- 460 Free Textbooks – Math, Science, and More https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/free-textbooks-math-science-and-more-online-pdf-for-college-and-hi...
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- Richard's guide to software development :-) https://trello-attachments.s3.amazonaws.com/58e3f7c543422d7f3ad84f33/5df14f77efb5642d017a593f/31cba5...
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Debian 10 buster has been released!
Debian 10 buster has been released! https://bits.debian.org/2019/07/buster-released.html
The official press announcement for Debian buster's release is now available #releasingDebianBuster
The official press announcement for Debian buster's release is now available https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190706 #releasingDebianBuster
- I get that often myself, though it's about free software rather than open source ;-) anyway, my usual recommendation is for them to choose a project that they use and find useful and interesting, and that they'd like to improve in some way. then they'll have a personal interest in putting the time, learning what it takes, and actually exercise the freedoms on software they use. I think that's a great way to get started. after you're into it, it's easier to expand into other stuff you'd do e.g. "because it's important", but I guess different people may be motivated by different perceptions
Jabber/XMPP Compliance Tester
Quite an impressive service. You can look at the basic compliance table for the listed servers (based on 17 important XEPs), or check what a particular server supports. For the things a server doesn't support, you can get direct instructions on how to enable them.
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- Let's do a little experiment. It's obviously biased by my relative participation in each, but I'm comparing the reach of twitter, facebook, Diaspora, pump, G+, and GNU Social (plus anything that can talk directly to it...that is not via NavierStokes).Please like this if you see it. Obviously, if you want more people to like it, then you share it, but I'm only going to count likes.Show all 12 repliesHere are the final numbersGNU Social/Mastodon: 49pump.io: 31Facebook:26Diaspora: 15G+: 7Twitter: 0What's interesting is that on Diaspora, pump, and GNU Social, I all got actual comments about how the study was being conducted. I got literally zero comments on twitter or G+. There's all sorts of bias in this, but I have more "friends" on facebook by an order of magnitude and significantly more on twitter than the free platforms. So, it seems like people join the proprietary networks and just don't use them very much.GNU Social up to 97: https://nu.federati.net/conversation/510099#notice-1072972
The Jabber/XMPP Newsletter, 30 March 2018
“Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter. ”
XMPP rocks!! 🤘
Well, I use it, but no one I know uses it (except for one geeky friend, who tries each and every new IM service with me).
P.S: I do have some other contacts, but they are mostly social media contacts I never really talk with, just added them because they use XMPP. :-/
The Jabber/XMPP Newsletter, 28 February 2018
“Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter. ”
Great compilation of all kinds of recent news about the Jabber/XMPP decentralized IM/VoIP network =)
This weekend, those interested in Debian development have been having a discussion on the debian-devel mailing list about "What can Debian do to provide complex applications to its users?"...me ranting on the topic in the past already knows.
Also, get out of my lawn, or something
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Why do I have to be coarsed into signing up agreements with corporations to be able to interact with other people using the internet?
♲ firstname.lastname@example.org 2018-01-25 13:31:11:
ActivityPub: the new standard for decentralized networksToday, the World Wide Web gained a new standard: ActivityPub. The recommendation has been published by the responsible W3C workgroup after 3 years of work, started in no small part by Christopher Lemmer Webber, founder of the Mediagoblin project. Nextcloud uses ActivityPub, implementing it to handle Activity federation between servers, crucial for our Global Scale architecture.
And indeed, you may already be using ActivityPub now without realizing it.
–Christopher Lemmer Webber
Nextcloud and ActivityPubNextcloud implements ActivityPup to inform users about changes to their files, new calendar and so on between users on different Nextcloud servers since Nextcloud 12. This makes ActivityPup part of what makes Nextcloud Global Scale work!
The Activity app which implements ActivityPub will continue to be improved, as its role has expanded over the years to inform users about a lot of things beyond file changes. Its core developer, Joas, blogged earlier about his todo list for the year, including changes to the Activity App.
Illustration of how ActivityPub works from W3.org
What is ActivityPubThe origins of ActivityPub trace back to microblogging technology StatusNet, the former Laconia which was first widely implemented at identi.ca. Identi.ca has since migrated to pump.io, the successor to OStatus and the protocol it implements is essentially the base of ActivityPub. Evan Prodromou, the original author of Laconia and pump.io, designed the new protocol to use Activity Streams for commands and transfer data via a simple REST inbox API. The best place to get started to learn more about the protocol is on the W3.org website.
Christopher Lemmer Webber wrote a guest post on the Free Software Foundation blog explaining some history and features of the protocol. It provides a server-server protocol for federation and a client-server protocol for users to connect to a server. The core idea of ActivityPub is to bring together decentralized social networks, gaining critical user mass while keeping data on separate servers.
The popular Twitter alternative Mastodon is a prominent user, same goes for Mediagoblin which aims more at sharing photos and videos. And, then, Nextcloud of course!- - - - - -
The ActivityPub protocol is a decentralized social networking protocol
based upon the [ActivityStreams]2.0 data format.
It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting
content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering
notifications and content.
- ActivityPub is a W3C REC, WebSub is a REC too, and - AND(!!!) - the IndieWeb community is celebrating 1 million Webmentions sent!! Today is a good day for the federated social web, and I'm so proud and honored to be a part of these amazing communities <3
ActivityPub is a real standard now!
Let your social networks be free!
ActivityPub was basically 3 years of my life, and there were points were I wasn't sure if the time and energy I was spending on it was worth it. I'm sure it was today. Thank you everyone who participated in the standards process, have implemented... or are going to implement! You made it all worth it!Show all 5 repliesCongratulations!
On a related note, I stumbled upon a progress report of the FreedomBox project. In it they talk about integrating distributed social networks and in particular about Diaspora and GNU Social. How about someone bringing ActivityPub and accompanying implementations to their attention?
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