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Hi Fediverse πŸ‘‹

let me sum up the situation around

Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of switching.social shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon πŸ€”

This info reached me (@tobias ) the next day via my German version @swisode .

As there hasn't been any sign of life since then, I restored the website and created this new account. Right now I'm out of spare time to work on it, but that'll change in a few weeks πŸ™‚

Hi Fediverse πŸ‘‹

once again, as the weekend is approaching, let's have a little fun with some software icons...

... and some bubbles! πŸ”΅

- / @kiwix / Offline knowledge browser
- / @Framasoft / A French non-profit promoting digital freedom
- / Privacy-respecting metasearch engine
- / File synchronisation program

Have a good time on your way through the Internet and embrace the upcoming weekend πŸ™‚

🎨

Hi Fediverse πŸ‘‹

a short newsletter of our project:

- We added for speed tests: switching.software/replace/spe

- We added an entry for : switching.software/replace/swi

- We started thinking about translations: codeberg.org/swiso/website/iss

- We discuss entries for developers: codeberg.org/swiso/website/iss

- Thanks to "n" for preparing a list of alternatives: codeberg.org/swiso/website/pul

- Our list to replace is online: switching.software/replace/aud

- We wish you a nice day 🌻

@switchingsoftware

You forgot to mentinon @guardianproject. Quite a few of their projects were enabled by OTF funding. #SaveInternetFreedom

Hi Fediverse πŸ‘‹

no artwork, instead let's today πŸ™‚

The Open Technology Fund: An important non-profit organization acting for global internet freedom. It backs projects like:

- The Tor Project: @torproject
- Delta Chat: @delta
- K-9 Mail: @k9mail
- Briar: @briar
- Tails: @tails
- Open Whisper Systems with @signalapp
- many more πŸ“œ

Two days ago, US gov. made worrying changes to the OTF. So we signed this plea and hope you join in:

saveinternetfreedom.tech

Hi Fediverse πŸ‘‹

another week, another small logo artwork: Escaping the walled garden 🐰

Hope you like it. From top to bottom, you see:

- / @PlumeDev@fediverse.blog / Federated blogging
- / @pixelfed / Federated image sharing
- / @news / Decentralised social network
- / @writefreely / Federated blogging
- / @briar / Secure messaging, anywhere

Enjoy the weekend πŸ™‚

Hi Fediverse πŸ‘‹

to celebrate the beauty of Free/Libre and Open Source Software, let's start a series of related artwork, shall we? 🎨

And why not just use corresponding logos to create it? πŸ™ƒ

Let's start with:
-
- / @matrix
- @freedomboxfndn

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

Today, we've unveiled our roadmap to #PeerTube's v3: live streaming, global search, better plugins, playlists and moderation: we will need your help!
▢️ info framablog.org/2020/05/26/our-p
▢️ share and support joinpeertube.org/roadmap

If your new to #mastodon and you’re interested in #technology, #opensource, or #privacy topics I’ve made a list of accounts to drop a follow only OFFICIAL ones not bots

Be sure to #boost

Tor Project - @torproject
Matrix Project - @matrix
Proton Services - @protonmail @protonvpn @ProtonCalendar
Swiso - @switchingsoftware
PrivacyTools - @privacytools
Mastodon - @Mastodon
Pixelfed - @pixelfed
Pixeldroid - @PixelDroid

πŸŽ‰ Happy 12th Birthday, #Fediverse

It's great that you don't put all your eggs in one basket ;) Stay cool.

post: fediverse.party/en/post/fedive

full-sized image: gitlab.com/distributopia/stick

βœ” idea to not let this day pass unnoticed - by @titi

#Fediverse12 #HappyFedi2U #art #eggs

Hi Fediverse πŸ‘‹

to break the quietness of this account, here's a quick news flash:

- We added a list with Zoom alternatives πŸ€™
swiso.org/replace/zoom/

- We replaced some entries on "Bubbling under" πŸ”§
swiso.org/list/bubbling-under/

- We added Cryptpad to the Doodle list as it has a poll feature πŸ—’οΈ
swiso.org/replace/doodle/

- Our DRM article has images now πŸ™ƒ
swiso.org/articles/digital-rig

- We have an Audible list in the pipeline 🎧
codeberg.org/swiso/website/pul

Thanks to @uniq for the nudge to write this! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Does anyone know of any open source alternatives to Kahoot, a real-time multiple-choice quiz game where participants vote by clicking 1 of four buttons on their phone screen. Boosts appreciated. @switchingsoftware

Hi @zachdecook ,

I know that includes simple polls - combined with their screen sharing feature and some creativity one might be able to create something similar πŸ€”

Otherwise, one could create multiple polls and collect the links to them in another cryptpad - with a bit of markdown formatting, this linklist could look quite pretty πŸ™‚ Results would be on seperate pages per question though

Here some more inspiration:

switching.software/replace/doo

switching.software/replace/goo

By the way: I know there isn't a lot of activity going on with this account. We are mainly working on the website itself πŸ˜…

switching.software

swiso.org

Hi Fediverse πŸ‘‹

think about this awesome space, enabling us to share what we care about in a non-profit & pleasant way πŸ™ƒ

Powered by Free & Open Source Software, it strongly depends on a large variety of diligent individuals, that dedicate their work to the public - to us.

Yet, this "large variety" truely isn't large & variegated enough - especially on programming. If you have an idea on how to change this, you might be interested in the πŸ™‚

gnome.org/challenge/faq/

@gnome

I want to make Linux more accessible to everyone, but also make the complicated and ever growing field of distros easier to understand.

That's the goal or my new project, Try Linux.

trylinux.today

πŸš— I'm involved in organising a hackweek in April for trustroots.org - kind of an open source and free alternative to couchsurfing etc, that came out of the hitchwiki project (so lots of hitchhikers on it...).

πŸ‘­ it kind of represents a bit of a reboot of the project, to get more active team again. and we're keen to make it more community-driven...

❓ feel free to ask me questions!

πŸ’» you can register your interest here --> trustroots-hackathon.survey.fm

πŸ‘ pls boost!

Hi Fediverse πŸ‘‹

a Happy Valentine's Day to all of you! πŸ™‚

Sending out our love to all the admins, artists, bloggers, coders, designers, donators, moderators, promoters, translators, writers and further contributors to Free and Open Source Software and/or Copyleft Content - you are amazing ❀

Whose project, work or contribution did you enjoy the most recently? Let them know you care πŸ™‚

For me, these are @fsfe for inspiring and @inkscape for enabling me to create this image πŸ–Ό

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