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This Week in Self-Hosted (10 November 2023) 5 min read
This Week in Self-Hosted

This Week in Self-Hosted (10 November 2023)

Self-hosted news, software updates, launches, and a spotlight on Keila, a self-hosted newsletter management tool

By Ethan Sholly
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This Week in Self-Hosted

10 November 2023

In the News

Open-Source ♥ Home Assistant

Home Assistant took second place (behind Microsoft's VS Code) among the top open-source projects by contributors in 2023 published in GitHub's 2023 Octoverse report this week. This isn't surprising given Home Assistant was also the front runner for favorite user software in our 2023 annual self-host user survey – but exciting nonetheless for a project so many in the self-hosted and open-source communities actively engage with.

Octoverse: The state of open source and rise of AI in 2023
In this year’s Octoverse report, we study how open source activity around AI, the cloud, and Git are changing the developer experience.

Software Updates

New Software

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Community Content

Tailscale October Newsletter
👉 We’d love to hear your thoughts on Tailscale. Filling out thisfeedback form helps us build a better product for you and other users. October Recap

Content Spotlight: Keila

Meet Keila, the self-hosted newsletter alternative to popular hosted services like Mailchimp and ConvertKit. Keila allows users to create and send newsletters, manage contact lists, create custom campaigns, and capture user signups via forms. For larger audiences, the software also supports popular bulk SMTP mail senders like Mailgun, Sendgrid, AWS SES, and Postmark (along with custom user-specified SMTP configurations).

Keila can be installed via Docker and requires an accompanying PostgreSQL database for data storage.

Screenshot from the project's GitHub repository

Links: Website, GitHub, Documentation

What We're Watching

Upcoming Events

Orchestrating data and optimizing workflows with Nextcloud Tables - Nextcloud
Tailor Your Data, Tune Your Workflows, Take Your Freedom with Nextcloud Tables. Sign up for our webinar about Nextcloud Tables.
Unraid Cyber Weekend Sale + Giveaway
Unraid’s annual Cyber Weekend Sale is on November 23-27 where you’ll save on Unraid licenses, upgrades , and paid support sessions and enter to win a LincStation N1 NAS !

Command Line Corner: !$

The characters !$ can be used as a shortcut to reuse or repeat the argument used in the most recent command. For instance, they can be used to easily navigate to a folder path that was recently created or modified.

/$ mkdir /this/week/in/self/hosted
/$ cd !$
    cd /this/week/in/self/hosted

Home Automation

Conbee III Released with Zigbee and Thread
Dresden Elektronik has officially released the Conbee III Zigbee Coordinator with upcoming Thread and Matter support, succeeding the popular Conbee II stick.

Privacy Corner

Five Best Practices for Password Management | Bitwarden Blog
Password managers make security easier. Check out these five ways to get the most out of them.
Digital Sovereignty for Governments with Nextcloud Enterprise - Nextcloud
Governments, agencies and public services have the immense responsibility to protect citizen’s data. With the tremendous amount of choices for online collaboration tools hosted by dozens of different vendors, it is hard to keep an overview of where that data is. At the same time, strict policies for…

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The EU will decide by February if iMessage needs to open up.

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