@furgar he eventually rubs everyone the wrong way.. we can still appreciate that his pragmatic position in software freedom is a pillar of good shit in our lives.
@kyle Im sorry to hear that from the puri.sm perspective.
Hope they come out with a higher quality laptop eventually I bought a librem13 and it fell apart fairly quickly, I still use it as a remote box.
I really appreciate the efforts to create a secure privacy orientated latpop x86_64 without the Intel management engine .
Happy free doming.
New blog post:
Funkwhale 1.3.1 is here! This release contains several bugfixes and quality of life improvements.
@freemo apparently you will want to get to 4.1.2 ASAP... usually vulns like this come with a few patches over the following xyz short period of time.
@freemo A new critical vulnerability found in mastadon that got a 9.9 CVE which apparently is not yet found in the wild but when fully disclosed will be root access from your toot'n server.
I just finished reading Issue 42 (Spring 2023) of the Free Software Foundation's Bulletin. It has a story, by Alper Atmaca (@alper) of the Free Software Association (Özgür Yazılım Derneği) in Turkey, about how the "OsmAnd+"/"OsmAnd~" mapping application -- available on #FDroid for #Android devices -- was crucial in aiding them while they were responding to the earthquakes in #Turkey in February. #OsmAnd works offline (for both mapping and routing), can work with raw UTM coordinates, and is #FreeSoftware. While other proprietary solutions were dependent upon the now-defunct grid system of electricity and internet to function, OsmAnd kept on trucking, enabling the rescuer to effectively perform their duties. The #OSM community itself also shines here, in that they volunteered by the thousands to map the extensive damage in days.
It's definitely worth the read, and is a testament to the power and value of Free Software over the supposed superiority of proprietary offerings.
Incidentally, OsmAnd also saved me from (far less mission-critical) headaches once too when the otherwise-reliable cell network in my city went offline while I was doing #GigWork, working for #DoorDash: https://octodon.social/@aspensmonster/109862233485843081
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Not the case.
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By liking something on Mastodon, you are doing it honestly -- without any agenda at play other than that you like it.
So go ahead. Click that like button for its own sake.
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