Diabetics are lining up to buy old insulin pumps that enable them to better manage their blood sugar via #OpenAPS. The software in personal medical devices must be free, so that modification like this does not depend on use of bugs:
For more than 50 years, our sale has brought volunteer supporters and businesses together with buyers who care about poverty, peace and global needs. With over 40 venues supported by 2,000 volunteers, the relief sale is a remarkable community event and a beautiful expression of community compassion. Since 1967, over $14,000,000 have been raised, wi...
I'm *really* not happy about the #Github #Sponsors project (https://github.com/sponsors). It'll bind a lot of open source project much more strongly to github's closed, proprietary ecosystem if that's where they have any chance of getting some money.
It's so hypocritical that soo many #FOSS projects are hosted on a non-free platform. With #Gitlab there's even a superior just as easy to use alternative there.
And most people are celebrating this move by github 😢.
In February, Riot 1.0 was released, which featured a brand new verification system for device keys. The Android and iOS versions of Riot also recently included the new verification system. Key verification is an important part of ensuring that encrypted messages are only read by the people whom you want to be able to read. With emoji verification, ...
After months of work, we have a new stable release: Tor 0.4.0.5. It contains improvements for power management and bootstrap reporting, as well as preliminary backend support for circuit padding to prevent some kinds of traffic analysis.