As one of the many small registrar's who are members of Nominet, we support this. Nominet should be more like RIPE, it was set up as a public body. It should act like one.
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Thank you Gladserv, we really appreciate your support. 15.9% and counting...
twitter.com/publicbenefituk/st

Today we celebrate #HumanRightsDay

Passed exactly 72 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights memorializes the basic notion that fundamental freedoms, including privacy, expression, and access to information, are essential for people all over the world.

Someone "popular" on the security community on Twitter said to never host your own mail server...

Actually, do the opposite.

-Host your own mail server

-Host your own matrix homeserver

-Host your own mastodon instance

-Host your own DNS server if you can

Just do it securely and follow the good practices

Fight back on the centralization of the web.

hey y'all, I would appreciate boosts for this, there's a petition appealing to the British government for the removal of gender markers from ID (passports, drivers license, etc) and only folks from the UK may sign it but if it reaches 10,000 signatures, it is guaranteed a response from the government and if it reaches 100,000 it may even be debated in parliament

it only takes a few seconds to sign but could make a massive difference petition.parliament.uk/petitio

Please Boost: Outreachy internships are remote, paid ($6,000 stipend), and last three months.

#Outreachy supports #diversity in free and open source software! Initial applications for the @outreachy Dec 2020 to Mar 2021 internships are due on Sep 20 at 4pm UTC:

outreachy.org/apply/

#intern #FLOSSjobs

Any Source Multicast (ASM) now officially deprecated. Multicast as it stands today is fundamentally broken. We started on the wrong track basing IP multicast on unicast. Time for a rethink.

rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8815.txt

Twitter blocked me a couple of weeks ago for scrolling upwards too quickly. Seriously. It now thinks I'm a bot and wants me to complete a CAPTCHA to prove I'm not. And I just CBA. In unrelated news, my productivity the past couple of weeks has improved immensely...

Round 2 of the 2020 @SeaGL Seagull Naming Contest closes Monday, get your vote in

It's the elite 8, and there are some tight match-ups. Who will capture the hearts and minds of SeaGLers everywhere? Vote now!

surveyjs.io/published?id=d6ba5

#FLOSSconf #FLOSSevent #FLOSScontest #Seattle #PacificNorthwest #FLOX #FreeAsInMascot #SeaGL

You might think that there is no risk from Google, but Google is a many tentacled creature with a lot of relationships with a lot of other organizations and governments.

Baffles me that the same tech people who will run their own Mastodon instance or play with IoT devices for fun don't manage to run their own email services and rely on US cloud services like Gmail.

@onepict from the Librecast project will be speaking soon at HOPE about and Slaying the Hydra of Mass Surveillance.

1000 EDT == 1600 CEST

scheduler.hope.net/hope2020/ta

Watch the livestream:

wiki.hope.net/index.php?title=

Molly de Blanc and I wrote a Declaration of #DigitalAutonomy, outlining the Principles of Digital Autonomy. We'd love to hear your thoughts: techautonomy.org/

I love going running in thunderstorms - feels so alive. Post COVID my joints and muscles have made it difficult to run/walk/sleep. Feeling better the past two days, and couldn't miss this one, so headed out. Made it a whole 400 metres. Still felt amazing.

Impressive thunderstorm here. Am I the only person who sees chain lightning and thinks ?

A thing I wish more people in IT would understand:

The fact that browsers come with their own lists of trusted root CAs and the poor UX around managing CA trust is a big problem because it centralizes that trust.

It means that in practice who you trust on the web is decided by your browser vendor – it means that for the majority of humanity #Google gets to decide who is trustworthy and who isn't.

Reminder folks: the deadline for next round of NLnet funding closes tomorrow at 1200 CET.

nlnet.nl/propose/

Still lots of work to do, and this is only one part of the project, but that's a CoverityScan pass for the base libraries with 0.00 defects:

scan.coverity.com/projects/lib

github.com/librestack

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