The MNT Reform is a Free Hardware laptop that entirely changes the way laptops are desgined and used. Come with us as we talk with the inventor, Lukas Hartmann about his journey into Free Software, the MNT's development and what the future holds on this episode of Libre Lounge!
In this episode, Chris and Serge talk with User Interface expert Máirín Duffy about her history with Free Software, user interface in modern GNU/Linux systems and what developers can do to make better programs.
Serge and Chris sit down with award winning artist and Free Culture activist David Revoy on his webcomic series Pepper and Carrot, the Sintel film, and how he started his Free Software/Free Culture journey.
CW: This episode has dark themes and may be challenging for those suffering from depression
In this episode of Libre Lounge, Serge and Chris invite Sean O'Brien back to the show to talk about the threats to our privacy that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic, including and especially the EARN-IT act, as well as how tragedies have effected societies in the past.
In this episode, Serge sits down with Frank Karlitschek, the founder and president of Nextcloud about why Frank forked his own company, the influence of money in software companies and the necessity of federation in the future of computing.
In this episode, Serge sits down with Molly de Blanc, long time Free Software activist and leader, now president of the Open Source Initiative about the intersection of Free Software and society, and where we as a community are moving.
On this mini-episode of Libre Lounge, Serge talks about his friend Greg Schnitzer, how the values of Star Trek made an impact on his life, and what we in the User Freedom community can learn from them.
On this episode of Libre Lounge, Chris and Serge are joined by RoryM of
the CyPurr Collective, a Brooklyn based digital security group focused
on bringing improved computer privacy and security to the masses through
workshops that focus on asking questions and listening.
Hear about CyPurr's approach, its history and its vision, as well as
what we in the User Freedom community can learn about how to better
connect with everyday people.
Chris and Serge have an exciting announcement in the form of a new project called Datashards!
Datashards is a collaborative secure communication system that can be used online or offline and solves problems such as the Slashdot effects, offline data retrival, secure communication and more. Chris and Serge walk through the basic features of DataShards and why they're both working on it!
What are Hackers? What are Hackerspaces? What makes us feel a sense of purpose and belonging? What are the origins of the term Open Source and Maker, and what do they have to do with one another? Mitch Altman brings clarity on all these topics and more when he joins Chris and Serge for this episode of Libre Lounge!
Chris and Serge take a walk down memory lane of old computers, programming environments and the command line. During this trip, they deconstruct the appeal of the command line, unix culture and ways that the aesthetics of the terminal have held us back.
In this episode of Libre Lounge, Chris and Serge continue exploring
ActivityPub. They use this episode to discuss webfinger, http signatures
and some of the parts of the ActivityPub protocol that are less well
Libre Lounge comes to you with an interview from Libre Planet with Joey Hess discussing the Secure Scuttbutt project, a secure social network. The interview goes into detail about the protocol, differences between SSB and ActivityPub, and how Secure Scuttlebutt is a bit like Git.
Join us for the first in an ongoing series on ActivityPub Chris and Serge dive into ActivityPub, explaining how the social networking protocol works, how it handles different audiences, understanding the Subject-Verb-Object model of communication, as well as how following and followers work.
Serge and Chris talk about the concept of Federation, how ActivityPub fits in and Serge introduces a new project called ReviewPub to create a simple ActivityPub implementation that listeners can follow along with.
Chris and Serge are back from FOSDEM and CopyleftConf. Chris has a grant to work on an exciting new ActivityPub application and the dynamic duo talk about recursive compilation and Lisp without parentheis.
In this episode of Libre Lounge, Serge and Chris go back to the roots of hacker culture starting in the 1950s and 1960s and connecting that with the hacker culture of today, its challenges and how it needs to evolve moving forward.
Chris mentioned that they changed their org-mode configuration inspired
by the chat from our
to incorporate a priorities-based workflow.
Maybe you want to look at Chris's updated org-mode configuration!
It looks like so:
;; (c) 2018 by Christopher Lemmer Webber
;; Under GPLv3 or later as published by the FSF
;; We want the lowest and "default" priority to be D. That way
;; when we calculate the agenda, any task that isn't specifically
;; marked with a priority or SCHEDULED/DEADLINE won't show up.
(setq org-default-priority ?D)
(setq org-lowest-priority ?D)
;; Custom agenda dispatch commands which allow you to look at
;; priorities while still being able to see when deadlines, appointments
;; are coming up. Very often you'll just be looking at the A or B tasks,
;; and when you clear off enough of those or have some time you might
;; look also at the C tasks
;; Hit "C-c a" then one of the following key sequences...
;; - a for the A priority items, plus the agenda below it
;; - b for A-B priority items, plus the agenda below it
;; - c for A-C priority items, plus the agenda below it
;; - A for just the agenda
;; - t for just the A-C priority TODOs
'(("a" "Agenda plus A items"
("b" "Agenda plus A+B items"
("c" "Agenda plus A+B+C items"
("t" "Just TODO items"