Standing Strong as a Team

I work at a large university in Switzerland. We are also responsible for Online Exams which are held on our GNU/Linux setup. As during exams bad technical things could possibly happen we have to be available. Since the last year we have to be located in the same building as where exams are held (which …

My goal for the new year: more Good News

I have worked on many Free Software and Freedom related projects in the past years. From that I have learned that we tend to write news on things that go wrong and need to be fixed. That’s of course very important but we also need to learn to communicate better our successes. Let’s come up …

Freed-Ora 25 released

Freed-Ora is a Libre version of Fedora GNU/Linux which comes with the Linux-libre kernel and the Icecat browser. The procedure for creating Live media has changed within Fedora and the image have been build using livemedia-creator instead of livecd-creator. The documentation on how to build the image can be found here. Please download the Freed-Ora …

Libreboot 20160818 released

A new version of Libreboot has been released. It brings support for new boards and a lot of improvements for nearly any supported device. All grub ROMS now come with a preloaded Seabios in order to enable classic BIOS operations, like booting from a CD-ROM. To update it first download the Util archive and extract …

Liberate your Reviews

I guess all of you have once written a product review on popular platforms like Yelp, IMDB, TripAdvisor, Amazon.com, Goodreads or Quora. Have you ever asked yourself who owns it? Yes, it’s you and now you can finally gain back control over it. Just install the Free Your Stuff! Chrome extension and access all of …

YunoHost 2.4 is available

YunoHost is a great solution for self-hosting. It can be easily installed on a Debian Stable base. I have started using YunoHost with version 2.2. One year after this release the YunoHost team has recently announced the new version 2.4. The upgrade procedure is described very well and I was able to apply the upgrades …

Setting up a Freedombox on BBB to host a Blog

On my quest to self-hosting I have set up a Freedombox on a Beagle Bone Black. I have chosen this device because the hardware design is freely available and the core components can run without proprietary software. In order to boot the Freedombox Image from a sdcard, I had to make sure that a specific …

Getting Started with GNU social

Some of you might already know the federated social network called GNU social. It has raised from the ashes of a software called StatusNet which once drove the well known instance Identi.ca. Since then, a lot of things have changed. We have learned that having only one or two big instances may cause a lot …

European Libre Christmas Raffle

Win a Samsung Galaxy S2 with Replicant OS Just answer the following question until Sunday 20151220 6PM CEST: What was #Coreboot initially be called and what would have been missing in that name according to #RMS The winner will be drawn from all correct answers on Sunday. To answer, you could simply send me an …

Freedomvote – a Summary

This year in October elections happened in Switzerland. In order to offer citizens a way to learn more about the politicians opinion on Free Software, Open Data and digital rights, we have set up a platform called Freedomvote. We got in touch with representatives of the political parties and invited them to let their candidates …