@Hamishcampbell @bob You could have a chat compass. Centralized/decentralized on one axis, Open/Closed on the other.

Centralized/Closed: WhatsApp, Telegram
Centralized/Open: Signal, Jitsi, BBB, RocketChat (maybe)
Decentralized/Closed: Pre-Microsoft Skype
Decentralized/Open: Matrix, XMPP, SSB

– Where’s your easy-to-use, plug-and-play, ethical alternative to these toxic trillion-dollar products?

– Thanks for asking. We’ve been paying out of pocket for years to work on it. Fancy giving us a few million to speed it up?

– No.

– How about a few thousand so we don’t starve?

– No.

– So, is it ready yet?

Planetary is a new open source iOS app for the privacy respecting secure scuttlebutt (SSB) peer-to-peer social network - See planetary.social/

#technology #altmedia #P2P #SSB #socialnetwork #planetary

It's lovely how there is so many content is out there about protecting yourself "against the NSA", which is most likely never have any noticeable impact on your life, especially when you don't live in and don't plan to visit the US.

On the other hand only a minority talks about the way more realistic threat of impacted credit scores and denied insurances based on data collection.

People are scared of the social credit system? Most counties have a commercial credit system. Not much better.

Got two scam calls since morning. I only came back to the city last night. Still don't know how they figured out that I'm physically present here and targeted me with location-specific scams.

From a privacy perspective, living in a country with no data protection laws and regulations is like living on the streets.

@0 @bazurk

In my case even SMS end up on my #XMPP account, because I don't have a mobile phone. I use #sms4you sms4you.xama.nu/ on a #freedombox instead.

rant, Alphabet union 

"We will ensure Alphabet acts ethically and in the best interests of society and the environment."
alphabetworkersunion.org/princ

I am not going to hold my breath for Alphabet to change its business model away from

Data mining my life using renewable energy sources isn't ethical.
Hiring a gender-diverse work force to write spyware and censorship tools isn't ethical.

One-dimensional ethics that don't hurt profits are convenient but they don't count.

Wanderer follows the story of the titular tiny magic robot named Wanderer, who wakes up with no memories of who he is, or what happened to his friend, the mysterious Algernon.
It is my upcoming comic.

If you want to see WIPs, and comic progress, consider supporting me on Ko-Fi!
ko-fi.com/mandyjacek
#art #mastoart #creativetoots

Guys, with a new garden year soon beginning I was wondering:

Do you guys think Mastodon would enjoy to see some selfsustainable gardening content? I'm thinking about making an account where I post my progress :)
...
#selfsustaining #selfsustainable #permaculture #growyourfood

New to Mastodon, check out my open-source project! Open source offline neural machine translation in Python: github.com/argosopentech/argos

Just got a Community Guidelines strike on YouTube for talking about NewPipe. The free and open source video player. Sigh...

@laser_punkx Also, feel free to use the search feature on the forum to find other relevant answers.

discuss.freedombox.org

@laser_punkx

See if this answer might be helpful
discuss.freedombox.org/t/runni

I used a slightly different approach - spreading the Btrfs file system over the microSD card and an external SATA disk.
discuss.freedombox.org/t/runni

Another approach is to use btrfs-send to move the root filesystem to the external SATA disk and still keep the /boot partition on the microSD card. I haven't tried this approach yet.

Before trying anything, use the Backups app to create and download a full backup.

I'm finishing up and testing the dist upgrade feature for #FreedomBox, which will automatically update users to the next stable release (Bullseye). It takes a long time to do the upgrade though, so testing is quite slow.

@laser_punkx The Pioneer Edition comes with FreedomBox on Debian stable by default. The version of Searx on stable is still 0.15

tracker.debian.org/pkg/searx

Please use one of the following channels next time. I might not reply promptly on Mastodon.

wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Man

@n8 Two lessons to learn from this:

1. Be careful about who you give your project/organization's social media accounts to.

2. Don't follow accounts that primarily post to birdsite and cross-post to the Fediverse. Dumpster fires reward garbage. Let's keep it out.

Castopod is a free open source podcasting platform you can host yourself. You can follow at:

➡️ @Castopod

The website is at castopod.org

#CastoPod #Podcasting #Podcasts #FOSS #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Libre #SelfHosting #Audio

PeerTube is the Fediverse's alternative to YouTube. You can follow at:

➡️ @peertube

The official website is at joinpeertube.org

Because it's part of the Fediverse, you can interact with PeerTube accounts from Mastodon.

The latest version also includes support for live streaming.

You can see recommended PeerTube accounts to follow at mastodon.online/@FediFollows/t

You can watch recommended PeerTube videos on our sister account FediVideos:

➡️ @FediVideos

#PeerTube #Fediverse #SelfHosting

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