No wonder that big tech companies get interested in OSM. I missed that footnote of the report that tries to value #OpenStrretMap: “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”.
Olimex is a manufacturer of open source hardware and components, follow their new account here:
Their website is at https://www.olimex.com
Amongst other projects, they make the Pioneer FreedomBox home server running software by @freedomboxfndn : https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/Home-Server/Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK/open-source-hardware
They also make an interesting DIY laptop: https://www.olimex.com/Products/DIY-Laptop/
The “Navigating #OpenStreetMap” report by #Accenture recommends 10 best practices to help businesses “navigate the platform”: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/insights/software-platforms/navigating-openstreetmap.
Good to see number 4 is “Understand the guidelines and how to comply with the license and #attribution requirements.”
#OpenStreetMap 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.
Examining the 48 submitted proposals for the #OSMF Microgrants Program, the committee announces the 12 projects selected for funding: https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/07/01/osmf-microgrants-program-congratulations-to-selected-projects/ #OpenStreetMap
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:
The alpha version is available for Windows, Mac and Linux from the official site:
If you want to help development or donate to the project, you can find out how on their website.
#Etalab shows how Free Software #FOSS 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. https://fsfe.org/news/2020/news-20200609-01.en.html
Graham Cluley is a computer security expert who writes an infosec blog and hosts the Smashing Security podcast. You can follow him at:
The blog is at https://grahamcluley.com
The podcast is at https://smashingsecurity.com
Who else thinks there are too many chat apps and frustrated your chat experience is too fragmented?
@firstname.lastname@example.org built an app called NovaChat that solves this by aggregating them all in slick way. I'm an avid user and fan. Highly recommend: https://nova.chat/
Firefox 78 available, includes a Protections Dashboard:
– 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).
Wallabag is a free open source alternative to Pocket and other article-saving services. You can follow them here:
Their website is at https://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 https://wallabag.it
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