Würden wir in Europa nur wenige Jahre das Geld das momentan in Lizenzen von MS & Co. gesteckt wird in lokale Firmen mit Freie Software Lösungen investieren wären wir im Handumdrehen unabhängig und langfristig deutlich erfolgreicher.

Das einzige was wir dafür brauchen ist der nötige politische Wille unabhängig zu werden und die lokale Wirtschaft zu stärken, anstatt Milliarden jedes Jahr aus dem Fenster zu werfen!

heise.de/news/Datenschutzbeauf

#DigitaleSouveränität #FreieSoftware #OpenSource #Politik

Most likely the #Pinephone #Beta edition from @thepine64 will be shipped out to customers in April 2021. Stock OS will be @ManjaroLinuxARM with #PlasmaMobile by @kdecommunity. So get ready for #preorders soon: pine64.com/product-category/pi

elixir-europe.org/events/2nd-g on use of Galaxy in SARS-CoV-2 data analysis finished two weeks ago, but elixir-europe.org/events/galax has just started. Many of those features have profited greatly from our SARS-CoV-2 analysis efforts.
Over the last year, the vast amounts of viral sequencing data coming in have revealed many bottlenecks in tools, workflows and Galaxy itself,and developers and the community have eliminated most of them in a great collaborative effort!

CryptPad is a privacy-friendly free open source online office suite, you can follow at:

➡️ @cryptpad

It can be self-hosted, or you can use the official instance. More info available at cryptpad.fr

It's collaborative and anonymous with "zero knowledge" encryption, so no one can access your data except you and those you choose to share with.

#CryptPad #FOSS #GoogleDrive #GoogleDocs #Office365 #OnlineOffice #Alternatives #Activism #Privacy #Productivity #Office #SelfHosting

Thanks to #FreeSoftware developers, the German #CoronaWarnApp for tracing #COVID19 risk contacts is available on @fdroidorg without any Google dependencies. This not only fosters software freedom, but also sets the ground for innovative features.

fsfe.org/news/2020/news-202012

#microg #cctg

Simply great: matrix.org/blog/2020/12/07/git
Finally, all public gitter channels can be accessed through matrix!
Well done @matrix
Now I'd only wish there was a mobile client with support for multiple accounts that I could use for professional *and* private communication.

Been participating in this week, which was of course virtual instead of in Barcelona. remo.co/ worked really well, but as a colleague put it: participating from at home feels like regular work - just interrupted with more video conferencing.
The socialising part of such a meeting suffers heavily.

Always keep in mind, "despite all our technological advances we are completely dependent on healthy and vibrant ecosystems for our water, food, medicines, clothes, fuel, shelter and energy, just to name a few" un.org/en/observances/biologic #BiologicalDiversityDay

RIGHT!!! Riot has turned on End-to-End Encryption by default for all private conversations, and Cross-Signing device verification has landed and is live (and 🤞 performant!) 🎉🎉🎉 Huge amounts of work went into this: matrix.org/blog/2020/05/06/cro has the overview.

Another article by Tomas Pueyo at medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronav
The topic is more complicated than last time, but he explains things really well. Again, a must-read on !

Been all busy last week helping finalize biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/20 on analyzing publicly available sequence data on open platforms with only tools in transparent ways.
If you ever felt tempted to explore coronavirus raw sequencing data yourself, it's now easier than ever with our instructions and data in github.com/galaxyproject/SARS-
and workflows. Your comments, suggestions and contributions to the repo are welcome!

usegalaxy.org has done it: first big public server to run on 3. Looks good so far, but be prepared for teething troubles over the next days.

It's still early here, but I'm tempted to call this the tip of the day 

f-droid.org/app/org.dslul.open works like a charm for me and removes one more piece of google from my phone.

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