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Not sure how that would work out, but I imagine that people living in independent rural farming or mining communities (and thus are pretty self sufficient) will be more inclined to trade “between strangers” when it comes to providing their goods to municipalities.

In previous centuries they pretty much had to be forced with military and taxes to provide those goods, so I think their relationship with urban populations will stay somewhat uneasy even in an anarchic society.


Both can do AP, but to have increased privacy it is better to communicate via the Zot6 protocol I think.


Maybe Zap? Even has optional e2ee messages with in browser crypto. Hubzilla as well, but Zap is more focussed on private communication.

Edit: Using it’s own Zot6/Nomad protocol. ActivityPub isn’t really designed with privacy in mind.


You need to have some basic technical know-how, but there are some fediverse software projects that have requirements similar to Wordpress and thus can be run on cheap php only webhosting.

Hubzilla/Friendica/Zap and maybe Pixelfed fall in that general category.

Since your instance will federate with others anyways it is probably best to make registration limited to yourself and friends/family.


I guess that would really depend on your model of society. Assuming a model where the municipality is the largest relevant body of organisation, I see several parallel system arising.

Inside those municipalities the model will probably resemble the traditional idea of gift economies the closest, but with negotiated agreements between larger craft organisations for distribution of raw materials.

Inter-municipality exchange that does not flow naturally via bartering or gifting between individuals, would probably also be done by negotiated agreement of some elected (for this purpose only) representatives.

The most commodified exchange would probably still happen between inhabitants of municipalities and surrounding farming and mining communities. I guess there would be some sort of trusted intermediatory traders that would facilitate the exchange of raw materials for specific processed goods.


There is a lot of really cool tech in Veloren that isn’t immediately obvious, like the world erosion simulation that gives you a realistic distribution of hills and rivers. And now they added a real aerodynamic glider simulation ;)


The destinction between Osada and Zap has become really blurred recently, and there is also Misty2020 now. Really not sure what Mike the main developer of those is thinking.

As for Hubzilla, well yes it could be used for such, but IMHO it is more suited as an all in one personal or family cloud. It really has all the features most people typically use and you can interact with external services via ActivityPub.


It can still guess extrapolating from the last known location. There are “indoor” navigation apps that only need to know your GPS location once and the can track your location amazingly accurate for the next 15 minutes or so until sensor drift adds up too much.



Hubzilla has a marketplace extension that more or less does what you want. But a dedicated option might be better.

The problem is a bit that people have come to expect a sort of build in backup function where they can download a version of their digital asset any time instead of storing it on their own hard drive all the time.

Furthermore a central store, or one that allows external sellers like Amazon still acts as a sort of trust worthy intermediary, while on a purely federated store fraud might become rampant very quickly.


I self-host a Hubzilla instance since some years. Has been fine for the most part.


Anbox on Ubuntu Touch can now access the camera (experimental)

Super exciting news about the current efforts to modernize the Android compatibility layer for Ubuntu Touch. …


Is it possible to serve the images from a separate server?


https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Embedding_other_external_tools_into_a_TeX_frame

So if you have any kind of text editor that can sync as plain text or LaTeX file you can probably make it work.


Hmm, I find it somewhat unrealistic to expect there to be a open-source software to interface between two close source software (Gdocs and Indesign). Have you considered using an InDesign alternative? The chance for an workflow similar to what you have in mind is probably higher will all open-source software.


Maybe you could explain a bit better what your actual usecase is? AFAIK there is (unsurprisingly) no 1:1 open-source clone of it.




DEcoding only, so your remote-play Linux client will work more efficiently, but the streaming en-coding is AFAIK still limited to Nvidia GPUs for hardware support…


Linked is the merge request for a working version. This together with xwayland should pretty much cover all gaming needs on Wayland in the future :)…



If you are interested in developing on a Ubuntu Touch compatible device or improve a port then you can ask on the ubports forums if the Ubports foundation or some regulars have a left-over device. There have been some recent efforts to provide devices to developers.


Maybe right click on game, configure, then game options, then add it in the “arguments” field?


Yes, in general I agree. But it comes with a huge downside of outdated Android based kernels and all sorts of compatibility issues around that. In theory a true Linux phone that runs on a mainline kernel would free up a lot of development resources to actually improve the system instead off trying to patch around various libhybrid related issues all the time.


Will Linux Phones stay around this time?

Some thoughts on the history of GNU/Linux phones…


People like to shit on Electron, but the same time want an app for everything.

IMHO it is unrealistic for most open source web based projects to offer native apps. Many try to provide an API for 3rd party developers to utilize, but other than that it is Electron or nothing really.

Personally I don’t really see the problem in running stuff in the browser. That is more secure in most cases anyways.


From a quick glance it seems like they use a blockchain with a “trusted” number of validators. This is really nothing other than an over-engineered MySQL database and as a user you are totally at the mercy of those trusted validators.

I am personally not against such a system in general, but I would rather not like to have to trust some random strangers on the internet.

But a similar system run by your local in-person coop or at least by some democratically elected officials would probably be fine.







These are actually quite cool and can serve other purposes. For example they are quite common in aquaculture and are also used in some biological waste water treatment processes. …


A bit dance dance revolution like it seems…


Sadly this kind of stuff will remain unaffordable to any but the largest factory farms for quite some time, but exciting never the less. …


This Unstoppable Robot Could Save Your Life

Pretty cool flexible robotics modeled after plants growing…


Seems pretty interesting. It is a platform to easily create custom workflow apps, apparently with the public sector as the primary target? …




Pretty awesome news, and a lot of cool open-source projects seem to benefit from these EU grants lately :)…