@Codeberg (relatively urgently) needs more people helping to run the association behind the project. (Codeberg e.V. registered in Germany)
If you are looking for a *non-technical* opportunity to help running Codeberg please get in touch with us.
Step 1. would be joining the association, if you haven't already (https://join.codeberg.org/), step 2. write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, this is a "pay some money for the chance to do unpaid work" opportunity, isn't it great? 🙂
What a long journey it has been, with ups and downs as it should be, I am glad to have contributed to another impressive #opensource project:
Kudos to a great mantainer who was always kind and positive but firm in his remarks!
The European Commission is looking for feedback from civil society to inform the much awaited delegated act on data access.
This will specify conditions of data access in the context of the DSA.
Deadline is May 25.
How we ran a 300+ attendee conference online using an open source stack including tech like #Jitsi, #PeerTube, and #Matrix / #Element - and attendees had a great experience!
All the deets are here:
stop to #ChatGPT by the Italian SA:
OpenAI is not established in the EU, however it has designated a representative in the European Economic Area. It will have to notify the Italian SA within 20 days of the measures implemented to comply with the order, otherwise a fine of up to EUR 20 million or 4% of the total worldwide annual turnover may be imposed.
I kind of like when the regulators do their job!
TL;DR: Added a robots.txt with
to my sites and blocked 18.104.22.168/28 on my firewall.
Oggi è andata così
I’ve said it a long time ago. The ActivityPub WG at W3C must spring into action NOW and prepare itself for the big corporations that will try to overtake the standard. The core members should make sure that transparency and openness is turned to 11. No backroom dealings. A very clear IP policy that requires royalty free etc.
Seeking #developer #advice ❤️ 🤔
We want to create a webby GUI app for accessing federated forge network, a bit like Element is to Matrix 🖥️
Been considering to write from scratch using Tauri, Tailwind, didn't pick a language
Now considering to fork #GitHub Desktop instead! Replace GitHub API with ForgeFed and tweak the UI etc.
It's an existing codebase with over 33k commits
Is it a good idea to fork? Thoughts/concerns/advice? And boost 🙏
If I ask an LLM to write an essay about a topic and release it under a specific license, it will do so (see attachment). I wonder if this would hold in case of a litigation...
Ah, fsck it. I just booked https://fedihosting.org (and .com, .net) and will build a landing page and set up some mailing lists so that people interested can start discussing. If you want to (help or) run that project, feel free to discuss with me.
It's the time of the year where most associations to their annual budgeting.
If you want to increase the allocation for your favourite projects, don't forget that your #donation helps.
Support your favourite Open Source projects and communites.
PS: For Codeberg, check out https://docs.codeberg.org/improving-codeberg/#donate-to-codeberg or consider becoming a member at https://join.codeberg.org/ :)
Discovered during the week I was unable to access a Kindle book purchased in 2013. Reason? The order was “too old”, and refund issued to buy again. Which was pointless as the book is now more expensive than when I bought it.
Subsequently discovered 66(!!) other ebooks no longer available for download.
Currently 40 minutes in to a support chat with Amazon.
About to learn, I think, whether we purchase ebooks, or rent them…
[Edit: documenting progress in this thread https://mastodon.online/@monro/109812445178130161]
After self hosting email and xmpp server since I-don't-know-how-many years: let's try microblog.pub that supports both ActivityPub and Indieweb. What's not to like!