Profile

Cover photo
Björn Schießle
60 followers|38,896 views
AboutPosts
People
Have them in circles
60 people
Shane Coughlan's profile photo
Roman Drahtmueller's profile photo
Christian Kalkhoff's profile photo
Robert Songola's profile photo
Free Software Magazine's profile photo
Tycho Softworks's profile photo
Achim Bohnet's profile photo
Bernd Eckstein's profile photo
Lydia Pintscher's profile photo
Basic Information
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Story
Tagline
"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall
Introduction
Graduated computer scientist. Software engineer @ownCloud. Free Software and Open Standards activist at @FSFE.
Contact Information
Home
Email
Jabber
bjoern@schiessle.org
Google Talk
bjoern@schiessle.org

Stream

Björn Schießle

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good ethical evaluations of code-hosting services by FSF but I'm missing some important criteria.

https://www.fsf.org/news/gnu-releases-ethical-evaluations-of-code-hosting-services

I would have given the criterion whether the server software is Free Software a higher prority. This is important to be independent, to have multiple providers or to self-host it. Therfore you should also be able to export all your data, so it is sad that this is only a "A+5" criterion. I'm also missing criteria like decentralization and federation. I think they are really important to avoid the next data silos.

As a follow-up for my arguments I recommend:

http://blog.schiessle.org/2016/02/12/the-next-generation-of-code-hosting-platforms/

https://userdatamanifesto.org/

#FSF #GNU #FreeSoftware #code #hosting
1
Add a comment...

Björn Schießle

Shared publicly  - 
 
GNU Emacs got a new homepage with a awesome description what it actually is:

"At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing."

https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/
The features of GNU Emacs include. Content-aware editing modes, including syntax coloring, for many file types. Complete built-in documentation, including a tutorial for new users. Full Unicode support for nearly all human scripts. Highly customizable, using Emacs Lisp code or a graphical ...
1
Add a comment...

Björn Schießle

Shared publicly  - 
 
Im Handelsblatt wurden letzte Woche haarsträubende Vorurteile über Freie Software in Bezug auf IT Sicherheit verbreitet. Ein Leserbrief von mir blieb leider unbeantwortet, so dass man ihn jetzt auf netzpolitik.org lesen kann.
 ·  Translate
Bei der Diskussion um das Thema IT Sicherheit erlebt man immer wieder, dass Freie Software als ein gesonderter Fall betrachtet wird. Oft werden hierbei Sicherheitsfehler in Freier Software fälschlicherweise dem allgemeinen Konzept der Software-Freiheit angelastet. Leider verfällt auch der Artikel "Open Source wird ein ernstes Problem" im Handelsblatt in ein ähnliches Denkmuster. Ein Leserbri ...
1
Add a comment...
 
I just played around with Kontact 4.3.13 on Kubuntu 14.04 in a VM. I tried to add a Google calendar resource. Under "Settings -> Configure Kontact -> Calender -> General -> Calendars" the new Akonadi resource is shown as "ready". But in the calendar view I still see the "personal calender" only. Also for example under "Settings -> Configure Kontact -> Calender ->Colors and Fonts" I can only chose the "personal calender" resource. What am I doing wrong? Any hints.
1
Gertjan Lettink (Knurpht)'s profile photoBjörn Schießle's profile photo
2 comments
 
Akonadi Configuration shows the resource also as "ready", but it is still not visible in the calendar and the calendar settings. Is it possible that the usage of Akonadi resources is somehow disabled?
Add a comment...

Björn Schießle

Shared publicly  - 
 
Latest news about Free Software and GNU/Linux in Munich aka LiMux.

Munich mayor confirmed, employee-survey doesn't show any relation between the employees' problems and Free Software. A working group will evaluate the IT processes in Munich, FSFE ask to take vendor independence and interoperability into account.
On Tuesday, Munich's first mayor finally reacted to an inquiry by the Green Party (in German) related to rumours regarding a possible switch back to a Windows-based desktop environment. The answer to the inquiry shows that there is no factual basis for the claims made by first mayor and second ...
1
Add a comment...

Björn Schießle

Shared publicly  - 
 
Beeing a Hacker represents the children in us. Children love to discover, explore, bringing something a little beyond what they could before http://roaming-initiative.com/mediagoblin/u/jeeelo/m/hackers/
Sorry, this video will not work because your web browser does not support HTML5 video. You can get a modern web browser that can play this video at http://getfirefox.com! Hackers. "What are hackers?" Brian Harvey, Mitch Altman, Steve Wozniak, and Richard Stallman explain the term hacker.
1
Add a comment...

Björn Schießle

Shared publicly  - 
 
What's going on in Free Software and education? Again great summary by Guido.
1
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
60 people
Shane Coughlan's profile photo
Roman Drahtmueller's profile photo
Christian Kalkhoff's profile photo
Robert Songola's profile photo
Free Software Magazine's profile photo
Tycho Softworks's profile photo
Achim Bohnet's profile photo
Bernd Eckstein's profile photo
Lydia Pintscher's profile photo

Björn Schießle

Shared publicly  - 
 
„Wenn ich mir anschaue, was wir mit den Grünen in puncto Vorratsdatenspeicherung, bei Online-Durchsuchungen und anderen Präventivmaßnahmen in der Arbeitsgruppe vereinbart haben, dann ist das mehr als respektabel.“ Mit der FDP wäre das undenkbar, meinte Strobl

Für die einen Grund zur Anerkennung, für die anderen einfach nur traurig. Man sieht halt immer wieder das Bürgerrechte für die Grünen kein Kernthema ist, sondern im Zweifelsfall Verhandlungsmasse... Sogar als stärkste Partei. Es wäre an der Zeit, dass die #Grünen wieder mehr #Bündnis90 wagen!

http://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/inhalt.koalitionsgespraeche-trotz-konsens-gibt-es-noch-offene-streitpunkte.616e8af7-8392-4cc6-b67a-bfad93b7c0bf.html
 ·  Translate
Ende der Woche soll in Baden-Württemberg der grün-schwarze Koalitionsvertrag stehen. Man kommt voran - doch einige Streitpunkte stehen noch auf der Liste. Darunter ist ein altbekanntes Thema.
1
Add a comment...

Björn Schießle

Shared publicly  - 
 
#WhatsApp enabled state of the art end-to-end encryption by implementing the #Signal protocol. That's a great improvement! But they still get all the meta data like your address book, a social graph of verified identities, geographic locations, etc. and share it regularly with various agencies. We know, that in many cases meta data are even more important than the actual content. Don't get fooled! Better use the original Signal Messenger!

https://whispersystems.org/blog/whatsapp-complete/
At Open Whisper Systems, our goal is to make private communication simple. A year ago, we announced a partnership with WhatsApp and committed to integrating the Signal Protocol into their product, moving towards full end to end encryption for all of their users by default.
3
4
Lars Marowsky-Brée's profile photoBjörn Schießle's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Lars Marowsky-Brée I don't know if they used the existing library or if they implemented the protocol from scratch. But as the implementation was done in cooperation with WhisperSystems it could also be the case that they got some of the original code under a different license.
Add a comment...

Björn Schießle

Shared publicly  - 
 
It is a bit sad to see that TextSecure performs really well, is Free Software but is still not available outside of Google Play and without GCM dependencies. I Hope this will change soon.
Which apps and tools actually keep your messages safe? In the face of widespread Internet surveillance, we need a secure and practical means of talking to each other from our phones and computers. Many companies offer “secure messaging” products—but are these systems actually secure? We decided to find out, in the first phase of a new EFF Campaign for Secure & Usable Crypto.
1
Add a comment...

Björn Schießle

Shared publicly  - 
 
Skandal! Die Entscheidung für GNU/Linux in München war laut CSU hauptsächlich politisch motiviert. Wie kann ein Politiker nur politische Entscheidungen treffen? Ich bin entsetzt!

 ·  Translate
Nachdem die Münchner Stadtverwaltung von Microsoft unabhängig sein wollte und Linux einführte, prüft sie jetzt eine Rückkehr.
3
1
Add a comment...

Björn Schießle

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Just published an article about how ownCloud uses encryption to protect your data. Questions are welcome! #ownCloud  
1
Add a comment...