So that I can continue to use computers without dishonor, I have decided to put together a sufficient body of free software so that I will be able to get along without any software that is not free.

> The GNU Manifesto, Richard Stallman, 1985
gofoss.net/origins/the_gnu_man

1. Access to computers should be unlimited and total.

2. All information should be free.

3. Mistrust authority – promote decentralization.

4. Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not their degree, age, race, or position.

5. You can create art and beauty on a computer.

6. Computers can change your life for the better.

> Hackers, Steven Levy, 1984
> gofoss.net/origins/hackers/

We just updated gofoss.net following the release of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
(Jammy Jellyfish)!

Learn how to:

* set up your server: gofoss.net/ubuntu-server
* sync files with Seafile: gofoss.net/cloud-storage
* organise photos with Piwigo: gofoss.net/photo-gallery
* manage contacts, tasks & calendars with Radicale:
gofoss.net/contacts-calendars-
* stream movies & music with Jellyfin: gofoss.net/media-streaming
* perform backups with Rsnapshot: gofoss.net/server-backups

We just updated gofoss.net following the release of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
(Jammy Jellyfish)!

gofoss.net/ubuntu

Learn how to:

* install Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTS
* find your way around GNOME 42
* remove Snap & install Firefox
* fine-tune privacy settings
* and more

The EU plans to oblige mail, chat & messenger providers to scan all user messages for criminal content:

eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-conten

Feel free to check out ongoing petitions against the bill if you believe this is not a way to fight crime while safeguarding democracy, freedom & human rights:

🇪🇺 change.org/p/against-the-adopt

🇩🇪 aktion.campact.de/datenschutz/

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#Obsolenz von Computern, Smartphone, Tablets liegt meist nicht an der Hardware, sondern an der #Software. Deshalb ist das Recht, jede Software auf jedem Gerät zu installieren und vollen Zugriff auf die Hardware zu haben, so wichtig für #Nachhaltigkeit.

Offener Brief von @fsfe , @nextcloud , @kde , @Fairphone und anderen an die #EU-Kommission.
fsfe.org/news/2022/news-202204

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Gofoss is a guide to adopting free and open source software, and using privacy-friendly services. You can follow at:

➡️ @don_atoms

You can browse the guide itself at gofoss.net

#GoFoss #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Privacy

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If you like the #Fediverse and you love to read #books, take a look at BookWyrm!

Bookwyrm is a federated Goodreads alternative and federates through the #ActivityPub protocol.

https://bookwyrm.social/

Hi there! I'm Georg, work in the performing arts and develop gofoss.net, a guide to make free & open source privacy tools accessible to all.

gofoss.net itself is 100% free and open source – no ads, no tracking, no affiliate links.

If you want to share feeback or contribute, please do message me :)

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Guess what! Mastodon’s official #Android app was finally approved and is now on the Play Store.

play.google.com/store/apps/det

F-Droid submission still being processed.

Think that 43 billion can't buy free speech?

Welcome to the Fediverse!

gofoss.net/fediverse

(Might as well switch to Firefox, Signal, Matrix, Linux & a Degoogled Phone while you're at it 😁)

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I‘m happy beyond words that this little funnybook has reached so many people.

Heartfelt thanks to each and everyone for reading, boosting, and spreading the word! 💙

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🇬🇧 What a week – thank you, dear #Fediverse, for a hell of a comic launch!

Hundreds of boosts have swept #ContraChrome across countries and platforms:

🌊 From a Catholic school in the UK, where a teacher now discusses it with his 14- y.o. pupils

🌊 Through the lower strata of Reddit, where a right-wing zealot proclaimed he would instantly burn it were it only on paper

🌊 Up to websites for digital self-defense as @don_atoms gofoss.net and @cryptoparty where it will be added as a resource

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Just in case you haven't noticed yet, Briar has an official desktop client.

That's the good news! Unfortunate it is still beta and many functions are still missing. (no group chat)

If you're curious to give it a try anyway, you'll find it here:
briarproject.org/download-bria

Feel invited to report your opinion about it by mentioning @briar.
If you're into coding, you're obviously welcome to join in on the matter too.
Briar is free software and written in kotlin.

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✨️ I made a thing! 🎉️

Check out my brandnew webcomic, "Contra Chrome":

👉️ contrachrome.com

Subtitle: How #Google‘s browser became a threat to #privacy and #democracy.

Featuring Shoshana Zuboff, vegan Piranhas, and everything you ever wanted to know about #Chrome but were afraid to ask!

Read and download for free – hope you like it! 😊

And if you do, please spread the word! :boost_ok:

#BoostsWelcome
#comic #comics

uBlock Origin, the free & open source content filter, becomes the #1 Firefox addon

Congrats! 🥳

addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

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You don't need to use link shorteners on Mastodon. All links count as 23 characters no matter how long they really are.

Also, links on Mastodon stay in the form you wrote them. This is much better for privacy than Twitter.

Twitter quietly changes all posted links to go via Twitter's domain t.co so they can track people. This doesn't happen on Mastodon or the Fediverse.

You can see this hidden conversion in Twitter by hovering your mouse over a link there, the link appears to show a normal address but Firefox and other browsers will indicate the true t.co address in the bottom left corner of the screen. If you try this same check on Mastodon or the Fediverse, you will see your links stay just as you wrote them.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Fediverse #Privacy #Twitter #LinkShorteners

🇬🇧 Use of Google Analytics declared illegal by French regulator

🇨🇵 Utilisation de Google Analytics déclarée illégale par le régulateur français

🇩🇪 Nutzung von Google Analytics von franz. Regulierungsbehörde für illegal erklärt

cnil.fr/en/use-google-analytic

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