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It's easy to modify apps to include malware before they are published on those platforms. Therefore, users have to trust publishers. This is where reproducibility comes into play.

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Free Software is a great thing, because it allows users to check that apps are doing what they pretend to do. But almost nobody compiles apps themselves. Instead, binaries are used which in case of Google Play or Apple's App Store are built by the apps' developers or in case of F-Droid come from the project itself.

Writing about on the road couldn't be much better than with and which generate a lovely preview and sync my drafts across all my devices. Thanks so much to their developers!

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Earth isn't the only planet with aurora. Aurora have been observed on other planets such as Saturn, shown here (Hubble image)

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One day I would like to put all open-source operating systems developers in one room and put one single slide on the screen:

"There is only one Donald Knuth and you are not him.

And no, you are not even Brian Kerninghan or Dennis Ritchie¹.

Learn to manage your ego."
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¹ I have actually met dmr as an 8 yr old child and asked him to explain printf() varargs to me² which he did in the kindest, gentlest, non-condescending way.
² Yes, I was taught C & Lisp aged 6. Explains things, right?

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If you're at #35C3, don't miss out _hc's talk which will be partly about #fdroid too and starts in less than an hour at 16:10 at Eliza: Wind: Off-Grid Services for Everyday People

fahrplan.events.ccc.de/congres

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Apparently we managed to secure a spot from 1400-1500 in seminar room 13 at #35C3 tomorrow (27th Dec).

See you there!

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We set up a dedicated #fdroid repository for the #35C3 here:

fdroid.gitlab.io/35c3/fdroid/r

You can get the Fahrplan/schedule app and c3nav from there.

This will be kept up-to-date during the congress!

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Please contribute to Mozilla Common Voice to establish a free alternative to Google's and Amazon's speech recognition!

Common Voice - voice.mozilla.org/de/listen

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I can't believe pixelfed actually federates. I expected a lot more bugs, its a christmas miracle 😅

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Our new #TWIF #35 is online, talking about our presence at #35C3, the first release of #Repomaker to #Flathub and wishing you Merry Christmas 🎄

f-droid.org/2018/12/21/twif-35

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Alex Gerst ist da schon enorm anrührend. Nehmt euch die fünf Minuten. youtube.com/watch?v=4UfpkRFPIJ

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Fleißige Engel bauen seit Tagen auf, damit wir einen großartigen #35C3 erleben können. Opfern viele Urlaubstage, verbringen Weihnachten oft nicht zu Hause, alles freiwillig und ohne Gehalt.

Von der Arbeit vor dem Aufbau will ich garnicht erst anfangen. So viele stecken so viel Liebe da rein, das ist unbezahlbar.

Gebt Liebe zurück: Engelt, seid hilfsbereit, deeskalierend und nachsichtig bei Problemen.

Denkt dran, wenn es irgendwo Knatsch gibt oder was klemmt. Würdigt das Engagement. Danke! ❤️

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FOSS is free as in toilet

Excellent statement, absolutely true

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There are some key things to keep in mind if you want to try to figure out how to do truly anonymous tracking of installs for F-Droid:

* The anonimity of the data must be proven, not assumed. It only takes 33 bits of data to uniquely identify every person on the planet. There are so many cases where organizations put data on the internet that they believed had been "anonymized", only to find out it was trivial to deanonymize with the right techniques.

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