Welcome for your weekly dose of inspiring open source projects! Open source is more than ever relevant in these tough times and the world is slowly discovering that centralization and closed ecosystems literally kill people 😷 Projects Drop-in Minimal CSS This is THE revelation of the week. We can code websites without using HTML classes by simply styling native HTML elements like nav, footer, main… This is really great because then we can completely change the theme of websites by simply changing the stylesheet.
You are certainly asking yourself what to do with this sudden amount of free time now we are all in quarantine and no longer have to commute every day. The answer is obvious: VIDEO GAMES!!!! Welcome for a special edition of OpenSourceWeekly.org dedicated to gaming 🕹️ Gaming on Linux You no longer need windows for gaming, really (Nabil 👋). Thanks to a joint effort between the community and some companies like Valve (which have great interest not to rely on Microsoft Windows, which is trying to eat their game distribution market).
Projects https://github.com/therecipe/qt (LGPL v3.0) Qt is a cross platform, generalist C++ framework well-known for it’s Graphical User Interface (GUI) parts. These automatically generated bindings are high quality and allow you to create cross platform apps (desktop, mobile, IoT) in Go rather than C++. It’s a huge step forward regarding both security and ease of development. https://github.com/kickscondor/fraidycat (Blue Oak Model License v1.0) Fraidycat is a browser extension for Firefox or Chrome - or an Electron app - that can be used to follow folks on a variety of platforms.
Thank you everyone for your positive feedback! It’s really encouraging 🤗 To the enthusiastic person who emailed me about the PinePhone but never received a response, sorry, I inadvertently deleted your email before replying 🙃 Projects Podman (Apache 2.0) This is THE discovery of the week. I was more and more irritated by Docker’s ecosystem, which is becoming more closed day after day (need to create an account to download, and so on…).
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While developing Bloom I realized how much I love open source. So I decided to share this passion with the world. Whether it be in software, in hardware, in education, in ecology, in science or in agriculture, open source have proved its superiority. However it’s very difficult to find interesting and quality content in this ocean: just GitHub had over 100M repositories in 2018 🤔 This is why I created the Open Source Weekly letter: the best projects, people and articles on open source, curated by hand.
It’s been exactly 6 months since Bloom launched. 6 incredible months with a lot of sweat and some sleepless nights. But something even more incredible is coming during the next month: The launch of Bloom’s native applications, featuring among other things end to end encryption and offline support. The past few months First of all I want to apologize for the lack of public communication the past few months. Empowering people with open technologies requires a lot of cross domain competencies, whether it be finance, project management, marketing, software development, cryptography and so on…
Thank you very much for the support! The past days were pretty intense and we really didn’t expect such traction. We sincerely apologize for the bugs and latencies: our systems were not scaled to handle the load (which in a sense is good news 😊). Here are some clarifications about the master plan and more details about the next steps. Clarifications How can we be sure the project won’t shutdown in a few weeks?
🇬🇧 English version here Il ne faut pas compter sur ceux qui ont créé les problèmes pour les résoudre. Des défis universels et inédits (Pourquoi ?) Open source, access, data… (Comment ?) Bloom : le master plan top secret (Quoi ?) En résumé TL;DR Pour faire face aux défis universels et inédits de notre siècle, nous avons créé un “Google” libre et open source (et sans publicité ni ciblage) : Bloom - aujourd’hui une suite d’applications de productivité, il y aura demain une application pour chacuns de vos besoins quotidiens.
🇫🇷 Version française ici We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Universal and unprecedented challenges (Why?) Open source, access, data… (How?) Bloom: the top-secret master plan (What?) In summary TL;DR To bring an answer to the universal and unprecedented challenges of our century, we have created a free and open source ‘Google’ (and without advertising or targeting): Bloom - currently a suite of productivity apps but tomorrow the only ecosystem you will need to meet your daily needs.