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This Week in Self-Hosted (7 June 2024) 7 min read
This Week in Self-Hosted

This Week in Self-Hosted (7 June 2024)

Self-hosted news, updates, launches, and a spotlight on Dockcheck - a CLI script for easy Docker image updates

By Ethan Sholly
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A few months ago, I shared an interesting repo maintained by Dan Brown (the developer of BookStack and RSS) that tracks projects misusing the term "open-source" in their licensing claims. This week, he published an interesting article making a case against Futo's recent decision to publish their own definition of "open-source". If the name sounds familiar, Futo is the organization recently in the news for funding the Immich project.

It's FOSS – an open-source publication often featured in this newsletter – also penned an interesting piece on the difference between open-source and source-available software that's worth checking out. Differentiation between the two can be a bit of a grey area and is probably the most requested feature I receive from visitors (note: tracking this for ~500 projects isn't easy).

In unrelated news, the Ghost team has been publishing hilarious weekly updates documenting their journey to joining the fediverse via ActivityPub integration. Be warned that some of the language can be a bit NSFW – but interesting and worth the read nonetheless.


In the News

The Raspberry Pi AI Kit is Here And, It’s Exciting!
I’m stoked about the Raspberry Pi AI Kit! Now, everyone can start their modest AI projects.
Bluesky and Mastodon users can now talk to each other with Bridgy Fed | TechCrunch
Bridgy Fed is one of the efforts aimed at connecting the fediverse with the web, Bluesky and, perhaps later, other networks like Nostr.
Introducing our first elected Governing Board
Matrix, the open protocol for secure decentralised communications

Software Updates

New Software

Latest Apps and Companions

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Community Content

Futo, Please don’t attempt to create your own Open Source Definition · Danb Blog
As someone that watches and documents confusion (and potentially misleading) use of open source & licensing in the open source space, I’ve had my eye on Futo since they released their application GrayJay.
Syncing made easy with Syncthing
Syncthing is one of those tools which have made my life easier. It is a decentralized file synchronization tool which is open source and free to use. Learn how to set it up and use it.
A Short IPv6 Guide for Home IPv4 Admins
A Short IPv6 Guide for Home IPv4 Admins. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets.
Stop Scraping my Git Forge

More From

Self-Hosting Guide to Alternatives: Google Analytics
Self-hosted alternatives for the popular web analytics platform
Optimal Plex Settings for Privacy-Conscious Users
Update these settings to limit the data Plex collects about your account, content, and streaming habits

Content Spotlight: Dockcheck

Meet Dockcheck, a command line tool for streamlining Docker container image updates. With Dockcheck, users can run an interactive bash script that will query container registries for updated images and prompt the user to select which updates they'd like to apply. The script also comes with a number of helpful flags to further streamline the process – exclude containers from update checks, notifications for available updates, scheduled runs, auto-prune dangling images after update, and more.

To deploy Dockcheck, download the repository to your machine and run (by either navigating to the downloaded folder or installing it to PATH). When updates to the script are available, it'll offer to retrieve them automatically on the next run.

A screenshot of Dockcheck's interactive display after executing the script
Screenshot of an interactive session from the project's repository

Links: GitHub

What We're Watching

What We're Listening To

The End of Ownership
The “you’ll own nothing” trend got worse this week, our thoughts about the Raspberry Pi IPO, poor Nextcloud performance, and Alex’s new high-fiber obsession.

Smart Home and Automation

2024.6: Dipping our toes in the world of AI using LLMs 🤖
Control your home with an AI powered Assist, conditional sections and cards for your dashboards, amazing new media player commands, and so much more! 🚀

Command Line Corner: nohup

Preface commands with nohup (no hang up) to continue running them after exiting a terminal session. Upon completion, nohup will create a file titled 'nohup.out' with the output of the command for completion verification.

/$ nohup apt update
  nohup: ignoring input and appending output to 'nohup.out'

/$ cat nohup.out
  Reading package lists...
  Building dependency tree...
  Reading state information...
  6 packages can be upgraded.

Click here to view an archive of commands shared in previous newsletters.

Apple to Debut Passwords App in Challenge to 1Password, LastPass
Apple Inc. will introduce a new homegrown app next week called Passwords, aiming to make it easier for customers to log in to websites and software, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
GitHub - KenneyNL/Adobe-Alternatives: A list of alternatives for Adobe software
A list of alternatives for Adobe software. Contribute to KenneyNL/Adobe-Alternatives development by creating an account on GitHub.

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