Notes from our meetings
On this page we collect the links which have been posted to the chat in our meetings.
Email and encryption
Public Keys available on Web Key Directory
https://swift.im/ <- XMPP client in c++
Scroll down to "how it works" for the cryptocurrency dogwhistles: https://web.archive.org/web/20200219074233/https://matrix.org/
How to make email anonymous?
- anonbox (CCC)
- Spamgourmet (Spende wird erbeten)
- Aus dem Privacy-Handbuch
- spambog.com (weitere E-Mail Domains auf der Webseite, Account kann mit Passwort gesichert werden, Löschen der Mails ist möglich, Session-Cookies erforderlich)
- weg-werf-email.de (Session-Cookies erforderlich, Passwortschutz möglich)
GuerrillaMail (HTTPS, Session-Cookies erforderlich, E-Mails können gelöscht werden)
enterprise device management
The Apple version: https://support.apple.com/guide/deployment
The Android version: https://www.android.com/enterprise/management/
The Windows version (it's not clear exactly which brand is the cloud platform and which is the client OS feature): https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/
Advertisement for our group
https://github.com/fsfe-women to get a badge with our umbrella icon - be sure to make it publically visible
- Location: St.Augustin (~Bonn)
- Fr 19.00 Cafe Especial
- Samstag Social Event w/ FSFE folks at booth from 18.00
- Booth Sa/Su We have 5 people so far, anyone who'd like is welcome to help out, prior registration optional, feel free to show up and help out as you can
- Let's organize a (FSFE) Women* lunch open to new people, maybe a sign in the hallway, reach out to orga for advice
- Can big cats use free software?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_boar https://www.technologyreview.com/2023/07/17/1076392/this-company-plans-to-transplant-pig-hearts-into-babies-next-year/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-exactly-did-the-first-human-patient-to-receive-a-pig-heart-die-180980361/
FSFE Summer meet
- FSFE/Women group/badge
- Keep in mind that everyone should have a chance to talk
Oscal conference in Albania https://oscal.openlabs.cc/ is said to be run by women and very women-friendly
- FSFCon in Bolsano, Italy
guide from uni of washington https://itconnect.uw.edu/guides-by-topic/identity-diversity-inclusion/inclusive-language-guide/
- I (Liv) gave a talk with exercises on inclusive language
- Dario and Francesca to contribute Italian resources
- Liv looking into publishing a book on diversity
- idea: include an appendix with "game" cards for exercises like, use the ideas explained in the book
- The International Cooperative Alliance (based out of lovely Brussels 🧇) is the organisation of which I forgot the name. - Link with the seven principles, explaining what cooperatives are: https://www.ica.coop/en/whats-co-op/co-operative-identity-values-principles - denic is a cooperitve i.e. the ".de" domain registry - Housing cooperatives where residents are shareholders (vs condos which are owned by individuals)
- Presented our group
- Local Belgian Women Group
- Ask other groups to recommend us
Organization of groups especially in Germany
- Many organizers inactive
- FSFE offers help with travel, food etc for conferences
- Need new people
- Johannes/ Liv to coordinate for now
- new Germany coordinator needs to be found
Ada & Zangemann
- needs more promotation to make it to stores
we need follow-up resources so kids can start hacking i.e. extend https://fsfe.org/activities/ada-zangemann/index.html
- maybe there could be a survey to give some feedback on the book
- AI licensing
- osi defines standards for AI
- we need to ensure that models are free, and weights can be changed
- Router freedom is making good progress in several countries
- Email is powerful but nobody funds development
- Nicole talked about liberating GPL code, devices from china, need more people but no guarantees
https://www.plantura.garden/gartenpraxis/mischkultur/mischkultur plants that go together
(EU-Mediterranean plant database aggregating taxonomic data from Linnaeus onwards)
Not FOSS, but a possible research starting point for parametric space planning: https://www.grasshopper3d.com/
(Grasshopper is widely used for this purpose, so there is a decade-plus of literature on FOSS scripting using it for various design purposes.)
Parametric CAD modeling for open source scientific hardware: Comparing OpenSCAD and FreeCAD Python scripts https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0225795
(This paper is probably a bit more practical than theoretical.) Spatial DBMS Architecture for a Free and Open Source BIM https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2e71/f8f0a306871eebf44fb3f5b74ef8f9aab763.pdf (This paper is probably a bit more theoretical than practical.)
Manuel Delanda's lecture on the subject https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50-d_J0hKz0
Topics, we talked about.
- Problems with the Coordinators maillist (Error 404).
Using the FSFE Account to send email through the FSFE Mailserver: https://wiki.fsfe.org/TechDocs/SMTP .
- We talked about creating/using a github account for managing the web/wiki and the blog idea.
- Some Links we encountered during discussions:
Topics, we talked about.
State of the sticker (the poll is going on at [https://nuudel.digitalcourage.de/hC4FGYpv6wlIO5VM Poll]). The variants have been posted to our maillist.
- We talked about starting about where we might place a blog.
FSFE Planet: https://planet.fsfe.org/
FSFE Docs: https://wiki.fsfe.org/TechDocs/Blogs
FSFE Blogs: https://blogs.fsfe.org/
- Sample for offsite(FSFE) Blogs:
About a FSFE Theme: https://git.fsfe.org/nico.rikken/fsfe-wordpress-theme
We talked a bit about https://mina86.com/2023/monospace-considered-harmful/ (for code)
We talked about Wiki-Software
gollum -- A git-based Wiki
We talked about creating a circular logo from Umbrella for circular stickers.
We met on 20. January Online on conf.fsfe.org.
Elsi told us about a Python project she is involved with and so we spoke a while about Python and the tools that play a role in this context.
Conda Package, dependency and environment management for any language
mypy Python type annotation
As we had a participant in our meeting who has no programming skills yet, we talked about ways to learn programming.
The Python class Elsie took back in 2013 or so: https://www.coursera.org/learn/learn-to-program (This course includes a lot of concepts that are less necessary for Python but useful for understanding other programming languages.)
- The idea came up to start a collection of Kids programming software / websites to recommend
Update: Such a page Programming For Children is already existing here in the FSFE wiki. Please add stuff you would recommend there
One person told about her bad experience with using the Microsoft Windows PC in dark mode and that this works much better in the Linux environment.
A privacy-related topic for another time
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