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Me and some other people from Free Software Community are planning to release a privacy-respecting free software chatting app, named Prav (means pigeon in Malayalam language) for Indian users, which would be interoperable with XMPP.

We want more people to get involved because we want to have democratic decision making process.

Please visit the website prav.app. Also, please share with your contacts.

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Our privacy campaign, Privacy Yathra, website is live now privacyyathra.in.

The goal is to guide people on how they can protect their privacy in their daily lives and also to create a movement in India.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped in the website.

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Dear open source users,

If the author of your favorite open source app has announced they stopped developing and supporting the app (because they're frustrated and possibly burned out), please don't suggest they do more free work so that you can continue using the app.
Instead, consider thanking them for their past work and let them know that you enjoyed their app.

Regards,
another open source developer

If you switched from Twitter to Fediverse because of the Musk buyout, would you like to share why you chose Fediverse? Did you delete your Twitter account? Why or why not?

No matter what OS or hardware you use, or how easy it is to use, you are going to need help with it at some point. This support is critical to the success of free software. Here is why it’s so important that we at Purism offer full support for free software on our hardware–it’s critical to free software succeeding and it’s been a critical part of how we approach our mission. Kudos to our support teams🙌 🎉
puri.sm/posts/free-software-su

Check this out: the LibreOffice Conference 2022 will take place in Bolzano, northern Italy (and online) from September 29 – October 1. Our call for papers is now open – join in! blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

@jens @rysiek @selea @EU_Commission They know exactly what they’re doing. Don’t mistake malice for incompetence. This is the new William Barr/US Justice Dept. playbook.

cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/201

It took a while but my first PR to @WebTorrentApp finally got merged !

You can now change the global trackers used in WebTorrent app's settings page !

github.com/webtorrent/webtorre

Update:
It has been almost 5 months since I started running a Snikket server. I only had to update once and that was very easy. I faced no issues as of now on the server side. The uptime has been 100%.

This is a blog post I have written on my experience fsci.in/blog/snikket-experienc

I found @snikket_im project chatroom as very helping and welcoming. They try their best to help newbies in self-hosting, which usually takes a lot of patience.

The Second Best Time to Protect Your Privacy prav.app/blog/the-second-best-…

Credits: Kyle Rankin from @purism@librem.one.

#prav #privacy #BigTech #surveillance

Donations to The Document Foundation help us to maintain our infrastructure, keeping the LibreOffice project running smoothly. Learn what we did in 2021: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

how is crypto decentralized if it all crashes together

I made a #mastodon account for my #opensource app @novelwriter 😊

It is a writing app for novels, written in Python and Qt5. It runs on #Linux, #Windows and on #macOS

This is another example of #FreeSoftware in action. Even if original developers don't care about a feature, we can still get that feature with help from any other developer or even via crowd funding by users. See opencollective.com/bifrost-mam #matrix #xmpp #bifrost

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9 differentiators we offer
1) social purpose corporation
2) transparency: we publish our code + schematics
3) security: you possess the keys for your personal information.
4) the deepest level of device security possible
5) PureOS for real convergence
6) support to the free software movement and the development of Linux by contributing the code we develop upstream
7) respect: user’s rights to customize+repair
8) durability and modular design
9) alternatives to big tech

CCTV cameras in India recorded violence against mosques, but police is not investigating them scroll.in/article/1023257/cctv. This shows how the argument that the surveillance is for catching criminals falls apart.

Early this year the European Commission presented its proposal for the EU Declaration on Digital Rights & Principles. The European Parliament has agreed on a common text. We welcome that #FreeSoftware is included. We keep monitoring the ongoing process to make sure this remains.

fsfe.org/news/2022/news-202205

"Prav is a social project to get a lot of people to invest small amounts to run an interoperable messaging service that will respect users’ freedom and privacy."

Sounds pretty stupid, right?

asd.learnlearn.in/prav-project

Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

inkl.com/a/nEbYgZTJNlJ

“Conservative” is just a euphemism for misogynist, racist, and classist. If they could, they’d outlaw homosexuality and bring back slavery too.

Don’t say “there are no alternatives” when what you really mean is “I can’t be bothered to use the alternatives.”

#technology

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