Regular #openstreetmap community service announcement: @firstname.lastname@example.org is distributing an early (well the 1st) beta version of 15.1 that is months old and, has numerous issues (hence "beta"),
Do not install from @email@example.com and if you did, replace it with 15.1.7 from our github repo.
A journalist emailed me months ago asking if they could ask me some questions about corporate influence in OSM. I said sure, had a nice chat with them. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-19/openstreetmap-charts-a-controversial-new-direction is the resulting article that came out today. I think it is a factual and balanced article overall and I struggle to understand why people throw disparaging remarks at me on Twitter. I'm quoted saying that corporate mappers don't map for the same reasons as the rest of us - that's obvious right? They get paid, we don't?
Dynamic Macro Keyboard Controls All the Things
Keyboard shortcuts are great. Even so, a person can only be expected to remember so many shortcuts and hit them accurately while giving a presentation over Zoom. [Sebastian] needed a good set of of shortcut… https://hackaday.com/2021/02/18/dynamic-macro-keyboard-controls-all-the-things/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1362498717434212356
Flockingbird aims to be a decentralised FOSS social network for professionals, like a Fediverse version of LinkedIn. It's currently in development, you can follow at:
➡️ @flockingbird (blog)
The project website is at https://flockingbird.social
Have you tried inviting someone to join you on Mastodon?
✅ You can invite people to join your Mastodon instance by clicking on "Invite People" in the bottom left corner of the desktop interface. This lets you generate customised invitations to suit your purposes. Share the generated links with those you want to invite.
Many instances which are officially closed to new members still allow sign-ups through invitations from existing members.
K-9 Mail is looking for funding
Never heard of K-9, well nobody is perfect:
K-9 Mail is an open source email client focused on making it easy to chew through large volumes of email
Soon, the 100,000,000th changeset will be published in #OpenStreetMap. The counter tool (https://jwestman.gitlab.io/osm-in-realtime/) shows the progression in real time. And #WeeklyOSM (http://weeklyosm.eu/archives/14269) is offering an interview and a present to the contributor lucky to hit the milestone.
Don't forget, only a few days left to have your opinion counted in the 2021 #OSMF Community Survey! Please take a few mins to fill in this anonymous survey to help the #OpenStreetMap Foundation Board (which I'm on) know more about the community. 🙂 (boosts welcome)
Hey, they talk about my challenge on #maproulette's blog. Want to help finish it? :)
Maybe the best place to post photos on the Fediverse is PixelFed.
✅ PixelFed is the Fediverse's alternative to Instagram, with a similar interface and features. You can find out more at https://www.pixelfed.org and there's a list of instances to join at https://beta.joinpixelfed.org
It doesn't matter which instance you join, people on other PixelFed or Mastodon instances can follow you because Fediverse instances talk to each other.
If you weren't among the 33,600 people😮 at online @FOSDEM@twitter.com this weekend, be advised: 100% #FOSS for online conferences is production ready *today*. Say NO to any Zoom (or other proprietary software) online events from now on. Demand software freedom! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/feb/08/just-say-no-to-zoom/
Framasoft is France's biggest non-profit organisation promoting free open software. You can follow at:
➡️ @Framasoft (mainly in French, partially in English)
Their website is at https://framasoft.org
Do you have a WordPress blog? Did you know you can connect it to the Fediverse?
✅ There's a WordPress plugin which lets people on Mastodon (and the rest of the Fediverse) follow, share and comment on your blog. It's called ActivityPub For Wordpress and you can get it from here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/activitypub
The author of the plugin is @pfefferle
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