Mycroft, the open source digital assistant, has been targeted by a patent troll 😡
We're very excited with the great coverage of #Nextcloud Hub on @Forbes@twitter.com by @firstname.lastname@example.org! https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2020/01/17/nextcloud-hub-launches-to-compete-with-google-docs-and-office-365/
ok i wrote another update on the state of Reform, i guess the last one before campaign launch https://mntre.com/media/reform_md/2020-01-18-finishing-reform.html
Is one of your goals for the coming year to be more helpful to friends and family? Maybe it's make the world a better place? How about both? We asked some pals for advice on talking to folks about software freedom. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/dec/23/friendsandfamily/
A20 HDMI audio driver is missing in mainline, so we try to writing one. Today we got success - A20 HDMI audio is working, but still not complete! Wait for new images for A20-OLinuXino OSHW computer with hardware acceleration and HDMI audio in January https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/12/20/the-a20-driver-for-hdmi-audio-is-almost-done/
A64-OLinuXino OSHW Linux computer will have nice metal box soon https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/12/03/a64-olinuxino-got-new-metal-box-design/
A20 and A64 OLinuXino OSHW Linux computers now got OpenElec / Kodi support https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/11/28/a20-and-a64-olinuxino-now-with-libre-elec-and-kodi-support/
If you need second (or third) Fast Gigabit Ethernet interface on your embedded Linux computer or desktop our Open Source Hardware OSHW USB-Gigabit adapter is what you need! https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/if-you-need-second-or-third-fast-gigabit-ethernet-interface-on-your-embedded-linux-computer-or-desktop-our-open-source-hardware-oshw-usb-gigabit-adapter-is-what-you-need/
We're trying to defend #FOSS from patent trolls. Please help us: https://www.gnome.org/news/2019/10/gnome-files-defense-against-patent-troll/
Like Facebook, it turns out @Twitter has also used users' phone numbers provided for security reasons for advertising purposes.
Another example of why companies should not rely on SMS for 2-factor authentication, but instead use apps like @Authy. https://help.twitter.com/en/information-and-ads
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-Coding: adding applications, fixing bugs
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The first Librem 5 smartphones are shipping https://puri.sm/posts/first-librem-5-smartphones-are-shipping/ “This is a big moment, not just for us as a company, but for everyone concerned about issues of privacy, security, and user freedom. The Librem 5 represents years of work, building the software and hardware required to make this phone a reality.” - Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of #Purism #Librem5 #Librem5Aspen #Linux #LinuxPhone #LinuxMobile #GNOME #FOSS
The new STM32MP1 SOC which is good candidate for our next Open Source Hardware Linux computer is running Ubuntu 18.04.LTS with Kernel 5.3 https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/09/19/stm32mp1-olinuxino-development-update-we-managed-to-build-ubuntu-18-04-lts-with-linux-kernel-5-3-now-we-need-your-feedback-on-gpios/ Now we need you tips how to arrange the GPIOs on the LIME2 connectors as this SOC has some pretty interesting features
New @privacyint report: "many mental health websites don’t take the privacy of their visitors as seriously as they should" like "depression tests that share your answers with third parties."
Beware and use our tracker blocker ( https://duckduckgo.com/app )!
The SATA port does not fit as neatly as it could and the board is actually attached to the box with just one screw, but it works. 🙂
If anyone would like to print their own box or even better improve it, move the holes for ports and screws by a few milliliters, so they will fit more tightly, let me know and I will upload the #STL and #OpenSCAD files on GitLab, FramaGit or somewhere.
The Open Source Hardware Linux board A20-OLinuXino-LIME2 now is supported by freedom respected Parabola GNU Linux-libre distribution https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/the-open-source-hardware-linux-board-a20-olinuxino-lime2-is-now-supported-by-freedom-respected-parabola-gnu-linux-libre-distribution/
Vanilla @debian is installed/running on my @olimex TERES-I laptop via debian-installer. If you experience a black screen upon bootup, there is a workaround: remove the installation media at the debian-installer boot select menu. What does this mean? You can easily create your own installer media (a ~90MB image) to install the operating system the way it was designed to be installed. You don't need a custom image sourced from a vendor.
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