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I am really looking forward to hearing Shannon Dosemagen speak as a keynote on her work for the environment with Public Lab using free software tools. Work that previously received an FSF award: fsf.org/news/environmental-act

Anyone have a reusable Chemex filter that they like? That doesn't lead to watery coffee with sludge at the bottom? (The grind is already very coarse IMO.)

"Infrastructure is very important for free software, and it's unfortunate that so much free software development currently relies on sites that don't publish their source code, and require or encourage the use of proprietary software." fsf.org/blogs/sysadmin/coming-

"Great idea, terrible execution! The SCOTUS should have deemed this item unconstitutional!" panning really is an art form. (it's about a coffee filter)

More reason why nonfree apps (and their Web sites!) shouldn't be trusted with the personal information of every voter in the country -- whether that's Israel or anywhere else in the world. u.fsf.org/2-v

I'm at @SANERconf in London, Canada this week to present recent work—starting this morning with our (frankly impressive!) results on applying graph compression techniques to the @swheritage archive. Preprint: bit.ly/swh-graph-saner20 #SANER2020

FYI FSF is now on Mastodon at hostux.social/@fsf since status.fsf.org/fsf is no longer federating fully until GNU social finishes ActivityPub support (we are still posting there as well, though)

Apple canceled the project to encrypt iCloud backups two years ago due to pressure from the FBI because it "would deny them the most effective means for gaining evidence against iPhone-using suspects"

reuters.com/article/us-apple-f

It is time that people understand that #Apple is in no way better compared to the other big tech companies. Like all of them, they have to comply with US law. Also their business depends more and more on adds and analyzing their users with AppleTV, AppleMusic, Siri, etc... Trusting black boxes and highly closed and regulated ecosystems will not bring us more #privacy and freedom. reuters.com/article/us-apple-f #nf

LA: This Friday, join EFF, @NTEN, @fightfortheftr, @DemandProgress and others for a rally outside ICANN’s offices in Los Angeles. Help us make sure .ORGs are protected! eff.org/event/savedotorg-prote

We're hiring!

Are you a software engineer who cares deeply about CI/CD, code review, and development environments? Apply to work with the Release Engineering team (a part of our Engineering Productivity team) at the Wikimedia Foundation!

grnh.se/7dbb8d8f1

#remote #jobs #remotejobs #hiring #opensource #freesoftware #wikipedia #wikimedia

If you're coming to FOSDEM or CopyleftConf and want t-shirts or anything from shop.fsf.org, order with code FOSDEM20 before Wednesday 15th noon Brussels time to get in-person delivery without shipping charges :) (deadline extended!)

Learn #python and #datascience (or volunteer to mentor) at the sixth "Community Data Science Workshops" in #Seattle in January/February! Register before noon Sunday January 12 at: wiki.communitydata.science/Com

If you're coming to FOSDEM or CopyleftConf and want t-shirts or anything from shop.fsf.org, order with code FOSDEM20 before Wednesday noon Brussels time to get in-person delivery without shipping charges :)

2020 is the year of Linux on the Desktop because only GNU/Linux users run desktop machines anymore

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