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Me: Free software licenses should include ethics clauses.

Folks: Don’t be silly, you can’t put restrictions on licenses like that. It’s unworkable.

Apple: You can only run this operating system on hardware I sell.

Folks: Sounds good to us, sir. Whatever you say, boss!

If our only answer to unethical licenses is indifferent ones—as opposed to ethical ones—I don’t see how we win this. I feel the offhand dismissal of ethical licenses in technology has been and is a mistake.

#foss #ethics


2/2

...means not using a cocky american misogynist mascot to gin up support for some rube goldberg technological solution. But it does involve thinking carefully about the needs and capabilities of the whole community so we can achieve freedom together.

#foss #fsf #oss #floss #software



Open Source should not be restricted to a walled garden. When you appraise your app as being "open source", always consider making it available openly as well – and not just "available at Google Play".

Good options include of course #FDroid or, should your app not fully comply there, the #IzzySoftRepo – but the least you can do is tagging your releases and attach a signed release APK 😉

Oh, and of course make sure to declare a #foss license for it 😄

#Android #OpenSource #apps


#Inkscape quick tip by #LogosByNick

How To Increase The Icon Size In Inkscape | UI Settings

https://yewtu.be/watch?v=lycQ_iPpVQc

This is not my content, but I'm just a big fan of his videos

Visit his site for hands down, the best videos on Inkscape, plus super cheap video series - https://logosbynick.com/

#FOSS #opensource #mastoart
LogosByNick logo
Screengrab for logos by nick video tip for inkscape


Might and Magic 6, 7 and 8 get an open source reimplementation with OpenEnroth

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/01/might-and-magic-6-7-8-open-source-openenroth/

#Gaming #PCGaming #FOSS #OpenSource
Might and Magic screenshot


If you weren't excited for #GNOME Shell on mobile before, you might be after watching @cassidy's hands-on demo of current WIP code https://www.omglinux.com/gnome-shell-mobile-hands-on-video/ #linux #foss


Does anyone know if there is a decent #FOSS solution to editing #LibreOffice documents (particularly spreadsheets) on an #Android device? Bonus points if it works nicely with #NextCloud. I've come across collabora, but it seems proprietary.


Myne
Ebook Downloader, built with Jetpack Compose.

Myne is a FOSS Android application to download ebooks from the Project GutenBerg, it uses GutenDex API to fetch metadata of ebooks in the backend.
Browse and download over 60k free ebooks available in multiple languages and updated daily.

Download: https://github.com/Pool-Of-Tears/Myne/releases

#foss #android #OpenSource #reading #ebooks #JetpackCompose #GutenbergProject


I have become a major supporter of this entire project. One of the major downsides of trying to privatize your smartphone as much as possible is losing Push Notifications. UnifiedPush is providing an opensource solution that other apps can point to for their Push provider instead of using Apple's and Google's by default. Spread the word. https://unifiedpush.org #FOSS #OpenSource #Privacy


This weekend, I received an email out of nowhere, thanking me for the #Emacs package I wrote a while back. It came with no questions or requests, just kind words.

Knowing that this little piece of #foss code is used and appreciated makes a huge difference for me and motivates me even in other endeavors. And kind words like that are uplifting when life is tough for entirely unrelated reasons.

This inspires me to follow suit and contact project authors and sources of inspiration more often.


Acabo de terminar de organizar un viaje a Extremadura utilizando https://www.openstreetmap.org/ para comprobar rutas y sin necesidad de Google Maps.

De camino he descubierto una app libre de seguimiento deportivo con la posibilidad de crear recorridos sobre mapas https://github.com/OpenTracksApp/OSMDashboard

También estoy echando un vistazo a https://github.com/osmandapp/OsmAnd como posible sustituto del navegador de Google Maps, aunque tengo que estudiar su controvertido uso de algunos módulos no libres.

#FOSS #OpenStreetMaps


Acabo e ver esto en el canal de Telegram de Gráfica Libre. Una colección de fuentes libres realizadas por mujeres.

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𝗕𝗮𝗱𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗟𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗕𝘆 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝘅𝗻 es un proyecto de Loraine Furter que recopila diferentes fuentes tipográficas creadas por mujeres.
Son de libre descarga y código abierto🙌

https://www.design-research.be/by-womxn/

#fuentes #tipografía #diseño #typography #fonts #FOSS #FLOSS #fuentes


I finally took the whole two minutes it takes to figure out how to use DAVx5 to sync contacts and Calendar appointments with my Nextcloud.

It feels good to have control over my information like this.

#foss
#foss


#Upscaly, an Open Source app for scaling images based on AI models.

Upscaly, una aplicación de Código Abierto para escalar imágenes basandose en modelos AI.

#FLOSS #FOSS #GIMP #GMIC #photoediting

https://github.com/upscayl/upscayl


Just hours ago, Inkscaper @doctormo presented at the Creative Freedom Summit about #inkscape multipage. Catch the recording here: https://peertube.linuxrocks.online/w/2kwfknrMPC7e3MHAiswjaj

Watch Inkscaper @ryangorley discuss #freelancing with #foss in just a few hours! Learn more at: https://creativefreedomsummit.com/


ExifTool – Read, Write and Edit Meta Information: https://exiftool.org/ #linux #foss #update #release #exiftool #exif #meta #editor


The next release of 0 A.D. will have experimental Vulkan API support. Great news for this open source RTS!

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/01/the-next-release-of-0-ad-will-have-experimental-vulkan-api-support/

#FOSS #OpenSource #RTS
0 A.D. screenshot


T'would seem that writing a music player is the "Hello World" among #Android #FOSS devs :blobfoxlaughsweat:


Into RSS feeds? A sizeable update to Liferea is now available https://www.omglinux.com/liferea-1-14-released/ #gtk #rss #foss
screenshot of Liferea app showing a load of RSS feed titles, an article preview, and an about dialog displaying the 1.14.0 version number
#rss #foss #gtk


Nice — Pop!_OS Update is Making Some Computers Faster https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2023/01/pop_os_zram-update #opensource #foss #linux
screenshot of pop os system updates with the zram by default change. highlighted by an orange border


The developer of #rstats package readODS (@chainsawriot) needs help to improve the package, which currently is not working properly.

Here is the explanation:

https://chainsawriot.com/postmannheim/2022/12/26/projekt71.html

It's important for the community that #FOSS software works correctly with #OpenDocument formats (#LibreOffice et al.) or, at least, the same as MS Office.

And many thanks to all the developers.

cc @libreoffice@hadleywickham


There is talk about Embrace, Extend, Extinguish (#EEE) by corporations entering the #Fediverse and how to protect against that.

#FOSS licenses are mentioned, like #AGPL. But how much protection does that offer, really? When a corporation might throw a hundred person product development team and a couple million bucks to just recreating someone's one-person project's innovations?

https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/best-license-for-open-source-fedi-apps/2876/5

I recommend watching @darius #ActivityPub conference talk:

https://conf.tube/w/oPQjje8j6qBFj7NSQ9xCKj


A nice retrospective you wrote @nolan and thank you for all the hard work on #Pinafore, a great app.

I am involved in organizing #SocialCoding movement as a crowdsourced "Knowledge Garden", and wrote a forum topic on the dynamic I gleaned from your retrospective, which is a very common Challenge in #FOSS projects.

https://discuss.coding.social/t/foss-dynamics-from-joy-of-coding-to-duty-and-burdens/234

@nickcolley@weex


10 ways #KDE is just better. This video courtesy of the @techhut #FOSS #Desktop https://odysee.com/@TechHut:1/10-ways-kde-is-just-better:7?r=9qq71kYNvSnF9ochbcjLLx8win7ue8w9


#TwitterMigration #introduction

My #Technology passions are all here

Started #programming early: #ASM, #Fortran, #APL, #C #perl #java now #golang

Kernel hacking in SUNOS, BSD++ #Realtime

#foss since UUNET days

Worked start of NSFNet era #networking CDN #Internet (ONET, CA*NET) then CDN #ISP

Now #cloud #infrastructure especially #k8s #linux

Heavy automated #Infosec & #compliance

Love #8bit & #16bit #retrocomputing

Continue #electronics #hobbyist with #SBC & #raspberrypi projects


After 2 years of negotiations with Microsoft, the German Data Protection Conference issued a damning statement: German schools must not use MS365 due to privacy violations.

Fortunately, Linux, LibreOffice & Tutanota are very good alternatives. 💪🔐

https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/microsoft-office-365-email-alternative

#OpenSource #FOSS #privacy #GDPR


How I become a paid #Inkscape developer in 2022:

https://youtu.be/PSLs46utyDo

This week's video is the 2022 review where I dig into some of the numbers for how much I earned doing #freesoftware / #opensource as an indepedant user-focused #developer. This is both transparency for the people that #fund me, and a way to see what it's possible to do even without any large business backing in the #foss world.

Big thanks to everyone who helped make this happen in 2022! ❤️


Well here it goes - my first post of #100DaysToOffload. I made a guide for adding applications to the PATH env variable - I generally gloss over this when writing docs but I thought it would be nice to have a simple and general documentation of how to do so for others without making the docs to busy or off-topic. #oshw #foss
https://www.greatlakesdev.io/blog/2023/1/7/adding-apps-to-path-var


Happy #XFCE 4.18 release day! We explore the best new features and most impressive improvements 👇🏻https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/11/xfce-4-18-features-and-changes #foss #opensource
A laptop sits at an angle with a mouse graphic on the screen. there is text to the side that reads "Xfce 4.18 What's New?" and an omgubuntu.co.uk watermark.


Pinta 2.1 was released today with WebP and dark mode support https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2023/01/open-source-graphics-app-pinta-adds-webp-support-in-new-release #opensource #foss
screenshot of pinta 2.1 with a photo of a cat open


My new year's resolution: donate more to open-source and retrocomputing projects.

The rise of Mastodon drove this home for me in 2022. But I want to support also lesser known or small projects, gems that help and inspire me.

The contributions I can afford won't move the needle of project sustainability. But they'll give the maintainers hope they can get something tangible in return, such as enough to buy one or two books or pizza every now and then.

#foss #retrocomputing


Vanilla OS has just made its first release – the #Ubuntu-based distro scene just got more exciting!

https://www.omglinux.com/vanilla-os-first-release-download/

#linux #foss #vanillaOS
a graphic showing a laptop running Vanilla OS and text that reads "Vanilla OS 22.10 Released".


Every time @thelinuxEXP releases one of these my brain produces so much dopamine lol.
#Linux #Mastodon #OpenSource #FOSS #MacOS

https://youtube.com/watch?v=UzD78CtWR4k&feature=share

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