Finally making my #Introduction. 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 https://teblunthuis.cc
I ❤️ wikichron! Javier Arroyo presenting updates and interesting network analysis of hitchhiking Wikis at #opensym2019. https://opensym.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/os19-paper-A11-faqir.pdf
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. #opensym2019 https://opensym.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/os19-paper-A9-saddiqa.pdf
I thought Mattia Gasparini's #opensym2019 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. https://opensym.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/os19-paper-A6-gasparini.pdf
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.
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.
He explores the question of using copyleft to prohibit undesirable behaviors like sustainability, repairability, and safety.
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.
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.
I'm at #opensym2019. 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 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.”
My new paper w/ @groceryheist and Aaron Shaw shows that big wikis tend to grow and decline in a way that looks eerily similar to English Wikipedia. https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/revisiting-the-rise-and-decline
Excited to share this new blog post on my research: https://blog.communitydata.cc/revisiting-the-rise-and-decline/
The pool of active contributors to Wikipedia started declining in 2007. Researchers blamed a calcifying bureaucracy and hostility to newcomers. Are these problems in other wiki communities too? Could there be a deeper reason why these dynamics emerge?
I replicated Halfaker et al 2013's analysis of 'The rise and decline.' The dynamics observed in Wikipedia appear to reoccur again and again in many wiki communities.
"At The Met, more people (ten million a month) are now experiencing The Met collection on Wikipedia than on metmuseum.org (two million a month). Furthermore, they’re doing so in languages and contexts that are near impossible for The Met to replicate and support on its own website."
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