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Quite happy with how well OpenStreetMap works in Europe. I've tried only walking directions so far, with downloaded offline maps on OSMAnd~ app from F-Droid.

OSM's India maps aren't as detailed yet, but the software is there already. All we have to do is contribute map data.

#OpenStreetMap #OSMAnd
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this toot travels near the speed of light to bring you big news:

Pixelfed actually federates now. We did it folks.

#ad #pixelfed

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Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

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We are organizing an all kerala mapping campaign.The primary agenda is to add more content to OSM in the light of last flood It will be organized in 10+ phases.On each phase we will focus only on one set of parameter. The first phase will focus only on relief points like hospitals, schools and major buildings.
We are planning for 1000+ contributors. We will run a distributed call centre network to coordinate the activity. We have done the same call centre setup during last flood time.

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Cunningham's Law:
The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer.

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Archive.Org ബാംഗ്ലൂരിൽ ഡിജിറ്റൈസേഷൻ ഹബ്ബ് സ്ഥാപിച്ചു

shijualex.in/archive-org-banga

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A one-sided justice

The complainant in the sexual harassment case against the Chief Justice has not been fairly treated. Institutional bias is visible in the inquiry, which leaves complaints about victimisation unaddressed.

indianexpress.com/article/opin

#india

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@librelounge there's an important difference between #Signal and centralized #OpenData hosts like #Wikipedia or #OpenStreetMap. With WP and OSM, the value of their service is in the data. If they shut down, #Archive.org would already have a copy of the data, and anyone who set up a replacement service could import the data, and carry on. In fact, there are already mirrors and forks of Wikipedia data on other services. With Signal, the value is entirely embedded in the servers they run.

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We are going to travel across Kerala (possibly across India if we get support) promoting federated social media services like #mastodon #diaspora and #matrix. We are going to call it #PrivacyYathra. We have done a similar campaign in the past called #DiasporaYatra. This time we are expanding the scope.

Vote here if you like to join/support the campaign loomio.org/p/XDtULO8I/would-yo

You can see the details about Diaspora Yatra at poddery.com/tags/diasporayatra

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Threw together a guide on how to quickly get started on Write.as / #WriteFreely, including formatting text, organizing posts, and answers to some common questions.

howto.write.as

Anything still missing from this?

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Join in the #bughunt and help make #Kdenlive the best Free and Open Source video-editing software! Regardless of your programming knowledge, you can help. The hunt starts Sunday at 10am CET.

dot.kde.org/2018/11/30/do-your

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1984: We can't talk here, they might have bugs to wiretap us.

2018: Bug, order me some pizza!

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