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Just got my MNT Reform 2 operators handbook. This thing is mint! superb work by @mntmn and associates. Can’t wait to to get my hands on the DIY kit.

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"People who transport food, medicine, and other supplies still need to move and they are highly dependent on maps. You can help them by improving the map in your local area" twitter.com/TheMissingMaps/sta

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What is your preferred option to donate to an open source project?

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ok i wrote another update on the state of Reform, i guess the last one before campaign launch mntre.com/media/reform_md/2020

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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. sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/de

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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. help.twitter.com/en/informatio

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@mike thanks for a nice manual.
Replacing Pi with @olimex's #Lime and using #Mycroft it would be rather nice #DIY open source hardware and software #smartspeaker.

3D print a custom case for it and it might not even look to be DIY anymore.

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📣 #FreedomBox needs YOU! 📣

We are looking for more contributors!

Here are ways you can contribute:

-Coding: adding applications, fixing bugs
-Design: UX, UI design
-Documentation: user manual, website, wiki
-Quality Assurance: test our new releases & report issues
-Localization: translate our software UI and online resources

Learn how to get involved here: wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Wel

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The first Librem 5 smartphones are shipping puri.sm/posts/first-librem-5-s “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

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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 ( duckduckgo.com/app )!


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I was working on #3dprinted #enclosure for @olimex #Lime2

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. :openhardware:

Vanilla @debian is installed/running on my @olimex@fosstodon.org 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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The Librem 5 impacts Linux desktops makeuseof.com/tag/librem-5-pho

1. Adaptive GNOME Apps
2. Desktop-Compatible Mobile Apps
3. Improvements to Upstream Projects
4. More Options for Private Communications
5. Hardware Kill Switches

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ICYMI, Google announced a pay-to-play ballot box for alternate search engine options on Android devices, meaning only competitors w/the highest bid appear

Our Founder & CEO, @yegg, called on regulators to get consumers the choices they deserve.


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No laptop should have an expiration date. For the sake of your freedom and to guard against needless electronic waste, avoid Google Chromebooks: https://u.fsf.org/2wb

I've just stumbled across this channel but I really like the way the presenter explains features and technical pros/cons of various & boards. For example, here is a recent unboxing and review of the @olimex@fosstodon.org OSHW-certified ESP32-POE-ISO board: youtube.com/watch?v=O3-UaSKSFu

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