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Just a list of "default" android apps for those looking to run only #freesoftware on an android compatible device. These shouldn't be taken as the absolute best of android floss but rather as a starting point.

App store: g-droid

G-droid lets you browse, (un)install, and apply updates for apps from the f-droid app repository. F-droid provides only 100% FOSS android apps. A nice side effect is increased privacy since builds remove proprietary trackers and many apps do not include trackers or ads to begin with.

Pros over official f-droid client:
Can write short reviews for apps using a mastodon account.

More friendly UI particularly when managing already installed f-droid apps

Cons:

Does not currently support the easy app sharing features the official client has that allows you to beam installed f-droid APKs to other devices. You can still extract any installed APK using tools like this one and then using a file manager to share over Bluetooth.

Web browser:
fennec

This is a version of Firefox for android with proprietary binaries removed. This is chosen over other browsers on f-droid for the extensions namely:

HTTPS everywhere, this encrypts website traffic where an HTTPS connection is known to both be available and not break the site, increasing privacy and security.

ublock origin content blocker extension, can block ads but more importantly keeps a list of malware & tracking URLS for blocking.

Music player: vanilla music. Plays the audio formats supported by android's media framework and doesn't need internet access.

File manager: Simple file manager pro.

Pros:
Reliable file management with support for compressing and decompressing .zip archives

Can swipe to select multiple files without selecting all in directory.

Con-ish: may fail to move files if they are named with special characters

Text editor

Markor

 
Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?

* Tax savings: Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.

* Collaboration: Major projects can share expertise and costs.

* Serving the public: Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.

* Fostering innovation: With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.

#democracy #democratic #politics #freesoftware

https://publiccode.eu/

 
Older wob, not much to say about it
#blender #b3d #loop #CG #freesoftware

 

Kaidan: Neuigkeiten Juli 2019


Es werden zwei Entwickler des XMPP-Clients Kaidan (https://kaidan.im) über dessen Neuerungen berichten.

Sie werden weiter daran arbeiten, mit Kaidan einen benutzerfreundlichen XMPP-Client für alle gängigen Betriebssysteme zu bieten. Kaidan läuft unter Linux, Android, Windows, macOS und iOS.

Wer also Lust hat, von einem Client zu erfahren, der das Ziel hat, neue Maßstäbe in Sachen Usability, Privacy und Performance zu setzen, ist herzlich eingeladen. Wir freuen uns auf Euch!

Wann? Mittwoch, 2019-07-10 18:00 CEST

Wo? xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 16, 10243 Berlin

#berlin #xmpp #meetup #community #federation #kaidan #chat #freesoftware #android #linux #ios #macos #windows #qt

 

Kaidan: Neuigkeiten Juli 2019


Es werden zwei Entwickler des XMPP-Clients Kaidan (https://kaidan.im) über dessen Neuerungen berichten.

Sie werden weiter daran arbeiten, mit Kaidan einen benutzerfreundlichen XMPP-Client für alle gängigen Betriebssysteme zu bieten. Kaidan läuft unter Linux, Android, Windows, macOS und iOS.

Wer also Lust hat, von einem Client zu erfahren, der das Ziel hat, neue Maßstäbe in Sachen Usability, Privacy und Performance zu setzen, ist herzlich eingeladen. Wir freuen uns auf Euch!

Wann? Mittwoch, 2019-07-10 18:00 CEST

Wo? xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 16, 10243 Berlin

#berlin #xmpp #meetup #community #federation #kaidan #chat #freesoftware #android #linux #ios #macos #windows #qt

 

 
Warum wird durch Steuergelder finanzierte Software nicht als Freie Software veröffentlicht?

Wenn es sich um öffentliche Gelder handelt, sollte auch der Code öffentlich sein!

#FreeSoftware

Jetzt den offenen Brief unterschreiben
https://publiccode.eu/de/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s9_rRLlmEA&

 
Did you notice the #GetActive item for this month? Check it out to see how you can help promoting #FreeSoftwarehttps://fsfe.org/news/nl/nl-201906.en.html#get-active cc @tazgezwitscher@twitter.com #Android#Fdroid #freenewspaper

 
I've written a small completely #publicdomain ( #CC0 ) software renderer. Besides being public domain, it is unique in several ways: uses only integer math (no float), has no dependencies, is written in pure C, in a single file. This means it is extremely portable, hackable, simple to use and can run on very resource-limited computers -- I've tested it on PC as well as my #Pokitto and #Gamebuino META embedded #gaming #consoles.

https://gitlab.com/drummyfish/small3dlib

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You can also check out my similar raycasting library if you like this.

#freesoftware #open-source #3d #computergraphics #engine #prgramming #hacking

 
I've written a small completely #publicdomain ( #CC0 ) software renderer. Besides being public domain, it is unique in several ways: uses only integer math (no float), has no dependencies, is written in pure C, in a single file. This means it is extremely portable, hackable, simple to use and can run on very resource-limited computers -- I've tested it on PC as well as my #Pokitto and #Gamebuino META embedded #gaming #consoles.

https://gitlab.com/drummyfish/small3dlib

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You can also check out my similar raycasting library if you like this.

#freesoftware #open-source #3d #computergraphics #engine #prgramming #hacking

 
Das muss ich mal eben für einen Freund fragen:

Wenn man Informationen über Soziale Netzwerke verbreiten will, ohne sich und andere zu prostituieren, welchen Weg wählt man da am besten?

#Fedivers #moderntimes #freesoftware #commons

 
We are looking for a German speaking #volunteer If you are one, see details in the announcement belowhttps://fsfe.org/news/2019/news-20190701-01.en.html #freesoftware #job#voluntaryservice #Berlin

 
We are looking for a German speaking #volunteer If you are one, see details in the announcement belowhttps://fsfe.org/news/2019/news-20190701-01.en.html #freesoftware #job#voluntaryservice #Berlin

 
The FSFE's information stall at Veganmania in Donauinsel in Vienna, Austria (2019-08-24 - 2019-08-25) http://www.veganmania.at/2019/index.htm #fsfe #FreeSoftware #events #rssfeed

 
Did you know that the "Guidelines on the acquisition and reuse of software for public administrations" from #Italy requires that publicly funded software need to be #FreeSoftware? https://docs.italia.it/italia/developers-italia/gl-acquisition-and-reuse-software-for-pa-docs/it/stabile/ #publicMoney #publicCode #pmpc

 
Kurzer Bericht über das Libre Graphis Meeting in Saarbrücken

@opensaar@twitter.com
@msf_de@twitter.com
@openstreetmap@twitter.com
@euYoutH_OSM@twitter.com

#FreeSoftware

https://opensaar.de/en/2019/04/libre-graphis-meeting-in-saarbruecken/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnNkTWLohWo&

 
Two cities in the USA (Florida) payed criminals more than a million to get their files back after #ransomware. That is #tax money from #RealPeople and #RealBusinesses.

So this is how civil servants are facilitating criminals:
1. Don't make #backups, ever.
2. Don't use #FreeSoftware.
3. Don't #update software.
4. Don't call the #police.

Oh, and #MSM: please don't label internet criminals as "hackers". Thank you.

 
Two cities in the USA (Florida) payed criminals more than a million to get their files back after #ransomware. That is #tax money from #RealPeople and #RealBusinesses.

So this is how civil servants are facilitating criminals:
1. Don't make #backups, ever.
2. Don't use #FreeSoftware.
3. Don't #update software.
4. Don't call the #police.

Oh, and #MSM: please don't label internet criminals as "hackers". Thank you.

 
Searching for a #privacy friendly #FreeSoftware alternative for reCAPTCHA

 
Dual-booting Windows + Debian is such a nightmare these days.

I remember the good old times when it was so easy that my 17-year-old self could do it with barely any effort or technical knowledge.

Looks like Windows and Intel are joined together at the hip. Are AMD machines any better for dual-booting?

#Windows #Debian #DualBoot #freeSoftware #Intel

 

The poddery story





poddery.com ( #poddery stands for Pod Dery ) was started around 2010 (domain name was registered on 2010 December 07) by Joe Bivins. To place this in history of #diaspora,
1. The famous lecture "Freedom in The could" by Eben Moglen, was delivered on 2010 Feb 05.
1. This speech inspired 4 students of New York University’s Courant Institute (Illia Zhitomirskiy, Daniel Greppi, @Maxwell Salzberg and Raphael Sofaer) to launch a crowd funding campaign to replace #facebook on 2010 April 24.
1. The first developer preview was released on 2010 September 15 and first consumer alpha version was released on 2010 November 23. The first tag on the github repo dates 2010 December 2.

As you can see from these dates, poddery.com is one of the earliest diaspora pods. Possibly, third pod after joindiaspora.com and diasp.org (if you know another pod started before poddery.com, let me know in comments). When we organized our second Mini #Debian Conference in Pune in 2011, we opened an account in poddery.com (@Mini DebConf India) and its first post was on 2011 June 23.

We posted many photos of the events on this account and when we heard Joe Bivins was planning to close this pod on 2013 June 30, we did not want to lose these posts. We offered to take over the maintenance and launched Save Poddery Campaign in June 2013. We got around 50% of the target amount and with around 66% discount by KnightSwarm, we took over maintenance of poddery.com. We are running this service for about 6 years now. In between we added #xmpp service and last year #matrix.

You can follow the history of this service via @SavePoddery Campaign ** and @poddery.com updates accounts.

We are running our 3rd crowd funding campaign now. Thanks to everyone who contributed, money as well as time and effort to run the service.

Contribute to this campaign at https://fund.poddery.com


#savepoddery #fundpoddery #privacy #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #FOSS

 

The poddery story





poddery.com ( #poddery stands for Pod Dery ) was started around 2010 (domain name was registered on 2010 December 07) by Joe Bivins. To place this in history of #diaspora,
1. The famous lecture "Freedom in The could" by Eben Moglen, was delivered on 2010 Feb 05.
1. This speech inspired 4 students of New York University’s Courant Institute (Illia Zhitomirskiy, Daniel Greppi, @Maxwell Salzberg and Raphael Sofaer) to launch a crowd funding campaign to replace #facebook on 2010 April 24.
1. The first developer preview was released on 2010 September 15 and first consumer alpha version was released on 2010 November 23. The first tag on the github repo dates 2010 December 2.

As you can see from these dates, poddery.com is one of the earliest diaspora pods. Possibly, third pod after joindiaspora.com and diasp.org (if you know another pod started before poddery.com, let me know in comments). When we organized our second Mini #Debian Conference in Pune in 2011, we opened an account in poddery.com (@Mini DebConf India) and its first post was on 2011 June 23.

We posted many photos of the events on this account and when we heard Joe Bivins was planning to close this pod on 2013 June 30, we did not want to lose these posts. We offered to take over the maintenance and launched Save Poddery Campaign in June 2013. We got around 50% of the target amount and with around 66% discount by KnightSwarm, we took over maintenance of poddery.com. We are running this service for about 6 years now. In between we added #xmpp service and last year #matrix.

You can follow the history of this service via @SavePoddery Campaign ** and @poddery.com updates accounts.

We are running our 3rd crowd funding campaign now. Thanks to everyone who contributed, money as well as time and effort to run the service.

Contribute to this campaign at https://fund.poddery.com


#savepoddery #fundpoddery #privacy #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #FOSS

 
The FSFE with a lecture at the University of Tübingen in Tübingen, Germany (2019-06-25) https://fs-politik.de/veranstaltungen/vortragsreihe-cyber-valley/ #fsfe #FreeSoftware #events #rssfeed
Vortragsreihe Cyber Valley

 
Does an #Instance like this exist?

100% #GreenEnergy

100% #FreeSoftware and no tracking

100% stance against #HateSpeech by strictly moderating #Nazis and such. #HateSpeechIsNotFreeSpeech

100% stance against instances that don't pick a side, but pick sidelines, by blocking instances that like #LibremOne don't moderate nazis.

@greenfediverse @switchingsocial @brainblasted

 

My personal journey from MIT to GPL | Drew DeVault’s Blog


#Freesoftware #libre #GPL

TL,DR: Use GPL.

 

My personal journey from MIT to GPL | Drew DeVault’s Blog


#Freesoftware #libre #GPL

TL,DR: Use GPL.

 
The FSFE with talk and booth at SFSCon in Bolzano, Italy (2019-11-15) http://fsfe.org/events/events.en.html#/srv/www/fsfe.org_git/events/2019/event-20191115-01.en.xml #fsfe #FreeSoftware #events #rssfeed

 
FSFE with an F-Droid workshop in La Ingobernable in Madrid, Spain (2019-06-21) https://hacklab.ingobernable.net/eventos/21-de-junio-libertad-para-llevar-un-taller-sobre-software-libre-en-android/ #fsfe #FreeSoftware #events #rssfeed
21 de Junio – Libertad para llevar – un taller sobre software libre en Android

 

Switch from Chrome to Firefox in just a few minutes


#libre #freesoftware

No Google, godammit!

 

Switch from Chrome to Firefox in just a few minutes


#libre #freesoftware

No Google, godammit!

 
I'm really happy to see freeCodeCamp switching away from Medium to Ghost:

https://www.freecodecamp.org/forum/t/we-just-moved-off-of-medium-and-onto-freecodecamp-news-heres-how-you-can-use-it/279929

I was running before I switched back to static websites. For people who prefer a lightweight blogging platform with a nice web interface, I highly recommend it.

You might also consider switching, given you have a medium blog:
https://ghost.org/vs/medium/

#Ghost #freeSoftware #stopUsingMedium #openSource

 
Max Mehl talks about IT security at Pass the SALT in Lille, France (2019-07-01 - 2019-07-03) https://2019.pass-the-salt.org/talks/102.html #fsfe #FreeSoftware #events #rssfeed

 
bjoern wrote: Political satirist Christine Prayon was awarded the 10,000 Euro Dieter Hildebrandt Prize of the City of #Munich and donated the prize money to the Free Software Foundation Europe. She used her thank-you speech to put the finger on one of Munich's sore spots and criticised Munich's switch back to proprietary systems. You can watch here thank-you speech now here https://peertube.social/videos/watch/ffee2223-f8e3-4cab-b513-1f9a602c23b1 (de) #LiMux #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #FSFE

 
Political satirist Christine Prayon was awarded the 10,000 Euro Dieter Hildebrandt Prize of the City of #Munich and donated the prize money to the Free Software Foundation Europe. She used her thank-you speech to put the finger on one of Munich's sore spots and criticised Munich's switch back to proprietary systems. You can watch here thank-you speech now here https://peertube.social/videos/watch/ffee2223-f8e3-4cab-b513-1f9a602c23b1 (de) #LiMux #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #FSFE

 
FSFE Booth at Corso Leopold Street Festival in Munich, Germany (2019-05-25 - 2019-05-26) https://corso-leopold.de #fsfe #FreeSoftware #events #rssfeed

 
Erik Albers gives F-Droid workshop "Freedom to go" at Gulaschprogrammiernacht in Karlsruhe, Germany (2019-05-30) https://pretalx.entropia.de/gpn19/talk/BQKZNL/ #fsfe #FreeSoftware #events #rssfeed

 
3rik wrote: "Keep on hacking for a free world" - participants at the @fsfe web-a-thon, day 2.(and btw: please also vote towards a free world) #FreeSoftware #EuropeanElections

 
Galia Mancheva speaks about Public Money? Public Code! at TuxCon in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2019-06-08 - 2019-06-09) http://tuxcon.mobi/ #fsfe #FreeSoftware #events #rssfeed

 
Tübix in Tübingen, Germany (2019-07-06) http://fsfe.org/events/events.en.html#/srv/www/fsfe.org_git/events/2019/event-20190706-01.en.xml #fsfe #FreeSoftware #events #rssfeed

 
Galia Mancheva speaks about Public Money? Public Code! at TuxCon in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2019-06-08 - 2019-06-09) http://tuxcon.mobi/ #fsfe #FreeSoftware #events #rssfeed