Masthash

#FSF

https://www.radiofrance.fr/franceculture/podcasts/un-monde-connecte/ada-zangemann-ou-la-bande-dessinee-qui-s-interesse-aux-logiciels-libres-6208076

Ça y est ‼️

Grâce à la #fsf, à M. Kirschner & S. Brandstätter puis à @framaka , #radiofrance parle enfin, sur #francecultre , de numérique du libre. C'est énorme 🐘

Conseil pour 🎄 : offrez aux jeunes et moins jeunes de votre entourage #adazangemann 🎁

Éditée par c&f édition, c'est une géniale vulgarisation 🤩 de la lutte pour un autre internet et un autre numérique, libres, ouverts et solidaires, à mille lieux de ceux imposés par les #gafam , par le #capitalisme 💡✊

Jason Self
1 day ago

In a world where software is in everything, the question of who controls that software becomes a question of who controls *you*. This is why I advocate for #FreeSoftware. It's about ensuring that we, the users, have control over the technology we use and depend on every day. #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

as234
2 days ago

#foss mostly relies on donations. Compared to what you have paid for software that you actually buy, how much money do you give in #donations? (Only software projects please, excluding charities and other projects such as #fsf #Wikipedia / #OSM etc.)
Please consider boosting, thank you.

Freedo
3 days ago

Good gnus from the #LinuxLibre world! We've got 3 fresh versions out: 6.6.4-gnu, 6.1.65-gnu, and 5.15.141-gnu. As always, they come packed with the freedom that we hold dear. Come join us in the journey of #SoftwareFreedom! http://www.fsfla.org/ikiwiki/selibre/linux-libre/ #GNU #FreeSoftware #FSF #Linux

Jason Self
3 days ago

Just reflecting on how grateful I am for the Free Software Foundation's tireless advocacy for #FreeSoftware. Their commitment to user control and software freedom is truly commendable. Let's remember, it's not just about tech, it's about ethics! #FSF #GNU #Copyleft

Jason Self
3 days ago

The Free Software Foundation, with its unwavering dedication to software freedom, stands as a beacon of hope. Long live the Free Software Foundation, the champion of #FreeSoftware! #FSF

Jason Self
4 days ago

The #GNU Project is empowering society through technology, one line of code at a time! #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF #GNU

Thank you from the bottom of our GNU little heart! #ThankGNU to Judicaël Courant, Kenneth Rodriguez Garcia, Michael Guiher, Nahuel Sacchetti, OFSET, Ron Hume, and Russell Hernandez Ruiz for their generous contribution to the #fsf Let's fight for freedom together! https://u.fsf.org/3vy

Image that says "Thank GNU" with a GNU by Vijay Kumar Bagavath Singh
Jason Self
5 days ago

Happy #FSFFriday! 🎉 Let's celebrate the freedom that only #FreeSoftware can provide. #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Jason Self
5 days ago

Every contribution to the @fsf fall fundraiser counts! Whether it's small or big, your donation fuels the FSF’s advocacy for free software in education. Let's work together to build a future of learning in freedom: https://www.fsf.org/appeal #LearnLibre #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

ricardo :mastodon:
6 days ago

Holiday Shopping 2023: #FSF Endorses 802.11n WiFi, Opteron Boards & USB To Parallel Printer Cable :fsf:

https://www.phoronix.com/news/FSF-Holiday-2023-Shopping-Guide

(webdev Tory) :emacs:
1 week ago

Everyone should read this about #DRM and its alternatives. Special note: DRM (about crippling/controlling users) is NOT about copyright (about protecting content creators). https://www.defectivebydesign.org/faq#purpose #DBD #fsf

Freedo
1 week ago

Exciting gnus: There are 8 new versions of Linux-libre out! They're 6.6.3-gnu, 6.5.13-gnu, 6.1.64-gnu, 5.15.140-gnu, 5.10.202-gnu1, 5.4.262-gnu1, 4.19.300-gnu1, and 4.14.331-gnu1. Let's continue upholding the spirit of free software together. Embrace the freedom to control your computing. Onwards and upwards! 🚀 #GNU #Linux #LinuxLibre #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Jason Self
1 week ago

Just a shout-out to the @fsf - They're doing a fantastic job advocating for our rights to control our computing. Remember, it's about ethics. Let's keep the spirit of freedom alive! #FSF #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom

Jason Self
1 week ago

📢 Exciting news in the free software community! The @fsf fall fundraiser is in full swing. Their goal? To raise $375,000 by December 31 to champion free software in education. Let's unite for this cause! https://www.fsf.org/appeal #LearnLibre #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Andy Smith
1 week ago

Update: My post below was reported as bigoted against neurodivergent people. I don't think it was but I want to make clear: Stallman's behaviour is often excused because he is (also) undeniably neurodivergent. I'm saying the opposite. It is not a defence and I think offensive to neurodivergent people to suggest it could be.
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Stallman is not merely an awkward person with neurodivergent behaviour. People need to stop ignoring his disturbing views and actions.
https://drewdevault.com/2023/11/25/2023-11-26-RMS-on-sex.html

#rms #fsf

UlyssesZhan
1 week ago

This morning, I joined the campaign of fighting for the right to install #freesoftware by writing an email to Tim Cook, the CEO of #Apple. This may be a small thing that I did, but it is meaningful no matter what it will result in.

The content of this email was from a sample written by Ben Weissmann, a supporter of the Free Software Foundation (@fsf).

#fsf #freedom #rights #userfreedom

I was extremely disappointed to find out that Apple is using digital restrictions management (DRM) to restrict the freedom of those who choose to use the App Store by forcing all applications to be signed by Apple and be subjected to a ridiculous license that prohibits creators of applications from using a free software license. Even worse, you have used DRM to ensure that the only way to install applications for iOS devices is through the App Store.
I see no reason why you would not allow developers to use a free software license for their application. It would be as ridiculous as if you did the same thing on OS X. Developers should be free to license their software under any terms they please. Apple products should not include DRM or prohibit users from installing software not signed by Apple. There is no reason not to allow users to install application via methods other than the App Store. Even proprietary phones such as Windows Mobile phones allow the installation of free software, at least partially protecting the freedom of their users.
I will not purchase or support the Apple devices until changes are made so that I can use them without sacrificing my freedom. I will encourage others to opt for devices that respect the freedom of their users. Apple needs to understand that potential users will not accept these restrictions. My freedom is more important than any device you could ever make.

Help us give a big #ThankGNU to Michael Albert and Matomo.org open source web analytics (GPL) for their generous donation. Contributions such as these help the #fsf fight for freedom! Check out https://u.fsf.org/3vy for a full list of donors. #FreeSoftware

Image that says "Thank GNU" with a GNU by Vijay Kumar Bagavath Singh
Jason Self
2 weeks ago

🔧 The @fsf has been busy! From improving board governance transparency to taking on tech giants, their dedication is unwavering. Plus, they're educating the next generation on the importance of software freedom. Won't you support them? https://www.fsf.org/appeal #FSF #SoftwareFreedom #FreeSoftware

Aral Balkan
2 weeks ago

The GNU folks: Hehehe, we called it GIMP. And the main branch is called master. Because GIMP, get it?! We couldn’t possibly change it because *fart noises*

Also GNU folks: Why does everyone think we’re three misogynistic 12-year-old boys in a neckbeard suit?

There are so many low hanging fruits for you folks to embrace inclusivity and make a dedicated effort to clean up your act but you seem too bloody busy pissing all over the tree to mark your territory.

#foss #fsf #inclusivity #gnu #gimp

Jason Self
2 weeks ago

For this #FSFFriday let's keep pushing for a future where all software respects our freedoms! https://www.fsf.org/ #GNU #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Jason Self
2 weeks ago

Every time you choose free software you're voting for a world where software is a tool for empowerment, not control. Your choice matters. https://www.fsf.org/ #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Ale
2 weeks ago

Pienso que eso es lo encantador, tienes alternativas, mayormente modulares para -precisamente- acomodarse a tu gusto y muy poco susceptibles a ser vendidas y/o popificadas ( #enshittification ).

También saber que apoyas directamente a lxs creadores y que es mucho más probable que presten atención a molestias o errores.

Hay muchas razones para amar el #SoftwareLibre | #GPL #FSF

sofia ☮️🏴
2 weeks ago

the #FSF does a lot of cringy wordplay, but "service as a software substitute" is spot on 💯. #SaaS #SaaSS

Jason Self
2 weeks ago

Don't let the users of your program be held hostage by proprietary licenses - Liberate them with the #GPL! https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html #FreedomFighter #FreeSoftware #SoftareFreedom #FSF #Copyleft

Jason Self
2 weeks ago

🎉 The @fsf has achieved a lot. They've hosted free software workshops, and made strides in campaigns like Free JavaScript, enhancing tools like LibreJS and JShelter. This work is crucial for our digital freedom so let's continue to support them: https://my.fsf.org/donate #FreeJavaScript #FSF #GNU #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom

Jason Self
2 weeks ago

If #StarTrek has taught us anything, it's that the future is all about exploring new worlds, making alien friends, and of course, running everything on #FreeSoftware! #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Freedo
2 weeks ago

Hello, friends of freedom! Exciting news, we've got 8 shiny new versions of Linux-libre out: 6.6.2-gnu, 6.5.12-gnu, 6.1.63-gnu, 5.15.139-gnu, 5.10.201-gnu1, 5.4.261-gnu1, 4.19.299-gnu1, 4.14.330-gnu1. Can you smell the software freedom? It's in the air, and it's stronger than ever! Let's keep upholding our right to control our computing. #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF #GNU #Linux #LinuxLibre

Jason Self
2 weeks ago

I tried to explain software freedom to my toaster. It didn't seem to get it at first, but now it refuses to accept non-GNU bread. #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF #GNU

Jason Self
2 weeks ago

I'm starting to think my computer's operating system is a #cat. It's sleek, resourceful, and insists on being free. #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF #GNU

Loki the Cat
2 weeks ago

Cat-astrophe alert! The Free Sofware Foundation is condemning unauthorized derivatives of GNU licenses. It's like when someone tries to pass off a knockoff cat toy as the real deal. Not cool, humans! Let's keep those licenses purr-fectly clear and free, just like my nap schedule. 😸🐾 #FSF #GNU #LicenseMischief

https://news.slashdot.org/story/23/11/19/1826218/the-fsf-condemns-unauthorized-derivatives-of-gnu-licenses?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed

Jason Self
2 weeks ago

Software's ever-growing role in our lives makes it imperative to ask: Who controls that software? If it's not us, and by definition it can't be with proprietary software, then we've surrendered our freedom. Free software is about asserting our control, claiming our freedom. #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

@francks
3 weeks ago

Y'a #blackfriday #noel. Y'a aussi jusqu'à fin 2023 pour bénéficier de 66% de #défiscalisation sur les #dons aux #associations et autres qui le peuvent ET QUI NOUS OFFRENT DES SERVICES DE DINGUES

Même sans défiscalisation 1, 2€ #soutenir ce que nous utilisons / bénéficions / qui nous aide au quotidien.

Et y'a pas que l' #informatique hein 😉

#april
#debian
#fdn
#firefox
#framasoft
#freesoftware
#fsf
#gnu
#libreencommuns
#libreoffice
#linux
#logicielslibres
#mastodon
#nlnet
#ryf
#tor
#xmpp

Jason Self
3 weeks ago

⚖️ The licensing team at FSF has been fighting for us, tackling DMCA challenges and strengthening GNU packages. Their hard work ensures that our rights in the digital world are respected and protected. It's important to support this work: https://my.fsf.org/donate #DMCAFight #GNUStrength #FSF #SoftwareFreedom #FreeSoftware

Jason Self
3 weeks ago

Proprietary software says 'Access Denied.' #FreeSoftware responds with 'Challenge Accepted.' Let the digital rebellion begin! https://www.fsf.org/ #FreeSoftwareUprising #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Jason Self
3 weeks ago

Happy #FSFFriday! 🎉 Let's talk about #Copyleft. Copyleft licenses like GNU GPL ensure that the freedom to use, study, modify, and distribute software is preserved for all of a program's users, not just some of them. #GNU #GPL #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Jason Self
3 weeks ago

Copyleft: the only left that's always right! Defending #SoftwareFreedom. #Copyleft #FreeSoftware #FSF

Jason Self
3 weeks ago

The @fsf is small team standing up against massive corporate power, and they need our help. They're just 11 people defending our freedoms against trillions of dollars. Every contribution we make counts: https://my.fsf.org/donate #SupportFSF #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Jason Self
3 weeks ago

Thinking out loud: when our lives are so intertwined with #software, because it's in almost everything, isn't asking who controls that software akin to asking who controls us through it, determining what we are/aren't allowed to do in our own lives? Isn't it important that we, the users, reclaim that control? It's about our #freedom, after all. #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Jason Self
3 weeks ago

Why is free software crucial in education? See https://www.gnu.org/education/ Contribute to the @fsf Fall Fundraiser to promote free software in learning environments: https://www.fsf.org/appeal #LearnLibre #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Jason Self
3 weeks ago

Join in the fight for software freedom. Let's make sure that our computers are tools of liberation, not tools of oppression. Let's make sure that the future of software is a future of freedom! https://www.fsf.org/ #FSF #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom

Jason Self
3 weeks ago

The FSF is tackling the misuse of GNU licenses! https://www.fsf.org/blogs/licensing/protecting-free-software-against-confusing-additional-restrictions They're combating confusing, unauthorized derivatives that restrict user freedoms. FSF empowers users to remove extra restrictions in GPLv3 and AGPLv3. They're enforcing copyright/trademark against misleading uses, preserving the spirit of free software. Stay informed & support freedom! https://www.fsf.org/appeal #FreeSoftware #GNU #FSF #SoftwareFreedom

Jason Self
3 weeks ago

Hello, people of the #Fediverse. If you're running a website and looking for a meaningful way to support the @fsf here's a simple yet powerful action you can take! Add this nifty #FSF Fundraiser Banner to your site. It's super easy - just include this iframe code:

<iframe title="FSF Fundraiser Banner"
src="//static.fsf.org/nosvn/banners/202311fundraiser/" scrolling="no"
style="width: 100%; height: 150px; display: block; margin: 0; border: 0 none; overflow: hidden;">
</iframe>

#FreeSoftware

Jason Self
3 weeks ago

Join the FSF in championing free software in education! Your support can help reach a $375K goal by Dec 31. Free software empowers learners worldwide, ensuring freedom and knowledge of user rights. Let's build a future where everyone learns in liberty! Donate here: https://www.fsf.org/appeal?mtm_campaign=fall23 #LearnLibre #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Jason Self
3 weeks ago

The Free Software Foundation is a champion for software freedom. Their dedication to the four freedoms is inspiring and I'm proud to support their mission. #FreeSoftware #FSF

Help us give a big #ThankGNU to Michael Albert and Matomo.org open source web analytics (GPL) for their generous donation. Contributions such as these help the #fsf fight for freedom! Check out https://u.fsf.org/3vy for a full list of donors. #FreeSoftware

Image that says "Thank GNU" with a GNU by Vijay Kumar Bagavath Singh
fbievan
4 weeks ago
been thinking about the FSF, and well I think the GPL is going to stay around for a fairly long while, but I think overall the organzation seems to be kinda dying.

Their put their eggs into bags and those bags are emptied very quickly. The main thing that is keeping Free Software alive is all of the other organzations and developers making Free Software.

I think that the FSF needs to remodel their development team to be more focused on helping other projects because the FSF and GNU project seems to really want to promote their own software, in which those projects haven't been updated in years, and use very out-dated codebases.

A good example of this is GNU icecat, in which it is bumped, but the last update was bumped to version 102
https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gnuzilla.git
AND THE LAST VERSION THAT IS COMPILED ON THEIR FTP SERVER IS 60.70, WHICH IS 4 YEARS AGO!!!
https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/icecat/
(you can compile a much much newer build from master)

I think the main thing that the FSF (mainly GNU) needs is some sort of direction and some sort of way to easily sort through development of Free Software.

What I would recommend is
1) Move all the software related developemnt to the GNU project, and have the GNU project as the epicenter of Free software development and search.

2) With that move the FSF Software Directory to the GNU website,

3) Make the Directory useful
Following that Change update the GNU Software Directory, and have a 'recommended' list for each category, so the most complete projects would be listed at the top, and list projects that need development, as 'projects that need development', so for exmaple https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Category/Video/manipulation
Kdenlive would show at the top, and make sure to diffierinate between FFmpeg and stuff like kdenlive and olive (make sure that people know that Kdenlive is a GUI centered interface with advanced options while FFmpeg is console
(so make better categories and lists).

4) More to come

#gnu #fsf #freesoftware

@rauldux @stdevel

#FAKT: #Stallman ist ein Arschloch und ein perfektes Beispiel wie alle nicht-heterocisbinärmännliche Entwicker*innen mit einer einzigen Personalie von #FLOSS-Entwicklungen und -Projekten vergrämt werden.

Dass die #FSF diesen ohne #Konsequenzen wieder aufnahm macht diese zu einem großen Teil des Problems!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2SKenHRhMg

Jason Self
4 weeks ago

Being a free software activist is like being a gardener. We plant seeds of freedom, water them with community support, and remove the weeds of proprietary restrictions. #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF #GNU

Freedo
1 month ago

Exciting gnus, everyone! 🎉 We've got 8 *new* versions of Linux-libre out and ready for you: Check out 4.14.329-gnu1, 4.19.298-gnu1, 5.4.260-gnu1, 5.10.200-gnu1, 5.15.138-gnu, 6.1.62-gnu, 6.5.11-gnu & 6.6.1-gnu! Keep up with software freedom! #LinuxLibre #FreeSoftware #GNU #Linux #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Jason Self
1 month ago

Every time you choose free software, you're not just making a choice, you're making a stand. A stand for a future where technology empowers, not imprisons. #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Steven Sandoval
1 month ago

@matrix “Future contributions to Element’s forks will use the reciprocal AGPLv3 license, —”

😀

“—with a Contributor License Agreement (CLA).”

☹️

#fsf #foss

Dick Smiths Fair Go Supporters
1 month ago

@gsuberland
Same situation with "smart" phones. They are not fit for purpose, proprietary from the hardware to the firmware for the radio/wifi, to the software.

The #FSF (Freedom Software Foundation) has a page to help people "#GoingNoPhone". It's here:
https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Going_NoPhone

Thank you from the bottom of our GNU little heart! #ThankGNU to Judicaël Courant, Kenneth Rodriguez Garcia, Michael Guiher, Nahuel Sacchetti, OFSET, Ron Hume, and Russell Hernandez Ruiz for their generous contribution to the #fsf Let's fight for freedom together! https://u.fsf.org/3vy

Image that says "Thank GNU" with a GNU by Vijay Kumar Bagavath Singh
Freedo
1 month ago

🎉 Exciting news, everyone! I'm excited to announce the arrival of not one, but TWO new versions of Linux-libre: 6.5.10-gnu and 6.1.61-gnu. As usual these versions are filled to the brim with software freedom. Let's keep controlling our computing together! #GNU #LinuxLibre #Linux #FSF #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom

Dick Smiths Fair Go Supporters
1 month ago

@nick @bhaugen

Whenever their protest shows signs of being effective, they'll have communication channels closed to them. They can try to call the financial institution responsible, appeal to #Falsebook, one's #ISP… they won't restore anything. In fact they'll probably try the line, "Install this app to allow us access to your phone to *diagnose* the problem" 🤣

In this digital age, if you don't own your communication, you have nothing.

#digitalFeudalism #APAB #goingNoPhone #FSF #useI2P #I2P

Jason Self
1 month ago

🎃 Happy Halloween, Fediverse! 🎃 On this spooky day, let's not forget the real horrors of proprietary software lurking in the shadows. They trick you with flashy features, but the treat of freedom is found in #FreeSoftware. It's time to unmask the ghouls of the tech world and advocate for #FreeSoftware: https://www.fsf.org/. Stay spooky and free! 🕷️ #FSF #Halloween #SoftwareFreedom

Help us give a big #ThankGNU to Michael Albert and Matomo.org open source web analytics (GPL) for their generous donation. Contributions such as these help the #fsf fight for freedom! Check out https://u.fsf.org/3vy for a full list of donors. #FreeSoftware

Image that says "Thank GNU" with a GNU by Vijay Kumar Bagavath Singh
Jason Self
1 month ago

Here's a draft entry for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Article 31- Right to Software Freedom. Everyone has the freedom to use, study, share, and modify the source code of the software they use. States shall take appropriate steps to ensure that the principles of software freedom are upheld, and shall provide the necessary framework for the promotion and realization of the same. #FreeSoftare #SoftwareFreedom #FSF

Jason Self
1 month ago

Tooting out some #FreeSoftware love! 🐘💻 The @fsf continues to be a beacon for user freedom in the digital world. Their relentless advocacy for the #FourFreedoms is inspiring and crucial. Let's support their mission: https://www.fsf.org/ #SoftwareFreedom #FSF #GNU

Jason Self
1 month ago

🎉 Great news! The Call for Sessions for #LibrePlanet2024 has been extended until Nov 17! 🗓️ This year's theme is "Cultivating Community," aiming to grow the #FreeSoftware movement. 🌱 Have a session idea? Submit now and be a part of this enriching discussion! 🎙️🤝 https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/call-for-sessions-extended-until-november-17 #FSF #LibrePlanet #CommunityBuilding #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom

Jason Self
1 month ago

On this #FSFFriday let's take a moment to appreciate the tireless advocacy of the @fsf for user control in computing. We all deserve software freedom. Let's keep fighting for our rights! 💻🚀 #FreeSoftware #FSF #SoftwareFreedom

Freedo
1 month ago

Good gnus, everyone! I'm thrilled to announce there are 7 new versions of Linux-libre out: 6.5.9-gnu, 6.1.60-gnu, 5.15.137-gnu, 5.10.199-gnu1, 5.4.259-gnu1, 4.19.297-gnu1, and 4.14.328-gnu1. These versions continue to uphold our commitment to free software. Let's continue our journey towards a world where everyone has control over their computing. #GNU #LinuxLibre #Linux #FSF #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom

Jason Self
1 month ago

#SoftwareFreedom is not just about tech, it's about ethics. It's about our right to control our computing, individually and collectively. We must uphold these principles to be in control of our own lives. Free software is a matter of moral imperative. #FreeSoftware #GNU #FSF

Jason Self
2 months ago

Happy #FSF Friday, people of the #Fediverse! Just a reminder that the mission of the @fsf is based in an ethical stance, advocating for our rights. Let's cherish our ability to control our computing, and never give it up! #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom

Freedo
2 months ago

Good gnus, everyone! We have three new versions of Linux-libre: 6.5.8-gnu, 6.1.59-gnu, and 5.15.136-gnu. Let's continue our journey toward software freedom, one version at a time, and continue to uphold the values of free software together! #FreeSoftware #SoftwareFreedom #FSF #GNU #Linux #Linuxlibre

Jason Self
2 months ago

I'm thrilled to see that registration for #LibrePlanet 2024 is now open! 🎉 Can't wait to meet fellow free software enthusiasts and engage in invigorating discussions. 🚀 See you there? https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/register-to-be-part-of-libreplanet-2024-cultivating-community #FreeSoftware #FSF #SoftwareFreedom