As a lifelong Seattleite and most-of-my-lifelong free software person, I am *incredibly* honored to be giving one of the keynote addresses at @email@example.com this year.
The fourth and final @seagl 2019 keynote has just been announced. We are very excited to have @makoshark presenting - https://seagl.org/news/2@firstname.lastname@example.org/30/keynote-benjamin-mako-hill.html
I have known @email@example.com for many years. She is *so* deserving of the @EFF@twitter.com pioneer award. Her speech is important and incredibly timely. I feel honored to know her and to have worked with her!
Last night, I@firstname.lastname@example.org by the @EFF. As I reflected on what got me@EFF@twitter.comthis place, I realized I needed to reckon with how I have benefited from men whose actions have helped…
A new paper I worked on describes how Discord moderators build innovative solutions to scaling problems with tools from their past experience w/ Reddit as guides & templates. The work was led by Charlie Kiene w/ Aaron Jiang. #CSCW2019 https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/how-discord-moderators-build-innovative-solutions-to-problems-of-scale-with-the-past-as-a-guide
Read about my research groups newest project on measuring and modeling "underproduction" of software infrastructure. Project is led by Kaylea Champion w/ help from Aaron Shaw, Mortan Warncke-Wang & me. Funding is from the Ford and Sloan Foundations. https://blog.communitydata.science/new-project-software-infrastructure-risk/
this talk by @mako last year on how the tools of free software have been co-opted in order to create freedom for companies instead of freedom for humans did a great job of bringing together a bunch of threads I've been following recently as well as pointing out new insights and ways forward.
highly recommended if you care about ways in which software can help people and are concerned about our work being subverted.
Thank you for sharing!
It's really important to remind us of the moral dimension of software freedom and to link this to human freedom: Free Software is primarily for people and not to create freedom for companies.
"How markets plundered Free Software's best stuff and used it to create freedom for companies, not people"
And one by @mako on his website:
This echoes @mako’s thoughts:
‘These decisions to embrace nonfree and private development tools undermine our credibility in advocating for software freedom and compromise our freedom, and that of our users, in ways that we should reject.’
— Free Software Needs Free Tools 👉🏻 https://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html
Posted a write-up of my recent paper (led by Emilia Gan and Sayamindu Dasgupta) showing how the relationship between gender & feedback and users' decision to share their work on @Scratch shifts as users' gain experience. https://blog.communitydata.science/scratch-gender-feedback-dynamics/
Found a snake in my study at @CASBSStanford!🐍 I opened a sliding door nearby and it wandered outside onto a deck. The head of facilities then flung it off with a tool. I believe this constitutes "defeat" of the snake under the standard academic rules. https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/faq-the-snake-fight-portion-of-your-thesis-defense
Nora will present the paper ("Privacy, Anonymity, and Perceived Risk in Open Collaboration: A Study of Service Providers") at #CHI2019 in Glasgow on May 8th! Come see her talk!
Check out my new paper documents how online collaboration platforms imagine anonymous users in ways that are strikingly differently than anonymous users see themselves. Paper was led by Nora McDonald w/ Rachel Greenstadt and Andrea Forte. #CHI2019 https://blog.communitydata.science/new-research-on-how-anonymity-is-perceived-in-open-collaboration/
To help you make your scientific study #exceedinglyreproducible, my student Jeremy Foote has published software to make PDF flipbooks of your lab meetings for deposition into your university's institutional archives. https://blog.communitydata.cc/exceedingly-reproducible-research/
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