audiothek@ard.de schreiben. Vielleicht kommt die ARD dann ja darauf, daß eine Web-App auch ohne Smartphone oder Account bei Datenkraken nutzbar ist.

#ard #audiothek #privacy #smartphone #datenschutz #freiesoftware #freesoftware

Inklusive Downloads: ARD-Audiothek ist fertig

Die im Frühjahr angekündigte App, die Wortinhalte von ARD und Deutschlandradio bündelt, ist nun für iOS und Android erhältlich.
 

Purism collects half the money for Librem 5!



Purism does better than I hoped! After a little bit more than half of the time (33 days passed, 27 still to go), they have half the money (51%) of the 1.5 million USD they need. I'm positively surprised!

Now the other half it is up to you! If you like to have a phone that respects your privacy (so does promise Purism), runs a mainstream Linux distro (PureOS/Debian by default, the most important point for me personally), and has strong focus on freedom and security, please consider supporting their crowd funding campaign!

As long as they do not reach their goal there is no risk. Your credit card will not be charged before they reach their target. If the reach the 1.5 million USD, they will charge you. Then there is the risk, that they will fail, of course. I think, that they will not fail, because they have some experience with building hardware and they have capable people on board. But, hey, no risk, no fun!

#librem5 #purism #freesoftware #debian #mobile #phone #privacy #security #smartphone https://puri.sm/shop/librem-5/
 

recipe to observe the cell phones around you



Debian developer Petter Reinholdtsen writes:
A little more than a month ago I wrote how to observe the SIM card ID (aka IMSI number) of mobile phones talking to nearby mobile phone base stations using Debian GNU/Linux and a cheap USB software defined radio, and thus being able to pinpoint the location of people and equipment (like cars and trains) with an accuracy of a few kilometer. Since then we have worked to make the procedure even simpler, and it is now possible to do this without any manual frequency tuning and without building your own packages.

The gr-gsm package is now included in Debian testing and unstable, and the IMSI-catcher code no longer require root access to fetch and decode the GSM data collected using gr-gsm.

Here is an updated recipe, using packages built by Debian and a git clone of two python scripts:
...

#debian #freesoftware #privacy #imsicatcher #gsm #mobilephone #gnuradio #sdr

Petter Reinholdtsen: Easier recipe to observe the cell phones around you

Petter Reinholdtsen: Easier recipe to observe the cell phones around you
 

C.H.I.P SmartPhone - A Fully Open Source SmartPhone Using The C.H.I.P Pro



Looks similar to the ZeroPhone, but based on the C.H.I.P. (well known for the PocketCHIP) instead of Raspberry Pi Zero. Both run Debian/Raspbian.

#chipsmartphone #pocketchip #zerophone #mobilephone #debian #freesoftware #openhardware
 

#dandelion announcement



GitHub | Translate (posted by @gsantner)

Thanks for your feedback on the previous post regarding app download source.
The results are obvious - 100% of votes for F-Droid.
Well, we expected a high percentage for F-Droid, but this is very clear.

Immagine/foto

Based on the results:

* We won't publish releases of dandelion* signed by our key anymore
* We will wait for F-Droid to build dandelion* and attach the app signed by them to our GitHub page
* This way there will be just one signing key used - for you users - this means you can update your dandelion* installation regardless if downloaded from us, or from F-Droid store
* If you download an *.apk telling a wrong key error at installation, you can be sure it's not done by F-Droid - so don't install
* In the last versions, there was an "secondlion*" apk attached on our GitHub Release page. This one has a different package id and can be installed beside dandelion*. In future updates this won't serve the only purpose - to just allow a second account - anymore. secondlion* will be our dandelion*-fresh/beta version from now on, signed by us, which can be installed alongside dandelion*.
* This will affect all future releases - we won't update or change previous releases
* It's up to you - you can go for the F-Droid release, the faster published secondlion* - or install both

Does this mean the project is dead?
Absolutely not.

What if my current installation came from the GitHub page?
Just uninstall the app, and install the latest build from F-Droid:
https://f-droid.org/repo/com.github.dfa.diaspora_android_12.apk

Who has access to future used signing keys

* dandelion*: Just F-Droid has access to the key
* secondlion*: Maintainers (@gsantner, @vanitasvitae)

Support the project



* Leave us a star on GitHub
* Provide Translations
* Send some Bitcoin to keep us motivated - contact us
* Report or fix bugs, send PR's

Credits



* Maintainers (@gsantner, @vanitasvitae)
* Contributors
* Blowball image

_________________________

Immagine/foto

Sharing welcome!



Tags: #dandelion #dandeliondev #diaspora #diasporaforandroid #diasporaandroid #diasporaapp #app #fdroid #freesoftware #opensource #app #android-dev #foss #freie-software #freesoftware #opensource #translation #translator #release #mobile

Diaspora-for-Android/dandelion

dandelion* - unofficial diaspora* android client
 

#dandelion announcement



GitHub | Translate (posted by @gsantner)

Thanks for your feedback on the previous post regarding app download source.
The results are obvious - 100% of votes for F-Droid.
Well, we expected a high percentage for F-Droid, but this is very clear.

Immagine/foto

Based on the results:

* We won't publish releases of dandelion* signed by our key anymore
* We will wait for F-Droid to build dandelion* and attach the app signed by them to our GitHub page
* This way there will be just one signing key used - for you users - this means you can update your dandelion* installation regardless if downloaded from us, or from F-Droid store
* If you download an *.apk telling a wrong key error at installation, you can be sure it's not done by F-Droid - so don't install
* In the last versions, there was an "secondlion*" apk attached on our GitHub Release page. This one has a different package id and can be installed beside dandelion*. In future updates this won't serve the only purpose - to just allow a second account - anymore. secondlion* will be our dandelion*-fresh/beta version from now on, signed by us, which can be installed alongside dandelion*.
* This will affect all future releases - we won't update or change previous releases
* It's up to you - you can go for the F-Droid release, the faster published secondlion* - or install both

Does this mean the project is dead?
Absolutely not.

What if my current installation came from the GitHub page?
Just uninstall the app, and install the latest build from F-Droid:
https://f-droid.org/repo/com.github.dfa.diaspora_android_12.apk

Who has access to future used signing keys

* dandelion*: Just F-Droid has access to the key
* secondlion*: Maintainers (@gsantner, @vanitasvitae)

Support the project



* Leave us a star on GitHub
* Provide Translations
* Send some Bitcoin to keep us motivated - contact us
* Report or fix bugs, send PR's

Credits



* Maintainers (@gsantner, @vanitasvitae)
* Contributors
* Blowball image

_________________________

Immagine/foto

Sharing welcome!



Tags: #dandelion #dandeliondev #diaspora #diasporaforandroid #diasporaandroid #diasporaapp #app #fdroid #freesoftware #opensource #app #android-dev #foss #freie-software #freesoftware #opensource #translation #translator #release #mobile

Diaspora-for-Android/dandelion

dandelion* - unofficial diaspora* android client
 

[Luxembourg University sponsors Free Software developers



](https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/luxembourg-university-sponsors-open-source-developers)

“We want to extend the lifespan of the Debian releases to at least 5
years in order to provide a stable and safe environment for our
researchers”, system administrator Cartiaux says.

#Debian #FreeSoftware #Luxembourg

Luxembourg University sponsors open source developers | Joinup

Luxembourg University sponsors open source developers | Joinup
 

[Luxembourg University sponsors Free Software developers



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“We want to extend the lifespan of the Debian releases to at least 5
years in order to provide a stable and safe environment for our
researchers”, system administrator Cartiaux says.

#Debian #FreeSoftware #Luxembourg

Luxembourg University sponsors open source developers | Joinup

Luxembourg University sponsors open source developers | Joinup
 
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.
 



You broke the Internet



Now let's build a GNU one



Details: Yellow is for projects in development while green is for those that are available. Red illustrates brands that lose their monopoly condition once the respective layers are fully operational whereas light red indicates faulty technologies that we must replace.

Strongly recommend checking out the source website: http://youbroketheinternet.org/

Some related tags: #internet #surveillance #freesoftware #gnu #linux #security #netsec #crypto #ipfs #gpg #pgp #encryption #cryptocat #mumble #GNS #guix #nix #bittorrent #faceboogle #tor #I2P #otr #librecmc #libreboot #fsf #eff #ccc #pirateparty #pirates #ricochet #gnunet #freenet #android #replicant #grothoff #signal #libresignal #taler #gnutaler #youbroketheinternet #selfhosting #decentralization #selfhosted #tox #xmpp #jitsi #pond #PSYC #Tahoe-LAFS #retroshare #cjdns #onionshare #cryptocat #briar #maidsafe #coreboot #tribler #axolotl #zeroqm #bitmessage #cloud #skype #twitter #microsoft #rhizome #rina #netsukuku #tails #debian #freedombox #freedombone #ethos #qubes #whonix #guixSD #gentoo #zyre #reproduciblebuilds #openwrt #BMX7 #net2o #ethereum #copperheadOS #federation #dns #smtp #dane #blackadder #globaleaks #redphone #2020 #mesh #pulse #heartbeat

#youbroketheinternet

#youbroketheinternet
 
The #LGM17 website is finally out. http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2017/ Open call for talks and discussions coming up soon (end of the month). Stay tuned.

#LibreGraphics #FreeSoftware #Meeting #Brazil

Libre Graphics Meeting 2017 – Just another WordPress site

Libre Graphics Meeting 2017 – Just another WordPress site
 
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Image credits: http://www.donaldedavis.com/
Reason for Image: Most probable cause for Earth's or humanity's destruction in the future. (assuming we don't destroy ourselves)

Incoming Epic First Post on Diaspora
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Open Knowledge



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* Humanity must work together to solve the problems we face on a global scale.

* No single entity, government, company, or organization can solely achieve this.

* All entities must willingly combine forces, skills, abilities, influences, communications, and connections in order to achieve this.

* Open Access needs to be granted to knowledge, research, and discoveries.

* Censorship of any kind will only inhibit humanity's ability to work together.

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Description



Throughout history, there has been a battle between those who wish to control information, and those who wish to set it free. Looking past profit and greed, there is a reasonable mentality for supporting the control of information. Humans can not always work for free, they require food, water, shelter and other essentials for survival. In order to continue quality of work, these needs must be met.

However, the money is not always reaching those who make the discoveries, and these are the people who work the hardest. This must change.

Intellectual Property is a misnomer, no single entity owns their intellect. One builds knowledge on the shoulders of others. While it is true that one deserves credit for their work, the act of disabling others to share this work is an injustice to humanity, and renders the work as useless.

A solution to this problem is more important than any other.

Without knowledge, education, and the ability to access it: Humans will not be able to make informed decisions, and will not be able to solve other complex problem they face. Until this problem is solved, humanity will continue to shuffle their feet slowly toward solutions, and when the day come that Earth is in mortal peril, Earth's population might not be ready to act.

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Notes



This document will be ever-changing and is only the beginning of a greater work. I encourage all who are interested to contribute, communicate, and discuss by any means necessary.

If anybody actually took the time to read all the way to this point, and is reading this... Please spam me with messages about anything. related or unrelated.

_Another note: This is a first draft, needs some edits, and is / will be a "living document" of sorts._




_^ Visualization of the Internet... image is somewhat related, since the Internet allows for the capability to share information in creative ways_

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Tags



#science #philosophy #internet #freedom #activism #technology #books #freesoftware #opensource #open #free #knowledge #open-access

Since I am #newhere , I have no idea if if I using these tags correctly :D

 
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Why we don't publish at the Play Store



We got some requests recently, asking, why we do not publish #dandelion at the #GooglePlay.So here are our main reasons, why we don't plan to uploadthe app there currently.

First of all, we do not comply with Googles terms of service. Having to pay ~25€ to Google who did not write the app and does not respect your freedom nor your privacy on its platforms (Youtube, GMail...) just doesn't feel right. We believe, that our userbase is well aware of the privacy concerns that come with using Google's Services, so many diaspora* users actually get their apps through F-Droid (which is great). Second, if a user that does not know about F-Droid yet wants to use dandelion* and searches for it, they'll hopefully find out about the F-Droid project and may get in touch with free software that way. So by not publishing to Google Play, we hope to get more people to understand, use and appreciate free and open source software.

If you find dandelion* on the Play Store, please be aware, that you likely just found a version built by someone else. We can not guarantee that such a version has not been tampered with in terms of #malware, so we highly discourage you to use it. It should be clear, that we'll never charge you any money for using, downloading, sharing or modifying the app. Note also, that we won't support those versions.

If you want to dontate to the project to support the developers, and keep them motivated, please feel free to contact us :D As always, you can help us by submitting bug reports, code and/or translations on github and crowdin.
PS: We maintainers (@gsantner and @vanitasvitae) will soon have more time again to actively work on the app. The last weeks we were distracted with educational work, so here is some background information:

@gsantner was working on another FLOSS app called Froody, which lets you share (naturally growing) food and other things with others. He hopes to enable people to live a more sustainable life. The main idea is to share to and help other people by e.g. sharing pears, which would rot anyway if unused.Everything is built with international use in mind. The app is available at https://github.com/froodyapp/froody-android, and is currently available in #English, #German and #Japanese. Also translatable on Crowdin. He also writes his bachlor thesis about Open Source and Android, which will be completed in summer and likely to be released in an appropiate free license.

@vanitasvitae is writing his bachelor thesis about an #OMEMO module for #Smack, a #XMPP library used by many free messengers like #Jitsi or #Kontalk.
He hopes to enable those messengers to #encrypt your communication end-to-end using the OMEMO protocol introduced by #conversations.
He'll also attend #FOSDEM in #brussels by the way, so if you are there you might meet him and chat a little ;)

Sharing welcome!



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Tags: #dandelion #dandeliondev #diaspora #diasporaforandroid #diasporaandroid #diasporaapp #app #fdroid #freesoftware #opensource #google #play #store #app #android-dev #foss #freie-software #freesoftware #opensource #translation #translator #release #mobile #froody #froodyapp #omemo #security #sustainability #sustainable #thesis

Diaspora-for-Android/dandelion

dandelion* - unofficial diaspora* android client
 
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https://framagit.org/denissalem/VenC/
https://github.com/denissalem/VenC/

Me revoilà camarades! Ça faisait un moment! J'ai ENFIN terminé la version 1.2.0 de #VenC qui succède à la version 1.1.2

Pour rappel, #VenC est un éditeur de #blog static en ligne de commande pour #linux.

Voilà la liste des dernières features cool de cette dernière version, en plus de nombreuses corrections de bugs

- Support de style CSS unique par publication.
- Interpréteur #markdown optionnel.
- Copie en ligne du #blog.
- Ajout de thèmes.
- Installation via #pip
- Verbosité plus élevé lors d'erreurs.
- Support de la langue anglaise.
- Ajout d'un aide mémoire.

À cela s'ajoute maintenant une FAQ et des tutoriaux en anglais et en français. Je compléterais tout ça au fur et à mesure, mais il y a déjà de quoi prendre en main l'outil.

Également, pour bien démarrer avec l'outil des thèmes de base sont fournis avec #VenC!

Enfin, un ajout majeur qui arrive avec cette version est la possibilité d'installer/désinstaller #VenC proprement et facilement via pip.

La liste complète des ajouts/corrections ici

N'hésitez pas à essayer et me faire des retours si vous trouvez des bugs ou des erreurs dans la documentation!

Vous pouvez également soutenir mon travail sur tipeee ou Liberay, pensez-y, c'est important!

#VenC #Blog #Edition #Blogging #Static #Python #SiteStatic #BlogStatic #Libre #LogicielLibre #Logiciel #Free #FreeSoftware #Software #Auto-Edition #tipeee #liberapay #pip #pypi

Denis Salem / VenC

A static blog generator written in python
 
The #LGM17 website is finally out. http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2017/ Open call for talks and discussions coming up soon (end of the month). Stay tuned.

#LibreGraphics #FreeSoftware #Meeting #Brazil

Libre Graphics Meeting 2017 – Just another WordPress site

Libre Graphics Meeting 2017 – Just another WordPress site
 
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https://framagit.org/denissalem/VenC/
https://github.com/denissalem/VenC/

Me revoilà camarades! Ça faisait un moment! J'ai ENFIN terminé la version 1.2.0 de #VenC qui succède à la version 1.1.2

Pour rappel, #VenC est un éditeur de #blog static en ligne de commande pour #linux.

Voilà la liste des dernières features cool de cette dernière version, en plus de nombreuses corrections de bugs

- Support de style CSS unique par publication.
- Interpréteur #markdown optionnel.
- Copie en ligne du #blog.
- Ajout de thèmes.
- Installation via #pip
- Verbosité plus élevé lors d'erreurs.
- Support de la langue anglaise.
- Ajout d'un aide mémoire.

À cela s'ajoute maintenant une FAQ et des tutoriaux en anglais et en français. Je compléterais tout ça au fur et à mesure, mais il y a déjà de quoi prendre en main l'outil.

Également, pour bien démarrer avec l'outil des thèmes de base sont fournis avec #VenC!

Enfin, un ajout majeur qui arrive avec cette version est la possibilité d'installer/désinstaller #VenC proprement et facilement via pip.

La liste complète des ajouts/corrections ici

N'hésitez pas à essayer et me faire des retours si vous trouvez des bugs ou des erreurs dans la documentation!

Vous pouvez également soutenir mon travail sur tipeee ou Liberay, pensez-y, c'est important!

#VenC #Blog #Edition #Blogging #Static #Python #SiteStatic #BlogStatic #Libre #LogicielLibre #Logiciel #Free #FreeSoftware #Software #Auto-Edition #tipeee #liberapay #pip #pypi

Denis Salem / VenC

A static blog generator written in python
 
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I love Free Software

Hey @fsf and @fsfe Thanks a lot for your fight for free software for users freedom!!

#IloveFS #softwarelibre #freesoftware
 
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I ♥ Free Software - Valentine's Day 2017 - FSFEhttps://fsfe.org/campaigns/ilovefs/

Firefox Thunderbird VLC Gimp Inkscape LibreOffice Scribus Blender Tor GPG Audacity Jitsi Tox
Wireshark Mumble KDE Gnome Xfce GNU Bash Git Wordpress Diaspora GNUsocial MediaGoblin Jabber

... and many, many, many more!!!

Thanks a lot for your effort and time to develop, mantain and improve free software!!!

#iloveFS #freesoftware #softwarelibre

I ♥ Free Software - Valentine's Day 2017 - FSFE

We should not underestimate the power of a simple "thank you" to motivate Free Software contributors in their important work for society. The 14th of February (a Tuesday this year) is the ideal day to...
 



Free Software Ergo Sum – Dreierleihttps://blog.3rik.cc/2017/02/free-software-ergo-sum/

If Rene Descartes would think about the secure foundation of knowledge in the digital communication, then this must be in Free Software. “Free Software Ergo Sum”.

#freesoftware #IloveFShttps://blog.3rik.cc/2017/02/free-software-ergo-sum/
 
I got some news for you, update v0.2.3 of Froody is now available.

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New (Update v0.2.3):
* Load entries in a bigger range
* Load entries around the world if zommed out to world/country map
* Lot of new languages translated in
* Available as of today on G-Play | F-Droid expected on 11. Feb.

What's Froody?
* Lets you share (mainly naturally growing) food to others
* The main idea is to share to and help other people by e.g. sharing pears, which would rot anyway if unused
* Everyone can add entries (and delete them), no login needed
* Entries will be available 3 weeks
* Available in English, German and Japanese
* The server part is also Open-Source, available on GitHub (froody-server)

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How to support the project?

* Share the app and tell other people about it
* Leave a star on the GitHub Project
* Submit translations on Crowdin
* Supply artwork or vector icons for the different types of entries
* Tell things that could be improved

New screenshots










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Sharing welcome!



Tags: #sharing #food #foodfreedom #foodisfree #app #fdroid #freesoftware #opensource #android-dev #foss #freie-software #freesoftware #opensource #translation #translator #release #mobile #froody #froodyapp #sustainability #sustainable

froodyapp.github.io by froodyapp

froodyapp.github.io by froodyapp
 
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