Just a quick reminder that Free and Open Source Software isn't a competition among ourselves.

We're fighting against those who would co-opt general purpose computing.

It doesn't matter if you're on the BSD side or the Linux side, or if you believe that KDE is great or that GNOME is amazing (or prefer a tiling window manager). We're all on the same side.

We're at our best when we link our arms together and say in a clear voice, you'll have to pass through all of us to overcome all of us.

Did Google Groups suddenly move to requiring a Google login to read mailing list histories? wtf wtf wtf

"Chrome for Android may soon send notifications reminding you to use Chrome"

When the 71% total browser market share is not enough and you have to resort to spam and tricks to squeeze a couple percent more...


@thj QOTO.org is a popular one that has some good policies.

Of course, I am also biased towards the instance I am on and administrate, so I won't mention it. 😛

SURVEY: Which instances do you think belong on this map of the Fediverse that I'm making? If you know something about the reputation of ANY instances, including big or general ones, please let me know!

The live spreadsheet of candidates can be found here: icloud.com/numbers/0on1P2oydvG

Posters of the map will be available in the mstdn.store by the end of July.

Please boost this post so it can gather as many replies as possible. :blobcat:

@zudn I'd say it is as safe as anything else, but maybe slightly better than apps like Google translate.

Which platform are you using?

Not that this really applies here in context, but I object to the insinuation that only authors needs to modify the documentation. What if one wants to modify the software and add information to the documentation for their derivative?

@zudn Unfortunately no, since it requires a plugin server-side for any full-text search, which we had shortly, but was subsequently disabled due to excessive resource usage.

@raven I host a Plume instance. It has had some problems in the last update (I kinda helped them release it too quickly). I would recommend waiting for 0.5.1.

We are starting to use C more for our Bible software. See our progress here:

@Daintress You can upload videos.

In addition, YouTube links embed a player on Mastodon.


Did you know you can export your Mastodon Follows and other things as simple text files? That way if your instance dies, you can simply join another one and import those backups.
It's in your Preferences under 'Import and export'.
I thought I'd mention it, since I often forget to do it for too long.

#Opensource is a development methodology; free software is a social movement. For the Open Source movement, non-free software is a suboptimal solution. For the #FreeSoftware movement, non-free software is a social problem and Free Software  is the solution

Is there such a thing as "Login with Mastodon"? It would be pretty easy to make I think.

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