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You'd think working on a game is more fun than coding other things. But I was unsatisfied with what I did for so far, so instead I decided to fix a few bugs. 🤷

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@Tutanota Is there anything I can read on how you solved push notifications without GCM/FCM?

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Merged the weekly @fdroidorg news (). Now it's time for ! 😃

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I'm a craft mapper. Irish🇮🇪 living in Germany🇩🇪. I work for an #OpenStreetMap company. I've always liked maps, and love #OSM's idea of us making our maps. I like that OSM isn't a corporate run thing, it's a community, self-owned thing. This is *our* map (database).
I have lots of ideas for non-map based things we can do with OSM, but rarely finish things 😉
I like armchair mapping to improve data quality, and surveying when I'm somewhere new

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If you want the same to happen for #mattermost you should add your voice here: or here:

The work is already done by @rudloff but as it's a non-trivial patch it needs to be accepted upstream first.

After a while of inactivity has finally merged my FOSS build flavour! 🎉 That means that there will be a @fdroidorg release for the next version.

I have to say it was a very positive experience working with them, they even brought it over the finishing line themselves as I had very little time recently. We also had our own little discussion channel on their RocketChat instance. The benefits of working on a chat app 😃.

@slp Hey, long time no see! (You started the Telegram-FOSS fork, right?)

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#TWIF number 15 is up!

Read all about the new 1.3 release, the new T-shirts, and why and how Briar is built reproducibly.

Just submitted a lightning talk about the @fdroidorg ecosystem for the @nextcloud conference in Berlin on 25th/26th of August.

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Google Glass was an interesting case because it showed us people do care about privacy, but only when they feel it's violated.

They will give endless data on themselves and others including photos, video and location but they will outrage the moment they feel privacy is actually at risk - because someone has a camera on their face instead of their hands.

Facebook is actually very clever to obtain all this data without triggering this sensation for the average person.

People know.. but they do not *feel*.

@bjoern Hatte überlegt, ob es Sinn macht bei der nextcloud conf einen talk über zu halten. Mir fehlt grade noch ein bisschen der thematische Aufhänger, der es mit nextlcoud verbindet. (Außer, dass eure apps da sind.) Was meinst du?

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Went on a road-trip equipped only with my 2 using FairphoneOpen and . Never thought I'd life to see a privacy friendly and smartphone which is a totally reliable travel companion. Worked perfectly.



Thunderbird and lightning,
Very, very frightening.

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I just did some very rough calculations on the money we got from people distributing their remaining @Liberapay mangopay funds: As of now this should cover about 16 weeks of "usual" donations in advance. Thank you very much!

Let's hope liberapay will find an alternative in a similar time frame then 😃 .