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Glad to see that the up-to-$300 US tax deduction for charitable contributions is still offered for 2021: moneytalksnews.com/charitable- An FSF membership is a great way to take advantage of that. :) fsf.org/appeal

Y'all came through for me at 200, who can be new member #400? In finalizing our biggest 2021 projects, we need to know if we have the support to expand our licensing/legal team, deploy a new public free software forge, and get free software into schools (for example). fsf.org/appeal

There are only two days left to submit your suggestions to the High Priority Projects committee, our working group that pinpoints areas where free software is most crucially needed. Don't wait; write in today! u.fsf.org/38h

It's National Science Fiction Day. Why not read some Doctorow?

Everyone is busy preparing for 2021 so I'll make it short: a big THANK YOU 🙏 to everyone who cares enough to support my work on #emacs #orgmode, either on liberapay.com/bzg/ or on github.com/sponsors/bzg

Happy new #freesoftware year! 🎉

For everyone who donated using snail mail this season: Thank you for your generosity, and for your patience! The USPS has had several issues this year, and we too are experiencing delays and non-deliveries because of it. u.fsf.org/38r

Today in digital archaeology: I wanted a PDF calendar generator and found one from 2009 that seemed nice, but the website had long ago disappeared. Luckily the internet archive had crawled it, and since the code was GPL'ed, I was able to update it to build on a modern system and produce page-a-day agendas for my e-ink tablet. github.com/osresearch/DynamicT

Phosh Overview

"phosh is graphical shell for mobile, touch based devices like smart phones. It’s the default graphical shell on Purism’s Librem 5 (and that’s where it came to life) but projects like Postmarket OS, Mobian and Debian have picked it up putting it into use on other devices as well and contributing patches."

puri.sm/posts/phosh-overview/

Support #GNU Guix! Guix is a fully free cross-platform package manager and a tool to instantiate and manage Unix-like operating systems, and it's the default package manager of the GNU Guix System GNU/Linux distribution. u.fsf.org/38n

Free software supporters in the US -- even if you normally take the standard deduction, this year you can additionally deduct donations up to $300, including a new or renewed FSF membership: irs.gov/newsroom/special-300-t and fsf.org/join

I just tried to stab a pancake with a spoon. That's apparently where I'm at today.

We have a few more pairs of eye-catching FSF 35th Anniversary socks available - get a pair before they walk away forever: u.fsf.org/378

Michigan police solved a murder with recordings of the suspect's voice stored on the victim's truck infotainment system. Michigan police pull data from cars "sometimes two to three times a week." nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/sni

@brennen pavucontrol? I installed pulseaudio-utils for other reasons (which I cannot now remember) and it seems pretty decent, though I could wish it would minimize to the LXDE tray.

The campaigns team is committed to advocating for #UserFreedom and against the injustice of proprietary software. This year-end we tell the tale of the FSF's campaigns team's history to help celebrate 35 years of FSF u.fsf.org/38m

Christmas time! 🎁

What #freesoftware #opensource developer should I donate to next year?

I'm not Warren Buffet but I'd love to discover the work of others and to set an example.

Non-PayPal credit card processing was temporarily offline; we hope it will remain online for the foreseeable future, but if not, there are also other ways to donate described at donate.fsf.org. We'll do our best to update here if our payment processor goes offline again.

Did you know volunteering allows you to improve your skillset in areas you might not have opportunities for in the professional world. Want to improve your coding skills? There is a place for you on the GNOME project. Need to improve your project management skills? There is a place for you. Improve your skills by joining our community.
gnome.org/news/2020/12/buildin

My friend is « looking for a Free Software vegetarian developer position »

blog.dachary.org/2020/12/19/lo

« I do my best to only use Free Software and only write Free Software »

At the end of his internship with the FSF tech team, Bandali (who has also done a ton of volunteering for us) reflects on his experience: u.fsf.org/38d

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