The world celebrates Software Freedom Day today with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and it is in the same spirit and excitement that we announce today the Free Software Camp.

Thanks to everyone who worked behind the scenes to make this possible.

I made a thing! 🎉

It's a browser extension that recommends "better" alternative products and services via in-page popups, based on community-curated lists. Available for all Chromium and Firefox-based browsers.

We live in times where the distributions costs are hampering the adoption of higher-quality (which could mean security, privacy, ethics, local etc) products. I am hoping that this extension can eventually be managed by orgs like IFF, EFF or FSF.

A mentoring programme created with the intention of bringing more people to Free Software with strong focus on philosophy. More at

"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say."
— Edward Snowden

Similarly, the argument that you don't care about software freedom because you don't know coding can be considered as same. It's like arguing that you don't care about the food you eat because you don't know cooking!

#FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom

Today, at DeepRoot GNU/Linux, we complete 20 years of building, selling, supporting and advocating #FreeSoftware and #GNU/#Linux.

Please do visit the brief timeline we've published at:

I'm looking forward to using this occasion to discuss software freedom, self-hosting, building / running a free software business and so much more.

Hello Fediverse,

FSF India is a non-profit organisation committed to advocating, promoting and propogating the use and development of swantantra software in India.

Learn more at

@rovonovozoro @kannan @bady @akhilvarkey @akhilan @avronr @manoj @soorajkenoth @hacksk @ranjithsiji @anivar @akshay

We have now sent this to

It seems he is now active in our loomio group, which gives us some hope. At least we now know, he has seen our reply. With previous director, we had to take so much effort to even know if the director had seen our letter.

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Anyone wishes to join me in translating #krita to Hindi? We now have a new mailing list for Hindi translators of KDE software. Please join and subscribe - your help is really appreciated #kde #translation #translators

Free software is a prerequisite for a modern free society, even during these trying times. If you've been spared the worst of this crisis, please help us meet our goal of 200 new members by August 7!

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So, the Alt News mastodon instance is finally up, thanks to @abhas :-)

We will also be tooting from now on.

This is my personal account, the Alt News account will also be created shortly.

Seems <-> federation has huge 12+ hours lag. Any issues at your side?

How do you easily toggle your audio or video during a video call?

You re-program a USB keyboard to send the right keyboard shortcuts to the computer.


#hack #liberatedhardware #keyboard #freesoftware #oshw

4K HDMI output on MNT Reform: yes it works. i'm actually surprised it works so well!

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