So folks, the #article13 and #linktax proposals will be going soon to the EU parlaiment, and if they pass they will become a serious problem for the #Fediverse:
* To automatically filter copyrighted materials, even badly, you need a way to reference those materials. Even our largest instances probably can't afford access!
* Our instances will not be able to afford licenses to link to news sites under the new #LinkTax rules.
Go make some noise at: https://saveyourinternet.eu/
PeerTube is crowdfunding to offer an improved federated video-sharing site at https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/peertube-a-free-and-federated-video-platform - discuss at https://freepo.st/post/nqevzwf7w7 #freepost
You have probably heard about PeerTube – the alternative to YouTube that's open source, decentralized and federated. If not, here's a short video that explains what it is and how it works.
An easy form and sample texts for writing your EU MEP.
Act in the next 7 days or forever keep quiet about it.
We all need a free alternative to YouTube!
PeerTube is a decentralized video hosting network, based on free/libre software.
PeerTube is currently in beta version, that's why @Framasoft needs your help to pave the road to version 1.0!
(Framasoft is a small french non-profit, so do not hesitate to Boost this Toot to non-french user and invite them to help us fund PeerTube v1)
Fractal is considering Fracturing into two apps: Discussions and Messages.
Personally, I disagree with this idea. I prefer to have one app to map with each service. Splitting the applications instead of thinking through a proper design to solve these issues does not seem like the right solution to me. I would like to know what other users think regarding this, and how it would affect their use cases.
If you will, boost so more people can give input.
I don't get it... this #efail / #gpg / #pgp / #smime thing is all over German media (e.g. here: http://www.tagesschau.de/inland/e-mail-verschluesselung-101.html) even though it is totally irrelevant for 99% of people, as almost no one is using PGP encryption for his/her mails anyways and the few that do will most likely have disabled HTML emails (or at least loading of remote content).
It would be much more proportional to write a *shocker* article every single day about how almost all emails are sent with no e2e encryption at all.
Don't panic: Sicherheitslücke in PGP
Open Source voice assistant #Mycroft (yes an actual open source alternative of Amazon Alexa and Google Home) has not only almost hit 800% of its Indiegogo funding in Feb, but has recently switched to #Mozilla's #DeepSpeech project.
Deep Speech is just one of over a hundred projects taking part in #MozSprint May 10-11. They're especially seeking voices of NON ENGLISH speakers.
More new contributors added to these open projects = more real world innovative alternatives.