There is usually quite a bit of similarity between words in the Romance languages. However, there's one exception that I've noticed: "butterfly" is very different in at least the four most common romance languages: es: mariposa, pt: borboleta, fr: papillon, it: farfalla Linguists of ActivityPub, can anyone explain the divergence for that word?
DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
No idea about Romance languages, but the German word for butterfly is one of my favourites: Schmetterling

That basically translates to "Smashling", i.e. a cute form of someone who smashes stuff. It kinda makes sense, but also explains why German is such a beautiful language.

Devin Prater mastodon (AP)
Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!

#a11y #foss #linux #flatpak #accessibility
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Just in time for the quarter, Matrix 1.3 is here! Event aggregations/relationships, knock+restricted join rules, refresh tokens, clarifications to event auth, and a whole lot more!

Find out more from the blog ➡
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How about a thread view?
Marcus mastodon (AP)
You might want to click on the article ;-).

In order to download XCode, I have to create an Apple account, which involves giving Apple my phone number? No thanks.
On the plus side, it's taken less than 40 hours for the progress bar to make it past the half-way mark. On the minus side, the progress bar hasn't moved for the last little while, and is no longer giving a time estimate.
Finally installed. Why is macOS so hard to use? I prefer being able to just "apt install gcc".

OK, I got the strangest spam message today. It was someone asking if I performed liposuction, and claiming to want to book a consultation for their mother. I don't really understand what their scam is. Are they actually hoping to get responses from people who do perform liposuction? I can't imagine that they'd get very many responses, as a percentage of the number of messages they send out. But I guess sending spam is cheap. Or are they hoping to verify active email addresses from people responding and saying that they don't perform liposuction? It just seems like a really strange spam message to send.
Yeah those spam messages suck 😂

Election day in Ontario today. Unfortunately, it looks like we're going to be stuck with the same government, or even a slightly worse version (stronger majority).

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I Wrote a guide for how to get up and going with @RocketChat and @matrixdotorg

I feel very lucky to have been part of achieving this important milestone!

Super excited to see people try this out!
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It's official - now speaks Matrix!! 🚀🚀🚀🎉🎊🎆 Incredibly exciting to see an existing flagship FOSS communication platform independently select Matrix for secure, decentralised interoperability - read all about it at Who's next?! :D
Aaron Ogle mastodon (AP)
@RocketChat actually does. Just need to bridge. Our marketing team I think uses a tool to schedule that doesn’t support any activitypub based
Aaron Ogle mastodon (AP)
actually just went and bridged it for them. The next tweets should come through 🙏

Oh, wow. I had forgotten that I had a recording of Copland's clarinet concerto. And by Benny Goodman, no less. Great stuff. I'll have to listen again with my headphones at some point. mastodon (AP)
Super-excited to announce the highly anticipated independent audit by of vodozemac - our next generation native Rust reference implementation for Matrix E2EE (part funded by Read all about it:
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Pranks Destroy Scam Callers- GlitterBomb Payback

Scammers in #Kolkata, #India caught by youtubers from #USA.

Please reshare.
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Woo-hoo! Wait is over... Cinny now supports session verification as well as it has a desktop app now.

There are tons of other features that landed in v2.0.0.

Live on:
Check release:

#matrix #cinnyapp #reactjs

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@System76 My Pangolin has arrived!

Tim Chambers mastodon (AP)
OK who can help take Matt Mullenweg up on his offer to bring #Tumblr up to full #indieweb standards? cc: @humanetech

Not a joke: this is a very real opportunity... #openweb

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Wow, this is amazing!
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isn’t it?
LPS friendica (via ActivityPub)
@Hubert Chathi so cool! mastodon (AP)
🍿 Open Tech Will Save Us is back this month with a live episode on open standards!

Should I care about it? Is it only a technical problem? What does it bring to the table in practice?

The fine folks of @libreoffice@openstreetmap and Element will answer YOUR questions.

📆 April 27, 18:00 CEST

💬 Join the chat to ask questions to our guests at

▶️ Watch it live on or on YouTube

🌐 Details on
A cover picture with an abstract symbol, the title "Open Tech will save us.", the Matrix logo, and the date of the episode: 27th April 2022 at 6pm CEST
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there's always the option to go back to zero-tec-campfires ;-)
you wouldn't get any more private than that ;-)

@William Rehwinkel since you post a lot about organs, I thought you might be interested in this article:
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🎉 We are proud to announce that PeerTube has just surpassed 1,000 declared instances! 🎉

PeerTube is a free and federated software alternative to YouTube that allows hosting and broadcasting videos, including lives.

Learn more at :

PeerTube is funded by… you!
PeerTube Statistics from
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If you hear that encryption should be undermined, remember these two facts of the pro encryption side:

✅ 1. Encryption can't be outlawed

✅ 2. Backdoors for the good guys only are impossible

Read here why we believe encryption must never be undermined:
A comic on why encryption matters.
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Aaron Ogle mastodon (AP)
Just a sneak peak at some cool stuff happening with Rocket.Chat.

Rocket.Chat <-> Matrix federation
Wait, does it mean joining Matrix, or is it just a bridge? 😳
Aaron Ogle mastodon (AP)
I believe the plan right now is to start with a bridge (but probably ship batteries included) then long term be native

Andy Balaam mastodon (AP)
Today I am scrolling the very many issues in Element Web and trying to mark some of them as "good first issue" to help our Outreachy applicants find them.
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Lots of excitement today with confirmation of the EU's breakthrough #DMA legislation, mandating that big tech must provide documented open comms APIs. 🎉🎊😱 But there's also been concern that open APIs could undermine E2E encryption: our viewpoint is at
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If the rag-tag Matrix ecosystem can do it, it doesn’t seem unreasonable to think that a $600B company like Meta can figure it out too...

Aminda Suomalainen mastodon (AP)
I still have concerns with #Matrix and #privacy,

In this case #WhatsApp would provide self-destructing messages that
@matrix doesn't support unless you count that is apparently experimental and shouldn't be used.

Sure there is a ticket since 2016, but not much activity that I can publicly see

Garrit :nestjs: mastodon (AP)
Introducing! 🎉

A few days ago, @kev asked the community for help maintaining his side-project, This got me thinking.

There are loads of maintainers out there feeling burnt out, but they can't abandon their project since people are depending on the project to be maintained.

In an effort to combat this, I built a website that lists projects looking for new maintainers. It's still quite empty and has some rough edges, so any feedback is very welcome.
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These folk ( are doing good work for the people of Ukraine by setting up Matrix/Element instances in afflicted cities, alongside pointing folk at Briar and a p2p routed VPN service

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equalitie website failed to open

#KDE's universal document viewer #Okular is the first software to be awarded the #BlueAngel ecolabel. The FSFE congratulates the Okular community to this milestone on #DigitalSustainability and #FreeSoftware:

Screenshot from KDE's Okular, Illustrations from David Revoy CC-BY-SA-4.0
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Real education.

Read & reflect.


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New release of #nheko the #matrix client!

Apart from widgets and message bubbles, this improves the mobile support a lot, allows you to send custom emotes, tells you when you are offline, can hide your read receipts and much, much more!

Check and try it out here:

And if you have any complaints, just bother us in
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DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
Sorry, I have no idea how looking good is defined. If you didn't like the looks before, it didn't change much unless you enable the bubble layout, so you probably still won't like it. mastodon (AP)
To solve #accessibility for our current simple image captcha, and avoiding proprietary SaaS-S, we wrote down some notes and ideas - including the idea to write a simple self-hostable text-based #Captcha service from scratch.

What do you think? Interested to participate? We are looking for your input to

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The importance of truly private messaging is becoming clear to many people. But that concept isn't quite as simple as it sounds.

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This year again the Foundation has been accepted in the #GSoC programme 🎉

You can browse the list of ideas our community came up with and see if there's something you'd like to hack on with us
Google Summer of Code logo
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🍿 Open Tech Will Save Us is back!, and are coming to talk about self-hosting for individuals.

Come listen to them live this Friday at 18:00 UTC, ask questions in the chat and they will answer it!

⏬ Details below ⏬

Face of the three speakers with their name and organisation. Jos Poortvliet from Nextcloud, Alexandre Aubin from YunoHost, and Neil Alexander from Element
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📺️Our show to shed a positive light on open source and how it makes people's life better is today at 18:00 UTC

Don't miss it, all details are at
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🍿 Open Tech Will Save Us is back!, and are coming to talk about self-hosting for individuals.

Come listen to them live this Friday at 18:00 UTC, ask questions in the chat and they will answer it!

⏬ Details below ⏬
Face of the three speakers with their name and organisation. Jos Poortvliet from Nextcloud, Alexandre Aubin from YunoHost, and Neil Alexander from Element
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Will it be recorded? mastodon (AP)
It will be recorded :)
Allan Haverholm mastodon (AP)
I'll only be sarcastically interested in what Nextcloud has to say about "self-hosting for individuals", considering they imo have pivoted toward enterprise users in recent years. I would prefer to hear from an (f)easily maintained, agile web/cal/cardDAV solution over those guys.

Krille Fear mastodon (AP)
Today I have played 3 hours with my pen&paper group over a native #FluffyChat video call. The connection was super stable all the time. It will be coming as a opt-in experimental feature in the next release 🤗
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LibreOffice mastodon (AP)
Exactly ten years ago, The Document Foundation was officially incorporated as the home of LibreOffice. How time flies! Here's our blogpost from back then:
Incorporation certificate
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Truly we live in the worst timeline: a printer company has figured out how to put DRM in its *paper*:
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Andy Balaam mastodon (AP)
Want to get into free/open source software? Consider the Matrix Outreachy project! (I am a mentor) #outreachychat - any questions, DM me.
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Andy Balaam mastodon (AP)
Info: or follow @outreachy_internships@outreachy
Andre C. mastodon (AP)
I'd love to, unfortunately i don't think i'll get the hang of typescript until May. mastodon (AP)
Oh no, you missed that one talk you wanted to watch in the Matrix devroom!

🎬️ Worry not, all the talks are now available for you to watch at your convenience
A concept art of Thirdroom, the Metaverse on Matrix project
A graph showing the increasing number of messages sent daily on Matrix
A screenshot of a collaborative whiteboard app. The speaker draws on the right whiteboard, which gets replicated on the left whiteboard
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Rafa Gálvez mastodon (AP)
do you have a PeerTube mirror? Just asking
Recordings are becoming available on the Fosdem site over time.
Andy Cuccaro mastodon (AP)
Was there any talk about "beyond chat" Matrix? I feel like I remember being some mention of it, but I can't find it now.

This Sunday at 17:10 CET/16:10 UTC/11:10 EST, I will be talking about my work in trying to bring #MLS (improved end-to-end encryption) to #FOSDEM
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