To celebrate smashing 74 bugs last year with the Bug Smash Fund, we are running a special offer:
This week only (August 17-21), everyone who donates exactly $74 (must be $74!) will receive two mystery t-shirts + a pack of stickers from Tor.
Nextcloud is looking for additional Android developers. Please ping me if you want to work on a cool Open Source project. https://nextcloud.com/jobs/ Remote work is possible.
We're committed to make a sad 2020 for the open web less sad: While Mozilla reduces its workforce by one third, we plan to increase ours by one third. If you are on the #MozillaLifeboat, contact us! With our passion for #privacy and #opensource we build a better & Google-free web. https://tutanota.com/jobs/ 💪
Mozilla Google budget screaming
Something is just wrong here... Mozilla just extended its deal with Google (making it the numero uno search engine) for something like 400 million dollars PER YEAR. For the next three years.
That is 1.2 BILLION dollars from 2020 to 2023.
If you cannot run a freaking NON-PROFIT on 400 MILLION dollars PER YEAR that means:
a) You are paying your executives too much.
b) You don't know how to manage a non-profit.
c) All of the above.
Massive win for #Liberty, their client Ed Bridges and #humanrights: South Wales Police use of #facialrecognition ruled unlawful in court of appeals: https://www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/issue/liberty-wins-ground-breaking-victory-against-facial-recognition-tech/
Many thanks to everyone who got involved both legally and in petitioning.
I've officially joined @privacytools as a Team Member 🎉
We're currently updating the Email Clients page, and we have a lot of other things planned!
Call for Debian 11 (bullseye) artwork proposals https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2020/08/msg00002.html
250 of us have been laid off from Mozilla this morning.
If you have openings or can offer assistance, please use the #MozillaLifeboat tag!
Sad to see Mozilla laying off 250 people.
A Cypherpunk's Manifesto
In case you missed it: End-to-End Encrypted Email Support
"What’s New in Thunderbird 78 | The Thunderbird Blog" https://blog.thunderbird.net/2020/07/whats-new-in-thunderbird-78/
Got online learning resources to share with your fellow FOSS folk? Swing by our chat today at 2pm ET/6pm UTC on freenode, #conservancy where we'll be talking about FOSS learning and learning FOSS, including tools for adults and for kids. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jul/29/virtualchat2/
First time testing web #accessibility for #Adapt #elearning courses today. Now I can really appreciate the importance and added value of well-written alt text for images, having #ARIA labels etc. I tested with the #FOSS screen reader software #NVDA.
Do you have any thoughts, tips or resources related to accessibility?
Hey devs, please use semantic html. This is important!
When listing things, use ul/li! When writing things, use p! When adding navigation, use nav! When putting the main part of your website inside a div, use main! Please use h1, h2, h3 for your titles! Don't use table for layout, they are for data!
Screen readers users have shortcuts to jump to all those parts of your website instead of reading it from top to bottom. But it only works with semantic html. So please help them!
An IGF Workshop on decentralization and regulatory approaches to opening up big platforms, which I am a panelist at, is confirmed:
I am there very specifically to talk about #Fediverse and give perspective on how this federated social network deals with problems like hate speech, bad actors, etc; and to talk about what a sane and practicable plan for opening up the social walled gardens could be.
I would love to pick your brains on all of this. Will ask specifics soon.
Any services you'd recommend for #VPS rental? I'm at my wit's end with VPS.net. every time my VPS goes through maintenance and is rebooted, my network interfaces fail and need to be reconfigured. My website and @nextcloud instance has been down for days now. I love the idea of solely using #Njallah, but they're expensive just for unsensitive use cases etc.
Microsoft is about to shut off its ebook DRM servers: "The books will stop working" https://boingboing.net/2019/06/28/jun-17-2004.html