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Tinkerer and thinker on everything free and open. Exploring possibilities and engaging with new opportunities to instigate change.

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Introducing: forms

In this post, I will introduce you to the FSFE's forms API, a way to send emails and manage sign-ups on web pages used in the FSFE community. For our Public Money, Public Code campaign, as well as for two of our other initiatives which launched not too long ago (Save Code Share and REUSE), we needed a way to process form submissions from…

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A REUSE compliant Curl

The REUSE initiative is aiming to make free and open source software licenses computer readable. We do this by the introduction of our three REUSE best practices, all of which seek to make it possible for a computer program to read which licenses apply to a specific software package. In this post, I'll be introducing you to the steps I to…

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The Python March

A month ago, I asked the FSFE's core team about the interest in a friendly walking competition. If you're not familiar with the concept, it's a health initiative whereby groups of people get together to compete regarding who can walk the most over a period. Typically run in companies and public administrations where employees can group in…

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Mirroring from Gitea to GitHub

I recently found myself in a situation where I needed to setup a mirror of a repository on FSFE's Gitea installation to Github. As the answer was trivial, but the path to find it was not, I thought to document it here. Create an empty repository on Github with the name you want the mirror to have. Include some information in the descripti…

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Where does our money go?

Each year, the FSFE spends close to half a million Euro raising awareness of and working to support the ecosystem around free software. Most of our permanent funds come from our supporters -- the people who contribute financially to our work each month or year and continue to do so from month to month, and year to year. They are the ones…

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My Debian Application (anno 1998)

Digging around in some files, in a dark corner of my hard drive, I found my application as a Debian Developer, sent the 18th of April 1998: Hi, this is a request for a registration as an official Debian developer. I'm currently working with the Sparc port of Debian and expect to make sure that all Debian packages compiles and is re…

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