New podcast episode is up, and it's the 1st part of an interview with Paul Davis, founder and lead developer of Ardour, free/libre digital audio workstation.

soundcloud.com/librearts/002-p

Topics: the outcome of the long rewrite, project financials, the GTK exodus, usability testing, and more.

Edited transcript of the 1st part of the interview is available here:

libregraphicsworld.org/blog/en

2nd part is currently scheduled for the next week.

Hello friends on Fediverse, do you know distro list webpages which are user friendly (iconic, less text) other than LibreHunt librehunt.org/distrolist? On such a page, I can see Ubuntu, Fedora, even GuixSD and others, displayed nicely with grades from easy to hard.

I forgot them and I lost keywords and also forgot the authors. Please let me know. Thank you very much.

@schestowitz @selea @strypey @redstarfish @fossasap @jeko @Lofenyy @alcinnz @lightweight @brown121407 @freedcreative

Kernel 5.7 is the first to contain development work accomplished amid the lockdown measures. Despite these significant changes, Collaborans have been steadfast in their contributions, with multiple projects progressing. Here's the recap: col.la/lk57 #Linux #OpenSource

This week in KDE: Okular reworks annotations, Konsole previews images, Plasma smooths animations, and Wayland gets middle-click paste.

pointieststick.com/2020/06/05/

One of our community members, jaimele, provided us with a screenshot of his Ptolemaic port city. What do you think?

And remember, feel free to post beautiful screenshots of your own in this forum thread: wildfiregames.com/forum/index.

Watch Marc and Martin talk about Inkscape code and community development on Friday, May 29 at the virtual Libre Graphics Meeting at 11:30 Paris time!

(⏰ time zone conversion: timeanddate.com/worldclock/fix)

The full schedule for this year's LGM online conference with 14 talks + workshops about your favorite Libre Graphics topics (May 27 - 29) is available here:

libregraphicsmeeting.org/2020/

Free Krita workshop, Friday 29 May 15h00 (Paris time) for the Libre Graphic Meeting 2020 and I'll be your host.
Theme: speedpainting and dragons.
More infos: davidrevoy.com/article777/libr
#LGM2020 #krita

♥ Happy day to all free software projects ♥, contributors ♥, and users! ♥

💓 @GIMP@mastodon.at
💕 @Krita
💞 @blender
💖 Scribus
💗 @godotengine
💝 @conservancy
and many more!

#xubuntu has migrated to #github for development and #transifex for translation.

This is disappointing to see such unethical move by leading #FreeSoftware projects. This happens while #gitlab and #gitea are very much mature and even far ahead of github. For translation also #weblate is a very much capable #FLOSS platform.

Let's react and change their mind to remain ethical.

xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-is-no

Like LibreOffice? Contribute back to the community that makes it! You don't need to be a programmer – you can help out with design, marketing, documentation, user assistance, bug reports and more. And build new skills on the way! Start here: whatcanidoforlibreoffice.org

We have resolved our patent case with Rothschild Patent Imaging. We thank our pro-bono counsel - Shearman & Sterling LLP for representing us.
gnome.org/news/2020/05/patent-

#FreeSoftware #OpenSource

Introducing Inkscape 1.0! After a little over three years in development, we're excited to launch this long-awaited version for Windows and Linux (and the macOS preview) Watch the release video (inkscape.org/release-video-1-0) and download it here: inkscape.org/release/inkscape-

Note: If the download link doesn't work, check back a little later. The files are being propagated across our CDN.

🍾 #Inkscape, my favorite Free/Libre and Open-Source vector software reached 1.0 today! Congratulation to all dev & contributors! I'm using it since 2004 and all Pepper&Carrot translation system is based on it.

inkscape.org/news/2020/05/04/i

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