is under attack by those who want to start allowing discrimination. And they're wrapping this co-option under the disguise of the so-called "ethical source" flag. If this special interest group takes over the Open Source Initiative board it would mean the end of freedoms that protect over 100 humanitarian open source projects.

If you're a member, check your email and vote right now for Megan Byrd-Sanicki & Josh Simmons.

Stand up for human rights. Stand up for software freedom.

For the past 15 years, the world's top leaders gather for a weekend mind-share at the Mentor Summit. This year, 370 maintainers from 43-ish countries attending. The best event each year in the world. Let's do this!

I always knew it was bad, but never this bad. The resignation from seems to have shaken loose all the conspiracy theorists and devotees. Its mailing lists and forums are full of them, still distracting from the public charitable interest of the non-profit.

So many blinded by hero worship that they don't realize the viral poison said hero had on the movement. The immaturity of these folks is arguably the biggest blocker of software freedom from widespread adoption.


"I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could."

- Eleanor Roosevelt


Thanks to my friends at last week who reminded me of the problems of "slide-uments".

"Documents are meant to be information dense, while slides are not ... It’s that simple, it does not make sense to use PowerPoint to create documents."

It's far from lonely at the top: At Dayton today, I finally earned (upgraded) my Amateur Extra radio license, with big thanks to my (amazing!) tutor Gordon West WB6NOA.

So is turning one year old this weekend.

What started as a simple fun experiment has turned into (I hope) a useful resource for a rapidly-growing number of people with similar values and interests.

Thanks to our dedicated and brilliant community of & supporters for joining in on the journey! And thanks for supporting distributed social networking through !

Every time I can nudge someone to add a license to an existing GitHub repository, I smile real big & get a nice warm feeling inside.

You should try it, too.

"It's not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it."

β€” Hans Selye

I still LOL every time some self-proclaimed "expert" thinks that it's a fatal "newbie mistake" when someone understands that the movement can peacefully coexist with .

FSF member since May 2004
OSI individual member # 003

That's a wrap on year 10! Here's to another decade of working together to use technology & to make the world a better place!

Big thanks to so many who worked so hard to make it happen.

"Children do not have ingrained prejudices. Therefore we have made this game to expose them to different cultures early so they can create a cultural bridge."

-- Indigenopoly hi-tech board game hackathon team at team

At Duane O'Brien reminds us that more than half of lives in places other than GitHub.

Think twice before you rely on proprietary platforms for your work. And before you judge people based on GitHub profiles.

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