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Schon 248 #PublicInterestTech-Projekte haben wir mit dem Prototype Fund fördern können. Du hast eine Idee für Nummer 249? Perfekt - noch 3 Tage Zeit sie einzureichen:

Last call: don't foget to join the presentation by prof. Christian Grothoff on and his latest work on the R5N-DHT project in 15 minutes! Join here:

SFP#12: For our latest podcast episode @kirschner interviewed Till Jaeger about enforcing the #GNU #GPL in court for the first time. If you haven't heard his story or a just interested in Till's work for #FreeSoftware this is the perfect episode for you

Thanks to everyone joining the webinar this Tuesday! As you may recall (or can see shortly as we make the recording available), we provide free 1-on-1 mentoring time with dr. Melanie Rieback of Radically Open Security and Nonprofit Ventures to talk about nonprofit sustainable business models. If you are funded by @NGIZero, apply now! ->

Almost done refactoring #fediDB developer tools so you can use them without creating an account!

All the boosts are much appreciated! Find some more information on prof. Grothoff most recent work on the R5N-DHT-protocol here (, which is expected to become an important advancement in the field of distributed hash tables, with relevant properties like Byzantine fault tolerance and censorship resistance. Join us tomorrow/Thursday at 13 CEST to find out more :) ->

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Just had a nice conversation with #gnunet developer t3sserakt about possible synergies with #interpeer - since we're going to be @NGIZero buddies, by the looks of it.

We pursue fairly similar high level goals by fairly diverging ways. GNUnet has a greater focus on being a framework for coordinating all kinds of different tech, so most likely we could plug some of interpeer's layers into GNUnet. I just need to make progress.

In the meantime, we want to understand each other's...

Want to learn more? Join his presentation tomorrow! No signup required, simply follow the link and be there Thursday afternoon at 13h. Stay a bit longer and you can learn more about the NGI Assure open source grant that funds development of the R5N DHT-project. See you there! > :eo_thinking: :amazing: :ah:

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Excited to have prof. Christian Grothoff tomorrow present work on , from the core decentralised overlay network via secure payments (), key backup mechanisms (Anastasis) to the R5N-DHT project, currently funded by NGI Assure. The R5N protocol aims to combine the best traits of all technologies out there, like Byzantine fault tolerance and censorship resistance. He will go into the technology, the advantages and how it supports efforts like the protocol (GNS).

My advisor gave me this little list of questions for research when I started working with him, and I've kept it pinned up in my office space ever since. It's surprisingly relevant, even outside academic research.

@tchambers @LEDCoyote If you're any good in frontend development, #Friendica needs you. We're sacked with backend developers but frontend is sorely lacking.


In 45 min join our webinar on with Melanie Rieback of the not-for-profit Radically Open Security discussing nonprofit business models @bunniestudios sharing his extensive experience crowdfunding open hardware. Link here, no signup needed -> See you there!

In less than two hours: @NGIZero webinar on crowd funding!

Sustainable funding for open source projects

Just a little reminder: tomorrow we organize a webinar on with Melanie Rieback of Radically Open Security and @bunniestudios about nonprofit business models, organizing crowdfunding campaigns for open hardware & open source software and much more. No signup needed, just join the BigBlueButton-room at 10:00 CEST ->

@rysiek Congratulations on reaching a milestone!

As part of another @NGIZero project we've been working on ERIS - an encoding of data into small, encrypted blocks:

This allows you to store content securely and censorship-resistant on IPFS or GNUNet or OpenDHT or anything really. The encoding and the identifier of the content becomes independent of the transport.

Might be applicable for #LibResilient. The motivation seems very similar.

Hi! We are now using #Weblate to translate #LiberaForms and we are looking for people who want to translate the program to their languages: all of them are welcome!

Start translating it here:

Don't hesitate to ask for help if needed.

Why is it so hard to find #podcasts? 🔍 Why is it so hard to make my podcast discoverable? 📢
Now that every phone has a GPS, why is it impossible to find episodes located near me? 🤷
As a matter of fact, it is possible! 💡
Thanks to the PodcastIndex location tag and to @Castopod you can put your podcast on the map now! 📍
If you want to learn more about geo-located podcasts, I will give a talk at the 🇳🇱 Amsterdam #podcastfestival2021 (Sept 24th), get your ticket now!

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