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#fsf Volunteers needed! Help update "Introduction to the command line" manual https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/volunteers-needed-help-update-introduction-to-the-command-line-manual #gnu #bash
#fsf #gnu #bash
 
How to install flash LibreBoot / CoreBoot on Lenovo X60S Tutorial from 2018

NOTE: LibreBoot (status of 2018) can NOT boot Windows X-D (who cares). So i guess you want to use LibreBoot with Linux and Linux only. even when CoreBoot is a 10 year old project... replacing your BIOS with LINUX can be a[...]

#linux #gnu #gnulinux #opensource #administration #sysops #free #fsf #libreboot #coreboot #thinkpad #freehardware #hardware #bios #computrace #surveillance
Quelle: https://dwaves.org/2018/06/18/how-to-install-flash-libreboot-coreboot-on-lenovo-x60s-tutorial-from-2018/
How to install flash LibreBoot / CoreBoot on Lenovo X60S Tutorial from 2018
 
How to install flash LibreBoot / CoreBoot on Lenovo X60S Tutorial from 2018

NOTE: LibreBoot (status of 2018) can NOT boot Windows X-D (who cares). So i guess you want to use LibreBoot with Linux and Linux only. even when CoreBoot is a 10 year old project... replacing your BIOS with LINUX can be a[...]

#linux #gnu #gnulinux #opensource #administration #sysops #free #fsf #libreboot #coreboot #thinkpad #freehardware #hardware #bios #computrace #surveillance
Quelle: https://dwaves.org/2018/06/18/how-to-install-flash-libreboot-coreboot-on-lenovo-x60s-tutorial-from-2018/
How to install flash LibreBoot / CoreBoot on Lenovo X60S Tutorial from 2018
 
#FSF job opportunity: campaigns manager http://www.fsf.org/news/fsf-job-opportunity-campaigns-manager-1 earlier today I wrote about the rumours: http://techrights.org/2019/04/16/libreplanet-speech/
#FSF
 
Reader's Claim That Rules Similar to the Code of Conduct (CoC) Were 'Imposed' on #LibrePlanet and the #FSF http://techrights.org/2019/04/16/libreplanet-speech/ #gnu #fsf #freesw
 
Calls for papers (CfP) and who gets to assess what's presented or what’s not presented is a lesser-explored aspect http://techrights.org/2019/04/14/putting-the-con-in-conference-part-2/ #zemlinpac #linuxfoundation #linux #fsf #censorship
 
LibrePlanet 2019 wrap-up: Building the free software Utopia....
From the time of free software's inception, with Richard Stallman's announcement of the GNU Project in 1984, community has been a central part of its philosophy: we must be free to choose to share any software we use or create. Stallman wrote, "I consider that the golden rule requires that if I like a program I must share it with other people who like it," and from this point concluded that we must always be permitted to share our discoveries and innovations with others, in order to make their computing and their lives easier and better. Software that is free always has benefits beyond the individual, and the free software movement depends on a vibrant, ever-changing, committed pool of developers, activists, users, and enthusiasts to keep the dream alive and the movement growing.

#LibrePlanet #FSF #FOSS #FREE #STALLMAN #SOFTWARE #HARDWARE #TECHNOLOGY #COMPUTER
https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/libreplanet-2019-wrap-up-building-the-free-software-utopia
 
#GRUB 2.04 Release Candidate Brings Globs Of New Features
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=GRUB-2.04-Release-Candidate #gnu #grub2 #fsf #freesw
 
A pure Free-Software distro is a very hard ambition as well as an hard goal to accomplish, you have to deal with your hardware and if your hardware is not compliance with the free Software it is almost impossible running a pure libre distro. But back to time when even installing a standard distro was an impossible task, Ubuntu came out helping a lot of people making easier installing linux on whatever hardware. However we have to flip the point of observation, at the beginning there were just free drivers mostly made through reverse engineering, most of them were too buggy or unreliables, and the few closed drivers were hard to obtain or unavailable to the end users. Hence running a linux distro and having a laptop or a PC with 100% hardware recognized was very hard to achieve but not for Ubuntu. Ubuntu made easy installing blob binaries on Linux and making your hardware properly working, cool! All of we are in debt with Canonical for this because Ubuntu broken this barrier and helped all the distro to achieve the same, pointing the direction to follow. The main point is Ubuntu used closed software to achieve its goal, it pursued a pragmatic approach instead of an ethical one and it was right.

Ubuntu also decided to focus on a smaller set of packages respect to Debian, from which it derivates, and it takes care only the packages available on the "main" repo while all the others are in the "universe" repo and are handled by the community. However to release Ubuntu the packages in "universe" don't need to be bugs free like the ones in Debian. As a matter of fact Debian is released when all the critical bugs are closed, then basically all the packages in Debian stable are working while, even in a Ubuntu LTS, the packages that are in the universe repo can still be buggy.

An Ubuntu LTS can have software more updated than a Debian Stable but the latter is 100% reliable and secure. Ubuntu takes care only of the packages that are strategic for the Canonical's business and has several partnerships with hardware and softwares vendors to provide binaries blobs and closed software on his platform in the name of the pragmatism and customers satisfaction. Fine, but now is clear that Ubuntu is not the best choice for a pure linux distro, when you take out from Ubuntu the closed softwares you lost all the points that make Ubuntu a pragmatic distro and eventually you have just a distro with an unusual repositories organization and with most of those packages available quite buggy.

Even FSF noticed that and as a matter of fact they switched from Ubuntu to Debian for their gNewSense distro. It is important to remember that Debian was financed, long time ago, by the FSF itself because it actually promotes free software by default but it is not restrictive like the FSF does and that caused a separation that still continues.

My suggestion is, if you like to have a FSF endorsed distro based on deb you had better to avoid any Ubuntu derivates and move on the ones based on Debian like the already mentioned gNewSense or PureOS and don't forget that Debian is 100% free software by default.

http://gnewsense.org/
https://www.pureos.net/
https://www.debian.org/

#linux #ubuntu #debian #freesoftware #fsf #libresoftware #softwarelibre #linuxlibre #gnu #floss
 
Summer internships at the FSF! Apply by April 30 http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/summer-internships-at-the-fsf-apply-by-april-30 #fsf still fights for our freedom, unlike #zemlinPAC which monetises taking it away http://techrights.org/2019/04/05/lf-influence-for-sale/
 
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Delta Chat

Chat over e-mail and head back to the future with us!

Delta Chat is like Telegram or Whatsapp but without the tracking or central control. Check out our GDPR compliancy statement.

Delta Chat doesn’t have their own servers but uses the most massive and diverse open messaging system ever: the existing e-mail server network.

Chat with anyone if you know their e-mail address, no need for them to install DeltaChat! All you need is a standard e-mail account.
Independent of any company or services. You own your data.
Your data are not saved on a central server; this way, in contrast to most other messengers, Delta Chat even protects your metadata (who writes to whom?)
You do not distribute your address book to anyone.
Fast by the use of Push-IMAP
Largest userbase - receivers not using Delta Chat can be reached as well
Compatible - not only to itself
Elegant and simple user interface
Distributed system
No Spam - only messages of known users are shown by default
Reliable - safe for professional use
Trustworthy - can even be used for business messages
fully Open Source and Standards based

https://delta.chat/
https://support.delta.chat/

#privacy #encryption #peer2peer #decentralized #FSF #DHT #p2p #messenger #DeltaChat
 

The pointlessness of the FSF endorsed distros based on Ubuntu...

A pure Free-Software distro is a very hard ambition as well as an hard goal to accomplish, you have to deal with your hardware and if your hardware is not compliance with the free Software it is almost impossible running a pure libre distro. But back to time when even installing a standard distro was an impossible task, Ubuntu came out helping a lot of people making easier installing linux on whatever hardware. However we have to flip the point of observation, at the beginning there were just free drivers mostly made through reverse engineering, most of them were too buggy or unreliables, and the few closed drivers were hard to obtain or unavailable to the end users. Hence running a linux distro and having a laptop or a PC with 100% hardware recognized was very hard to achieve but not for Ubuntu. Ubuntu made easy installing blob binaries on Linux and making your hardware properly working, cool! All of we are in debt with Canonical for this because Ubuntu broken this barrier and helped all the distro to achieve the same, pointing the direction to follow. The main point is Ubuntu used closed software to achieve its goal, it pursued a pragmatic approach instead of an ethical one and it was right.

Ubuntu also decided to focus on a smaller set of packages respect to Debian, from which it derivates, and it takes care only the packages available on the "main" repo while all the others are in the "universe" repo and are handled by the community. However to release Ubuntu the packages in "universe" don't need to be bugs free like the ones in Debian. As a matter of fact Debian is released when all the critical bugs are closed, then basically all the packages in Debian stable are working while, even in a Ubuntu LTS, the packages that are in the universe repo can still be buggy.

An Ubuntu LTS can have software more updated than a Debian Stable but the latter is 100% reliable and secure. Ubuntu takes care only of the packages that are strategic for the Canonical's business and has several partnerships with hardware and softwares vendors to provide binaries blobs and closed software on his platform in the name of the pragmatism and customers satisfaction. Fine, but now is clear that Ubuntu is not the best choice for a pure linux distro, when you take out from Ubuntu the closed softwares you lost all the points that make Ubuntu a pragmatic distro and eventually you have just a distro with an unusual repositories organization and with most of those packages available quite buggy.

Even FSF noticed that and as a matter of fact they switched from Ubuntu to Debian for their gNewSense distro. It is important to remember that Debian was financed, long time ago, by the FSF itself because it actually promotes free software by default but it is not restrictive like the FSF does and that caused a separation that still continues.

My suggestion is, if you like to have a FSF endorsed distro based on deb you had better to avoid any Ubuntu derivates and move on the ones based on Debian like the already mentioned gNewSense or PureOS and don't forget that Debian is 100% free software by default.

http://gnewsense.org/
https://www.pureos.net/
https://www.debian.org/

#linux #ubuntu #debian #freesoftware #fsf #libresoftware #softwarelibre #linuxlibre #gnu #floss
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#fsf feeling vindicated over #drm
Thanks to #microsoft https://joindiaspora.com/posts/14550028 see http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/122438
 
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I am close to having too many irons in the fire - again. commercial work, family and side projects are also eating my time, but I have decided that finally making my website available for others is a good thing to do now. First of all I need to use it for two other projects so it would be a good time to optimize the code. I also want other people to be able to use it - I have talked to other comic artists and the feedback I am getting is that they could use exactly a solution like this. Simple and durable.

There are a lot of things that can be done to improve it. So what is the first thing you do?

You make a logo.

I am pretty sure that this is not the normal order of things you see in most software projects, but you will always do things in your mother language first and I am not fluent in code, I am fluent in images,

Fumetti is the Italian word for comics - you can compare to the English word, fumes, and probably get the meaning. The speak bubbles looks like small clouds of fume :)

I choose a art Noveau Italian style font because of the Italian name, instead of the normal comic style font - too boring and too obvious. Rather a slightly confusing reference to Bugatti and espresso than just blending in with the rest.

Today I will discuss with my brother, who is a data scientist how I go about this GitHub thing. I still need to get comfortable with branches, commits and pull requests.

#design #art #logo #opensource #software #comics #github #collaboration #libre #help #fsf #freesoftware #foss #floss
 
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I am close to having too many irons in the fire - again. commercial work, family and side projects are also eating my time, but I have decided that finally making my website available for others is a good thing to do now. First of all I need to use it for two other projects so it would be a good time to optimize the code. I also want other people to be able to use it - I have talked to other comic artists and the feedback I am getting is that they could use exactly a solution like this. Simple and durable.

There are a lot of things that can be done to improve it. So what is the first thing you do?

You make a logo.

I am pretty sure that this is not the normal order of things you see in most software projects, but you will always do things in your mother language first and I am not fluent in code, I am fluent in images,

Fumetti is the Italian word for comics - you can compare to the English word, fumes, and probably get the meaning. The speak bubbles looks like small clouds of fume :)

I choose a art Noveau Italian style font because of the Italian name, instead of the normal comic style font - too boring and too obvious. Rather a slightly confusing reference to Bugatti and espresso than just blending in with the rest.

Today I will discuss with my brother, who is a data scientist how I go about this GitHub thing. I still need to get comfortable with branches, commits and pull requests.

#design #art #logo #opensource #software #comics #github #collaboration #libre #help #fsf #freesoftware #foss #floss
 
"Speaking about Teddy Tso, what happened with him ??? He was targeted by a SJW hired by Intel, because he opposed Intel’s TPM in Linux, if memory serves me well."
 

Good Linux Podcast???


Hi guys,

it is only recently that I have discovered the Linux podcasts, for one of the very few I follow I almost reached its regular release, #latenightlinux, so I was looking for new podcasts beside the other one I follow too, #thelunduke show.

Specifically I would like some suggestions for podcasts that are free-software oriented rather than just opensource and not particularly Ubuntu centric, Ubuntu is boring. I remember the first edition of Late Night Linux were more interesting with Ikey of Solus rather than the latter with Will and Graham from Ubuntu.

Thanks!

#Linux #gnu #fsf #freesoftware #foss #floss #opensource #podcast #podcasts #distro

p.s. something got wrong between the interchange between #Friendica and #diaspora
 
I mean, I'm proud to be a person of #FOSS. I wear my #FSF shirt with pride.

It's when I get bashed by the extremists it makes me wonder why do we fight against each other? Should we be working together?
#FOSS #FSF
 
Yo, @fsfe

I herd [sic]you like #drone strikes

So I am starting a new GNU project for the @CIA which helps -- like #google does with its #freesw -- "better" assassinate thousands of people
 
Deb Nicholson Nets #FSF Award, Christine Hall of @FOSSForce Takes Seat at OSI's Board
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/122113 #freesw
 
#unitoodailynews, #freesw, #softwarelibero, #software, #gnu, #gpl, #fsf FSF job opportunity: campaigns manager — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software
 
- #OpenStreetMap and #DeborahNicholson #win #2018 #FSF #Awards
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BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Saturday, March 23, 2019 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) recognizes OpenStreetMap with the 2018 Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit and Deborah Nicholson with the Award for the Advancement of Free Software. FSF president Richard M. Stallman presented the awards today in a yearly ceremony during the LibrePlanet 2019 conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
https://www.fsf.org/news/openstreetmap-and-deborah-nicholson-win-2018-fsf-awards
 
#unitoodailynews, #freesw, #softwarelibero, #software, #gnu, #gpl, #fsf OpenStreetMap and Deborah Nicholson win 2018 FSF Awards — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software
 
#unitoodailynews, #freesw, #softwarelibero, #software, #gnu, #gpl, #fsf OpenStreetMap and Deborah Nicholson win 2019 FSF Awards — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software
 
#unitoodailynews, #freesw, #softwarelibero, #software, #gnu, #gpl, #fsf Seven new devices from ThinkPenguin, Inc. now FSF-certified to Respect Your Freedom — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software
 
FOSS: On the Road to Nowhere
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/121829 @bbyfield on @fossforce

I think #gnu and #fsf were right all along; we need to talk about #freesw and not #opensource
 
https://Jami.net

Jami for everyone!

Designed for the general public as well as the industry, #Jami aims to provide all of its users a universal #communication tool, free, secure and built on a #distributed architecture requiring no authority nor central server to operate. [via distributed hash tables, DHT]

https://Jami.net

#privacy #encryption #peer2peer #decentralized #FSF #DHT #voip #sip #anonymous #opensource #video #conferencing #security #technology #p2p
 
#unitoodailynews, #freesw, #softwarelibero, #software, #gnu, #gpl, #fsf Activists and experts gather in Cambridge for ethical tech conference to celebrate software freedom on March 23-24 — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software
 

Converging on Convergence PureOS is Convergent, Welcome to the Future – Purism


https://puri.sm/posts/converging-on-convergence-pureos-is-convergent-welcome-to-the-future/

Congratulation to #Purism for this great achievement, now we need just the phone!

#freemobile #mobile #android #linux #freesoftware #gnu #debian #convergence #ios #fsf
 
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