Post some of your favourite software/service/alternatives. For example, I’ve started using Red Reader now that Reddit requires me to be signed in in order to display entire threads.

Also, I got youtube-dl working on termux, an android app, via ‘pkg install python’ and then ‘pip install youtube-dl’.

What are your favourites and recent discoveries? Even if you think people have already heard of it, there’s a possibility they haven’t.

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I have a list of my fav apps and services here.

To post them:

Favorite apps and services

Goals

  • Privacy conscious, end-to-end encrypted (E2EE).
  • Decentralized, no reliance on cloud providers like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Spotify, Netflix Youtube, etc.
  • Self-hosted and self-reliant.
    • Simple files preferred over running services.
  • Make sure no sites / services are US based.

Media

Documents and Coding

Tasks / Todos

Collaboration

Browsing

Passwords

  • Use KeePassXC.
    • Install the Firefox KeePassXC plugin.
    • Use a long master pass phrase, with at least 10 words.
    • Sync your password file everywhere you need using Syncthing.
  • Bitwarden if you want to host a server.

Chat

  • Use Matrix / Riot, turn on e2ee in rooms.
  • Use Thunderbird for email, e2ee with pgp if possible.

Social Media

Operating system

  • Use Linux. I like Arch Linux or its user friendlier variants, manjaro and antergos.

What is libre culture?

Libre culture is all about empowering people. While the general philosophy stems greatly from the free software movement, libre culture is much broader and encompasses other aspects of culture such as music, movies, food, technology, etc.

Some beliefs include but aren’t limited to:

  • That copyright should expire after a certain period of time.
  • That knowledge should be available to people, not locked away.
  • That no entity should have unjust control or possession of others.
  • That mass surveillance is about mass control, not justice.
  • That we can all band together to help liberate each other.

Check out this link for more.

Rules

I’ve looked into the ways other forums handle rules, and I’ve distilled their policies down into two simple ideas.

  • Please show common courtesy: Let’s make this community one that people want to be a part of.

  • Please keep posts generally on topic

  • No NSFW content

  • When sharing a Libre project, please include the name of its license in the title. For example: “Project name and summary (GPL-3.0)”

Libre culture is a very very broad topic, and while it’s perfectly okay for a conversation to stray, I do ask that we keep things generally on topic.

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