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Org-roam is second killer-feature of Emacs after org-mode itself. From the very beginning of using it I can see how it boost my desire to take notes and append information to knowledge base. I think its possible to accumulate so much information, so you can just take it and compose into article, book or other format for publishing. Highly recommended.

orgroam.com

This video has helped to understand the concepts behind org-roam:
youtube.com/watch?v=C8hSRMJG7n

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Statement of FSF board on election of Richard Stallman (RMS): u.fsf.org/3bf

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Excellent news! RMS now officially has the full support of the FSF. Until now, the FSF has been silent on the matter of his return.

The Free Software Foundation has now made an official statement regarding Richard Stallman's return to the board of directors: fsf.org/news/statement-of-fsf-

RMS made a separate statement: fsf.org/news/rms-addresses-the

I hope we can all move on past the divisive, hateful politics of recent weeks.

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В России в честь юбилея полета Гагарина на воздушном шаре в космос запустят блины. Другое возможное мероприятие — крестный ход на парапланах

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I've done it.
Made emacs my mail-program. Yay. Now I can basically install emacs and use everything I usually do over the day.

And, I feel good using a program from RMS for everything.
#teamstallman #fsf

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Google embedded a new tracking method called FLoC in Chrome & is turning it on by default.

Consequently, we've enhanced the tracker blocking in our Chrome extension to block FLoC (update pending store approval).

Extension:
chrome.google.com/webstore/det

Post:
spreadprivacy.com/block-floc-w

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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@arh @sneak

"The more you institutionalize rules of ethical behavior that should be voluntary, the more they will be used as a cover for unethical actions."

Bigoteering

...tagging someone (or someone’s opinions) as... somethinglikeit-ist in situations where these are not warranted. This is a shoddy manipulation to exploit the stigmas accompanying such labels and force the opponent to spent time and energy explaining “why he/she is not a bigot”.

medium.com/incerto/pedophrasty

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So I'm running #Guix System, with #Emacs as a window manager (#EXWM). I use #Arch LXC containers to run software I don't want on my main system (in particular some video call apps which shall remain unnamed). Shepherd is my init system, mcron is my cron daemon. Everything is working like a dream, to be a honest I expected a much worse user experience.

Here's a screenshot to prove my words. Just Emacs with Firefox in it, showing the Guix manual. Not particularly sexy or anything, but working in exactly the way I wanted, and that's splendid 😇
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FSF now needs your financial support more than ever. Some giant supporters cut funds to FSF because of Richard Stallman matter and we should gather help to show we're not dependent on companies/organizations, but people and community.

Please join as an associate member. You'll have some benefits too, other than helping software libre.

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By the way, look at this Richard Stallman Support site. It's even posted/promoted by RMS himself.
stallmansupport.org

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If you're annoyed by the shit #Signal is doing, don't switch to the next centralized thing. They all tend to go bad after a while and you can't do anything about it. Use decentralized messengers instead, like #XMPP, #Matrix or #Deltachat. Federated protocols like them can't add features unless a lot of people agree.
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Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

#DeleteChrome

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@neauoire @xiroux very weird how, in 13 years of using and advocating for FLOSS, I never thought of wording it that way: “the right to repair software”. I think it is a way more effective argument and realistic/achievable action than “the right to create a modified version or to add a new feature”.
Love it, thanks!

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new offline library! 

the library now offers an offline HTML version of the library for your reading pleasure.

It's via a ZIM file, which allows the library to be downloaded in a small file and read offline.

You can download the ZIM file here: (Snapshot of library from April 2, 2021)
https://media.theanarchistlibrary.org/theanarchistlibrary_2021-04-02.zim

Once you download the file, you will need to open it using software like Kiwix:
https://www.kiwix.org/en/

You can read more about the ZIM file format here: https://wiki.openzim.org/wiki/OpenZIM

A shorter version of this announcement can be found on the library bookshelf mirrors list: https://bookshelf.theanarchistlibrary.org/library/librarian-mirrors-of-library-en
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GNU General Public License v3+ 

In the last couple of days, I have seen some people express their worries over the future of the Free Software Foundation, and the possibility of it getting compromised and releasing a new compromised version of the GNU GPL, thereby making any software released under ‘version 3 or (at your option) any later version’ vulnerable. For this reason, some have recommended licensing under ‘version 3 only’.

You don’t have to do this! While we can’t know for sure what the GPLv4 will be like, GPLv3 does provide you with a mechanism which preserves upgradeability while providing a safeguard: the proxy! Here’s a quote from the Section 14, ‘Revised Versions of this License’, of the GPLv3:

If the Program specifies that a proxy can decide which future versions of the GNU General Public License can be used, that proxy’s public statement of acceptance of a version permanently authorizes you to choose that version for the Program.

In other words, you can choose someone you trust—and you should choose someone your project’s contributors can trust as well—to determine whether any particular future version is indeed a good continuation of the GPL’s principles. If they do, great; less hassle for everyone! If they don’t, you’re just stuck with version 3, for better or worse.

This proxy could be yourself: the founder or maintainer of your own project. Or it could be Richard Stallman, whose dedication to the free software philosophy is something everyone can hopefully agree on, and who would be likely to publicly state (or reject) acceptance. It’s not foolproof, but don’t pick a fool and it’s probably better than blocking the path entirely.

All of this said, I feel I should include the customary notice stating that you should not regard this as a professionally informed legal recommendation. I do feel that the text of the licence is clear enough, though.

#lang_en #FSF #GPL ~

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