I'll be moving to Palo Alto next week for a year-long fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford: mako.cc/copyrighteous/heading-

Let me know if you're around an want to connect!

Typing in different currencies. I was briefly frustrated trying to find the right compose-key sequence to type "$". Then I remembered that... Shift+4 produces "$", I type it all the time, and it's physically printed on my keyboard. 😊

Although it's never fun to hear your main professional association (ICA) tell you that "you have no friends or colleagues," being able to make one's very first submission to screenshots of despair softens the blow a little. mako.cc/copyrighteous/i-have-n social.coop/media/zHZl7z50XfzQ

This is a great talk by @mako if you're interested in peer-production and open source.


@mike_hales @mako

Free Software needs many things, such as a focus on diversity, a more deliberate way to fund itself without depending on corporatism, and increased interest in other human factors like accessibility.

I believe that coops can be helpful to deliver improvements on those fronts.

Puzzled . . @mako makes a clear pitch on "Free software production needs free tools" youtube.com/watch?v=U_nK6nP_RC
And is very clear on and (though says most code comes from solo not collaboration!). Yet not a hint of coop ownership of to keep tools honest & open (GitHub!). Surely tools today become platforms? And platforms require collaboration even if code doesn't? So why doesn't follow automatically, as we talk tools? How does libre not equal coop in FLOSS world?

What does the "maker" movement think of the song "Maker" by Fink? An accidental anthem or just unfortunate evidence of the semantic ambiguity around an overloaded term? youtube.com/watch?v=AJhnbmdSy_

This writeup of my keynote on BoingBoing is more eloquent and concise than the talk. Thanks to Cory for the awesome summary, reflections, and signal boost! boingboing.net/2018/06/21/digi

You can now watch my 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. mako.cc/copyrighteous/librepla

By @mako



Thanks so much to @wizard for translating my essay on why free software needs free tools into Chinese!

自由软件需要自由工具: linux.xidian.edu.cn/wiki/artic
Original: mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tool

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. social.coop/media/l9ZqKRImY7cc mako.cc/copyrighteous/honey-bu

This is an amazing talk about why open source software needs open source tools.

"We should listen to ourselves when we cite our openness as a reason to choose our software." - @mako


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. mako.cc/copyrighteous/wide-wal

Check out my (~15m) talk at @opendevconf@twitter.com where I explain why it's critical that free/libre/open source software projects shouldn't rely on proprietary tools: youtube.com/watch?v=U_nK6nP_RC

It's a talk version of mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tool from 2010. Sadly still relevant.

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social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]