At the #SWH_Symposium2023 at UNESCO headquarters.
With so many places having done layoffs lately, I wanted to mention the US Digital Service is hiring. It's a wild place to work, but also you get to work on legitimately meaningful projects that affect a lot of people (in 2022, we made it easier for transgender ppl to get passports, helped low-income families buy food, and I got to help identify disadvantage communities for environmental funding). I'm happy to talk about USDS if you're on the fence. http://ow.ly/LpqJ50LVnPV #fedihire #fedijobs
Planning a #conference? Include Mastodon at least as prominently in your materials as you do other social media. If you ask presenters or attendees for handles, ask for their Mastodon handle. This is an important opportunity for the Fediverse to reach, welcome, and engage key global audiences. #academia #event
Also will definitely be sticking around to see shortly after my talk, more about app stores and the EU: https://fosdem.org/2023/schedule/event/eu_app_stores/
Speaking tomorrow in the Legal and Policy Issues room, about free software's reckoning with app stores: https://fosdem.org/2023/schedule/event/app_store_changes/
I am grieving the loss of Marina Zhurakhinskaya @`marinaz and wrote a few memories of her and of @`outreachy : https://harihareswara.net/posts/2022/mourning-marina-zhurakhinskaya/
After 18 years with the Free Software Foundation, I've decided to resign my position as executive director, effective at the end of a transition period. We'll be sharing further details, including information about that transition, and a few more words, in the coming days. It's been a humbling honor to serve this institution, and to work alongside the FSF's staff, members, and volunteers over the years. The current staff deserve your full confidence and support -- they certainly have mine.
Yep, we need free software for vacuums too: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/26/971681198/users-report-drunken-roombas-after-software-update "go home roomba" "where's that?"
This year, your contributions to Tor's Bug Smash Fund have allowed us to work on CI tooling, Tor Browser improvements, defenses against DDoS, GetTor, Arti, security fixes, & http://status.torproject.org. Details on the 97 tickets closed with the Bug Smash Fund:
The Free Software conference LibrePlanet is coming up next month (March 20 and 21), hosted by @fsf. I have a warm place in my heart for this conference because I first went on a lark expecting essentially a techbro open-source conference and found instead a community of people concerned with the role of software in society. Unfortunately with an online conference we won't see so much of the community beyond the speakers, but still...
Former executive director at the Free Software Foundation, now Alliterative Advising LLC.