@aral @NGIZero In your analogy, a factory farm has declared it will immediately close and fire all employees, and NGI is asking them to send all cattle to a community-owned animal sanctuary rather than just slaughter and bury them on the farm's premises.

@aral It appears we don't share the same strategic insights. Thank you for your advice though, I know it comes from a good heart - but don't let your judgement be clouded by anger and assumption. Big Tobacco is not the right metaphore here, really.

Look at the matter at hand, and focus on what you want to achieve - and what could be helpful. Google is about to kill a service that failed to successfully compete with two dominant big tech players. Ignoring this opportunity exists makes no sense.

@aral Would it or would it not be good to open source a complete platform, and allow its users to determine its course by giving them copyright? Would that not offer people an alternative to Sony and Microsofts dominant gaming platforms?

I think you must have used Etherpad at some point? What is different here? Do you still see that as a Google product? Of course, is warmly recommended.

Google has a huge opportunity to push forward free and open source gaming with their larger long term strategy as they are abandoning (blog.google/products/stadia/me). Instead of giving people back their money and throw the whole platform tech away, they could turn over source code and copyright.

People and ccompanies that invested in this would not be let down and it would make for a wonderful contribution to counter market dominance - and would users. Go Google, do the right thing!

During the summer Radically Open Security performed a security audit of Fractal as part of the NLnet grant.

The results can be found over here blogs.gnome.org/jsparber/2022/

This week will be all about the upcoming Nextcloud Conference! 💙

If you couldn't make it, there will be a live stream so join us from anywhere in the world!

Save the Date: October 1-2, Nextcloud Conference Livestream, every day from 10 AM - 3 PM CET 🌍

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 u.fsf.org/3u0 #GNU #GUIX #guix10years Cheers, @GuixHpc!

@humanetech @EC_NGI Indeed, I agree that this peculiar quote is not doing justice to W3C ActivityPub at all, and could seriously confuse people.

I hope that they will want to make up for everything when they find out that this is not how it works. I'm sure quite some people will ping them about this - on whatever social medium they can...

Good to see recognition of the funding by @EC_NGI and of course nice to be quoted by the kind folks at Forbes. Now all we need is for them to join the Fediverse ;)

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 owncast.online and a directory of featured streams at directory.owncast.online

Boosts welcome!

#Fediverse #OwnCast #HelpNeeded

So sorry to hear the news that Peter Eckersley (pde.is) 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: events.hackerspace.gent/en/new

@loveisgrief We are not the organisers, but I can ask the kind folks at ITL and 3mdeb that are ...

@publicspaces And if you aren't ready to be a director of such an organisation just yet, but are interested to work on these topics - do have a look at the various openings at NLnet foundation too: nlnet.nl/foundation/jobs

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