Our member project, Git, will add a feature for users to choose the initial branch name via git init. More in the announcement:
And if after looking back, you'd like to spend a little time looking forward, this short story by NK Jemisin is excellent. http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/the-ones-who-stay-and-fight/
For Juneteenth, a story about George Washington's teeth. https://firesidefiction.com/the-secret-lives-of-the-nine-negro-teeth-of-george-washington
Announcing ActivityPub Conf 2020!
Following a successful inaugural conference in 2019, we have expanded APConf 2020 to a four day event that will occur entirely on line via Big Blue Button!
The CFP is open through July 8 at: https://conf.activitypub.rocks/#cfp
We invite proposals for birds of a feather topics and 30- 60 minute talks related to ActivityPub. Register online (https://conf.activitypub.rocks/#register) or feel free to email us with questions (email@example.com )
Yay! The CFP for ActivityPub Conf 2020 is live! (A virtual conference this year, for obvious reasons!)
See @mlemweb's post for more details! https://octodon.social/@mlemweb/104366015077841718
During this week's chat Molly de Blanc will be leading a discussion on "How is racism a free software issue?" We hope you'll join us for an honest and constructive session at 2pm ET/6pm UTC on Thursday. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/mar/12/virtualchat/
Today at 2pm ET/6pm UT: instead of licensing or copyleft this week, we'll be discussing how to dismantle systemic racism in free software. #conservancy on freenode, https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/mar/12/virtualchat/
Also? Why isn't all JSTOR's stuff free anyway? I'm sick of all these brands that are using an uprising to be all, "Don't forget us! We made our twitter profile a square for a day and our CEO said he abhors racism!" ...even though we haven't hired a Black person for a non-janitorial role in two years.
JSTOR has made a bunch of material about institutionalized racism free which is nice... but I would also like to see an apology from them for being willing to use the police state to destroy a young person's life for the alleged theft of *digital* property. #RIPAaronSwartz
Black-led LGBTQ services and activist groups to donate to:
- The Okra Project
- Black Trans Travel Fund
- Black AIDS Institute
- Trans Cultural District
- LGBTQ Freedom Fund
- House of GG
- Trans Justice Funding Project
- Youth Breakout
We're not talking about licensing or copyleft in this week's chat, we'll be discussing ways to dismantle systemic racism in free software this week. Please join us, https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/mar/12/virtualchat/
US Politics, Patriot Act
Or if you don't want to use the campaign form, you can find your Rep's info here, https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
US Politics, Patriot Act
If you live in the US, it's a really good time to contact your Congressperson and ask them to oppose re-authorization of the Patriot Act, esp the amendment legalizing warrantless surveillance of our internet activity. https://www.saveinternetprivacy.org/
We're doing virtual chat again this week on Thursday 2pm ET/6pm UTC in #conservancy on freenode. This week we're discussing FOSS & Ethics, continuing the conversation from #CopyleftConf this year, https://sfconservancy.org/news/2020/apr/29/cc2video/
i cant believe this is a hot take but here u go, tech related
reminder that not everyone is good at tech and some people will never be good at it no matter how hard they try and those people still deserve things like internet privacy and accessibility features, and chastising people for making tech mistakes is literally the least helpful thing you could do for them
hey everyone, you can watch my !!con keynote talk about text and lines and lines of text in the recorded livestream here (along with all of the rest of yesterday's talks) https://youtu.be/EReoVpb9LJo?t=1297 featuring: a surprising number of photographs of medieval manuscripts, a hilbert curve, a tasteful amount of cannabis, shortcuts on the road not taken, enjambed zinnias
Director of Community Ops at Software Freedom Conservancy -- I also like noisy music and tasty food. she/her
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