decoded.legal and Free / open source software
decoded.legal makes extensive use of Free / open source software.
From our desktops (Debian), to our servers (mostly Debian), to our applications and tools (a whole mix), we benefit from a range of amazing pieces of software, all made available under a FOSS licence.
Neil has written up his thoughts on contributing to FOSS projects.
It's hard to work out to which projects we should be contributing, and how / how much, so we are working on the basis that doing something is better than doing nothing.
As of December 2021, we aim to donate every month to Free / open source projects from which we have benefited. Before then, it was sporadic.
- January 2021: linux-surface (project for supporting Linux on Microsoft Surface devices, including touchscreen/stylus support, detachable keyboard, and cameras)
- December 2021: dnscrypt (encryption client for DNS), Pi-hole (DNS tool, for network-level filtering and blocking), and unbound (recursive DNS resolver)
- November 2021: apostrophe (markdown client)
- October 2021: espanso (text expander)
- January 2021: WireGuard (vpn server/client)
We have an annual subscription to Bitwarden (password manager), and we have also supported Blink (SIP client) through Apple's App Store, and zend.to (file transfer service) via Jules' Amazon wishlist.
When he gets the time, Neil tries to help FOSS project by filing issues, helping other users, and making improvements to documentation.
Neil can also, from time to time, give free English law legal advice, but we limit this because selling legal advice is how we make money!