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This might be controversial, but listen

Cats?

Cats Are Good

How many times has it been now that there's a scandal involving a "completely nice and good hacking company, honest, we are doing a good work" company?

The governments will do anything to exercise complete control over innocent people, won't it.

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Why is it that FreeBSD seems to be very well funded, while the arguably more important OpenBSD is hurting for money?

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France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:

joinmobilizon.org/en/

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:

@mobilizon

#Mobilizon #DeleteFacebook #Events #Alternatives #Fediverse

"We want to fight the fake and/or reactionary news that are dangerous, but only if you pay" is not exactly benefiting the society.

Going out of your way to lock your content away just tells me your work isn't as important as you're making it to be.

Especially funny that new York times and Washington post do it, while yelling how important their journalism is for the world.

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Trans acceptance is not political. Trans acceptance is a basic demonstration of human rights. If you complain that trans acceptance advocacy is political, you are what is commonly referred to as an asshole.
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Qualys SSL Labs adds 4 new tests for vulnerabilities, and considers cipher suites using CBC "weak":

blog.qualys.com/technology/201

– 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

#ssllabs #infosec #security #serversecurity #qualys

Also, if you know of any goood FOSS project to donate to, let me know, I'll consider all suggestions.

Not that I have any ideals about google whatsoever, but they usually at least try to pretend with token donations to projects they can't exist without. Not this time, I guess?

As an aside, Google, the multi-billion USD company is trying to launch Stadia, a service in a multi-billion videogame industry, on top of PulseAudio.

Yet the (main?) maintainer of PulseAudio lives off of his savings and Patreon, as far as I know. Just saying.

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.

Tldr there needs to be something for dumb people like me to know where to throw their money. Maybe note crowd funding campaigns like Krita does, I don't know

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 know there's the Awesome Patreons github, but it suffers from at least one of the problems I have...

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...

Seems like a lot of people realized why software as a service is a bad idea today.

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