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Do you help run a federated or decentralised service in Europe -- or know someone who does? Please pass this link on. It's the application to meet politicians to discuss how the EU's copyright filters (Article 13/17) will be implemented. I worry about a backroom deal struck between Facebook/Google that excludes the next generation of open Net services: .. Please speak up!

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You can get fully managed Mastdon hosting from

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🖼️ Do you want to run your own Pixelfed instance but don't want to do the tech stuff?

You can get fully managed Pixelfed hosting from Spacebear:

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"Without a truly open standard for payments, open systems in general have had a hard time competing with their proprietary counterparts."

Coil, Mozilla, Creative Commons have set up a $100 million grant to fix this. Very interesting!

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#Tusky 9 is out!
Creating polls, improved search, always expand content warnings, and more!
Read the full changelog here:

It's incredibly important to me that we make Linux a viable and attractive option for regular, non-nerdy people. And that FOSS devs gets paid for their work so they can spend more of their time making that happen, and less of their time working on making proprietary software better.

So I want to spend some money on Linux and I wonder: Is Zorin OS a good place to do it?

Seems like it, but I wonder: How much do they actually contribute upstream? Any better suggestions?

In a world of servers the only Free software is AGPL software

Have you heard of the horrors of the cobolt mining and war profiteering in Congo? Last years Nobel peace prize was awarded to 2 people helping the victims of these atrocities.

Why is this happening? Because of our insatbiable thirst for electronics!

What can you do? Use your stuff longer, don't buy unnecessary stuff, buy used, and if you need a new phone: Buy a @Fairphone!

Now version 3 is available, and it looks great: Modules, recycled materials, Fairtrade gold etc

I would like to test following someone on Pixelfed from my Mastodon account. Who should I follow?

Did you know that you don't have to be a Norwegian citizen to vote in the local election in Norway?

If you are from the neighbouring Scandinavian countries you just have to live here. If you are from another country you have to have lived here for a few months.

The election is in two weeks, but you can vote today and the next week also. Find your closest booth at

And vote Green Party!

Testing cheese worth 540 kr/kg ($60/kg). Found in the dumpster last night. Verdict: 

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Our new blog is officially here. Come read about why we left Medium and how we built a crazy fast, privacy-respecting blog just for you.

"For a long time, Google used its dominant market position to push its own search engine to Android users. In 2018, the EU fined Google € 4.34 billion for anti-competitive practises.

To comply with EU regulation, Google wants other search engines to participate in an auction, with only the highest bidders granted access to Android's new 'choice screen'."

Fuck , go !

Interesting new message on, which unfortunately had to shut down because of API changes from birdsite. @gargron

So on the front page of @write_as it says the cost is $12/year, but going to their list of plans I only see Free and $60/year. What's up with that?

I'm happy people want to.spend their time helping me, but it seems I was unclear about what kind of information I want.

First and formost I want to know not what DEs exists or which DEs are lightweight in general, but if any other DEs have something similar to the Activities view, where you see all open windows and can open new ones by typing.

Just in case that doesn't work out I want to know if other distros with GNOME and deb are more lightweight.

Thank you again, I really appreciate help!

I'm looking for a new Linux distro. Been using Ubuntu for a long time, and I love the GNOME environment so much. But it's a bit too taxing on my system.

The thing I love the most is the Activities overview, where you see all open windows and can start typing to open a new application.

So, are there any other DEs that have this feature and also look good? Or any lighter distros with GNOME and deb?

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#privacy The Court of Justice of the European Union (#CJEU) has ruled that websites hosting #Facebook Like buttons can be held liable for transferring data to Facebook. While the third-party website cannot be held responsible for the data processing carried out by Facebook after the data has been transmitted, it absolutely can be held liable for facilitating the collection and transmission of the data.

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