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:opensource: :flag_un: Pleased to be able to announce my day job: The exciting new Open Source Ecosystem Enabler (OSEE), a collaboration between between the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Read more about the initiative:

undp.org/digital/osee

#OpenSource #FreeSoftware


In non-web applications, #accessibility has long been confined to only a handful of the largest, most well-resourced UI toolkits, leaving a large proportion of #freesoftware inaccessible to disabled people. @accesskit aims to solve this problem by providing an accessibility abstraction and glue layer that can be reused by many toolkits across programming languages. Learn more at #LibrePlanet 2024: u.fsf.org/43y


Did you know that #LibreOffice has a tabbed user interface option? Make sure you're using the latest release, LibreOffice 24.2, to get the most from it! (And you can find it in the menu under View > User Interface...) #foss #opensource #freesoftware


Something special is happening in May: it's the Month of #LibreOffice! Join our project, learn new things, and grab a cool sticker pack (or extra merch) as thanks: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl… #foss #OpenSource #freesoftware


Sind die Schulzimmer unserer Kinder sicher vor Datenklau durch Amerikanische Gross-Konzerne? Diese Frage stellte sich ein Dänischer Vater, weil in der Schule #Chromebook zum Einsatz kommen. Pädagogen und Schulleiter sollten dringend vermehrt auf den Einsatz von freier Software für Schüler plädieren!

#schule #datenschutz #freesoftware #opensource

👉 infosperber.ch/freiheit-recht/…


@prav is looking for an #iOS developer to build Prav App on iOS. So far we have raised 500+ USD for this work via opencollective.com/prav-ios If you are an iOS developer and interested in this work, contact us or knows someone who will be interested, share this with them. If you or any contacts use iPhone donate now to make joining #XMPP easier. #FreeSoftware We need more coordinated effort to break monopoly of #WhatsApp in messaging. Your support is crucial in this challenging task.


After a great week for Linux, with the releases of Fedora 40 and today Ubuntu 24.04, I would be interested to know which operating system the Fediverse in my "bubble" uses? Linux? Windows? Or macOS or even a BSD? More than one?

Please write in the comments which distribution or version! Thanks for participating and SHARING!

#linux #unix #opensource #freesoftware #windows #microsoft #apple #macos #bsd #freebsd #openbsd #netbsd #debian #fedora #ubuntu #linuxmint #archlinux #opensuse #gnome #kde

  • Linux - Which one? (71%, 50 votes)
  • Windows 10/11 (15%, 11 votes)
  • macOS (20%, 14 votes)
  • FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD (30%, 21 votes)
70 voters. Poll end: 3 weeks ago


You don't need a new computer for up-to-date software ... just the right software!

Come to #Umweltfestival 2024 in #Berlin to learn about the role of independent #FreeSoftware in the sustainable use of hardware.

🗓️ Sunday 28 April, 11-19h
📍 Straße des 17. Juni (Brandenburg Gate)

#KDEEco together with #FSFE (@fsfe) and Bits & Bäume (@bitsundbaeume_berlin) will be there! Some in the #GNOME and #postmarketOS community may be joining as well :)

@kde

#KDE #BMUV #UBA #GermanEnvAgency #OpenSource


:fedora: Congratulations to the entire @fedora community on the release of F40!

And this is awesome: The "Slimbook Fedora 2" laptop looks like a great way to get more people up and running with #FreeSoftware and best of all, they donate 3% of the proceeds to @gnome.

#Fedora #GNOME #OpenSource #Slimbook

fedoramagazine.org/slimbook-fe…


Today more companies are announcing their support of the Valkey community (the group that includes committed developers previously working on the OSS version of the core Redis engine): Aiven, Alibaba Cloud, Chainguard, Heroku, Huawei, Percona, and Verizon.

#OSSummit #OpenSource #FreeSoftware #FOSS #OSS #Redis #Valkey #Community #LinuxFoundation

linuxfoundation.org/press/valk…


Now on stage for the morning #OSSummit keynotes, core team member Madelyn Olson to speak about the new Valkey community effort.

The walk-on music: "We are never ever getting back together" by Taylor Swift. 🤣

Love it!

#OSSummit #OpenSource #FreeSoftware #FOSS #OSS #Redis #Valkey #Community #LinuxFoundation


🇪🇺 #EUelections are getting closer! Get active and make your voice be heard about #SoftwareFreedom!

🤔 How?

💡 For example, you can use our share-pic generator and share why you support our “Public Money? Public Code!” campaign. Post your share-pic on social media and encourage others to do the same! 🚀

#PublicCode #PMPC #FreeSoftware

More ideas here: fsfe.org/activities/publiccode…


We are part of the #ZOOOMProject consortium, a #HorizonEU project with the purpose of promoting open technologies. 🚀

💡 Recently, the :fsfe: #FSFE legal team produced 4 chapters in 2 comprehensive reports, dealing with many topics, and providing empirical data on #FreeSoftware topics in 🇪🇺 in relation to critical technologies, such as AI.

📃 Check them out!
🔸 zooom4u.eu/wp-content/uploads/…
🔹 zooom4u.eu/wp-content/uploads/…


⚠ NGI Zero Commons Fund 2nd call ⚠

Are you developing or contributing to #FreeSoftware that contributes to the vision of the Next Generation Internet?

💥 You might be eligible for the @nlnetlabs funds!

💡 Find out more information and how to apply here: ⤵️

nlnet.nl/news/2024/20240401-ca…


Elections for the #EUParliament take place 6-9 June 2024.

Get active and ensure #SoftwareFreedom is part of the larger political debate!

Spread the word about #FreeSoftware among candidates running for the 🇪🇺 elections!

fsfe.org/activities/publiccode…


"You have to understand, we’re responsible for taxpayer money here. We can’t just make a donation to your open source project."

— a national government who relies on #Matrix when being asked to support it financially

Read more about the problem and some initiatives that are responding to it:

matrix.org/blog/2024/04/open-s…

#FreeSoftware #OpenSource #FOSS #FLOSS #funding #xz #sustainability


💥 Elections in the 🇪🇺 European Union are getting closer and closer! 👀

ℹ️ As candidates are busy with electoral campaigns, NOW is the moment to get active and question them about their position on #FreeSoftware 🤔

💡 We have created a reference guide to make it easier for you to contact them ‼️

fsfe.org/news/2024/news-202403…


How it started: "This change has zero effect on the Redis core license, which is and will always be licensed under the 3-Clause-BSD."

How it's going: "Beginning today, all future versions of Redis will be released with source-available licenses. Starting with Redis 7.4, Redis will be dual-licensed under the Redis Source Available License (RSALv2) and Server Side Public License (SSPLv1)."

#FreeSoftware #OpenSource #OSS #FOSS #Redis


What is #FreeSoftware ⁉️

💡️ Advocating for #SoftwareFreedom starts from understanding its basic concepts and its fundamental values: the freedoms of using, understanding, sharing, and adapting the code. 🚀️

🤔️ Learn more by watching our video, translated in 14 languages! 💕️

media.fsfe.org/w/p/9gYSyoEYggs…


OBS Studio 30.1 Released with AV1 Support for VA-API, #PipeWire Camera Source, and Much More 9to5linux.com/obs-studio-30-1-…

@pipewire #Linux #OpenSource #FreeSoftware


Do you thank everyone who makes your software project a success?

Take the time today and explicitly send appreciations to those who don't send you code patches, but help with #design, #localization, user support, defining priorities, community management and so much more!

#NonCodeContributions #FreeSoftware


Keep the momentum going for free open source projects in this week's Follow Friday by giving your support with contributions, boosts and follows.

adamsdesk.com/posts/discover-f…

- LÖVR @lovr
A framework for rapidly building immersive 3D experiences.
- NV Access @NVAccess
A screen reader.
- BiznisBox @biznisbox
A web app for managing invoices, clients, & payments.
- BookStack @bookstack
Documentation system.

#FollowFriday #fediverse #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #ff #oss #foss #floss


I just realized Workbench is 2 years old 🎂

The first release just had a buggy GTK XML preview

It's a good reminder that

• Alone, I wouldn't have accomplished a 1/4 of what it is today
• The maintainer role is as much social as it is technical

• Making impactful things is a marathon, not a sprint
• Building software is an iterative process

#FLOSS #OpenSource #FreeSoftware #GNOME


💡 Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as #FreeSoftware?

If it is public money, it should be public code as well.

media.fsfe.org/w/7cH6EATpmPwaM…

Help us to share this message! And do not forget to 🖋️ sign our open letter: “Public Money? Public Code!”

publiccode.eu

#PMPC #SoftwareFreedom


@fossnorth 2024 will take place on April 15 - 16🚀 in Gothenburg

This #FreeSoftware conference brings together Nordic Free Software communities!!

⚠The call for papers is open until March 12! foss-north.se/2024/contribute.…

#SoftwareFreedom


📢 GStreamer 1.24 is out - a new major feature release of your favourite multimedia framework! 🕺🏼💃🏼🎉

Check out the release notes for details of all the exciting new features and improvements we have been working on:

gstreamer.freedesktop.org/rele…

Enjoy!

📦 Binary packages for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android are now available at gstreamer.freedesktop.org/down…

#GStreamer #Release #opensource #FreeSoftware #Multimedia


of course sandboxes improve #security. It is important to remember that sandboxes by definition are sets of restrictions. If a sandbox only restricts things you don't use, you win. Sandbox restrictions often break features that users want. Since I'm focused on #UserFreedom and #FreeSoftware, I want community control over which restrictions are in place. #Android does not provide that unless you have the skills to hack and make your own ROM, even then its hard. #Debian does provide that.


On 14 February, we joined many #FreeSoftware communities in celebrating I Love Free Software Day 💕, an opportunity to share gratitude and appreciation with those who make #FreeSoftware possible! 🚀

We have collected the stories and great 📸 pictures you sent us, and summarised this year's celebrations in this news item and accompanying report. 💭

Check it out!

fsfe.org/news/2024/news-202402…

#SoftwareFreedom #ILoveFS24 #ILoveFS


#Mixxx 2.4 Open-Source and Free DJ Software Released with Major Changes, Here's What's New 9to5linux.com/mixxx-2-4-open-s…

#OpenSource #FreeSoftware #Linux


We have been running an #FDroid-compatible repository since 2012! Since then, the free software ecosystem on Android has blossomed, meaning @fdroidorg can be properly strict about #FreeSoftware. A couple of our apps still have a couple #proprietary blobs that are requirements. F-Droid no longer includes any third party repos by default, that means our repo is no longer there by default. It is still easy and safe to add it! Read on for more info:

guardianproject.info/2024/02/2…


#ILoveFreeSoftware, you love #FreeSoftware. Let's get that down. Most of the time you don't even notice that you're using a device running a :linux: #Linux kernel, :gnu: #GNUtils or services like :apache: #ApacheWebserver, :matrix: #Matrix etc. as they just work and don't get in your way; don't bother you reading ancient 📜 #EULA; don't track you ...

But have you ever said thank you to all the :linus: contributors supporting the projects and sustaining #SoftwareFreedom?! If not, then today's your lucky day. :awesome:

Create a sharepic via @fsfe's sharepic.fsfe.org/#ilovefs tool and use the #ILoveFS hashtag to show your appreciation. Additionally, spend some time looking up the #Fediverse handle of your favorite projects and mentioned them.

Happy I 🧡 Free Software Day!


Join us in celebrating #softwareFreedom on this #ilovefs day 💜 There are many events happening today all across Europe. Take a look at ilovefs.org for more info and inspiration for this I ❤️ #FreeSoftware Day


Some photos from #FOSDEM from the morning of Day 1. Great conversations about #FreeSoftware and ##OpenSource


There will be F-Droid for #iOS as soon as #Apple releases a #FreeSoftware version of it. F-Droid supports free software platforms. That said, F-Droid also provides all tools needed to run an #AppStore, so we welcome the use of our stack to run an app store on other platforms. There has even been externally funded contributions towards making fdroid-based app stores for iOS and a Flutter app that can be built for iOS:
* f-droid.org/2023/06/16/progess…
* gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidserver…


And what a great piece of #freesoftware !

Thank you so much for this. Conversations is one of the most polished XMPP client I've used.