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Finally making my . I'm Nate TeBlunthuis. I'm graduate student in communicaiton studying cooperative communities (especially online, like Wikipedia). I'm not hear for research, but to hang out with other people who care about the future of cooperative organization. I'm also into free/libre software and social movements. My website is teblunthuis.cc

"Measuring Wikipedia Article Quality in One Dimension by Extending ORES with Ordinal Regression" quantifying the quality of English #Wikipedia articles with one-dimensional, continuous scores.

(@groceryheist Nate TeBlunthuis, #OpenSym2021)

arxiv.org/abs/2108.10684

New paper coming out at OpenSym 2021: Measuring Wikipedia Article Quality in One Continuous Dimension

Estimating the quality of Wikipedia articles is important task for both researchers and Wikipedia community members. I describe a new method that builds on the widely used ORES quality model and that improves on the techniques researches have used to incorporate measures of quality into their studies of Wikipedia in the past. More here: blog.communitydata.science/mea

The proposal builds very closely on the work I've done with everyone at the Community Data Science Collective, especially collaborative work with @aaronshaw, @groceryheist and @kayleachampion, and @healspersecond which provided direct inspiration for the puzzles and the approach. 🙏

Grateful for many brave people in the free software community and excited for the future ahead of us.

Linux is more than Linus.

GNU and the FSF are more than RMS.

How about we see what kind of movement we can build if we centre the kind of people that the assholes and creeps of F/LOSS drove away?

I ❤️ wikichron! Javier Arroyo presenting updates and interesting network analysis of hitchhiking Wikis at . opensym.org/wp-content/uploads

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Mubashrah Saddiqa talked about surveying teachers in students as part of a project to advance the use of Open Data in Danish classrooms. I think it's interesting to think about potential ways that open localized data can help teachers relate concept abstract concepts to their student's daily lives and urban environments. opensym.org/wp-content/uploads

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I thought Mattia Gasparini's presentation on "rich club" networks in open source projects was pretty interesting! Pretty much all of the biggest projects on Gibhub evince some degree of rich club behavior. opensym.org/wp-content/uploads

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He says that just because something's a good idea doesn't mean it's appropriate for a license. It might be better for a formalized norm like a certification.

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One of the fascinating ideas is that of "available components" which would allow projects to exclude sources for components that are readily available. But the Cern OSH license doesn't include them instead treating the practice of using available components as a community norm.

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One of the fascinating ideas is that of "available components" which would allow projects to exclude sources for components that are readily available. But the Cern OSH license doesn't include them instead treating the practice of using available components as a community norm.

They didn't do it. I'm not sure why, perhaps due to legal complexities in the style of other restrictive or non-commercial clauses.

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He explores the question of using copyleft to prohibit undesirable behaviors like sustainability, repairability, and safety.

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Exciting keynote by Andrew Katz on how they developed the Open Hardware License in the style of the GPL to built an open hardware commons.

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Carla S. R. Aguiar presented a really exciting project on a modular system to allow non-experts to develop FAQ chatbots. They already have an active community of users who are making their own chatbots.

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I'm at . The academic conference for open collaboration. I'm going to toot / tweet some highlights over the next few days. The entire proceedings are open access so I can link everyone to the entire papers.

What's a better organization software than a zsh with org mode files and rgrep?

I saw Janelle Monea last night and she was great!

What's new from Zuck: ""including about encryption and its ability to take power from centralized systems and put it back in people’s hands. Those values will always be at the heart of WhatsApp.”

-- techcrunch.com/2018/04/30/jan-

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