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Hi there! Are you an avid free software user or open source developer? NGI Zero is an R&D funding program for open source software & hardware to enhance online privacy and improve open search and discovery. Together with @fsfe, @APC, Radically Open Security, Translate House and many more we fund and support projects like @pixelfed, @delta, @cryptpad... Check it out here -> and here -> or submit your own idea to make the internet a better place!

We have created a public Matrix room for discussion about our apps Fedilab, UntrackMe and Tubelab 🥳

We're looking forward to heartedly welcome you in this room and keep in touch, so come join us at:

This format is actually new to us and we don't know how it turns out to everyone, so please be kind and patient with us, especially at the beginning ☺️

#Matrix #Fedilab #UntrackMe #Tubelab

Read & Repair feat. @jules

Sunday, 31.10.2021
11:00-13:00 CEST

During this session we will dive into a recent paper by Abeba Birhane entitled Algorithmic injustice: a relational ethics approach. Abeba has recently completed a PhD in cognitive sciences and her research sits at the intersection of complex adaptive systems, machine learning, and critical race studies. The paper investigates ways to address algorithmic injustice that go way beyond efforts to build more inclusive/representative, and “debiased” datasets.

Poster by @p_p

Malware already used DNS, IRC, XMPP, Web pages, Ethereum, Twitter, pads, to communicate with their C&C. Sooner or later, they had to try the fediverse. *Every* communication tool can be used this way. Sentences like "Mastodon a relatively under-moderated space" are really dumb. Do they expect a censor to check daily *all* the profiles, and notice that "scan:" is an order to the malware?

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Videos from our recent LibreOffice Conference 2021 are now also available on PeerTube! Check them out here:

Hi #fediverse

The #delightful project for curated #FOSS #OpenScience and #OpenData lists is slowly growing, and recently @yarmo gave it a crisp web front-end with

Now we need more lists, and I encourage all of you fedizens to maintain one on the topic of your interest.

Some lists are in dire need to be created, like delightful #RSS as @blindscribe made me aware. Anyone up for the challenge?

What is a delightful list:

Boosts appreciated 💎

Armjin Hemel gave a really good presentation at @NgiZero presentation today about Patents and IP. The presentation will be uploaded for those that missed it. Patent defense networks should not have to exist but its good to have organisations like OIN.

In just 3 mins the webinar on and management is starting! Join us here, no signup needed ->
Experts from the FSFE, Open Invention Network and others discuss defensive publications, patent tools, basic open source software licensing and open hardware intellectual property handling. See you there!

For anyone working on and tech with public code, tomorrow at 10 CEST we have a and focused webinar where experts including the and the share their knowledge on how to make sure your work is (re)usable and defended against patent trolls. No signup needed, simply join (or check out the recording afterwards) ->

on #LaTeX #Vim and Distraction-free Writing:

"[...] word processing became mixed up with desktop publishing. Users found that they could be typographers and layout artists, and paid much more attention to the appearance of their pages, perhaps to the detriment of the text itself"

Tech giants need to be pushed to make it easy for users to leave, or to use other tools to interact with their data without leaving entirely. Tell your representatives to pass the ACCESS Act

Program now online! Join us Tuesday at 10 CEST to learn more about defensive publications, open hardware licenses & the basics of software copyright & licensing. For funded projects, but open to everyone working & eager to learn about proper licensing ->

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Gitea has just joined the Fediverse on their very own instance, you can follow them here:

➡️ @gitea

Gitea is a free open source git platform, a self-hostable privacy-friendly alternative to Github. You can find out more on their website at:

There's a good video about Gitea by @hexdsl at:

#Gitea #Git #Github #Alternatives #FOSS #FLOSS #FreeSoftware #Libre #OpenSource #Dev #SelfHosting #Gittea

In case you missed the news: Our #Android App for #Funkwhale is now available at the official #FDroid repository. Get it and tell us what you think!

Next week we are happy to have another (freely accessible) webinar, this time on licensing & intellectual property management. Including defensive publications (Armijn Hemel), open hardware (Keith Bergelt of OIN) and software licensing (FSFE). Keep tabs on our site (agenda up soon) & join us next Tuesday at 10 CEST!

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:

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