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@mheiber, @effye and myself have just sent the news about this instance to the whole company. So, expect a lot of newcomers.

And to all , welcome .


Hey . I did not realize it. But our Managing Director is .

Hi @mtait 👋

That moment when the client shows you the "amazing" internal tool they’ve been developing for the past year(s) and that you’ll need to be integrating with. And all you want to ask is: is anybody really using this? I mean really really using it...

It must be pretty schizophrenic for some companies today to think that if you want to make a meaningful impact on Climate Change, you’re going to have to convince your customers to stop buying your product.

Just discovered that has developed a clone for enterprise intranets.
They called it

Which the English dictionary defines as "to talk continuously for a long time in a way that is annoying to other people".

I'm excited to share my #apconf2020 talk, "Decentralized Social Media vs the Trolls."

In it, I tell how the #Fediverse, a #decentralized social network, rallied together to isolate an invasive right wing extremist group through codes of conduct, human moderators, and strong moderation tools.

Thanks to @ashfurrow, @emi, @maffsie, @catgirl, @laurelai and all the folks who gave me their time and perspective.

(Hosted on a #peertube instance,!)

make your password something innocuous like "yeah i'm ok with tuesday" so if you accidentally type it into a chat window, it's not immediately obvious as a pw

The future of looks great. We’re all soon going to be spending time in meeting rooms that look as fun as the pre-covid ones. Yeay.
</sarcasm> ;)

Free software funding idea: Honorary employee

A company adopts a maintainer of a free software project as an honorary <some title based on company> so that they can continue their free software development full time..

An honorary employee doesn't report to any manager in the company nor is accountable for any of its goals. Their relationship to this company is only for tax purposes. The company does this because it depends on the free software project.

This is a long shot. But anyone knows of companies based in the EU who work with AI/ML, with a strong focus on ethics in the domain.

If you think of any name, I’d appreciate if you could drop a comment. Thx

The developers of Signal are currently doing a user survey:

I told them that I really like the app but also that I would like:
a) Signal on @fdroidorg
b) a proper desktop client
c) no data stored in "secure enclaves"

Maybe you'd like to tell them, too?


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A Mastodon instance running on ThoughtWorks infrastructure for its employees to interact with the Fediverse.