Israeli firm linked to WhatsApp spyware attack faces lawsuit
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France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:
Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.
It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.
You can also follow its Mastodon account here:
Incognito no more: Publishers close loopholes as paywall blockers emerge
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Qualys SSL Labs adds 4 new tests for vulnerabilities, and considers cipher suites using CBC "weak":
– as an admin, you should disable all CBC cipher suites for several reasons (use GCM for block ciphers)
– SSL Labs tests for POODLE, GOLDENDOODLE, 0-Length OpenSSL, and Sleeping POODLE now
– servers affected by the vulnerabilities are downgraded to F
I mean, I know "how" the Gimp patrons work, what I don't know is what's being dome with the money. Is it spent to improve the software with hopes to maybe fund whole days per week of work or is it just tips? Because I've only used Gimp a total of two times, so if its the latter... I'm sorry, but I only have very little money to give, so I'd rather give it to something I use regularly.
Wine already seems to have more than enough money for years, same with Arch. Freedesktop/Mesa/Vulkan devs don't accept money from what I know. Linux, LibreOffice and most distros are corporately funded. Mozilla is mismanaging money on dumb stuff. All that comes to mind is XFCE which I have no idea how their donation system works, the PulseAudio maintainer I need to throw some bucks to, and Gimp, which... I have no idea how their donations work either.
I feel like FOSS has a huge funding problem.
Personally, I always have extremely hard time finding projects or foundations that
-Take monetary donations
-Don't already have enough money
-Actually use the donations
-Are either useful to me directly or essential/useful indirectly or for people who provide useful software for me
I honestly can't think of anything else than OpenBSD and maybe buying a CrossOver license...
There needs to be some page that lists everything that needs money out...
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