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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

《自由软件需要自由工具》(2010)
By @mako

beijinglug.club/free-software-

虽然专有开发工具在短期内可能帮助自由软件开发者创造更多自由软件,但它的代价是不可接受的。为了实现更多自由而妥协原则,对我们的用户和更广大的自由软件开发社群而言是自我否定的、不稳定的,终究是不公正的。

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

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.

Here are some #opensource #foss apps I use from #F–droid 

Excited to share this new blog post on my research: blog.communitydata.cc/revisiti

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. mako.cc/copyrighteous/revisiti

@groceryheist will present the work on Thursday at .

I recently realized my dream of launching a job on Hyak (the supercomputer run by the University of Washington) on Hyak (the Washington State ferry). mako.cc/copyrighteous/hyak-on-

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XORcise: To remove observations from a dataset if they satisfy one of two criteria, but not both. [e.g., After XORcising adults and citizens, only foreign children and adult citizens were left.] mako.cc/copyrighteous/xorcise

Turns out that somebody has a log of the time my keyboard broke in the middle of a conversation on a public IRC channel! I vaguely remember that! mako.cc/copyrighteous/stop-man

Did I forget a period of my life when I grew a horseshoe mustache and dreadlocks, walked around topless, and illustrated a 2009 article in the Economist on the economic boon that hippy festivals represent to rural American communities?
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I imported my old (and otherwise unavailable) Kuro5hin diary entries from ~15 years ago into my Wordpress blog. I also shared the code I used if you want to do the same. mako.cc/copyrighteous/my-kuro5

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