Gaming On Linux is a news site about games for Linux computers and devices. You can follow their official account at:

โžก๏ธ @gamingonlinux

Their website is at gamingonlinux.com

Gaming On Linux is a news site about games for Linux computers and devices. You can follow their official account at:

โžก๏ธ @gamingonlinux

Their website is at gamingonlinux.com

Today we're launching the Tor Project's annual fundraising campaign.

The message is simple: privacy is a human right, and Tor helps millions of people around the world exercise that right.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, your ongoing support makes Tor possible: donate.torproject.org

I'm really sorry, I should have CWed this for politics ๐Ÿ˜”

@rune @meena @rysiek

Facebook already have a UK deputy prime minister as a Vice President ๐Ÿ˜ซ He's the British guy you may have seen defending Facebook on the media recently.

Would not be surprised if we see more lawmakers taking jobs there (or at Google, or Amazon, or Apple etc etc) in the future.

There are so many fields where this happens: lawmakers/regulators do a weak job, retire, then go to highly paid job in the sector they were supposed to regulate. But this obviously isn't a bribe...

@rune @meena @rysiek

...and presumably there's also an unpublished amount of fees, "electoral services", future job offers etc being given to various nations' politicians in order to prevent regulation.

Tusky is a free open source Mastodon app for Android phones. You can follow at:

โžก๏ธ @Tusky

The official website is at tusky.app

Tusky adds useful additional features to Mastodon such as following hashtags and saving draft posts.

It's available through @fdroidorg and Google Play.

Mobilizon is a free open source Fediverse events platform, a privacy-friendly alternative to Facebook Events. You can follow their official account at:

โžก๏ธ @mobilizon

Its official websites are at:

joinmobilizon.org/en

and

mobilizon.org/en

You can follow Mobilizon accounts from Mastodon etc. because it uses the same ActivityPub federation standard as the rest of the Fediverse.

Damage Control is a blog dedicated to video games, anime and general geek culture. You can follow their official account at:

โžก๏ธ @damagecontrolblog

Their website is at dcgameblog.com

They also do occasional livestreams.

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

๐ŸŒŸ @MicroSFF - Toot-sized microfiction, tiny stories

๐ŸŒŸ @owncast - Free open source self-hostable alternative to Amazon's Twitch (and now also testing Fediverse support)

๐ŸŒŸ @tilvids - PeerTube instance featuring entertaining/educational video creators

๐ŸŒŸ @LadyIcepaw - Artist, webcomic creator and game designer

๐ŸŒŸ @eyeling - Artist, illustrator and posts nice photos too

๐ŸŒŸ @conservancy - Non-profit organisation promoting libre software

TruthSocial, Fediblock, pol adjacent 

As you may have seen in the news today, Trump's media team has set up their own social network "Truth Social".

What they aren't admitting is it's actually just a Mastodon instance with all the Mastodon branding removed, including all of the messages acknowledging that it is FOSS, as required by the software's free open source licence. This is breaking the terms of the licence, and is essentially stealing the software from the volunteer community which made it.

This kind of behaviour cannot be accepted by anyone who believes in FOSS. Keeping to the requirements of a FOSS licence is fundamental to building software together. If powerful people get away with stealing FOSS, people may be reluctant to build FOSS in the first place.

Hopefully someone will take legal action, but in the meantime we can block these instances in case they try to federate:

truthsocial.com
tmediatech.io

#Fediverse #Fediblock #TruthSocial #Trump #MastoAdmin #Mastodon

The Software Freedom Conservancy is a non-profit organisation which promotes free open source software. You can follow their official account at:

โžก๏ธ @conservancy

Their website is at sfconservancy.org

The Conservancy is currently carrying out a very important lawsuit defending FOSS, see this thread for more details: mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10713465

We are planning to have a release of our next stable version ๐ŸŽ‰ , so it would be amazing if we can have some of the translations completed.

Some of the languages that need some extra love are (in no specific order):
Swedish ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช , Greek ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท , Georgian ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช , Norwegian ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด , Czech ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ , Indonesian ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ , and Spanish ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

The translation can be easily done in the following website and you don't need to know any programming to contribute to Flameshot:
hosted.weblate.org/projects/fl

Boosting is appreciated.

TILvids is a PeerTube instance based around entertaining/educational videos. Their official announcement account is at:

โžก๏ธ @tilvids

There's a video about the instance at tilvids.com/w/e58xxgfeYXM2R3wo

Because TILvids is part of the Fediverse, you can follow TILvids accounts from Mastodon etc.

For example @athenaproductions, @theatticdwellers and @geotechdigital are all on the TILvids instance but can be followed from anywhere on the Fediverse.

OwnCast is a free open source self-hosted alternative to Amazon's Twitch, which lets you stream live video and text chat with viewers. The new official account is at:

โžก๏ธ @owncast

You can see a directory of OwnCast streamers at directory.owncast.online (and the software's own site is at owncast.online).

OwnCast is currently testing Fediverse support, which will let people follow from Mastodon etc.

O. Westin writes excellent microfiction where each story fits into a single toot. You can follow at:

โžก๏ธ @MicroSFF

The stories often have a science fiction or fantasy theme.

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