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

Hi @humanetech ,

negative-captcha looks abandoned to me. Last commit in January 2018. Maybe one of the forks is more recent? The concept looks promising.

Honestly, I'm no expert on captchas. We just kept what was published on switchingΒ·social there πŸ˜… As one can see by libre link - thanks for pointing out 😁

@ona Yes, true, there should always be a way to search for alternatives by the name of a well-known software.

I think a simple search field or autocomplete dropdown field would be more accessible for this usecase though. The larger "tiles" could be used for topics then - for more of an aimless browsing / exploring. πŸ€”

Well, maybe I'll prototype my ideas some day and then make a poll on this versus the current design πŸ™‚

@ona Oh, and we are thinking about BigBlueButton here:

codeberg.org/swiso/website/iss

Nextcloud talk is another good idea, thanks!

@ona true, there is no Hangout entry on the startpage. We have a list here though:

swiso.org/replace/skype/

In the long run, maybe there shouldn't be a long list of proprietary software on the homepage ... maybe we should offer a list of activities on the homepage, maybe accompanied by a search field where you can search for proprietary software that you want to replace? πŸ€”

The latter might be a bit tricky though as we would like to keep the site static πŸ˜…

@ona
I will give it another look then πŸ™‚ Thanks for your feedback, it's hard to keep track of all the entries on the page πŸ˜…

Hi @ona πŸ‘‹

we currently list it on a special "work in progress" page - as you pointed out, it isn't complete yet πŸ™‚

swiso.org/list/bubbling-under/

Hi @boud ,

this looks really good, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

Hi @href,

take your time with it - your well-being is most important πŸ™‚

And yes, 443.669.000 statuses ... I mean, wow, this DB really has a lot to handle - this is crazy πŸ˜…

I'm wishing you the best for the upcoming days/weeks/months πŸ™‚

cc @strypey

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

Hi @sfogo πŸ‘‹

I wasn't aware of it honestly. From a quick look on the website, it's still in beta.

But works fine and seems to be privacy-respecting, at least from a quick glimpse on the privacy policy. Thanks for bringing it to my attention πŸ™‚

Hi there πŸ‘‹

let me start by saying that @privacytools is one of my sources and we recommend them:

swiso.org/replace/switching.so

Second, I think we shouldn't scare each other *away from* things. Like @strypey implied: Guiding us *towards* sites/software and improving these seems better πŸ™‚

Third, thanks for the mention @notclacke . Like PTIO, we are far from perfect (probably further). Like "we" being often me, @tobias, doing this as one of multiple hobbies πŸ˜…

Let's do our best to improve things :)

Hi @boud πŸ‘‹

our project is hosted on @codeberg and I can highly recommend them πŸ™‚

codeberg.org/

@resist1984

PS: This is all not Free Software but maybe of interest nevertheless πŸ™‚

Hi @resist1984 πŸ‘‹

you might want to have a look at the websites of your larger regional libraries. πŸ“š

I can only speak for Berlin, Germany here: The VOeBB (a collective of local libraries of Berlin) offers a cheap anual membership that also includes streaming from filmfriend:

voebb.de/
filmfriend.de/

For French/German speakers, I can also recommend arte.tv πŸ“Ί

Would like to hear about similar English options πŸ™‚

@noorul PS: as of this issue on codeberg, you can hide the subfolder - I didn't know that 😁 Using an DNS URI entry:

codeberg.org/Codeberg/Communit

Hi @noorul πŸ‘‹

we hosted our beta version on codeberg before we put it on the main domain. But now our main website is hosted on greenhost.net πŸ™‚

We could have used CNAME but as far as I know, you can't mask the subfolder of the codeberg username/group with it. So every page would be something like:

switching,software/swiso-en/real-URL-here

@liaizon I bookmarked the website - will have a look at it πŸ™‚

Hi @DHeadshot
yes, thus one:
switching.software/list/advanc

But I currently don't know where to go with it as one could put nearly everything in there. I think it will be kind of a link list to external, "advanced" recommendation lists maybe? So no single software entries there πŸ€”

Haven't thought about it yet honestly, just kept it as it was before we forked it.

cc @jordan31

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