B1 Systems, a German company, grants in thanks for 30 years of Linux a total amount of 30.000 € to Open Source and social projects.

Vote among your favourite projects including #Blender, #KDE, #LibreOffice and of course #Codeberg at linux30.b1-systems.de/

Thanks to B1 Systems, someone who proposed Codeberg there and our awesome Community that makes Codeberg great!

#WhatsApp is currently down. This is your regular reminder that centralized platforms are centralized: a single point of failure and control.

Help spread the word about open decentralized networks.

If you want to migrate your family or other social group away from proprietary apps but don't know how, that's what we're here for. You can self-host Snikket or sign up for our hosted platform. After setup, invite your contacts with a simple link and you're done.

snikket.org/service/quickstart

Good luck!

Good morning, Mastodon friends. #Facebook, #Instagram, and #WhatsApp are down this morning.
So, for this brief moment in time, enjoy the silence.

#schadenfreude

NitroPhone - Most Secure #Android on the Planet - The NitroPhone combines security, privacy and ease of use with modern hardware. nitrokey.com/news/2021/nitroph

πŸ’¬ Profanity 0.11.0 landed into Debian bullseye backports. πŸ›¬

apt install -t bullseye-backports profanity

* attention flag
* editor command
* OMEMO trustmode
* MAM (experimental)
* XEP-0377 Spam Reporting
* ...

github.com/profanity-im/profan

#xmpp #profanity #xmpp #chat #messenger #debian

Microsoft promotet gerade seine MS Authenticator-App. Ich sage: Finger weg! Die App verstâßt nicht nur gegen die DSGVO, sondern bindet in ein sicherheitskritisches Anwendungsszenario auch noch sechs Tracker ein.

kuketz-blog.de/microsoft-authe

"I sent you an OMEMO encrypted message but your client doesn’t seem to support that."

Ever seen this sad story in #XMPP land? But your client does support #OMEMO? Such issues can be tricky to debug sometimes.

We just published a new #Prosody module, mod_debug_omemo. It adds a unique link to the end of these messages. When opened, it will reveal OMEMO debug info that can help identify why the message couldn't be decrypted.

modules.prosody.im/mod_debug_o

Thanks to @zash for some last-minute testing and fixes πŸ™‚

The #XMPP Newsletter for August 2021 is out!

News about #Snikket iOS client app, #JSXC 's progress on group calls, #Gajim workspaces, #Libervia, #CommuniquΓ© and much more!

Enjoy reading! πŸ“° β˜•
xmpp.org/2021/08/newsletter-08

Meine Bitte an alle Veranstalter: Bietet einen QR-Code der CWA an, selbst bei niedrigen Inzidenzzahlen. Meine Forderung an die Politik: Γ„ndert die Verordnungen so, dass Einchecken mit der CWA Papierlisten, Luca & Co. wenigstens gleichberechtigt ist

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πŸŽ‰ Our iOS app is finally public! πŸŽ‰
snikket.org/blog/snikket-ios-p

This is a huge milestone for the project, and proof of what we can accomplish when a community comes together around a purpose.

The app link will automatically appear in the next Snikket server update (along with some other app-related fixes), but the post has manual instructions for admins who just can't wait πŸ™‚

#xmpp #ios #snikket

Gajim 1.4 Preview: Workspaces

The Gajim team has been hard at work in the past months to prepare the next v1.4 release. The upcoming version brings a major interface redesign. In this post, we explain how the new interface works and what remains to be decided or implemented before the release.

#xmpp #chat #foss

gajim.org/post/2021-08-27-work

Exciting news! Thanks to funding from the Open Technology Fund, the excellent folks at Simply Secure will be working with us to improve the usability of #Snikket, particularly our iOS app.

If you're interested in helping out with the usability study, there is an opportunity to participate with 30 minutes of your time. No special expertise required :)

Read more on our blog: snikket.org/blog/simply-secure

#xmpp

We documented how to use @dino in Tails.

#Dino is being considered as an option to replace Pidgin in Tails.

Please report your findings!

tails.boum.org/doc/advanced_to
#xmpp

If you're #xmpp #jabber enthusiast or developer, I'd like to inform you, that some @tails devs are thinking to remove xmpp ecosystem from being part of #Tails.

If you care about a user group that has a high demand for security, privacy and an UX that enables non-techies, I could help you to understand their needs.

my email:
- syster[at]disroot.org
my jabber:
- syster42[at]jabber.systemli.org

The blabber.im #XMPP server shuts down tomorrow.

Although we're now in the final hours, I've been working all week towards something to help. I've put up an initial version of a web-based XMPP account migrator at migrate.modernxmpp.org/

It's rushed and still a bit rough round the edges right now, but I really hope it is useful to people who still have data and contacts to migrate before blabber.im goes offline.

If you use it, let me know how it goes! πŸ™‚

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