The EARN IT Act will let Attorney General William Barr ban strong encryption. We need to stop it, and there’s a Senate vote next week. https://act.eff.org/action/stop-the-earn-it-bill-before-it-breaks-encryption
Be sure to #boost
Tor Project - @torproject
Matrix Project - @matrix
Proton Services - @protonmail @protonvpn @ProtonCalendar
Swiso - @switchingsoftware
PrivacyTools - @privacytools
Mastodon - @Mastodon
Pixelfed - @pixelfed
Pixeldroid - @PixelDroid
In real life, there’s no such thing as a backdoor that only lets in the “good guys”. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn-it-bill-governments-not-so-secret-plan-scan-every-message-online
Headed to Brussels for #FOSDEM next week? So are we! Let's catch up! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jan/24/brussels2020/
We've started work on new project to improve our app submission and review process, with a focus on making it easier for contributors to make ethical decisions https://f-droid.org/2020/01/16/tracking-the-trackers.html
15 years ago, EFF's @doctorow told Microsoft:
1. That DRM systems don't work
2. That DRM systems are bad for society
3. That DRM systems are bad for business
4. That DRM systems are bad for artists
5. That DRM is a bad business-move
He was right.
Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation
Prepare for programming interviews with pretty practice problems.
We've got a blog post that explains our views & reaction to #GItHub's new #Sponsors program & related initiatives. We're concerned that it (so far) ignores key governance issues for #FOSS projects related to funding. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/may/23/github-sponsors/ #Sustainability #FOSSSustainability
So many exciting things to release!
- New https://pixelfed.org
- v0.10 (Collections + Federation)
- Continuity (Compose new posts across devices)
- Direct (Messages)
- Easy Install
- MomentUI updates
- Blog Posts
- Project Delta (Instance Picker)
- New @PixelfedLabs experiments
- Stories Beta (Non-federated ephemeral posts, will federate after beta)
Open Source Guides
Student-led club devoted to the development of Free/Libre and Open Source Software
As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.
We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:
Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.