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  • Monthly update: December 2019
    Major upgrade, hardware issue and several service upgrades. Banner of the month You may not have seen it if you are browsing from a mobile device, but there is a banner in the top-right corner of our web page. We are using this space it to advertise on endeavours and...
  • Monthly update: November 2019
    Social buttons on the Website and follow-up on Pleroma, Matrix and Peertube. Banner of the month If you are browsing from a mobile device, you may not have seen it, but there is a banner displayed in the top-right corner of our web pages on medium and high screen resolutions....
  • Microblogging on the Fediverse
    Microblogging First things first, let’s give a broad definition of microblogging: a form of brief and frequent blogging posts called micro-posts. Those can contain various content formats including texts, images, hyperlinks, videos and audios. a way of communicating from one to many very quickly (broadcasting). used for short and fast...
  • Monthly update: October 2019
    /e/, a new ‘Web tests’ section, and latest news from the backend front. Banner of the month If you are browsing from a mobile device, you may not have seen it, but there is a banner displayed in the top-right corner of our web pages on medium and high screen...
  • Monthly update: September 2019
    Open Rights Group, RSS-bridge, Etherpad-Lite, and ongoing efforts. Banner of the month If you are browsing from a mobile device, you may not have seen it, but there is a banner displayed in the top-right corner of our web pages on medium and high screen resolutions. We are using this...
  • Monthly update: August 2019
    Banner of the month If you are browsing from a mobile device, you may not have seen it, but there is a banner displayed in the top-right corner of our web pages on medium and high screen resolutions. We are using this space to advertise on endeavours and projects of...
  • Monthly update: July 2019
    Monthly updates Now that we have achieved setting up a fairly good amount of online services (20+), new additions will be more scarce. In order to maintain a minimum of communication, we will start doing monthly ‘activity reports’ on what has been done back in the shadow as time goes...
  • News aggregator
    Web feeds If you don’t already know about Web feeds, then you are in for a treat! What if I told you that there is a better, smarter and more private way of keeping in touch with your favourite news websites? A way to organise all your interests onto a...
  • Enters Matrix
    Follow the white rabbit First off, the people from Matrix.org made it clear on the official website FAQ that Matrix has nothing to do with the movie. However, it is far too tempting to not jump on the occasion to make all kinds of references to the cult movie. Let’s...
  • Joining the librehosters network
    librehosters Formally announced following the kick-off meeting which took place last November (2018), the librehosters network carries core values similar to those of CHATONS. The biggest difference is that, while CHATONS is not strictly restricted to France (as we can attest), it is a French collective, engaging and debating in...
  • CodiMD now available
    Do you speak Markdown? If you have never heard this word before, no need to fear friend! Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. Its design allows it to be converted to many output formats, but the original tool by the same name only supports HTML....
  • Thank you!
    Time to show some love Embracing a tradition set by FSFE (Free Software Foundation Europe), Nomagic would like to express a big “Thank You” to the thousands of people contributing one way or another to Free and Open Source Software. Be it by writing code, providing feedback, raising bug reports,...
  • Wallabag gets an upgrade
    Wallabag Wallabag is an application which allows you to save and classify Web articles so that you can read them later. You can add annotations and tags to the articles you save as well. It’s interesting to backup full articles rather than just bookmark them because many times Web articles...
  • Updated notebook application Turtl goes public
    The secure, collaborative notebook application Turtl is a very swift and simple FOSS application. Its goal: to help you quickly create notes and keeping them organised. The project went through profound changes this year and we now have a new Turtl server and client applications. This brings several improvements upon...
  • Image hosting service
    A new service is born We are happy to annouce that our instance of Lutim (Let’s Upload That Image) is now online. You can now quickly upload and share a picture, screenshot, icon, wallpaper, etc. with anyone. note: this service is reserved to Nomagic users only (though the pictures can...
  • PeerTube on Nomagic
    Part of the Fediverse We are happy to announce that Nomagic now includes PeerTube, a video streaming service, on its catalogue! What makes it even more exciting is that PeerTube is developed with a decentralisation and federation mindset. This means that today already PeerTube instances (ie independent and separate PeerTube...
  • Support forum coming up
    Why a forum? While this was initially overlooked, we now realise that a nice and friendly support-dedicated forum will be a great asset combined with Dokuwiki for documentation and direct emailing for private or security issues. After looking into Discourse, a very popular and modern FOSS forum solution, we got...
  • Celebrating GDPR
    GDPR - day 1 This is it, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is finally implemented in Europe, and by extension to most of the world, since for companies that do not live off your data, it is far easier to apply the same Terms of Conditions to everyone. At...
  • Blogging as a service!
    New blogging service available via WordPress We have been working hard on provisioning a new optional service to allow our users to host their own blog on NOMAGIC. Using the hugely popular Free and Open Source (FOSS) content management system (CMS) WordPress, users are now able to create a blog...
  • Member of the CHATONS collective
    A bit of context The CHATONS collective started in 2016 after a very successful campaign in France lead by Framasoft, a non-profit organisation. The campaign, called De-google-ify Internet, promoted Free/Libre Software alternatives to proprietary services through implemention. They implemented many services and made them freely accessible to the public. For...
  • New public service!
    Temporary text share that is kept private We are happy to annouce that our instance of PrivateBin is now online. You can now quickly share a text with anyone in a safe way as part of our freely available services. We recommend to set a password when creating the link...
  • Registration is open
    Course set, steady as she goes! We are now open for subscription! It took pretty much a year and a lot of free time, and the registration process will need a lot of improvements, but we are proud to eventually propose our services to anyone looking for email and web...
  • Nomagic on Diaspora
    Who wants to get some freedom and IT news? A decentralised social network Diaspora is one of several existing decentralised social networks based on Free Software. The code is free, and the network is composed of pods. Connected together, they contribute to what we refer as the Diaspora social network....