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    Gnullalo Jim Jr , tallship , Arne , littleme

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  • 14 February DebXWoody

    Es sind einfach zu viele,...

  • 24 April tallship

    And..... A very merry unbirthday to you!!

    I've got a similar take...

    #gnu - A collection of UNIX-like tools (Gnu's Not UNIX)
    #Linux - a UNIX like multi-user, multi-processing kernel
    #Debian GNU/Linux - a Linux distribution (2nd oldest)
    #mutt - MUA
    #Gajim - a Jabber client
    #Movim - I'm still trying to figure this out... Gimme a little time man! :)
    #profanity - something I use to offend the sensibility of others for my own amusement :P
    #gpg - fricken' rocks! Umm... oh yeah, FOSS implementation of OpenPGP
    #tmux - Orange is the new.... no, wait! tmux is the new screen! Byobu is the pretender, and merely a skin for tmux
    #ejabberd - a spade's a spade, it's a **Jabber** server :P
    #jitsi - Secure, FOSS based video conferencing
    #Nextcloud Talk - Secure, FOSS based video conferencing
    #Big_Blue_Button - Secure, FOSS based video conferencing
    #SchildeChat - nicely skinned Matrix client, chat/voice/video communications
    #i3wm - aside from Twin, second best WM next to ALT+F2|F3|F4.... https://devo.linboard.org/tallship/twin
    #notmuch - really? I'mma have to give that a go looksee. thanks for that!
    #FSF - um.... I love RMS the cult of personality, the icon, but the dude himself, I just no longer abides. He's really gotta give up the reigns and become the elder statesman. Serio bro.

    You forgot sum....

    #bitwarden_rs - rust and MariaDB based alternative to .kdbx with all the mACR0sf0t shit ripped out of it.
    #mcabber (this one's just for you) - a CLI Jabber client (WTF is Loudmouth?) - https://mcabber.com (but alas, no OMEMO yet

  • 24 April tallship

    Got it :) I'll respond from tallship@Pleroma.Cloud but in a nutshell, I'm still trying to get on board with the modern impplementations of Jabber. I appreciate the invite to 404.city, and I'll certainly recommend it to others, but for my longstanding, existing account for about twenty years with jabber.org, how do I fit in?

    Thanks, and kindest regards,

    - tallship

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    A Positive Note

    debacle · Sunday, 22 March, 2020 - 14:13 · 1 minute

A Positive Note

Dave Cridland, who works on a health system communication app based on XMPP, wrote on the XSF mailing list:

Hello!

Today is a Sunday. It's normally a quiet day in the National Health Service in the UK - only emergency cases get dealt with.

Yesterday, however, the service I help run peaked at more messages than it'd normally see on a weekday - and it'll do the same today. If the growth curve holds, this week will see more messages than the system had last year.

By messages, I mean XMPP message stanzas.

The technology we've built - and continue to build - here in the XMPP Standards Foundation is actively being used to save lives. Not a few lives, either, but hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of lives, not just in the UK but increasingly in other countries too.

People are also turning to things like Whatsapp, Zoom, Hangouts, and of course Jitsi - all of which had or still have XMPP at their core. These are helping both create the physical isolation we need, and also breach the social isolation that would otherwise result.

So if things feel a little bleak right now, and you feel a need for action, then just remember - you have already helped make this crisis hurt less than it would have done without your efforts.

Thank you,

Dave.

#xmpp #openstandards #xsf #health #coronacrisis #nhs #pando #jitsi