Big news: Geoffrey Knauth has been elected president of the FSF, and Odile Bénassy has joined the board of directors! Congratulations to Geoff, and welcome to Odile! https://u.fsf.org/34q
The SeaGL cfp is open! SeaGL welcomes new speakers! This year it wants tech talks, culture talks, performance art and FLOSS topics
Talks are 20 minutes with 10 min for Q&A
#SeaGL again holds office hours if you'd like some help or encouragement for your talk proposals, every Wednesday at noon Pacific between July 22 and August 19
cfp closes August 19th
SeaGL is November 13th - 14th
By the time DRM-enabled monopolies are investigated as monopolies, years of freedom & positive innovation have already been lost. Eliminate the state-sponsored subsidy of DRM locking users to one App Store and stop this from happening in the first place. https://m.signalvnoise.com/on-apples-monopoly-power-to-destroy-hey/
We're hiring a #postdoc to work with @swheritage, @Inria and @MSFTResearch on large-scale #reproducibility in software engineering.
Full details and application instructions at: https://www.softwareheritage.org/2020/07/17/paris-based-postdoc-on-large-scale-reproducibility-in-software-engineering/
Is this the part of the play where we make a bunch of noise until customers get reimbursed for the books they lost access to? https://goodereader.com/blog/kindle/amazon-is-discontinuing-the-kindle-cloud-reader getting pretty tired of this
A clear example of "defective by design": https://happygamer.com/youtuber-overlord-gaming-creates-a-video-to-prove-denuvo-causes-fps-loss-in-titles-72959/ (yes, DRM does make your computer do other things more slowly, how could it not?)
Listen, we already have a problem with the Football Supporter Federation. https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/readers-respond/bs-ed-rr-replacement-redskins-letter-20200707-zwpryt35dfhtfifrb2llywfoxy-story.html
CAREER CHANGE??? I changed my life by learning to build Drupal websites. It was a dooorway to freedom and learning more.
Starting on July 7th!!! Agaric offers FREE trainings on Drupal 9 site building.
This speaks to me: https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/4/28/21230963/taco-bell-quarterly-mm-carrigan-interview -- fave quote: "So writers that were published in the Paris Review could also be published on a trash bag. But if you’re a nobody writer you couldn’t even make it to a fast food bag."
(A good argument to bring up with those who still insist we don't need full HTTPS?)
So now you have to use proprietary software to not get evicted from your home: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/19/880859109/zoom-call-eviction-hearings-they-ll-throw-everything-i-have-out-on-the-street