May Day, May Day, on this Day in May I have a thing to say. Long has federation been a consideration, especially as Mastodon appears to be more than a mirage. Alas, choices will paralyze and ides fail to materialize. This post, this instance, this moment, yet another push will be shoved as the chains of unfree software continue to weigh. To that I say, Hey! Eventuality may not have crystalized, but for now my toots can be distillized. Remember to #FLOSS if you want to enjoy #bigandlittleFfreedom
My talk on the Economics of Software Freedom from #LibrePlanet is now published at
Focus is on how to coordinate to support an economy of open abundance instead of only scarcity and exclusion
Did you miss Aaron Wolf, Athan Spathas, and @salt presenting "FLOSS daily — but FLO all the time"? You can watch the recording any time at https://seagl.org/archive/2021/floss-daily-but-flo-all-the-time
Thank you to everyone who made #SeaGL2021 great. We can’t wait for you to join us November 4–5, 2022 for the tenth year of SeaGL!
And we're back! After a month hiatus due to travel, we've got a new episode interviewing @salt about his dissertation research on resilience in FOSS!
Since Salt is one of the organizers of @SeaGL we 'announced' our keynote at the end of the episode with the intention of releasing it earlier ... but at least we managed to get it out the week of the conference!
New episode of @fossandcrafts! Episode 37: Salt on Resilience in FOSS https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/37-salt-on-resilience-in-foss.html
Back from our month long hiatus! And what a way to come back! It was great talking with @salt, and his thesis was legit a delight to read and talk about!
It also changed my perspective: "crisis events" *can* mean the end of a community, but they can also be an opportunity?!
Episode 37: Salt on Resilience in FOSS https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/37-salt-on-resilience-in-foss.html
@salt joins us to talk about his master's dissertation on the resilience of FOSS communities in the face of crisis events, and the kinds of long term impact "founder decisions" can have!
We asked for your name suggestions and you delivered. Now it's time to vote on the names for the colors on SeaGL's color palette. The winning names will be announced at the end of #SeaGL2021 https://seagl.org/news/2021/11/01/color-palette-poll.html
Posted some reflections on returning to #DebConf21 to watch my advisees @kayleachampion and @salt present their research using data from @firstname.lastname@example.org https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/returning-to-debconf
My student @salt just gave a great talk on his master's thesis work on "Resilience in FLOSS: Do founder decisions impact development activity after crisis events?" at #Debian'w #Debconf21: https://debconf21.debconf.org/talks/24-resilience-in-floss-do-founder-decisions-impact-development-activity-after-crisis-events/
While working on our style guide, we realized our colors need better names. You can help us choose! Submit your suggestions at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIIXHJPVRy_r3O9R5aXHUJKwvVl7nmmQ_ZYzyaJ5ER4UcNng/viewform
The #SeaGL2021 staff will hold office hours next week!
Sun Aug 1, 3pm PDT
Tues Aug 3, 5:30pm PDT
Sat Aug 7, 3pm PDT
Join us at chat.seagl.org for questions and live assistance with your proposals. Come ask us anything related to the CfP!
There has been some conversation around whether the reports that vaccinated folks are still transmitting the virus means that we'll be wearing masks forever. I couldn't stop myself from throwing this picture together... #maskup #futurefashion #asyouwish #idontthinkthatmeanswhatyouthinkthatmeans #vaxxup #covid19
List of Useful Free Software Graphics Resources
Sharing is very appreciated.
Libre Graphics Tools
L. Graphics World
L. Graphics Meeting
L. Graphics Club
Open Source Design
O. Source Publishing
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