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. https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/i-have-no-friends-or-colleagues https://social.coop/media/zHZl7z50XfzQhVzd4Hs
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?
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? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJhnbmdSy_U
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
@mako 's talk on why free software needs free tools. Highly recommended.
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 @firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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