The OLDaily and OLWeekly mailing lists have been rebooted. If you want to receive either email newsletter you'll need to resubscribe here: https://www.downes.ca/subscribe.htm (or you could simply follow @OLDaily on Twitter and get posts as I write them (I'm not sure it's in the spirit of Mastodon to autosend my posts here)).
The tools we develop, the websites we build, the music we share under free&open licenses -- _they will be with us_ as long as we care to maintain and share them.
Free culture, in that sense, is an incredible cooperative enterprise across all humanity. It is unlike nearly any other endeavor. It is a joyful thing! :)
Just a heads up for everyone - I'll be doing an upgrade of this Mastodon instance (at mastodon.oeru.org) in the next day or so, so the site will be down for a few minutes (and perhaps a bit longer).
Hey Greek folks, Mastodon isn't currently translated into Greek at all, but it could be! We have a Weblate, which is a website where you can submit translations: https://weblate.joinmastodon.org/projects/mastodon/backend/
If you're into working with humans, free software & cryptography, and you love the idea of helping news organizations break their biggest stories based on submissions by whistleblowers, you may want to come work with me! New opening at Freedom of the Press Foundation just went up - boosts appreciated:
whipped up some Creative Commons emoji for mastodon! Images taken from the CC downloads page here > https://creativecommons.org/about/downloads
the Creative Commons icon
Creative Commons Zero
Learn how to use the licenses here! https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Love that my favorite Android Masto app, #Tusky, is open source. Love the fact that #Pinafore and #Halcyon exist as alternative web UIs. Love that #Pleroma is coming along well as an alternative #ActivityPub server. Love that the sex worker community on #Switter is actively working on building open source tech that works for their use case. Love to see instances like #OpenSocialAfrica and vis.social.
Y'all inspire me that this open source/free software thing may actually work out in the end. :)
Great interview with Eugen Rochko @Gargron - founder and lead developer of the Mastodon social network software we use at #OERu. I encourage #LiDA102 learners to listen and consider how these themes relate to digital citizenship: https://www.softwaredaily.com/post/5acf3c9f018c5e0004415a55