Items tagged with: FOSS

Brief: Open source painting application MyPaint 2.0 has been released with new features and improvements. Check out what’s new and how to get the latest MyPaint on Linux.


#paint #foss #gpl #gnu
IEEE Standards Association Launches an Open Source Collaboration Platform

Brief: IEEE Standards Association has announced a GitLab-based open source collaboration platform. Read how is it different and what advantages it has.

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology. The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) is an organization within IEEE that develops global standards in a broad range of industries.

The IEEE Standards Association (SA) has come up with an open-source collaboration platform i.e IEEE SA Open.

It is technically a self-hosted GitLab instance combined with Mattermost (a slack alternative) and GitLab Pages. To describe it further, the official blog post mentioned:
The platform enables independent software developers, startups, industry, academic institutions, and others to create, test, manage, and deploy innovative projects in a collaborative, safe, and responsible environment.
How is it different or useful?

The main key attraction for this platform would be IEEE’s members’ network, technical expertise, and resources.

IEEE President, Robert Fish, also mentions in brief (during an interview with Radio Kan) how it’s different and why IEEE wanted to go with it:

Today, much of the world’s infrastructure is run by software, and that software needs to comply with standards in communications networking, electrical grids, agriculture, and the like.
As software becomes increasingly prevalent in the world today, ethical alignment, reliability, transparency, and democratic governance become must-haves. IEEE is uniquely positioned to endow open-source projects with these attributes.
While this sounds good, what exactly the open-source platform by the IEEE offer? Let’s take a look at that:
IEEE SA Open: Quick overview


#ieee #foss
Corporations be like:
>we should patent software
>we should design all devices to be wiretaps
>we should find more ways to force the user to use our tech
>we should snuff out competing tech
>we should advertise our environment like a "free market" but run it like a Soviet state
>we should prevent people we don't like from making money on our platform
>we should prevent people we don't like from having a platform
>we should provide a new currency designed to compete with dollar so we can control who even gets to use money at all

Some guys in #FOSS be like:
>the most important thing to do right now is to add one more gender to the docs
RT @dominucco@twitter.com

My son asked me what I am doing told him Im installing @elementary@twitter.com and he asked if it was Apple, I said no “my friend Cassidy.” He wa so excited at the idea of software by “friends”. This is how we get #FOSS to the next gen @CassidyJames@twitter.com @ChrisLAS@twitter.com @wespayne@twitter.com @carlrichell@twitter.com #linux

@pazan она не только на телефон, она на все платформы. Синхронизирует файлы. #FOSS
Just discovered CryptPad via the FLOSS Weekly podcast. Basically, Google docs without privacy concerns.

CryptPad in their own words:

"CryptPad is a private-by-design alternative to popular office tools and cloud services. All the content stored on CryptPad is encrypted before being sent, which means nobody can access your data unless you give them the keys (not even us)."

It's also Free software.


Better still CryptPad is on the Fediverse:


Товарищи и господа с дамами! Это ли не шанс продвинуть все эти наши свободные средства распространения информации, да, быть может, ещё и заработать на этом? Идеи не новые, но, может, есть ещё шанс занять достойное место на грядущем новом рынке? 🤔


#ru #foss #вопрос #ппц #будьготов
#youtube-dl is a public domain video and audio downloader for a wide range of sites.

youtube-dl can download from YouTube, PeerTube, and pretty much anything with a video or audio stream embedded somewhere in the page.

youtube-dl can also recurse into other video links present on the page, allowing for a full account/channel #backup if so desired.

It can also download comments and other metadata.

Website 🔗: https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/index.html

apt 📦: youtube-dl

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations
Really Signal? You mark non Google Play downloads of your apps as "Dangerous" and for "Advanced users with special needs". You've gotta be kidding me.

#privacy #foss

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You can make the world hexagonal instead of cube-based using a cool new proof-of-concept mod by #Minetest modder @GreenXenith@twitter.com

#gamedev #freesoftware #freegaming #foss

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Hey developers & ActivityPub enthusiasts!

@GetTogetherComm is a free open alternative to MeetUp.com.

The lead developer needs help with implementing federation, either coding or better documentation about ActivityPub.

There's an open issue for it here:


There's been discussion but no code contributions yet.

Can you help?

(It would be *so* cool to get this kind of service federated, imagine every town having its own instance :blobaww: )

#ActivityPub #FLOSS #FOSS
Not everyone who uses #linux and #FOSS wants or needs to tinker or hack. And there's nothing wrong with that, no matter what certain people say or seem to believe
I'm getting improperly angry with the recent wave of "BDFLs are bad for the #FOSS ecosystem" stuff, so I need to unload some thoughts.

The particular bit that rubs me the wrong way is the insistence on changing established projects currently governed by BDFLs. It's like coming into my house and not only telling me I'm raising my kid wrong, but also claiming your right on bringing people to do it in my stead.

Here's one for you: FORK OFF!

(to be continued…)
out of #respect for #women i refuse to learn how to use #linux or any #FOSS or #FLOSS because I want to make sure they #feelsmarter than me
They say Santa does not exist. But we have all received so many gifts due to this man, from millions of helpful elves working tirelessly all over the world.

#MerryChristmas #gnu #linux #foss #hacking #freeandopensource #freesoftware #freeansopenscience
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I've just added 6 new wallpaper to the gallery.


Requests and feedback are welcome.

#FOSS #Wallpaper #Firefox #QubesOS #Tails
I am a #foss / #free #software radical.

This is because I understand some things that many people do not, or do not want to. This isn’t because those people are stupid or purpousely ignorant; rather, my circumstances forced me to part with some of the comforts of predatory software, and it opened my eyes to the world that universal software freedom could create.
Write.as is now #FOSS! 🎉 We've named the software behind it #WriteFreely.

WriteFreely lets you self-host a single federated blog or a community of blogs. It's written in Go / #golang, it's lightweight, and runs everywhere -- even on a Raspberry Pi! (We tried 😁)

We just launched v0.1 this weekend, and v0.2 is already coming out early this week. You can try a full demo here: https://pencil.writefree.ly

Get started with hosting or find a permanent instance here: https://writefreely.org

Anyway, wording is bad even without #foss discussion. It is probably correct to say that 95% of developers that participate in Github hosted projects have decided to identify themselves as men. However, I do not remember if there are many other options available in GH profile settings (like "have not decided yet" or any other of hundreds gender-related options). Another interesting thing would be to see the gender stats in proprietary projects.
Hey 👋 it's easier to follow an account than a hashtag, so I created this one for https://Read.as.

Read.as is a long-form reader, similar to Feedly, built to be a peaceful place to read things from the fediverse :fediverse: -- particularly from long-form platforms like #Plume, @write_as, #Microblogpub, etc. In the future it'll also support RSS and curating what you read on your own profile.

It's built from scratch to be #FOSS, and is still very early in its development. But...
RT @gnome@twitter.com: Hey Internet! We at GNOME are talking about putting together a podcast and/or YouTube channel. What do you think? If we did, what content would you like to see? Let us know! #FOSS

Lesser known #SysAdmin tools for everyone.

Midnight Commander or MC

A twin pane, curses based file manager for use in the terminal.

Probably, the most powerful FM available, anywhere.

* filesystem bookmarks
* access remote systems using SSH
* dive into .zip, tar, DEB, JAR etc. using VFS
* run commands in a sub-shell without leaving MC
* built-in editor & viewer or configure your own
* hotkeys
* completely configurable
* and lots more


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Who wants to work with me and @dajbelshaw, developing the #ActivityPub based #federated back-end for #MoodleNet?

We're looking for a #developer familiar with #Elixir (or transferable skills like #Erlang and #RubyOnRails).

The whole project will be #FOSS and you can work from home, what's not to love ;-) Please RT!


#tech #job #programming #jobs #software #remote #federation #decentralised
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@grainloom @porsupah

> if #microsoft is so committed to #foss

They aren't.

> Blender UI is pretty good

It isn't.
if #microsoft is so committed to #foss, why is their browser closed source?
as far as I can tell, all their open source projects are for developers, none of them matter to end users who know nothing about licensing
@volkomorov меня после травмы в седло посадил всё-таки смартфон: появился первый навороченный велонавигатор, основанный на #osm, между прочим, так что с #foss у меня довольно забавные отношения. Но „мои“ тропки и доселе не все там прописаны, да и опубликованные мною gps-треки никто не обводил. Так что сам осмер, второй по значимости в городе (из двух постоянных участников). Уклоны для байкера крайне важны. Обычно их указывают как tg * 100%. 15 градусов — это весьма крутой подъём: на 4 метра в плане 1 метр в высоту. Недавно сделал 17%, так пришлось ставить самую малую передачу с i=3:4. На 120 м по горизонтали 20 м подъёма. Организм потом меня послал на три весёлых буквы на трое суток: перегрузился. Так вот, подобные уклоны редко пропадают из вида #SRTM, так что пару сотен таких дорог желательно бы обмерить. То есть объездить. Да уж…
#Blender gets all their videos blocked worldwide by #YouTube. #Armory3D has their #Patreon page closed down and their backers refunded without any notice as to why. All the #FOSS projects hosted by #GitHub now have their hosting at the mercy of #Microsoft.

And this is just a few of the recent examples.

When is the #FOSS community going to learn that we need to create and run our own infrastructure as well as apps?

Support #decentralised #FOSS infrastructure! (eg #PeerTube, #tilt, #Gitea etc)
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