The third issue of This Week in @gnome is out!

Check out what our great community has been up to 🚀

thisweek.gnome.org/posts/2021/

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If you're interested in GNOME Mobile development, adaptive apps, and the future of the GNOME platform join our virtual Q&A later this week!

We'll have many of the core people behind various pieces of the stack, including @agx, @KekunPlazas, @exalm, @dos, and myself.

Thursday, July 29
14:00 UTC

meet.gnome.org/ale-z3p-pjq-kkn

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It’s been an epic week in Matrix with @gematik1@twitter.com announcing adopting Matrix, work starting on native Matrix video/voip conferencing (at last!) & now the Royal Navy experimenting with low bandwidth Matrix. One can only imagine what next week will bring ;) 🚀matrix.org/blog/2021/07/23/thi

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Incredibly exciting to get official confirmation that Germany's health service (@gematik1@twitter.com) has standardised on Matrix for secure decentralised communications, targeting all 150,000 healthcare organisations in Germany(!!!) 🤯 Read all about it at matrix.org/blog/2021/07/21/ger 💉🇩🇪🚀

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You want to know what happens in #GNOME?

Weekly updates are now available here:
👉 thisweek.gnome.org

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Oh hello... native matrix: URI support in @firefox@twitter.com 90!!!

Some people work on raising awareness about how companies and services can (mis)use personal data. Others work on offering alternatives.

All have my gratitude for building a better world.

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Hello Mastodon, we finally made it 🎉 We are a pan-european NGO with one specific goal: to make privacy a reality. noyb stands for "none of your business" and pursues strategic and effective enforcement by thoroughly analyzing privacy violations and litigating them. Want to know more about us? Then visit noyb.eu/en

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You know what: it'd be great if people who need accessibility didn't go around calling other people's work "trash". I get it: accessibility is hard, and required for people to use a computer—but you know how proprietary platforms deal with it? They pay developers. You know what Linux users do for it? They fucking whine about it, and then they go out and say that any effort made is trash.

Well, guess what: stuff doesn't fix itself.

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Congratulations to our newly elected board members, Thibault Martin, Alberto Ruiz, and Philip Chimento!
They will be joining continuing members, Robert McQueen, Regina Nkemchor Adejo, Felipe Borges, and Ekaterina Gerasimova in the next term.

#opensource #FOSS

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Part 3 of my series on how GNOME development works is out now. This time: How to get things you want.

blogs.gnome.org/tbernard/2021/

Is your @matrix account really yours? Maybe!

Learn more about account ownership, multi-accounts and portable identities in this post

blog.ergaster.org/post/2021062

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@federico3 @rysiek Acknowledging your own privilege just means being grateful that you have been given chances that others might not have been given no matter how hard they worked.

It does not mean denigrating your own hard work or that of others.

It's a point of humility and a self-check to maybe not throw out a knee-jerk "meh, it's free software, patches welcome" the next time a person runs into an issue due to a sharp edge in some free software project. Maybe they have the opportunity to contribute. Maybe they don't. You don't know their life.
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Fragments will get a big V2 update soon! 😎

Completely rewritten from scratch to make use of GTK4, libadwaita - and of course Rust!

A small sneak peek...

Can open sometimes be too open? Here's a post about what the @gnome community wish it didn't do when deploying its @matrix instance, and how it's going to fix it.

blog.ergaster.org/post/2021061

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Bonjour à tous·tes ! Un message pour celles et ceux qui sont intéressé.es par une instance dédiée Liiibre et ou connaissent des personnes souhaitant passe le cap.

IndieHosters est maintenant inscrit au sein du dispositif FranceNum (francenum.gouv.fr/trouver-un-a)

🌸 Vous pouvez donc bénéficier d'un chèque de 500€ d'aide pour la mise en place de votre instance Liiibre, et c'est valable jusqu'au 30 juin. 🔥 cheque.francenum.gouv.fr/ecom/

(boost appréciés)

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I've been working on a series of blog posts on how power works within GNOME.

It took me a while to get my head around this when I joined the project, I'm hoping this will be of use for the next generation of newcomers.

Part 1 is out now: blogs.gnome.org/tbernard/2021/

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Today's reminder that open source needs paid people writing docs - the PDF spec is Nice, actually, and I'm jealous.

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Low Bandwidth Matrix is coming... matrix developers may want to take a look at matrix.org/blog/2021/06/10/low and help us experiment and build it out :)

I’m not going to pretend meat wasn’t good, but damn, the vegetarian options we have today are really great!

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