One of the more touchy subjects wrt data privacy in #openstreetmap is the use of background (or any other kind) layers in editors, often aerial/sat imagery. All of these, with the exception of the standard style map and the GPX layer, are provided by third parties.
Nice! #google made a ransomware-app that lets credit providers lock your phone if you haven't paid your bills: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.devicelock
I'm playing with #ardour these days, making some music. I set up https://github.com/michaelwillis/virtual-playing-orchestra-ardour-template – which had some hurdles – but now I have an orchestra at my disposal that sounds acceptable. Very happy!
Is anyone here willing to invest some time to set up a IP geolocation and ASN lookup service for our #GreenFediverse Database?
See toot and git:
I often feel like I'm this weird person who is obsessed with a topic (FOSS) that nobody else around me seems to care about, but I'm sure I'm not the only one so I'd love to talk to like-minded people in Norway 🙂
Topics I'm interested in:
- Open source in general
- Use of FOSS software in public (I love what @fsfe is doing!).
Free software versus open source?
#FreeSoftware (aka #libre software) implies users deserve freedom over programs they run, just like you can modify or repair your toaster. You can alter source code, run the altered programs, and distribute your changes.
#OpenSource implies it's practical to develop software in the open, but there are no guarantees with regards to user freedom. Open source is weaker. Some "open source" software has weird terms that make it non-free.
Great alternatives to Google Maps that use #OpenStreetMap data:
- Qwant Maps: website, has directions. Highlights the fact that data is from #OSM, providing links to view and edit the data.
- F4map: website, 3D views of cities.
- MAPS.ME: mobile apps with a neat vector renderer. Minimalist. Works offline. More obviously profit-oriented.
- OsmAnd: mobile apps with lots of features. Offline too. (Too?) many customisations and options available.
There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.
Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.
There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science
Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.
Inspired by @rory (for the tag) and @firstname.lastname@example.org (for the first version of the map).
The RMS thing: sources
Vice attached the email thread to their flawed article, so you can see for yourself: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9ke3ke/famed-computer-scientist-richard-stallman-described-epstein-victims-as-entirely-willing
Direct link to PDF: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6405929/09132019142056-0001.pdf
In case that source goes down, here's a copy available until November 13, 2019: https://framadrop.org/r/-qIHr3gCBJ#3gNeYZSjUNSJAxRIvkGrTaxSo4WKpKxPolV1KOgT7LM=
The RMS thing
Headlines like “[Richard Stallman] says Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre was 'entirely willing'” are false and deceptive.
In the email thread he just says the victim was probably *forced* to present herselves entirely willing. He fully acknowledges that she was harmed by Epstein.
This is bad journalism at its finest.
The GDPR directive gives Ruben the right to request the data Facebook has about him, and ask for its deletion. Facebook refuses to comply with his Subject Access Requests by replying with convoluted, pseudo-legalese prose. Ruben's page tracks his communication with Facebook and provides interesting insights into the curious “legal” maneuvers by Facebook.
Hi @Purism, your shop is using Google Fonts, so you're letting Google know who's visiting it. An oversight?
OpenStreetMapper, CS student, perfectionist, occasional melodica player.
Likes tea, crumble with custard and privacy.
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