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The Linux Experiment is a video channel devoted to the Linux OS, Linux software, Linux phones, FOSS, de-Googlising and related topics. You can follow at:

鉃★笍 @thelinuxexperiment

If the videos aren't visible on your instance yet, you can see them all at tilvids.com/accounts/thelinuxe

The videos cover a wide range of skill levels and distros.

Grassroots Review Journals is an initiative to support specialised and open review journals, which review articles from traditional journals. You can follow at:

鉃★笍 @GrassrootsReview

You can find out more on the official site at grassroots.is

Open Science Vids features public domain and CC videos about science. You can follow at:

鉃★笍 @opensciencevids

If the videos aren't visible on your instance yet, you can see them all at tilvids.com/accounts/openscien

The videos come from many different institutions, but my personal favourites are the ones by Fermilab's Dr Don Lincoln (for example tilvids.com/videos/watch/3a401 ).

Penpot is a new free open source prototyping and design platform. You can follow at:

鉃★笍 @penpot

The first alpha version has just been released, find out more at penpot.app

(Penpot was previously known as Uxbox)

Framasoft is France's biggest non-profit organisation promoting free open software. You can follow at:

鉃★笍 @Framasoft (mainly in French, partially in English)

Their website is at framasoft.org

They have developed major Fediverse platforms such as @peertube and @mobilizon, and provide lots of FOSS privacy-friendly online services.

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

馃専 @kaidan - XMPP app for Linux, part of the KDE project

馃専 @samuelpepys - Real time toots of an Englishman's diary from 1660-1669

馃専 @xzyolotl - Artist who does colourful intricate 2D drawings and 3D renderings of surreal monsters

馃専 @NGIZero - Provides money to internet projects that promote privacy and open standards

馃専 @simpletools - Showcasing lightweight, simple, easy to use FOSS apps

馃専 @ownclouders - FOSS file storage platform

OwnCloud is a FOSS self-hostable file storage and collaboration platform. You can follow them at:

鉃★笍 @ownclouders

Their website is at owncloud.com

(By the way, OwnCloud is the project that NextCloud was originally forked from, and they are also on the Fediverse at @nextcloud )

SimpleTools is a community that promotes free open software which is lightweight, simply designed and easy to use. You can follow at:

鉃★笍 @simpletools

Their website is at simpletools.info

NGI Zero is a fund run by the non-profit NLnet foundation, providing money to internet projects that promote privacy and open standards. You can follow the fund at:

鉃★笍 @NGIZero

You can apply for funding or find out more at the NLnet website nlnet.nl

They have given grants to loads of great projects such as Funkwhale, Lemmy, PeerTube, PixelFed, SearX etc.

Xzyolotl is an artist who creates wonderfully intricate and colourful 2D drawings and 3D renderings of surreal, fantastic monsters. You can follow at:

鉃★笍 @xzyolotl

They have a blog at xzyolotl.blogspot.com

The 3D renderings are made with the FOSS graphics suite @blender

@samuelpepys

Also love the way the part that normally says the app name used to post just says "Samuel Pepys' Diary", like Pepys was there in 1668 using a magic book that tooted whatever he wrote 352 years later.

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@samuelpepys

There was some really weird stuff going on back then. Here's a toot about "scientists" paying a poor man to let them put sheep's blood into him so they can see what happens:

mastodon.social/@samuelpepys/1

Later in the same thread, an academic talks about living entirely off human breast milk 馃槷

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Samuel Pepys was an important public official in 17th Century London, who helped to run the English navy and reported to the King. He also kept a secret diary where he was surprisingly honest about his personal life between 1660 - 1669.

You can follow the diary in real time (currently 1668) at:

鉃★笍 @samuelpepys

The maintainer's website is at pepysdiary.com

Kaidan is an XMPP/Jabber app for Linux and Android, and part of the @kde project. You can follow at:

鉃★笍 @kaidan

You can download or find out more from the website at kaidan.im

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This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of mastodon.social 馃悩 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!