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An interesting read on monetizing content in /#libre networks by creator @eliotberriot:

Very relevant to the growth of projects like , , , , and possibly even / / .

Personally, I just want to set a monthly budget to donate to (possibly on Liberapay, or possibly in each app) and have it split *automatically* based on how much I watch/listen(/read?) each creator.

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The worst possible version of the EU Copyright Directive has sparked a German uprising

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On "I Love Free Software" day, a special huge thank you to the people from underrepresented groups who maintain and contribute to free & open source software! ✊

👉 #ilovefs #opensourcediversity


...and a still image for all the people who don't feel like watching a video...

Cell shading with volumetric lighting for non photo realistic rendering in Armory3D, the game engine specifically designed for . Note, this is version 0.2 of Armory, while 0.6 is just about to be released (beta vailable now).

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Calling all #Fediverse admins of instances in the #EU. The #CopyrightDirective is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

I really don't get the whole "We need to escape to the stars to survive" mentality.

So... we have a planet where, if we just don't do anything to fuck it up, will happily keep producing everything we need to live but we're destroying it, and so we go "let's run away to a lifeless planet that is largely inhospitable to everything we need to survive and let's see if we can do better there..."

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Alternatively I could just upload some highlights (opening talk, keynote talks etc).


I noticed that no one has put up the 2019 videos anywhere on yet. I'd like to share them on a channel on if that's ok (all non commercial and they're licensed).

I just wanted to check with you before doing that though as, well, there's around 700 of them and they may be somewhat popular. I don't want to abuse the service you've kindly provided!

Is that honestly ok? (Please say no, if it's likely to cause a strain...)

Can anyone who uses clarify what the difference is between the "Upload a thumbnail" option and the "Upload a preview" option?

Thumbnail is used to show an image for the video in search results, and preview is...?

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Oh wow, if you search for a hastag on #Mastodon; pin it as a column and go into the column settings, you can add additional hashtags to that feed.

That near enough allows you to subscribe to hastags, that's awesome!

Can't believe that one slipped by me.

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@andycuccaro Another great question! You know how in the fediverse currently if a server goes down all its content goes down with it? Wouldn't it be cool if that didn't happen? Also wouldn't it be cool if a post got really popular that the whole fediverse could share the load of distributing the file? A peer to peer sharing network could help, but how to keep it private so only intended recipients can see? Golem demoes how to do that with ActivityPub in just 500 lines of Racket code!

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Toot, toot!

Tusky has opened an Open Collective, where you can support the development, translations and support work!

We offer a $12/ year tier, which is the symbolic "if everyone who uses the app can pay $1/month".

As well as, a backer tier, and a sponsor tier!

#OpenCollective #sponsor #donate

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Still, I think Mastodon has done more to make decentralized tech accessible than anything else I've seen. There are non-techies on the fediverse! There are people here who don't know what SSH is! That's a miracle.

I hope we continue doing this kind of good work and bringing more people into the humane, privacy-respecting, own-your-own-data world. It would be a shame if we succeeded on the technical front but failed on the human front, and people turned around and went back to the silos.

Hey @sean

Have you come across this channel uploading Public Domain movies? Thought it could be of interest for your similar Peertube project... It's by @ajroach42

Hey @tomwor !

Just took a look at the video for . Looking nice! It really reminds me of a super old (1982) PC game called by Sega:

What are you making it in?

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One of the first Mastodon instances, there is no specific topic we're into, just enjoy your time!