Announcing the first episode of a new podcast about the fediverse - FediverseCast! The show will feature conversations with cool fediverse makers and community members, hosted by @kevinflo
The B in Benoit B Mandelbrot stands for Benoit B Mandelbrot.
Mafalda - LAS QUE FALTARON [con Rebeca Lane] (Videolyric oficial)
A powerful song about women and history. It has an encyclopedic twist and I want to think that they benefited from the work being done by Wikimedia activists tackling the gender gap:
Behind the @gnome 3.30 Release Video
The year is 2073. All proprietary social networks are dead. Microsoft and Intel are long gone, everyone uses locally-fabbed RISC-V chips. The world has been cured of cancer, politics and electron.
There are no remaining hardcopy records of the half a century leading up to this, because nobody could get their printer drivers working in that entire time.
Linux (!) just joined Apple, Microsoft, and Google in adopting the code of conduct I created, Contributor Covenant.
Cartoonist Tom Gauld teaches us new terminology for the digital age.
Wikisource Handbook for Indian Communities (PDF)
Here are our initial reactions on today’s #copyright vote in the European parliament. This has been a very bad day for user rights and the #publicdomain: https://www.communia-association.org/2018/09/12/eu-parliament-vote-unprecedented-copyright-giveaway/
#article13 has just pass. This means the internet as we know it just changed forever. And if you think this is not enough check that they are planning next:
Summary of today's copyright vote at the EU parliament: The report by German conservative Axel Voss was largely adopted. This is a black day for the Internet in Europe and elsewhere. The horrible article 13 (upload filters) and the damaging article 11 (link tax) were adopted. Bonus: article 3 (restrictions on text data mining, "lex Elsevier") and no freedom of panorama. This catastrophic result will now enter the very intransparent trilogue phase of the EU legislative process.
Today, Europe Lost The Internet. Now, We Fight Back. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/today-europe-lost-internet-now-we-fight-back
Fediverse, I have a request.
If you know a woman that is:
-from Ethiopia, Sudan or South Sudan
-Has an interest in Digital Safety and Security
Can you have them reach out to me? (DM if you need an email addy instead) We’ve a Safe Sister Digital Safety Fellowship specifically for them, and applications are open until September 28 and I’d like to send them information.
Wikipedias, participation per language (= active editors per million speakers) https://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/participation/d3_participation_global.html
Breakdown by continent https://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/participation/d3_participation_continent.html
Just want to say how great it's been being able to work on patches via GNOME's Gitlab instance!
I'm a longtime open source developer; I remember SVN and CVS days. :) And even I found contributing to a big project like GNOME intimidating when you had to manually make diffs and upload them to bugzilla and then guess how to find a reviewer.
Gitlab is fricking great, and GNOME still gets to run their own infrastructure.
Now if I could just get BuildStream to make me a working custom gdm login or sth... :D
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Wikimedia Foundation community relations at work. Opinions are mine.