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My challenge: doing full year without distro-hopping. And at least more than half a year without switching ROM on my phone.

Google is making life without Google harder, but I won't give up Google because Google is making life without Google harder

Karrot is a free open source online platform for organising community volunteering and initiatives such as food sharing etc. You can follow at:

➡️ @karrot

To use Karrot, you can join an existing Karrot-powered site or start your own.

There's a flagship Karrot site at karrot.world with many existing community groups on it.

If you want to start your own site, you can get the code at github.com/karrot-dev

#Karrot #Community #Activism #NGOs #CoOp #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware

Ktoś zna może jakieś eventy w Polsce czy spotkania, które zainteresowały by osoby ze społeczności free software/open source?

As of 23rd September 2022, OONI data shows the blocking of Skype, while the blocking of Linkedin is automatically confirmed on at least 10 networks in #Iran.

ooni.org/post/2022-iran-blocks

In addition to all these blocks, #Iran experienced 5 major outages affecting mobile networks over the past week, which are visible in the IODA, @Cloudflare and Kentik datasets.

The latest outage is currently ongoing.

ooni.org/post/2022-iran-blocks

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I have never used before, but today got a chance to see how it looks in person.

Realized how this app is so aggressive for permissions.

- when creating account, app ask for permission to read SMS so it can automatically type 6 digit code, spend more time explaining this permission than manually writing code will take
- cannot type phone number directly, must give permission to contacts if you want to start new conversation
- to play voice message from someone or send sticker you must give the app full permission to storage
- so many places to ask for camera
- to call, you must give the app "phone" permission, even if this is not technically needed for VoIP calls

Other than that, I can say interface is nice and clean, like cheap clone of Telegram (even if Telegram was second). Simple, fast and feels nice.

But still it's Facebook and nonfree communication app, please don't use it if you can and do not feed the network effect.

@fdroidorg here's a classic #Google tactic: use "open source" to get devs hooked, then gradually slip in proprietary bits. #AOSP's core apps move ever more towards proprietary, and they also do this with libraries like com.google.ar:core github.com/google-ar/arcore-an

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Holy Macaroni,

Now our #Fediverse microblogging spaces are fabulous for interesting discussions to be forgotten as they sink in timeline history.

But my, my.. #Matrix is even worse, especially when engaging across many different active rooms.

The more deeply engaged people are and bringing up fascinating thoughts, the quicker the information-processing debt grows.

People like to chat there, find it low-barrier to participate. Yet its up to poor info collectors to do the chores of preserving.

A nice summary of what an actual #referendum is, and why the sham currently conducted by #Russia in #Ukraine have nothing to do with referendums

Internet: "The network allows for various kinds of protocols that y-"

Developers: "There is only HTTP"

HTTP: "You can formulate all kind of requests using GET, POST, PUT, DELE-"

Developers: "There is only POST"

:abloblamp:

@juliana Big tech companies slow down the evolution and development of technology. If they didn't exist, there would be less secrets in software and hardware, so people would be better educated into how computers works and they could focus their efforts on improving the systems, applications and network protocols, and doing fantastic things on their computers, instead of wasting resources on reverse engineering drivers, spoofing bot detection, cracking Widevine, doing fake Google Play Services or bypassing Google SafetyNet. We could have fully functional, reliable mobile GNU/Linux distribution NOW, which just works on every phone.

The issue with people not understanding filesystems isn't that people don't understand filesystems; it's that for decades now the leading technology companies have been executing a campaign to strip basic computer literacy from everyone who isn't college educated, allowing the formation of a cult of tech and the mysticization of the process in order to justify monopolies and oligopologies with outsized influence over daily life for everyone on Earth.

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