Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:53:35 +0200 
#^Icinga 2.11
Now we are here, after many months of development – we proudly release Icinga 2.11 available today.

Bleeding edge
It has been an emotional ride with many changes under the hood. The most obvious change is that Icinga’s distributed cluster operates more stable, the past quirks with hanging certificate signing requests or dead-locked TLS handshakes are now gone. This required us to go an unusual route: Evaluate new libraries and programming techniques in order to replace hand-written lower layered code, with later replacing the entire code base for the network stack operations in Icinga. This is a massive effort in quality and stability where users had called out for 3.0 already.

The Director

 Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:37:38 +0200 
#Icinga Director is such a wonderful tool. You pay more attention to your #CMDB and IT documentation and your monitoring system syncs nicely. \o/
For sure it is no out of the box solution, you need to plan and prepare a lot beforehand, but afterwards it is so flexible and nice to use.

#^Monitoring Automation with Icinga – The Director

I’m not going to list all benefits of automating your monitoring system. If you’re here and reading this, you are most likely very aware that maintaining a large infrastructure is a big challenge.
Automating the monitoring process for a huge amount of servers, virtual machines, applications, services, private and public clouds was a main driver for us when we decided to build Icinga 2. In fact, monitoring large environments is not a new demand for us at all. We experienced this challenge in tandem with many corporations for many years. Finally, it lead us to build features like our rule based configuration, Icinga’s REST API and various modules, cookbooks, roles and playbooks for different configuration management tools.

Self-Hosting Workshop

Interessanter Workshop, hoffentlich auch noch in anderen Städten.

#^Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) – Self-Hosting Workshop
Es gibt keine Cloud, sondern nur die Computer anderer Leute! Sehen Sie, wie Sie Ihre eigene Cloud betreiben, um Fotos oder Dateien zu speichern und zu teilen, einen Blog oder eine Website selbst zu betreiben und Kontakte und Kalender zentral zu verwalten.

QLC+ 4.12.0 released

 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:58:31 +0100 
Every time I start this program I am amazed by its progress. Always want to find and set up my lights again, but I need more space. I am really looking forward to QLC+ 5. The previews are so impressive.

#^Nov 10, 2018 QLC+ 4.12.0 release - Q Light Controller+
Today the QLC+ project reaches another important milestone: version 4.12.0.
From a user perspective, this is mostly a bugfix release. However, from a development perspective, this is a HUGE release.
In the last 6 months there's been at least 5 quite invasive reworks, caused by some flawed architectural designs and partly by the QLC+ 5 needs.

Potenziale von Freier Software und Offenen Standards

 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:45:40 +0200 
Stadt Dortmund untersucht Potenziale einer Freien-Software-Strategie
Der Verwaltungsvorstand der Stadt Dortmund hat in seiner Sitzung vom 10.04.2018 beschlossen, die Potenziale von Freier Software und Offenen Standards im Bereich der städtischen Informations- und Telekommunikationstechnik zu untersuchen. Die Verwaltung wird den politischen Gremien Ende 2019 einen Ergebnisbericht zum Einsatzpotenzial von Freier Software und Offenen Standards vorlegen.

Für Do-FOSS markiert dieser Beschluss einen Meilenstein, der die Grundlage für eine systematische Potenzialbetrachtung Freier Software für die Stadt Dortmund darstellt. Die Verwendung von Offenen Standards wurde bereits in der Charta Digitales Dortmund 2018 – 2030 vereinbart.

Icinga Director v1.4.0

 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:28:44 +0200 
#^Icinga Director v1.4.0 has been released
We tagged v1.3.2 more than two months ago and according our initial plans it should have been announced together with v1.4.0. However, sometimes things take longer than expected. But now it’s official: Director v1.4.0 is our shiny new release.

Save Code Share

 Sat, 30 Sep 2017 23:06:42 +0200 
#^Save Code Share
Save Code Share - A campaign to call attention to the implications of the EUs Copyright Reform for code sharing

#SaveCodeShare is an initiative launched by the FSFE and OpenForum Europe in September 2017. It aims to bring awareness about the unintended impact of Article 13 of the proposed Copyright Directive on software sharing platforms. Through the research presented in our White Paper, the initiative shows that better awareness is needed to understand where and how innovation takes place in the current market. This is a first step in order to create a proper regulatory framework. And this is what this initiative aims to achieve.


 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:12:24 +0200 
#^CiviCRM | Open source constituent relationship management for non-profits, NGOs and advocacy organizations.
CiviCRM is an open source #CRM built by a community of contributors and supporters, and coordinated by the Core Team. CiviCRM is web-based software used by a diverse range of organisations, particularly not-for-profit organizations (nonprofts and civic sector organizations). CiviCRM offers a complete feature set out of the box and can integrate with your website.

CiviCRM is created and used by a global community of tens of thousands of individuals and organisations. Our vision is that 'all organizations – regardless of their size, budget, or focus – have access to an amazing CRM to engage their contacts and achieve their missions' (read more here). Our roadmap outlines the shorter term goals we are implementing to acheive our vision.

CiviCRM is released under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (GNU AGPL v3).

Church of Emacs

 Cologne, GermanyWed, 15 Feb 2017 00:20:55 +0100 
Developers who can't say no.

Saw Richard Stallman live in Cologne this evening. Interesting guy. It needs some dogmatic people like him.

#^Nächste Veranstaltung - GI Regionalgruppe Köln
14.02.2017, 18:00 Uhr im Philosophikum, H80 der Uni Köln

Demokratie braucht den Schutz der Privatsphäre und  Privatsphäre braucht den Schutz vor digitaler Überwachung. Freie Software kann einige Pfade der Überwachung verschließen, aber es braucht gesetzliche Maßnahmen, um Überwachung grundsätzlich zu blockieren.

Plasma 5.9 Beta Kicks off 2017 in Style

 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:13:03 +0100 
Looking forward to #KDE Plasma 5.9.

#^KDE - Plasma 5.9 Beta Kicks off 2017 in Style.
Thursday, 12 January 2017. Today KDE releases the beta of this year’s first Plasma feature update, Plasma 5.9. While this release brings many exciting new features to your desktop, we'll continue to provide bugfixes to Plasma 5.8 LTS.


 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:35:10 +0100 
#^Automated Malware Analysis - Cuckoo Sandbox
What is it? In three words, Cuckoo Sandbox is a malware analysis system.

In other words, you can throw any suspicious file at it and in a matter of seconds Cuckoo will provide you back some detailed results outlining what such file did when executed inside an isolated environment.

Malware is the swiss-army knife of cybercriminals and any other adversary to your corporation or organization.

In these evolving times, detecting and removing malware artifacts is not enough: it's vitally important to understand how they operate in order to understand the context, the motivations and the goals of a breach, for better protecting in the future

Cuckoo Sandbox is a free software that automated the task of analyzing any malicious file under Windows, OS X, Linux, and Android.

Werkzeugportaits - Freie Software

 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:33:31 +0100 



 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:04:24 +0100 

Manuskript is a perfect tool for those writer who like to organize and plan everything before writing.
The snowflake method can help you grow your idea into a book, by leading you step by step and asking you questions to go deeper.
While writing, keep track of notes about every characters, plot, event, place in your story.

What makes this writing software unique:
Organize your thoughts and snippets in a hierarchical manner. Organize them as you wish, reorganize them on the go.

Distraction-free mode
Get rid of all distraction while writing. Set personal goal in word count or time before you can leave editor.

Novel assistant
Use the snowflake method to grow your single genius idea in an coherent whole, with complex characters, intricate plots and detailed universe.

Free as in free speech
Because free is always better.

Icinga Director v1.2.0

 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:41:10 +0100 
Icinga Director v1.2.0 has been released
Just 4 months have gone by since 1.1.0, and slightly more then 7 months since our first stable release. Icinga Director matured fast and has grown from a small Icinga Web 2 module to a pretty huge project. Yesterday we released version 1.2.0, packed with new features, bug fixes and usability improvements.

Permissions and restrictions
Configuration possibilities
GUI and usability


 Sun, 06 Nov 2016 16:24:22 +0100 
#^Eben Moglen on GPL Compliance and Building Communities: What Works

Software Freedom Law Center, the pro-bono law firm led by Eben Moglen, Professor of law at Columbia Law School and the world's foremost authority on Free and Open Source Software law held its annual fall conference at Columbia  Law School, New York on Oct. 28. The full-day program featured technical and legal presentations on Blockchain, FinTech, Automotive FOSS and GPL Compliance by industry and community stalwarts.

#^Eben Moglen, Software Freedom Through Diplomacy, SFLC 16
by The Linux Foundation on YouTube

MetaGer Source Code

 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:01:09 +0200 
#^open-source / MetaGer
MetaGer - Gitlab
MetaGer ist eine datenschutzfreundliche und freie Meta-Suchmaschine.

Taler 0.0.0

 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:01:48 +0200 
I didn't knew that you can release a 0.0.0.

#^GNU Taler - Reservas Electrónicas Libres Anónimas Imponibles
Anonymous electronic payments for civil society

So you transfer money to a wallet to pay from that wallet? So it is cash, just digital? o_O :shrug

Indonesia uses Linux, openSUSE for pilot project

 Sat, 30 May 2015 12:19:37 +0200 
#^Indonesia uses Linux, openSUSE for pilot project
An estimated 45,000 students from a province in Indonesia have enhanced their education and computer-usage knowledge through a pilot  program using Linux and openSUSE that is expected to become a nationwide educational program.
From 2009 to 2014, the project called “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Utilization for Educational Quality Enhancement in Yogyakarta Province” used openSUSE and created material with Linux to enhance educational quality and equality in Yogyakarta Province schools.

#Moodle #openSUSE #education

New dev version of Scribus

 Tue, 26 May 2015 13:45:47 +0200 

#^Scribus 1.5.0 Readme - Scribus Wiki
This is a cursory overview over the most important changes in Scribus compared to the latest stable version 1.4.x. Please note that the file format has changed and is not backwardly compatible with any prior stable version (1.4.x or earlier). To be precise, you will not be able to open 1.5.x files with version 1.4.x or any earlier version. Also not...
 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:08:02 +0100 
Have seen the Antifeatures talk by Mako live some years ago. This one I have read about many times, but finally also watched it. Good presentation.

#^When Free Software Isn't Better - Benjamin Mako Hill - LibrePlanet 2013
by makosharkattack on YouTube