This is a great talk by @mako if you're interested in peer-production and open source.
Puzzled . . @mako makes a clear pitch on "Free software production needs free tools" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_nK6nP_RCY&feature=youtu.be
And is very clear on #commons and #P2P (though says most code comes from solo not collaboration!). Yet not a hint of coop ownership of #platforms to keep tools honest & open (GitHub!). Surely tools today become platforms? And platforms require collaboration even if code doesn't? So why doesn't #coop follow automatically, as we talk tools? How does libre not equal coop in FLOSS world?
This writeup of my #LibrePlanet2018 keynote on BoingBoing is more eloquent and concise than the talk. Thanks to Cory for the awesome summary, reflections, and signal boost! https://boingboing.net/2018/06/21/digital-enclosure.html
You can now watch my #LibrePlanet keynote (edited w/ slides) about how firms and markets have coopted the free culture and free software movement's most powerful weapon (mass collaboration) and where that leaves us. https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/libreplanet-2018-keynote
I lived on the east coast for ~5 years before somebody explained that the term "honey bucket" is not the generic way to refer to portable toilets. They thought it was a idiosyncratic euphemism. In fact, Honey Bucket is a brand. https://social.coop/media/l9ZqKRImY7ccWgIjpZA https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/honey-buckets
I've got a new paper with Sayamindu Dasgupta that analyzes a natural experiment in Scratch and shows how "wide walls" can support engagement and learning. https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/wide-walls-natural-experiment
Check out my (~15m) talk at @email@example.com where I explain why it's critical that free/libre/open source software projects shouldn't rely on proprietary tools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_nK6nP_RCY
It's a talk version of https://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html from 2010. Sadly still relevant.
I posted some pictures and context for my climb of Mt. Rainier w/ @mika this week: https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/climbing-mount-rainier
Here are some #opensource #foss apps I use from #F–droid Show more
Mastalab — #mastodon client
FreeOTP — #OTP code generator
OpenKeyChain — #OpenPGP key manager (integrates with K-9)
Markor — #markdown editor
Barcodegen — #Barcode generator
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.
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