I have now followed the trend in the community and moved to @colomar to be closer to my Free Software peers. Please follow that account if you want to keep getting updates from me.

techcrunch.com/2018/04/06/face

So Facebook is again trying to avoid government regulation that would make sense anyway. Why should rules that apply to traditional media, with their dwindling impact, not apply to the far more influencial social media? That distinction makes no sense to me.

Another reason why I'm glad that there are no ads here.

linuxjournal.com/content/how-e

An article in Linux Journal about the danger that the proposed EU Copyright Reform poses not just for freedom of expression in general, but especially for FOSS, including a quote from yours truly in my role as @[email protected] Board member that was included in a whitepaper by @[email protected] a while ago.
tl;dr: In the worst case scenario, we would probably need to move most of our infrastructure and organization outside of the EU.

Spread the word about this dangerous regulation proposal!

linuxjournal.com/content/how-e

An article in Linux Journal about the danger that the proposed EU Copyright Reform poses not just for freedom of expression in general, but especially for FOSS, including a quote from yours truly in my role as @[email protected] Board member that was included in a whitepaper by @[email protected] a while ago.
tl;dr: In the worst case scenario, we would probably need to move most of our infrastructure and organization outside of the EU.

Spread the word about this dangerous regulation proposal!

linuxjournal.com/content/how-e

An article in Linux Journal about the danger that the proposed EU Copyright Reform poses not just for freedom of expression in general, but especially for FOSS, including a quote from yours truly in my role as @[email protected] Board member that was included in a whitepaper by @[email protected] a while ago.
tl;dr: In the worst case scenario, we would probably need to move most of our infrastructure and organization outside of the EU.

Spread the word about this dangerous regulation proposal!

@mhall119 Welcome to the fediverse! Fosstodon sounds cool, are there a lot of active people there?

I'm guessing becoming 'that guy' that causally name drops Mastodon into conversation. Like, "I saw on this thing on Mastodon...." (as opposed to say FB, Twitter, etc.)

OpenStreetMap: now more than 1 million map contributors!

OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and me, free to use under an open license.

A milestone has been recently passed which deserves some celebration.

Over the lifetime of the project, 1,000,000 different users have created a user account and made edits to the map.

Why not sign up right today and map your neighbourhood?

--> blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/03
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#OpenStreetMap #OpenSource #maps #mobile #desktop #FOSSGIS

Our #Akademy2018 call for speakers closes tomorrow at midnight. There's still time to submit your proposal!

You can talk about your favorite KDE applications, tell us how Plasma improved your workflow (and your life :)), or speak about your experiences as a KDE contributor.

More ideas and instructions here:
akademy.kde.org/2018/cfp

Dear people using javascript automatic redirections: please stop breaking the browser's "back" button.

The KDE Slimbook II is now available.

Jonathan Riddel took it to the Scottish Linux User Group:

youtu.be/uBr0UDbOsFM

And @linux_spain explains 5 things you can do with Plasma after you have booted it for the first time in your life:

quickfix.es/2018/03/first-5-th

Science reveals the secret to extreme wealth: SHEER DUMB LUCK.
“The results are something of an eye-opener. Their simulations accurately reproduce the wealth distribution in the real world. But the wealthiest individuals are not the most talented (although they must have a certain level of talent). They are the luckiest. And this has significant implications for the way societies can optimize the returns they get for investments in everything from business to science.”
technologyreview.com/s/610395/

"The Zenzeleni Networks project – Zenzeleni means “do it yourself” in isiXhosa, the Eastern Cape’s most prevalent language – is, as far as we’re aware, South Africa’s first and only Internet Service Provider (#ISP) that’s owned and run by a rural #cooperative. Just like any ISP, Zenzeleni installs and maintains telecommunications infrastructure and also sells telecommunications services like voice and data."

theconversation.com/how-a-rura

Ugh - trying to get monday going and start doing work... and the brain... the brain doesn't agree...

There is a new KDE Slimbook available as from today. The KDE Slimbook II comes with CPUs that are 15% faster and RAM that is also faster than the prior version by 33%. The dual hard drive bay gives you room for a second hard disk, and its bigger multi-touch touchpad supports gestures and clicks.

The larger antennas give you better WiFi reception and a wider range and, to top it all, for a short period of time, you can buy it cheaper than the KDE Slimbook I.

kde.slimbook.es/

Losing one's job (while being lucky enough to have some savings to go on) is the best way to understand how much time and energy menial jobs take out of one's life. To me, it feels like a rehab, like regaining some long lost ability or skill. The urge to create grows stronger as I get back to writing, reading, thinking, all while feeling a new energy that makes me want to run, excercise, improve... It feels amazing, though I know, in the back of my head, this can't last.

Review your favorite applications and help us make Discover better!

Plasma's app store uses reviews to determine the popularity of an app. We need more reviews to provide meaningful results when sorting apps by popularity - so add your reviews now. Here's how:

pointieststick.wordpress.com/2

Returning the interest from Greek government bonds to Greece would only be a tiny step in helping Greece recover from its austerity-fueled economic depression, but any step is a good step, so I signed a petition asking the ECB and Eurogroup to do that: act.wemove.eu/campaigns/justic

Demanding austerity from a government during economic downturn defies any logic, and especially we who live in countries that benefit from that must ask our governments and central banks to stop that.

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