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Hi there! Are you an avid free software user or open source developer? NGI Zero is an R&D funding program for open source software & hardware to enhance online privacy and improve open search and discovery. Together with @fsfe, @APC, Radically Open Security, Translate House and many more we fund and support projects like @pixelfed, @delta, @cryptpad... Check it out here -> and here -> or submit your own idea to make the internet a better place!

The day has come! Ten Years of Guix -- September 16-18, 2022, Paris, France. Information about the program, how to participate via IRC, and how view the livestream are published at #GNU #GUIX #guix10years Cheers, @GuixHpc!

Hey Fediverse!

The @owncast project could really use some help! 🙏

At the moment the lead dev @gabek is having to handle an awful lot at once. The platform would be much more sustainable if there were more people on the team.

Everyone who wants to help is welcome, but of course there are some specific areas where help is especially welcome:

Please get in touch with @owncast or @gabek if you want to help out!

For those who don't know, OwnCast is a Twitch-style livestreaming and chat service for the Fediverse. You can follow OwnCast accounts from Mastodon etc and you will see a post in your timeline when the account goes live. There's a site about it at and a directory of featured streams at

Boosts welcome!

#Fediverse #OwnCast #HelpNeeded

So sorry to hear the news that Peter Eckersley ( has today passed away. We got to know him through the SSL Observatory, after that he went on to do many amazing things like Let's Encrypt, Panopticlick and HTTPS Everywhere. He was a wonderful, smart and kind human being, and a lot of fun to be around. May he rest in peace, he will be remembered fondly by many.

In case you are near or able to travel to Ghent (Belgium) next month, do check out the talk from Jonathan McHugh about Icebreaker at Newline 2022:

The 4th edition of the @QubesOS summit will be held live this year!
Save the date - 9th to 11th September, hosted in Berlin!

More information about this event & CFP that is now open is available at:

Today we are welcoming
Mathilde Blanchemanche to the CryptPad team. She will be the admin for and contribute to CryptPad + the community full-time from today 🎉

The #Fediverse (#ActivityPub) has surpassed 5 mio users!

For the first time, all #SocialMedia that are connected by Activitypub are at 5,082,029 mio users (1.6 mio active six months, 0.6 mio monthly active). Thanks to #Mastodon 4.2 mio users, #PeerTube 0.3 mio, #Pixelfed 97k , #Pleroma 88k, #WriteFreely 55k #Lemmy 49k, #Plume 21k, #Friendica 17k, #Mobilizon 12k and many more.

#Fedigrowth #Misskey #Funkwhale #Hubzilla #hometown

BTW: in case folks reading this have a cool FOSS project that needs funding, please be aware that we have a deadline for submitting these tomorrow (August 1st) noon.

Don't feel intimidated - it is really light-weight to submit something (you can do it in less than an hour if need be).

Have a look at -

And of course if you don't have an account but still want to stake your claim for a free ticket you can just get in touch via

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Many of the sessions can be streamed online, but if you want to attend in person to smell what a few thousand hackers are like - and missed out on tickets or could not afford one: as a sponsor we have a full ticket to give away to the community!

Please send a direct message to us ASAP, we'll find a good random number generator to make one of you happy!

During the event there will be quite a few talks from NGI funded projects like ARPA2, Libresilient, IRMA, PDS Interop and Metapress-es. In addition there are informal daily sessions on how to apply for grants to work on free and open source projects within NGI Zero and NGI Assure. More information and the entire programme can be found on:

In the coming days you can find NGI Zero at May Contain Hackers, a large nonprofit outdoors hacker camp taking place in Zeewolde, the Netherlands. The event has a long and rich history, dating back a third of a century - all they way to 1989 when NLnet was formally founded. Thanks to the many volunteers from around the world which will bring together over 3500 people to attend hundreds of lectures, talks and workshops!

BTW: there are some interesting similarities between the logo and the NLnet one - but we can assure you our relationship is purely platonic ;)

Congratulations to Daniel and the rest of the team at on their 1.0 release: - a more robust and secure way to create web technology based applications for many different platforms.

In my experience pretty much everyone listens to reason, and convergence can be achieved by pointing out aberrant behaviour. And yes, the words ''in the spirit of cooperation' are explicit part of our otherwise pretty short agreements with projects...

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