📰 ICYMI: The #Outreachy program approved 733 applicants to continue onto the contribution period; they received a record 3,308 initial applications for this mid-year round. 🎉
As usual, #Fedora taking a moral stand for what's right:
"In keeping with our values, we will stop providing funding or attendance to any #FSF sponsored events and any events at which Richard #Stallman is a featured speaker or exhibitor. This also applies to any organization where he has a leadership role."
The ray of hope at the end of this week is that I believe the free and #OpenSource software movements are more unified than ever before that intolerance, abuse, and disrepect from our leaders will no longer be allowed. That's a great thing and a good first step toward visions like #DigitalAutonomy. https://techautonomy.org/
(2/2) If you have not yet canceled your membership, I encourage you to do so. #FSF could be playing a critical role in the #FreeSoftware (and #OpenSource) movements, but its founders syndrome means that they continue to be more interested in persisting toxic leadership then promoting a positive future.
I am disappointed but not surprised. Our movement deserves better than what the FSF is able to offer us.
#OSI board of directors voting is now open. There are two individual member seats and two affiliate member seats up this time around. If you are a member, take a thoughtful look at the candidates, then check your email for your ballot.
Get a #job! My colleagues on the #UNICEF innovation team are hiring 3 different roles (all remote) to work on collaborative tools designed to support #OpenSource projects that are making the world a better place.
If you've participated in #Outreachy in the past, or you're interested in learning more about it, mark your calendars for 8 February when there will be a Twitter Chat (yes, I know!) Q&A session.
"You don’t own it. Everyone owns it. This is why open source is valuable. ... if you choose to make it #FOSS, that means something, and you have the moral obligation to uphold."
"They knowingly released their secret sauce under permissive licenses and have discovered that doing so means that competitors can create more compelling product offerings based upon the same technology ... The only problem with this is that it came as a surprise to these #opensource companies and now they’re reacting poorly."
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