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I’d like to help others make better free and open source software so I’m making this standing offer: I’ll review a project's README for free. If you're interested, follow the link below. If you know of someone who might be interested, send the link to them.

Do you know why South Africans are protesting recent flights ban to and from South Africa? Here is among the reason.

us pol / call to action 

If you need to blow off some steam today, might I suggest calling up your congressional representatives and giving them an earful about allowing Medicare to be privatized one piece at a time. Go ahead and let loose. Scream as loud as you like, it's 100% justified. And if they're a Dem, make sure to accuse them of supporting Trump's policy unless they demand an immediate end to this "Direct Contracting" BS. Every solstice, take inventory of your volunteer responsibilities. Check with yourself - maybe it's time to pause, or rotate a commitment to someone else. Or sunset a project.

The next solstice is December 21, 3 weeks from now.

So, starting in early 2022, I'm running eight videoconference sessions -- a combination of workshops, training, co-working, and discussion -- that you* can sign up for right now! 2/4

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This is it for my live coverage of the #swh5years event at @UNESCO for the 5-year anniversary of @swheritage.

If you like what we do, consider participating to our fundraising, we are looking for our first 100 donors before end of the year! #givingtuesday

Your direct, continued support enables us to do the important work. Here are some highlights from the past year that have been made possible by our sustainers:

What's going on with Sequoia? Thanks to NLNet (@NGIZero), there is now a nice series of short presentations by the Sequoia team about what we are working on! Learn about Sequoia's past, present and future (Neal Walfield), TPM support (Wiktor Kwapisiewicz, @wiktor), sq, our command-line tool (Lars Wirzenius, @liw), the gpg chameleon, our gpg replacement (Justus Winter), and OpenPGP CA (Heiko Schaefer, @hko).


The Lock Picking Lawyer made me feel better about security in IT today.

There have been reports of a thesaurus leak, and I’m worried, bothered, concerned, apprehensive, fraught, fretful and nervous about it. You never know when it may strike. Or transpire. Be vigilant. And wary.

I just want you guys to know that the multiple *years* I've had my music on Spotify and iTunes have still made me less money than the first two weeks of the same albums on Bandcamp.

Please support artists directly if you can.

Just because something is on sale is not reason to buy it. Only buy things from, say, Black Friday campaigns if you were going to buy them anyway.

(If you're going to be buying something in any case, exploiting for-sale campaigns is of course OK.)

minor computer yelling (i'm sorry, also nothing of value or insight is contained herein) 

with rare situational exceptions, every neatly packaged proprietary software thing which seems both convenient and non-intrusive will eventually go down this path.

the network is simply too accommodating an environment for assholes to resist exploiting to its fullest for doing bad things, and to a first approximation assholes are the determining factor in running every business bigger than a lemonade stand.

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Open source maintainers in the US now have substantially greater freedom to leave their jobs, go independent, and still protect their health and their future.

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Did I mention that we at Igalia are hiring? We're hiring! Join our respectful egalitarian flat cooperative structure and let's build free open source software together. ❤️​

For students we also offer a CE programme:

Several areas of work are possible.
We're very remote-friendly.

Recording of our #OpenPGP webinar now online on the awesome PeerTube-channel ConfTube, check it out here along with slides (slides on CiviCRM will be uploaded soon):

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Lars and friends