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Hi Fediverse 👋

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 🤔

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 🙂

I made a thing! 🎉
github.com/nileshtrivedi/bette

It's a browser extension that recommends "better" alternative products and services via in-page popups, based on community-curated lists. Available for all Chromium and Firefox-based browsers.

We live in times where the distributions costs are hampering the adoption of higher-quality (which could mean security, privacy, ethics, local etc) products. I am hoping that this extension can eventually be managed by orgs like IFF, EFF or FSF.

Hi Fediverse 👋

hope you are fine while we are approaching the weekend 🙂

Let's make it colourful with:

- and @glimpse / Raster graphics editors 🎨
- / Raw photo editor 📷
- / @blender / 3D creation suite 🖥️
- / @libreoffice / Office suite 📄
- / @inkscape / Vector graphics editor ⛰️

Have a nice time and maybe do something creative and fun if you feel like it 🌻

Hi Fediverse 👋

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

... and some bubbles! 🔵

- / @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 🙂

🎨

Hi Fediverse 👋

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 🌻

Hi Fediverse 👋

no artwork, instead let's today 🙂

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@mastodon.social
- many more 📜

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 👋

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 🙂

Hi Fediverse 👋

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? 🙃

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

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend 🙂

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

🎉 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

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

#Fediverse12 #HappyFedi2U #art #eggs

Hi Fediverse 👋

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

- We added a list with Zoom alternatives 🤙
swiso.org/replace/zoom/

- We replaced some entries on "Bubbling under" 🔧
swiso.org/list/bubbling-under/

- We added Cryptpad to the Doodle list as it has a poll feature 🗒️
swiso.org/replace/doodle/

- Our DRM article has images now 🙃
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! 😊👍

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 🤔

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 🙂 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 😅

switching.software

swiso.org

Hi Fediverse 👋

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

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 🙂

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

🚗 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...).

👭 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!

💻 you can register your interest here --> trustroots-hackathon.survey.fm

👍 pls boost!

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