I've got a new paper out (led by @kayleachampion)! "Underproduction: An Approach for Measuring Risk in Open Source Software" Write-up on my blog is here: https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/identifying-underproduced-software #freesoftware #opensource
Another incredible looking course at @UW
next quarter for graduate students interested in social computing!
Thanks everyone for your helpful input! Here's my reading list for my grad social computing course: https://social.cs.washington.edu/cse599social/schedule/ hope it's useful to others out there (tho much is missing), and I'd still appreciate more pointers to lit or other writing/media you think would be great. https://t…
I still hope that the FSF will emerge from this as a better organization. (7/7)
I have nothing but compassion, empathy, and gratitude for those who are still at the FSF—especially the staff—who are continuing to work silently toward making the FSF better under intense public pressure. (6/7)
I believe this is especially true when one is unhappy with the existing state of affairs. I am frustrated and sad that I concluded that I could no longer be part of any process of organizational growth and transformation at FSF. (5/7)
I stuck around the FSF for a long time (maybe too long) and worked hard (I regret I didn’t accomplish more) to try and make the FSF better because I believe that it is important to have voices advocating for social justice inside our movement’s most important institutions. (4/7)
The current situation makes me unbelievably sad. (3/7)
So although it is now just my personal opinion, I will publicly add my voice to the chorus of people who are expressing their strong opposition to Richard Stallman’s return to leadership in the FSF and to his continued leadership in the free software movement. (2/7)
I served as a director and as a voting member of the Free Software Foundation for more than a decade. I left both positions over the last 18 months and currently have no formal authority in the organization. (1/7)
I just published a short blog post adding my voice to the chorus of people speaking out against Richard Stallman's return to the @fsf's board of directors. https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/the-free-software-foundation-and-richard-stallman
It's short so I'll include the full text in a thread below.
This Friday I'll be making real cocktails at virtual @SeaGL (Seattle GNU/Linux conference). Source code for the menu is up if you want to buy ingredients and follow along. The non-drinky part of the program looks great too! Registration is free/optional. https://osem.seagl.org/conferences/seagl2020/program/proposals/811
I often teach in the @CommLead master program at @UW. The program & students are fantastic and it's one of my favorite things about being @UWComm.
@CommLead is looking to hire a new associate director! Please spread the word/apply! https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=183344&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szRetu
Or maybe it's universal in the sense that charge everybody $39.95? 😉
Guess what the @SpringerNature journal "Universal Access in the Information Society" does *not* provide? https://www.springer.com/journal/10209/
Because my university does not subscribe, Springer wants $39.95 for the review article I need. 🤦
This acknowledgement from @opensym reminds me that I should do a better job of giving this kind of acknowledgement for folks who agree to do reviews for me.
Checking that little box in the PCS is for @ACM_CSCW, @sigchi is nice too (ACs should use it!) but doesn't really replace the whole acknowledgement from another human thing.
I've sent email followups to acknowledge/thank folks who wrote really high-effort reviews/quality reviews for me as an AE/AC in the past and I've always been surprised by how much reviewers seem to appreciate this. I need to remember to do this more often.
Yay! 😊Reviewing is typically one of the most thankless parts of an academic's job. Awards like this are nice but almost any recognition of reviewers' work can make those hours/day of invisible work feel worthwhile—even if it's just a thank you email from an editor/chair.
Distinguished Reviewer Award goes to @makoshark, for the quality of their reviews, the timely submission and the active participation in the discussion pha…
My advisee @healspersecond got the @UWGradSchool's Dissertation Award for his MA thesis! Check out this awesome profile of Charlie and his work: https://grad.uw.edu/charles-kiene/
Great news! Our own @healspersecond was awarded the @UWGradSchool's Distinguished Thesis Award for his awesome masters research on moderation in @Discordapp and @reddit. Read this awesome profile of @healspersecond and his work here: https:/…