Reproducible Builds aims to make it easier to check the source code of free and open source software. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @reproducible_builds

The project's website is at reproducible-builds.org

Reproducible Builds promotes tools and practices to help verify that open source code has not been altered before its distribution.

LibreCast aims to provide a next generation internet with better privacy, more decentralisation, less spam and better energy efficiency by using "multicast". You can follow at:

➡️ @librecast

The website is at librecast.net

You can see a brief overview on its funding page at nlnet.nl/project/LibrecastLive

For a clearer explanation of what multicast even means, see the video at spectra.video/w/qd4Tn4wXg9JM34

May Contain Hackers 2022 is a "hacker camp" festival in the Netherlands based in a holiday village. It's taking place in August 2022, you can follow at:

➡️ @mch2022camp

The website for the event is at mch2022.org

(Just for clarity, the term "hacker" here doesn't mean criminals! It just means people who enjoy getting to know how software/hardware/whatever really works, tinkering with it etc, kind of like "lifehacks".)

Computertruhe e.V. are volunteers in Germany who repair abandoned computers so they can be donated to charity.

You can follow their main account and also several local branches:

➡️ @computertruhe (main account, in German)

➡️ @@ComputertruheBerlin (Berlin branch, in German)

➡️ @ComputertruheChemnitz (Chemnitz branch, in German)

➡️ @ComputertruheMuenchen (Munich branch, in German)

Their website is at computertruhe.de

FOSDEM (Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting) is a major annual event featuring talks and workshops on free open source software. It's held in Brussels, Belgium.

You can follow at:

➡️ @fosdem

The official FOSDEM website is at fosdem.org

The event is free and run by volunteers.

Pulsa Una Tecla is a Spanish-language retrogaming blog, focusing on the 8-bit home computers and games consoles of the 1980s. You can follow at:

➡️ @pulsaunatecla (in Spanish)

The blog itself is at pulsaunatecla.com

Pine64 make low-price Linux-based smartphones, computers, smartwatches etc. You can follow them at:

➡️ @PINE64 (main account)

➡️ @pine64eu (European online shop)

➡️ @pine64tilvids (video account)

Their site is pine64.org

Pine64 hardware is for tech fans who like to customise their devices, and made in collaboration with the user community. They're not intended as "daily drivers".

Open Tech Vids posts creative commons and public domain videos about technology. You can follow at:

➡️ @opentechvids

If the videos aren't visible from your server yet, you can see them all at tilvids.com/a/opentechvids/vid

(If you followed before March 2022, please read this post - mstdn.social/@feditips/1079165)

Hare is a new programming language currently under development, you can follow at:

➡️ @hare@fosstodon.org (main account)

➡️ @hare@qoto.org (community account)

The Hare developers describe it as:

"a systems programming language designed to be simple, stable, and robust" and "well-suited to ... low-level, high performance tasks"

...and apparently it fits on a 3.5 inch disk! 💾

There's more info on the official website at harelang.org

OMG! Ubuntu! is a long-established news site about Ubuntu and other forms of Linux, as well as free open source software in general. You can follow at:

➡️ @omgubuntu

The website is at omgubuntu.co.uk


Adam is a pixel artist who creates images within the technical constraints of the ZX Spectrum computer of the 1980s. You can follow at:

➡️ @helpcomputer0

The Spectrum hardware couldn't cope with more than two colours next to each other, so the art based on it has a very distinctive look.

The Spritely Project is developing the next generation of Fediverse standards, including distributed programming and virtual worlds. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @spritelyproject

The lead developer is one of the authors of the ActivityPub standard upon which the current Fediverse is built:

➡️ @cwebber

You can find out more about Spritely on its website at spritelyproject.org

Veronica Explains posts guides about Linux, computing and random tech. You can follow at:

➡️ @vkc (main account)

➡️ @veronicaexplains (video account)

Veronica also has a website at vkc.sh

If the videos aren't visible from your instance yet, you can see them at tilvids.com/a/veronicaexplains

V Brigham is a veteran programmer for the Commodore 64 home computer from 1982, who nowadays posts in-depth videos about developing software on the C64.

You can follow at:

➡️ @v_brigham

If the videos aren't visible from your instance yet, you can see them all at tilvids.com/a/v_brigham/videos

PenPot is a free open source design and prototyping platform. It works through a web browser and uses open standards, so it can be used collaboratively and on any OS.

You can follow at:

➡️ @penpot

PenPot is now in beta testing, find out more at penpot.app

(PenPot used to be called Uxbox)

Floating Cheeses is a project that aims for reliable Python packaging. You can follow the main account at:

➡️ @cheeses

They also have a PeerTube video channel at:

➡️ @ipwhl

The project website is at man.sr.ht/~cnx/ipwhl

(Thank you to @xarvos for giving headsup and info about Floating Cheeses)

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