We are going to travel across Kerala (possibly across India if we get support) promoting federated social media services like #mastodon #diaspora and #matrix. We are going to call it #PrivacyYathra. We have done a similar campaign in the past called #DiasporaYatra. This time we are expanding the scope.

Vote here if you like to join/support the campaign loomio.org/p/XDtULO8I/would-yo

You can see the details about Diaspora Yatra at poddery.com/tags/diasporayatra

MILESTONE: We hit 1,000 followers on Mastodon today! 🎉 🎉 🎉

When we made our Mastodon account 15 months ago, growth was slow. But the Fediverse kept expanding, and now Mastodon competes with Twitter!

Mastodon community: you promote our work, you helped us launch our first commercial product, and now you got us to 1,000! Thanks for all the love! ❤️

#TheFutureIsFederated #BeAPioneer

Today is privacy activist Ola Bini’s birthday and he has been detained in Ecuador for the past 23 days. We are proud to support him and signed a letter to ask for his release freeolabini.org/en/statement/ #freeolabini

Hi everyone!

ForgeFed is a project aiming to define a protocol and a vocabulary for federation of project hosting and collaboration platforms (forges), and get it implemented in the existing forges such as GitLab CE, Gitea and so on.

Federation is based on ActivityPub with some tweaks and new vocabulary :)

I'm working on a demo, implementing federation in a forge called Vervis. Earlier today I deployed 2 test instances for this! More details and links soon :)


When adding your FreedomBox as a device in other Syncthing peers, set its address like "tcp://njoseph.me" instead of "dynamic". This allows your Syncthing peers to directly connect to your FreedomBox avoiding the need for relays. It also allows for fast on-demand syncing if you don't want to keep Syncthing running all the time on your mobile devices.

More tips and tricks on my wiki


#Tips #FreedomBox #Syncthing

When someone has broken as many software installations as I have, it's common to be skeptical of the "click it and trust that it works" mentality, but that's what I've experienced while using #FreedomBox @freedomboxfndn. It's fantastic that you've partnered with @olimex and their LIME2! Great job!

NEWS: Linux journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols had an exclusive interview with Eben Moglen about the new #FreedomBox product.

Here's some of what Moglen had to say:

"Concentration of technology is a surprising outcome of cheap hardware and free software...We can undo this. We can make it possible for ordinary people to provide internet services..."

Read the full article:

ICYMI: ZDNet published an exclusive story by veteran journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols about the launch of the Pioneer Edition #FreedomBox.

"We can, in short, rebuild the internet so that we, and not multi-billion dollar companies, are in charge," says Vaughan-Nichols.

Read the full article:


NEWS: We'll be at LinuxFest Northwest next weekend!

In our session, we explain how your personal autonomy is at risk if you don't control the cloud in your life.

Session: "Personal Autonomy and Multi-Device Computing: Using FreedomBox to Build Your Cloud"


After years of successful software development, the FreedomBox Foundation is proud to announce that sales of the first commercially available #FreedomBox have launched.

READ: "Announcing the Launch of Sales of Pioneer Edition FreedomBox Home Servers"



@olimex is selling the first commercially available FreedomBox. In other words, they are selling the ability to democratize the internet. #BeAPioneer and buy a #FreedomBox today.

Order: olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/

Yet again, week highlights:

— Inkscape team finally released 2Geom library v1.0.0,
— GIMP merged a DDS plug-in into a public branch, but needs a maintainer for it,
— New version of Shotcut is out with VA-API hardware encoding on Linux and a video wavewofm analyzer,
— Blender 2.80 nightly builds now suggest choosing left-click or right-click selection
— Tracktion Software Co. released its Tracktion Engine under confusing dual-license terms — GPLv3+/Commercial.


At #SFLC2018 conference, Eben Moglen argued there is a #NewConsensus about developing software.

What is this new consensus? What does it mean for #FOSS? Professor Moglen explains.

📺Eben Moglen: “The New Consensus and Its Aftermath” (SFLC Fall 2018)

"It’s not about price. It’s libre, not gratis. With any program, there are two possibilities: either the users control the program, or the program controls the users." #DemandFreedom newleftreview.org/II/113/richa

Tor Browser protects against tracking, surveillance, and censorship, and we think everyone should be able to use it and enjoy the universal human rights to privacy and freedom online.

We’re in a race with censors.

They're getting more sophisticated, and so must we. blog.torproject.org/strength-n

On November 13th, 2018, the FreedomBox Foundation held a summit in New York City with our core developers. We discussed our goals, obstacles, and future.

We held this summit because we are at an important moment in the history of #FreedomBox. We're making big plans.

For those who couldn't attend, we've just published a summary of the summit. If you want to be a part of our future, make sure you read this document!

💾 Download here: wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Fre

📍October 10, 2018: history was made.

#Microsoft joined the Open Invention Network. This means it released its 60,000 patents to the world.

Is this the end of the #PatentWar?

#EbenMoglen discusses in this article:

#OIN #Patent #FOSS

SFLC and Columbia Law School are cohosting our Annual Fall Conference this Friday, November 2nd! #SFLC2018

Our program will cover bleeding-edge topics in technology law, including #AI, #Blockchain, #AutonomousVehicles, #GPL, and #patents.

💾Full program here: softwarefreedom.org/events/201

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