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πŸ“’ πŸ“’ πŸ“’ Today we publish an Open Letter from developers to the #Linux #community regarding shipping unfinished patches to users.

Shipping unfinished patches harms the user experience and slows down the review process in #FOSS projects to improve the patches.

You can read our Open Letter at:

If you agree with this letter, you can support it by signing it, see:

#donotship #openletter #community #mobile #development #userexperience #opensource #PSA

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SCAM: Lightmoon IS NOT Kdenlive. Lightmoon is MALWARE.

We have been notified of a site that is using Kdenlive's name and likeness to distribute malware to users. We will not be linking to the site to avoid accidental downloads, but if a search lands you on a site offering "lightmoon", "a free video editor" that looks in the screenshots identical to Kdenlive, this is malware.

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New podcast! πŸŽ™οΈ We learn from @biktorgj about motivation and background for developing his amazing @PINE64 PinePhone modem firmware. Besides that, news about:

* Upcoming v22.06 release
* SDM845
* MSM8916
* Bluetooth HFP
* postmarketOS-tweaks
* Android Dynamic Partitions

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sweet, slot switching directly in fastboot, and it tells you what slot you're on!

(video is a SHIFT6mq with two extra options in fastboot, one to boot slot A and one to boot slot B, to make development a bit easier)

@shiftphones, a German phone company producing ethically sourced smartphones with a focus on repairability is now on Mastodon! They shipped some phones to help develop mainline Linux support and get our system running well on it and so they are awesome in my book πŸ˜‰

Go say hi and welcome them to the fediverse!

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For almost five years, we have been doing the exercise of replacing stock OS on phones. We can tell first hand how oftentimes unnecessarily difficult/impossible it is. In the interest of reducing the insane amount of e-waste and truly being in control of our devices, we need laws that allow us to install any software on any device!

Thanks to @fsfe for writing a nice open letter about just that, we happily signed it:

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It's time for another service pack. It's a small one and in fact the last one for v21.12 - meaning next month around this time we'll have v22.06 out!

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#ChatControl is some serious crazy stuff where #EU citizens can only scratch their head and think "How could they come up with this?"

Not only that, but this #surveillance nightmare is brought on the table over and over again. It is against #European values and rights to #Privacy. It erodes #trust with people that #EuropeanCommission is working in the collective best interest.

What's next? Camera's in our home, so we can all feel safe knowing big brother is watching over us?

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You know the amazing who singlehandedly created a nearly-FOSS userland modem firmware for the #pinephone and #pinephonepro ? He supports the community, is incredibly stubborn, err, persistent, in the face of a weird modem and regularly improves the firmware. You can even tell your phone modem to remind you to buy milk now via SMS. He likes coffee and we think he deserves some as a token of gratitude 😍! Pour him one β˜•

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@bart @carlschwan @samsumas we @postmarketOS devs are pretty excited to get all the SHIFT6mq patches upstream, initial support is landing in 5.18 and it's shaping up to be a pretty great option for the Linux phone enthusiast. An ethical manufacturing process and a sustainable FOSS oriented vendor, you can't really ask for more :p

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Call management πŸ“ž and phone status reports πŸ”‹ πŸ“Ά with #Bluetooth HFP devices are coming to #linuxmobile :linux: πŸ“± through #ModemManager & #PulseAudio πŸ”Š on @postmarketOS !

Dialing numbers, accepting, rejecting, and hanging up calls are possible through any #Bluetooth HFP device so you drive safely while making a #handsfree call!

See the demo on @peertube:

Of course there's already an #upstream MR:

@PINE64 @purism @mobian @linmob @tuxdevices

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You can now read and engage with news and information about πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί EU policies, in a privacy-focused environment and with no transfer of data outside the EU.

This initiative is part of an EU pilot for supporting and using social media platforms based on open-source software.

Follow us! πŸ™Œ

#EuropeanUnion #Mastodon #Fediverse

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Great news #Fediverse it is Official. The #EU #EuropeanCommission just launched two servers πŸš€

Welcome to #EUVoice mastodon and #EUVideo peertube πŸŽ‰

So say hi to πŸ‘‹

Love #FOSS with @EC_OSPO πŸ’˜

Stay in the loop with @EC_DIGIT ➿

Help make things fundamentally right with @FRA β˜€οΈ

Regain balance with @Curia βš–οΈ

Protect that data with @EDPS πŸ”

Let's go global with @CDT 🌐

Get us heard at @ombudsman πŸ“£

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Plasma Mobile Gear βš™ 22.04 is here, and improves the design of the user interface, adds support for callaudiod in dialer, and other new features and bugfixes in applications like Spacebar, Neochat and Tokodon.

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FYI for newbies 

Twitter has algorithms to get you engaged. Mastodon does not. So in order to enjoy Mastodon you have to take some time to reach out and find content and follow folks that you enjoy. Don't expect Mastodon to send you random popular posts to keep you engaged, you have to curate your own feed. But this is good! It gives you control.


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A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

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