Notes from our meetings
On this page we collect the links which have been posted to the chat in our meetings.
See also: Notes from meetings in 2021
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
Mail-in-a-Box Take back control of your email with this easy-to-deploy mail server in a box
We met on 8. December Online on conf.fsfe.org.
Fani Partsafyllidou, Project Manager at FSFE, presented the
Upcycling Android initiative
Fight for your Right
We talked a lot about trust worthy phones
MicroG - Development of a free software clone of Google’s proprietary core libraries and applications
We met on 20. November Online on conf.fsfe.org.
We talked about EZNEC Antenna Software by W7EL for which the author announced that Support is no longer available for any type or version of EZNEC program. Unfortunately he is not willing to publish the code..
Being in the field of radio technology we had the idea that this an interesting topic perhaps for a meeting in the next year e.g. https://freifunk.net/
- Triggered by seeing a flag on the wall behind a participant we had an extensive talk about colors and print issues
At last we looked forward to December activities starting with a next meeting where Fani Partsafyllidou had offered to present the Upcycling Android initiative of the FSFE
and brainstormed about joining the decentralized and independent alternative events of 37c3
one more IT/computer women* centric group https://fuck-the.systems/
We met on 21. October Online on conf.fsfe.org.
- Question: Which Calendar APP to use on a website?
Example for a germany hosted Calendar provider https://mailbox.org/en/your-personal-office#calendar
CalDAV on wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CalDAV
A selfhostable Calendar System https://www.davical.org/ which requires PHP version 5 says the 'Prerequisites' section on the start page.. very outdated if that's right..
- Next FLOSS conferences
- Prospects for 2023
Links which have accumulated on the chat.
Lumi App https://app.lumi.education/#download
We met at FrOSCon in Sankt Augustin, Germany and supported the FSFE at their booth there. Members of our group discussed the book "Pakete bauen mit Git-Buildpackage" by Mechtilde and Michael Stehmann: https://ddp-team.pages.debian.net/dpb/BuildWithGBP.pdf
Sources can be found here: https://salsa.debian.org/ddp-team/dpb
We welcomed guests from CMS Garden e.V. and talked about Content Management Systems (CMS) and their communities and how to get involved, and the activities of CMS Garden e.V.
Every 1st Tuesday 5pm CET there is an All-CMS Meetup, if your interested, please contact CMS Garden e.V.
Odoo is a suite of business management software tools. The Community version is free software:
There is also the Odoo Community Association, or OCA, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the widespread use of Odoo:
We talked about Service-level agreements
The Kieler Open Source and Linux Tage are happening September 16./17th:
We checked out the carbon footprint of our personal websites, it looks pretty good!
Bits und Bäume are a network of people who care about sustainability in the digital world and environmental friendly IT, there is a conference happening soon!
About the ideology of cryptocurrency:
About German climate activism (though in English):
The psychology of how and why people justify inaction:
An online conference about digital public administration and challenges like sustainability:
More interesting reads towards the end of the evening:
May 2022 (1st in-person meeting, in Berlin)
Bitwarden is an open-source password manager
We talked about the FSFE campaigns Router Freedom
and Upcycling Android
We talked about note taking apps, there are many options:
We collected points interesting for us with respect to open source content mangement systems (CMS)
- How would you start using a CMS?
- How to decide best, which CMS (Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal, Typo3 etc.) to use?
- What's the cost?
- Is there a good option for note taking, any restrictions using it on different devices?
Passbolt is an open-source password manager for teams
FrOSCon will take place IRL this year again, yay! :)
The FSFE Core Team and General Assembly
We were interested in the legal structure of the FSFE and the minutes of the annual meetings of the General Assembly
Also financial reports can be accessed online
tusky.app is a mastodon client for android (ntj hasn't tested it yet)
EDRi is a network of organisations defending rights and freedom online
April is a French organization advocating for Free Software
First we talked about radon therapy
Marina Weisband, a former member of the senior leadership of Pirate Party Germany suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome
Ferdi is a client to run multiple messenger services on a desktop (element, rocket chat etc.)
Beeper is for similar purposes, but for mobile devices?
SchildiChat is a matrix client for android
Then we talked about hardware, like a sophisticated camera for home video conferencing
The GTK+ UVC Viewer
The USB Video device class
- We had some trouble getting the FSFE matrix running on a mobile client, but were able to figure it out eventually. Anyone needs help with this, let us know!
Selenium user group
Free Software ERP
FOSDEM 2022 is happening soon
OpenPOWER devroom at FOSDEM
Upcycling Android is a very active campaign of the FSFE
I love Free Software Day is happening soon, too
Registration for the Game Event
Vosk is a speech recognition toolkit
VoiceGym - a Spectograph recorder
Our new logo
How to use graphics from the FSFE