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Goodbye Facebook and Linkedin

diaspora-128A while ago I have closed my Facebook and Linkedin accounts. These services were simply not bringing me any value. Apart from that, I don’t like the way they operate by gathering as much data about me as possible (for example when you install an App on your phone, it tries to upload your entire address book with names, phones and emails to a remote server) and manipulating what they show to you (payment-driven newsfeed, targeted ads).

It doesn’t mean that I’ve given up social networking altogether though. I am following very interesting federated social networking standardisation initiative at W3C Social Web Working Group, chaired by Tantek Çelik (of Indie Web Camp) and Evan Prodromou (of pump.io).

For my part after unsuccessfully trying to deploy my own pump.io, I joined Diaspora* – you can find my profile here.

Talk at RMLL

vignette_rmll_125x125I have participated in Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre in Montpellier and presented a short talk entitled “Crowdfunding and Free / Open Source Software”. Full description can be found here, and the the slides here.

Audience didn’t have previous experience with crowdfunding campaigns in their own projects. The questions were centered around legal and fiscal aspects of the process – I will try to find or create an informational resource explaining them.

Update: You can see the full video of my short talk here.

Sojourner Maintainer

fosdemI am the new maintainer of the sojourner app – a conference schedule viewer for Nokia N900 phone. Thanks to the original author Will Thompson for writing such wonderful piece of software that lets me fully enjoy FOSDEM since 2012.

I have added support for downloading schedule via HTTPS and improved event description display. It is currently possible to browse FOSDEM 2014 schedule and it should be ready for 2015 edition or other upcoming events.

The code can be found on Github. The latest binary package can be found in extras-devel repository or downloaded directly from Github release.