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I came across licensezero.com some time ago and I agree with the problem it's trying to solve which I see as "sustainability in free software", I think I'd be happy to get money for what I've done, especially when I know it's being used commercially. I care about my users' freedoms, and as long as I keep this I'm fine departing from any definition of "Free software". Anybody tried similar alternative solutions? Thoughts? Feedback? And what were your goals in doing so.

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The #XMPP Standards Foundation has been selected as a mentoring organization for this years #Google #Summer of Code!

If you are a college student and want to get payed to become a part of a great open source project that deals with open standards, check out the ideas page: https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/GSoC/2020/Project_Ideas

You can also propose your own awesome project idea!

@xmpp #gsoc #summerofcode

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Kickstarter workers are now the first white collar workers at a major tech company to successfully unionize in the United States. 👏👏👏

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3a8pp5/kickstarter-employees-win-historic-union-election

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@0 @Truck @humanetech I have already implemented a decentralised issue tracker on top of XMPP/PubSub (cf. https://salut-a-toi.org and https://bugs.goffi.org, UI/UX will get some improvements soon), the advantages are the same as for blogging + common PubSub API to manage it.

#xmpp #pubsub #salutatoi

Movim 0.17 – Catalina has been released! And because today is day, thanks to the author for their continued work on the project 😘 ! nl.movim.eu/?node/pubsub.movim

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Tracking, surveillance, and censorship are widespread online. Let's #TakeBacktheInternet. Join me and donate to @torproject: https://donate.torproject.org

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reCAPTCHA is one of many "free" systems that are seemingly helpful and innocent, but are actually part of the #Google data-collection ecosphere.

If you are a #website / app #developer, consider using tools & APIs that do not collect user & system information.

If you must use a particular system that integrates with reCAPTCHA or similar, please provide them feedback that you would like alternatives to Google services.

Users, choose to solicit sites that value your #privacy and user data.

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Hey #fosdem hackers! We want legislation requiring that publicly financed software be made available under a #FreeSoftware licence!

More and more people join this deamand every day. Do so as well and sign our open letter:
https://publiccode.eu#action

#publiccode

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#XSF #Summit 2020 in #Brussels

Topic 1: #XMPP Shortage Audit

We talk about ways in which xmpp comes short compared to other solutions like Slack, WhatsApp etc.

On the list are things such as contact discovery, snippets, microblogging ("stories"), stickers, bots and other integrations.

Some of those are already specified but lack implementation, others are not yet tackled at all.

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Dino 0.1 is released! 🎉

Dino is a secure and open-source application for decentralized messaging. It uses the XMPP (“Jabber”) protocol and is interoperable with other XMPP clients and servers. We aim to provide an intuitive, clean and modern user interface.

Release blog post: https://dino.im/blog/2020/01/dino-0.1-release/

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L'assemblée citoyenne tirée au sort pour sauver le climat va-t'elle servir à quelque chose ou n'est elle qu'un gadget de Macron? En tout cas on en parle peut être pas beaucoup mais elle est en place, et elle travaille... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1N1-haj-bw&feature=youtu.be

https://twitter.com/UsulduFutur/status/1221838856112300032

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FOSS politics [ - ] 

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"First they came for #Assange and #Chelsea, and I didn't care because I read too many articles about #Assange's persona and was gullible.

Then they came for #Greenwald and I didn't care because I 'had no time' and because 'hacking is a crime, you see?' and because Brazil is far away..

Then I realized: 'oh wait?! what?! Shit!!!', shortly before I got arrested myself by fascists hordes."

#MastoFiction #OrIsIt? #FreeAssange #FreeChelsea #DontExtraditeAssange

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I've just released Converse.js version 6.0.0.

Release notes:
https://github.com/conversejs/converse.js/releases/tag/v6.0.0

The biggest change is support for storing data (e.g. messages) in IndexedDB which has no size restrictions. It's not yet the default store, but will be eventually.

Another big change is support for XEP-0156 Alternative Connections. Now on https://inverse.chat you can connect directly to your #xmpp server without requiring a BOSH middleman.

#conversejs

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Rappel: aujourd'hui l'acentrale sera active entre 10:30 et 16:30 CET!

chat +stream + archives + plus d'info: acentrale.org

fait un relais sur echo.lurk.org:999/acentrale.mp

"L'Acentrale est un collectif réunissant des radios, webradios, émissions et collectifs sonores qui paricipent à la grève. Née dans l'élan du 5 décembre 2019, elle fonctionne comme une plateforme de radio mutualisée dédiée aux voix du mouvement social. Elle anime des émissions collectives les jours de mobilisation, émettant et diffusant un flux commun depuis différentes villes."

Today 's service operator meetup at is a 5pm! We would like to orient the discussion towards creating a public list of servers and also encourage to join!

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