Surreal to be back to in-person (but ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’‰ extremely safe!) events.

Apparently there are still a lot of people out there that don't understand that most and licenses require attribution where you give credit to the creators whose work you are reusing or building upon. Being a good digital citizen and doing this only helps grow the commons. Don't forget.

New America's "Ranking Digital Rights" program is a manager to lead building an tool that helps people evaluate terms of service, policies, etc. used by tech giants against human rights standards. Read more about the and apply:

Finally checked up on @keyoxide and they've done a great job! I dropped them a donation and you should too -- just after you set up your profile.

I'm hiring a strategist for our new GovStack initiative that helps builds standards and reference models for software platforms and stacks that will speed governments' digital transformation efforts.

If you've got experience leading software dev communities, and you're ready to help make the world a better place, this just may be the perfect for you.

Fully remote with focus hours in Europe/Africa time zones. Details:

๐Ÿ“ฐ ICYMI: The program approved 733 applicants to continue onto the contribution period; they received a record 3,308 initial applications for this mid-year round. ๐ŸŽ‰

So many unreached potential contributors. Read more about this round, and donate a little money if you can to support this important program.

As usual, taking a moral stand for what's right:

"In keeping with our values, we will stop providing funding or attendance to any sponsored events and any events at which Richard 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 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 .

Kudos to for its integrity in publicly banning and affiliated projects from participation in the program due to the reinstatement of Richard to its Board of Directors.


(2/2) If you have not yet canceled your membership, I encourage you to do so. could be playing a critical role in the (and ) 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.

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So happy the intimable Bradley Kuhn of @conservancy just announced as recipient of the 2020 award for the Advancement of Free Software. Can't think of anyone so deserving, especially in this of all years.

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 an job! is hiring a senior software engineer for a flexible hours contract. Write code that helps lives around the planet.

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Nominations for the Initiative's (OSI) 2021 board elections open February 9, 2021, and close Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 (11:59 p.m. PDT).

The latest snub from the license is nothing new, just an example of the recurring "rights ratchet". @webmink from Meshed Insights explains:

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