"To drift is to be in hell, to be in heaven is to steer."

- George Bernard Shaw

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

-- Viktor Frankl

... Thoughts leaving

Appreciated the reminder of how much freedom we're surrending to tech giants under the guise of free speech or to "make things for others". You are the product. The Internet wasn't designed with this in mind, folks.

"Art dismantles power. Otherwise, it's propaganda."

-- Cameron Esposito at

"It's crtitical we keep pushing, fighting, and persevering through it all."

-- @andybaio at

All right, , bring it on; help me believe in humanity again. Ready for some recharging creativity & inspiration.

Highlights from history of timeline include "WRT-54G code liberated", "open source"/OSI launch, & "Hellwig sues VMware for ongoing GPL violations"

"If you care about a global community, don't use Google Docs for your project."

-- Daniel Farrell at

Gervase Markham has died. A huge loss for the world.

Thank you Gerv for your tireless work for & by helping lead 's mission in myriad ways.

As always, it is our task to take all that was beautiful, kind, and meaningful about him and weave it into the tapestry of our futures in such a manner to honor him and give added meaning to our lives.

Such is the nature of life, love, death, and life after loss.



A short glimpse of the awesome interns we have working on projects through my day job as part of & ... "The Power of Community: 23 summer interns bring impact & support to DIAL Open Source Center projects"


Photo: Matthew Dillon CC-BY

Another work week in the books. Ready to spend an entire weekend at home!

From Nairobi, Kenya to Lusaka, Zambia: Headed for a week for better understanding of software needs & teaching good open source citizenship!

"Be my friend on !"
- @baconandcoconut on taking back control of internationalized, centralized capitalism at

MFW it's 2018 and professionals are still passing around Microsoft Word documents via email for collaboration.

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