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RT @gregorymarler@twitter.com:
" is not a map it's a database."and other important points being put across by Frederick Ramm at to disspell misconceptions. This is going to be a talk that's good to refer people to in the future.

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No wonder that big tech companies get interested in OSM. I missed that footnote of the report that tries to value : “Combining the total replacement cost of the OSM database, the value of the software development effort and industry standard maintenance costs yielded a total community replacement cost of $1,672,415,000”.

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Olimex is a manufacturer of open source hardware and components, follow their new account here:

@olimex

Their website is at olimex.com

Amongst other projects, they make the Pioneer FreedomBox home server running software by @freedomboxfndn : olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/

They also make an interesting DIY laptop: olimex.com/Products/DIY-Laptop

#Olimex #OSHW #OpenSourceHardware #FreedomBox #SelfHosting

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It looks like Jitsi thinks it's okay to spy/track their users via third party services (like Firebase, Crashlytics, Amplitude) in the name of 'chasing down malfunctions in software'.

github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/is

#Jitsi #Privacy

The “Navigating ” report by recommends 10 best practices to help businesses “navigate the platform”: accenture.com/us-en/insights/s.

Good to see number 4 is “Understand the guidelines and how to comply with the license and requirements.”

has been breaking records in May:
- the record for the most daily mappers,
- the most newly registered mappers in a day,
- and the most newly active mappers have been broken numerous times.

blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/06

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The global #OpenStreetMap conference "State of the Map" (@sotm ) is happening this weekend. Instead of meeting in Cape Town, we do it online. The good part: No registration needed, just chime in! 2020.stateofthemap.org/program
streaming.media.ccc.de/sotm202

Examining the 48 submitted proposals for the Microgrants Program, the committee announces the 12 projects selected for funding: blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/07

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0 A.D. is a free open source real time strategy game with a historical setting (sort of like "Age of Empires"). The developers are on the Fediverse:

@play0ad

The alpha version is available for Windows, Mac and Linux from the official site:
play0ad.com/

If you want to help development or donate to the project, you can find out how on their website.

#0AD #ZeroAD #Gaming #RTS #RealTimeStrategy #AgeOfEmpires #FLOSS #FOSS #Libre

, guided by open access principles, ends negotiations for a new journals contract in the absence of a proposal aligning with the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts.

news.mit.edu/2020/guided-by-op

shows how Free Software can be made available for the public sector. Etalab maintains two lists of Free Software. One is about the Free Software *recommended for* the public sector, while the other one links to Free Software repositories *created by* the public sector. fsfe.org/news/2020/news-202006

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The July issue of the Free Software Supporter newsletter is live! u.fsf.org/343 If you're not on the mailing list yet, join today: u.fsf.org/1ac

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Graham Cluley is a computer security expert who writes an infosec blog and hosts the Smashing Security podcast. You can follow him at:

@gcluley

The blog is at grahamcluley.com

The podcast is at smashingsecurity.com

#ComputerSecurity #Security #InfoSec #Internet #Online #Privacy #Hacking #CyberSecurity #data

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Someone said "is that still a thing?" when I announced I was on Mastodon. Is it?
Boost this so we actually get a few votes maybe? How far can it go?

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RT @nolimits@twitter.com

Who else thinks there are too many chat apps and frustrated your chat experience is too fragmented?

@ericmigi@twitter.com built an app called NovaChat that solves this by aggregating them all in slick way. I'm an avid user and fan. Highly recommend: nova.chat/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/nolimits/status/12

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Firefox 78 available, includes a Protections Dashboard:

mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.0

– There is a new Protections Dashboard at about:protections. The dashboard gives an insight into tracking protection, data breaches, and password management.
– The Extended Support Release (ESR) is also updated to version 78, introducing the changes of the previous releases to ESR.
– All remaining DHE-based TLS cipher suites are disabled by default. TLS 1.0 and 1.1 are disabled (again).

#firefox #firefox78 #https

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Wallabag is a free open source alternative to Pocket and other article-saving services. You can follow them here:

@wallabag

Their website is at wallabag.org

There are apps for Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, Firefox, Chrome, Kindle, Kobo and others. It is also compatible with RSS readers.

You can self-host your own instance for free, or use the paid-for flagship instance at wallabag.it

#Wallabag #Pocket #Articles #FLOSS #FOSS #Libre #Alternatives #SelfHosting #RSS

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