The @blender community have done it again! Behold Spring, Blender's new film. Beautiful designs and fantastic effects show how you can create professional, Hollywood-grade CGI using Free Software. Congrats Blender!
We're on Mastodon! A big thanks to Fosstodon for the help! We'll be posting updates and news about LibreOffice, along with tips and tricks for using the software.
I am just brainstorming things for ActivityPub.dev. the easy things are:
- Educational materials
- Document conventions
The hard one is:
- Donation-driven open collective that provides stipends to devs building ActivityPub projects
Not sure if there's any interest in the latter
#Carnet is a free open alternative to Google Keep. It includes text, images, audio, todo lists and syncing features.
It's currently available for Android (on Google Play and F-Droid), Linux, and NextCloud.
You can follow it here:
You can find out more and contribute on its git page:
The lead developer is here:
The Disease of More - Mark Manson - Pocket
Success is often the first step toward disaster. The idea of progress is often the enemy of actual progress.
Hey developers & ActivityPub enthusiasts!
@GetTogetherComm is a free open alternative to MeetUp.com.
The lead developer needs help with implementing federation, either coding or better documentation about ActivityPub.
There's an open issue for it here:
There's been discussion but no code contributions yet.
Can you help?
(It would be *so* cool to get this kind of service federated, imagine every town having its own instance )
So many exciting things happening with ActivityPub projects recently!
- mastodon adds registration api
- pleroma stable release, tons of updates
- prismo has a new logo and version
- anfora has a surge of recent development
- florence gaining traction
- fedilab adds support for non-masto projects
- funkwhale hosts sync meetings to coordinate project dev
- WriteAs announces WriteAs Labs
- Spritely releases Golem demo
And lots more! #activityPub
It's public now! Spritely (and myself) have been awarded a Samsung Stack Zero grant! I'm funded for the next two years to bring ActivityPub and the fediverse to the next level. Secure interactions, object capabilities, p2p content delivery, all that stuff! https://samsungnext.com/whats-next/category/podcasts/decentralization-samsung-next-stack-zero-grant-recipients/
Packing tips: Bring warm clothing and a coat (near freezing and chance of rain/snow), don't forget Belgian power plug adapter and chargers for your smart devices. Cash money for purchases at stands or beer-event (cash machine onsite runs out quick), catering also accepts cards.
FOSDEM is a conference entirely made by volunteers. While a small crew works on it year-round, most of the work during the conference is done by a large, enthusiastic group of great people who donate their time to make FOSDEM happen: you! https://volunteers.fosdem.org/
I was going to announce it a bit later and more properly, but Mastodon received a $70k grant from Samsung NEXT through OpenCollective. I intend to make it available to those who contribute to the project, and have already notified some of the most regular contributors. The way OpenCollective works is that anyone can submit an expense and all transactions are listed transparently. It also holds the money.
As for myself, I intend to continue using Patreon for my own wage/costs.
#FOSDEM 2019 will feature two Nextcloud talks:
"decentralize the way we sync, share and collaborate", Saturday, 15:30: https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/nextcloud/
"A private cloud for everyone" , Saturday, 15:00: https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/collab_pce/
Booth, like last year: Building K1-A.
See you in Brussels!