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The city of #Magdeburg, Germany, has recently opened a public tender and has asked companies to hand in their biddings for a possibly 100% #OpenSource #school IT solution. I am considering to hand in a quote for #DebianEdu. Are there #Debian admins here on the Fediverse that can imagine joining into this effort as part of the team? If so, please get in touch! Thanks!

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You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are. A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet

Last week I made a new major release for Converse.

The biggest change is that the UI is now rendered entirely via declarative web components.

I've written a blog post highlighting some of the more notable changes in this release.

opkode.com/blog/2021-09-13-con

Last week I made a new major release for Converse.

The biggest change is that the UI is now rendered entirely via declarative web components.

I've written a blog post highlighting some of the more notable changes in this release.

opkode.com/blog/2021-09-13-con

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Zero effort lettuce faring better than expected.

Bought from the supermarket, ate all the leaves, clumsily buried the roots of what was left, did nothing.

I thought they’d all die but might as well give them a go because they’d just get thrown out anyway.

But so far all except one, which got pulled up by a bird or cat, are alive and growing.

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A group that is partially involved in Mellium is considering setting up a new cooperatively governed and run node in the #XMPP network. If you're interested in being a part of that effort, reach out! Here or in our chat room. mellium.chat

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#Sweden, total number of deaths per 100 000 inhabitants 2015-2021.

Madness.

No lockdowns,
No facemasks,
Open bars,

Source: National Board of Health and Welfare.

#Sverige #dödsorsaksregistret

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Please dispose your old death metal logos otherwise animals stuck in them and can't get out

#rusmeme

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🎉 Our iOS app is finally public! 🎉
snikket.org/blog/snikket-ios-p

This is a huge milestone for the project, and proof of what we can accomplish when a community comes together around a purpose.

The app link will automatically appear in the next Snikket server update (along with some other app-related fixes), but the post has manual instructions for admins who just can't wait 🙂

#xmpp #ios #snikket

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Gajim 1.4 Preview: Workspaces

The Gajim team has been hard at work in the past months to prepare the next v1.4 release. The upcoming version brings a major interface redesign. In this post, we explain how the new interface works and what remains to be decided or implemented before the release.

#xmpp #chat #foss

gajim.org/post/2021-08-27-work

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Volla is a German company which sells smartphones with pre-installed de-googlised Android or Ubuntu Touch.

You can follow them at:

➡️ @volla (in English and German)

Their website is at volla.online/en (in English) and volla.online/de (in German).

Ubuntu Touch is maintained by @ubports

#Volla #Smartphones #Smartphone #UbuntuTouch #Android #Phones #FOSS #FLOSS #FreeSoftware #Libre #Mobile #Business #Deutsch #Hardware #Linux

Some insurers could then decide to lower their premiums by not paying for Covid treatment for their unvaccinated clients, while others would recognise that there is money to be made by attracting those customers who don't want to vaccinate and still want to be covered for Covid treatment.

People would have the freedom to choose, and if your premiums are slightly higher because you don't want to vaccinate yourself, well that's the market in action. At least you know you'll get treatment.

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Competition is the best bottom-up and distributed mechanism we have to ensure that people have different options and the freedom to choose.

For example, in Germany there are people who say that the unvaccinated should have to pay for their own Covid-based health care.

If there was unimpeded competition between health-insurers, then the insurers could decide for themselves whether they'd like to pay for such treatment or not.

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