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Finally on the TROMsite Contact page you can select what projects are you contacting us for -

A simple addition but useful. ;)


TROM II: A Message to The Aliens (documentary) -

Now fully subtitled into Spanish, making it available to many millions of people who only speak spanish. All thanks to the wonderful Rafa and Vicky, and Cesar.

The amount of work to subtitle such a documentary in a professional way is quite intense and these people are doing it without asking anything in return. That's how we all should be. To do the things we feel are important and not worry about how to survive on this planet.

If you want to help us translate the documentary in more languages please contact us.


Our TROMjaro trade-free apps library now displays an excerpt for all of the apps in the library for the APPS main page:

This has been requested for years now and we finally did it. It is indeed super useful to know what these apps are about from the main page, without having to open them.

Enjoy over 650 trade-free apps #tromlive

A lesson about why "free" is not free

@Rokosun has fully rebuilt our TROMjaro Welcome app from scratch. Now it is a lot more elegant in terms of the code, and opens up a lot more possibilities for us to integrate more features into it. Something that we will do in the very near future.

TROMjaro is a Trade-Free Operating System. No ads, no data collection, no free trials, no bullshit.


The trade-free app of the day:


A Trade-Free operating system based on Manjaro Linux Designed for your brain, but you can install it on a computer.No more ads and trackers consuming you, no β€˜free’ trials, noContinue readingHOME

Did you know that you could install a Trade Free Operating System for your phone?

GrapheneOS, CalyxOS, /e/ OS and more are already available for hundreds of devices. For a quick list see our Trade-Free Directory.

Or read an in-depth look at the world of smartphones - - how they evolved into a pile of garbage and how we can clean all of that crap from our phones.


Our TROMjaro Theme Switcher has been fully re-written by @Rokosun in Nim and the owlkettle library. Our theme switcher is now made in a more sane way.

When you select a theme it will remain highlighted using the accent color of the selected theme. The notifications are also improved and you can see the theme icon in the notification preview.

Roko had to learn all of these from scratch, in order to make it. He is always improving our custom TROMjaro scripts and on top of that he is a proper human being: calm, nice, smart, down to Earth, and so friendly. How awesome that he is helping TROM so much without asking anything in return. That0s becuase he does not "work for TROM", we all work together to build something important and useful!


TROM Files (Nextcloud) provides 10 GB of storage space for everyone! And we can extend up to 20 GB to whoever needs more storage. All trade-free.

TROM Files is like Google Drive + Google Photos + Trello + more into one single package, but no bullshit subscriptions, ads, data collection.

You have access to Collabora (Libreoffice cloud) - a powerful Office suite that allows you to edit any documents and collaborate on them.

You have access to a Photo Gallery app and the ability to edit your photos directly in TROM Files:

You have access to a Notes app and a Music player. Plus "Deck" to organize your teams and tasks.:

Lastly you have access to a fully featured Calendar:

Please share so that everyone takes advantage of this. There is no catch if you understand what we do at TROM. We've been creating trade-free materials and services since 2011.

And please consider becoming one of the 200 people that we need in order to support this TROM project forever --->>


We are all humans. Atoms that make cells, cells that make us. We are not israelies, palestinians, americans, jews, arabs, europeans....we are HUMANS. And we have more than enough resources to share and live in a paradise on a beautiful and complex planet.

What a shame that the same brains who can understand how the universe works and the complexity that we have discovered so far, can be imprisoned by nonsense ideas and beliefs, and then kill each other because of these.



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Our ZDay presentation is now translated into 4 languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Czech and Catalan

Kudos to the people who are translating these TROM videos without anyone asking them to do so or how to do it. At TROM we work in this decentralized and more emerging style: people can get involved with whatever they can, and do it on their own.

We only provide some tools and platforms, like our Translation Matrix chat

Amazing people. One of them actually, Lenka, we meet at ZDay. She came because of TROM and she quickly became our friend.

Now she made the Czech subtitle for the presentation and she wants to work on the entire TROM II documentary to subtitle it into Czech. Awesome people!


TROM II Documentary is fully translated into German thanks to @Aaron ! Watch it here

He is not only part of the documentary but translated it fully! #tromlive

If Jesus or Superman were to exist in today's society, they would not be able to survive just by doing good things, by helping others and so forth. They would have to become social media influencers:

Sell their own shampoo line, advertise for companies...

Watch the entire talk here


The ZDay is over and the reactions we got were really encouraging. We will give you more info and hope to post the recording tomorrow. In the meantime here are some photos:


Tomorrow we are at ZDay in Prague. Tio will present TROM with the focus on why trade is the origin of most problems and why creating trade-free goods and services is so crucial.

We will try to post photos and videos over here to our Friendica page. So stay tuned!


TROM II is now fully translated into Romanian thanks to @Georgi who worked like crazy for the past months to do it.

It is particularly difficult to translate into Romanian because this language comes in 2 main flavors: the official language and the language that people normally speak. And there can be a big difference between the two.

Georgi tried as much as possible to translate in a way that people talk and not in this official robot-like way. She used Kdenlive for the entire translation process.

Huge amount of work!

Watch it here !


This is the schedule for the ZDay event in Prague, on 26th of August, in a few days time:

You can still register here if you want to join. It is free.

See you there! #tromlive


I kinda finished the presentation for ZDay! πŸ˜€ Am happy with it. Around 40 minutes long and I tried to make it fun and interesting and put things in a different perspective from what I did in our previous TROM materials. So even those familiar with TROM may find it, I hope, interesting.

75 slides, and a lot of animated stuff πŸ˜€. I LOVE LibreOffice Presentations. Trade-Free software at its best. You can make some really cool presentations with it.

Half the talk will be about what our society is made of. You know, trade...and how it influences everything. The other half is about our trade-free approach. I will also explain The Fediverse, will talk about TROMjaro and our other tools.

These days I need to get ready for the trip. How awesome that I now have a good laptop that I can take with me, thanks mostly to Roma and Gui who donated money so that I can buy it. I definitely use it mostly for TROM.

That's all. I kinda struggled with this presentation and I worked on it quite a lot. But now that it is done I am relieved ;).


21 people support TROM forever with a fix 5 Euros a month donation! We need 200 people to be able to become fully sustainable. Please donate here if you can

These days we will release a new awesome TROMjaro update. Improved Theme and Layout Switcher and a very nifty welcome screen.

And we will give you more info about our ZDay presentation.

But please, if you see the value in what we do, support us with a little donation so that we can keep on TROMing πŸ˜€


Bitching about billionaires is stupid

200 for TROM

Our new documentary "A Message to the Aliens" was entirely made with @Kdenlive - 4 parts, 5 hours. I think that proves that Kdenlive is a professional video editor that can be used for huge projects.

Kudos to them for this amazing video editor!



Despite the fact that humans have created so much misery, so much destruction, so many mountains of waste, and wasted so many brains for the past thousands of years, there is some hope in sight. But to understand and harness that hope, they must take a giant step back and look at their society from an alien perspective.

They have to let go of what they think is normal and try to undress the layered society they have created, to see the naked reality behind it all. Only then can hope be understood. Only then, the understanding of hope can become the bedrock for change.

Watch the full documentary here


TROM II: Earth

There is only one, and one only. A few kilometers of crust layered with a few kilometers of atmosphere. A seemingly endless variety of plants and animals. And yet, the 8 billion humans inhabiting it are naively ignoring the fragility of this ecosystem. If Earth was an island, it would be the only one in a vast empty ocean.

Humans are the rulers of this world, with no corner left untouched by them. Rulers who think that they might be exempt from the rest of nature. But the destruction of this habitat is starting to have consequences that are impossible to ignore.

Watch it here

TROM II: Society

Despite what most people may believe, the human society, from China to the US, from Europe to Africa, and everywhere else, is based primarily, if not entirely, on a practice that dates back thousands of years. That practice dictates how humans treat others and the environment around them. What movies they make, what books they write, what products they create, who and what they care about, and what they prioritize.

From science to entertainment, or the day to day life, this old practice is a force that all humans are slaves to.

Watch the second part of TROM II: A Message to the Aliens, here


TROM II: Humans

What does Romania, Russia, Latvia, Germany, and the United States have in common? A planet, and the human imagination. We imagine borders, nationalities, and differences. In truth we are all very much the same. We grow up in a culture, we watch the same TV, listen to the same music, follow similar traditions. We are β€œeducated” and β€œtrained” by institutions that are rarely questioned by the masses.

So how does a newborn human become someone in this culture of humans? And how does the human-invented world contrast with the vast universe we are part of?

Watch the first part of the TROM 2 Documentary here -


TROM II: A Message to the Aliens (2023)

Ok people, the documentary is finally available. Please keep your expectations low and keep in mind that this documentary is made mostly by one human being, with limited resources. We have not used any stock footage (except maybe 2-3) so everything you'll see is real and genuine.

Also, keep in mind that this is not the beginning or the end of anything, but a continuation of our work for this TROM project. We will create more materials and projects.

Watch it here
Download it from here

We hope this documentary can provide something valuable for you.


The TROM II Documentary will be released tomorrow at

It will be available for everyone, of course, and with proper English captions and sources. We are streaming it via our own video platform (Peertube) so there will be no censorship this time.

Keep in mind, this documentary style is very different from the first documentary. This is more of a "personal" documentary that revolves around 5 people, but it expands far more than just that, presenting an "overview" of our society from an alien perspective. Please keep your expectations low and keep in mind that most of the work was done by one single human being, from recordings to editing and so forth.

Also, we used no stock footage, so everything you see there is real. No fake bullshit.

Ok. We hope you'll get some value out of it.


We've added a new service to our TROM Translate -

An alternative front-end for Google Translate, serving as a Free and Open Source translator with over a hundred languages available and text-to-speech.

We've tried LibreTranslate with self-hosted translation models, but it is very slow and lacks a lot of languages....for now we will stick to this Google Translate interface. This tool should be useful for those who will start to make subtitles for the TROM II documentary.



TROM Meeting:

A bunch of wonderful humans who came to visit us. People who help this project, and people who are very good friends. So calm, so nice, so human.

A huge thank you to them all. Too bad we could not gather all of them for the meeting. But we will do more.

We mostly meet in order to have some good time together but also to work on some TROM stuff. We will try to work on the transcriptions for the TROM II documentary and a few other things, will see.

Looking forward to release the documentary in June. #tromlive

TROM II: A Message to The Aliens (trailer)

Now in 8 languages: Russian, Romanian, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, German, Greek and Traditional Chinese. Enjoy!

A big thank you to all of those who have helped with the subtitles and are still helping! #tromlive

TROM II: A Message to the Aliens (official poster)

The documentary will be released in June. The trailer will be available this week.

Kings and Queens are a primitive and insulting notion. A ruler over the ruled. A "have it all" over "have it none". A hilarious imagination supported by primitive minds, that results into a needless and cruel power imbalance.

It is astonishing that the people who believe in this, do not find it ridiculous and disgusting.


TROM II Documentary Updates and Release

Finally the TROM II documentary is done and it was sent to the ones who took part in it for review. From now one there will be no change, unless they notice anything that is REALLY REALLY bad and needs to be fixed. Or typos.

4 parts, some 5 hours long. Soon we will make a post about it and about when we plan to release it.

Stay tuned and follow us on the fedierse or via our updates


Some people are spreading the word about TROM by putting a giant sticker on their Taxi cars :)

Thank you! Maybe more can spread the word about TROM in any way they can ;).


WHO for all.