Terribly annoying. In The Netherlands there was no common word for 'vidcall' and now everyone is using 'zoom'.

People of NL and elsewhere, "zoom" is what a camera does, and otherwise it is a freaking brandname of a unicorn big tech corp.

Unfortunately its too late. Same as with 'google'. Tbh, competitors don't make things easy here: "I ducked it for you" or "Just duckduck it, man" .. meh.

Dear #fediverse and especially #foss and #activitypub tech enthusiasts amongst you ..

At #SocialHub we're preparing a great event in the form of two webinars and a workshop in April, for representatives of the European Commission.

The topics are #ActivityPub #Interoperability and #FediverseFutures within the EU.

Interest for the event came from EC itself, who via @NGIZero - funder of many great AP projects - approached SocialHub to organize.

You can help prepare and certainly join the Event!

Remember, there is a generation that don't see nothing wrong here.

Boost if you get it ;)

🇬🇧 The gold standard of data protection and privacy in the EU safeguards our freedom and self-determination.

The #GDPR must be enforced to keep it that way. Because our data is not an industrial commodity!

My plenary speech in the EU Parliament: peertube.european-pirates.eu/v

Finally, after 4 years in my todo list , I found the time to create the #Friendly #Router Project website... What the idea? Well, create a database of practically all #opensource friendly #hardware which can be used as switches, routers or firewalls. Would also like to share the configuration, test and benchmark...
I even have a mascot, say hello to Switchy! friendly-router.org/

🇬🇧 Today at 6 PM, the online storytelling event “Coda Live: Panopticon” illustrates how facial recognition systems are misused in China, Russia & Europe.

Register now to learn more: eventbrite.com/e/coda-live-pan

📝 And sign the petition to ban this technology: reclaimyourface.eu/

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KDE: On the reappointment of Richard Stallman as a director of the Free Software Foundation (FSF)


If you know an iOS developer who would like to be paid to work full time on well established and well funded free software, Element is hiring!

🔃 Boosts welcome!


I have submitted my signature to this open letter in support of RMS and the @fsf. Not because I agree with everything RMS has said (I don't), but because I believe that censorship of reasonable and civil debate has no place in an organization that claims to be dedicated to "freedom." I know that if someone as influential as RMS can be pushed out, someone like me doesn't stand a chance. Censorship, "cancel culture," and the resulting chilling effect hurt those with the least institutional power and support the most. I'm glad they are standing up to this mob, and I hope that means "subversives" like me can feel welcome in the free software community once again.


🇬🇧 The @EU_Commission@twitter.com requests a fast-track procedure for its proposal for digital vaccination certificates.

I won’t vote in favour because data protection and non-discrimination require amendments and proper scrutiny.


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An open letter in support of Richard Stallman, already signed by dozens of developers: rms-support-letter.github.io/

#freesoftware #fsf

#gitea was hosted on Github, but had a clear plan on what milestones had to be passed for them to start self-hosting. Now they're migrating to gitea.com/gitea/gitea . Gitea is a productive environment in which to host your project. With @codeberg you even get #codeberg Pages.

Github was proprietary from the beginning, but after Microsoft's acquisition it has moved deeper into the Extend phase with Github CLI. They're aiming for the entire open source infrastructure to orbit around them. Don't help them move the free software and open source world in this direction. You don't actually need Github. They need you.
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