"Only six countries in the world give women and men equal legal work rights" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/mar/01/only-six-countries-in-the-world-give-women-and-men-equal-legal-rights
So the Open Source Initiative election is coming up very soon:
I'm happy to see such a richly diverse set of candidates this election. #OpenSource is about freedom *for all*, so let's work together to make sure we aren't left with an all-white male board from only the US and EU.
The entire world needs strong community stewardship of Open Source more now than ever, and we are stronger when we stand together.
"CLAs also give rise to an asymmetry of legal power among a project's participants, which also discourages the growth of strong contributor and user communities around a project", couldn't agree more with Richard Fontana https://opensource.com/article/19/2/cla-problems #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #governance #licensing #CLA
Do you like #freesoftware and bookkeeping? Are you also interested in a new job with a non-profit that is working to do good in the world? Perhaps you'll apply to work with us? https://sfconservancy.org/news/2019/feb/14/techie-bookkeeper/
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Open source is fundamental to society because "the source code of software used for the implementation of laws and regulations defines the experience of the law by citizens."
A new episode of Libre Lounge with an announcement of a new series and new software! Episode 11: https://librelounge.org/episodes/episode-11-what-is-federation-reviewpub.html
Learn more about these great programs to help folks learn to get involved in #OpenSource:
Despite recent attempts by certain loudmouths at labeling me a neo-liberal supporter of #SurveillanceCapitalism, our day to day real work on #ResponsibleData use & protection for #Humanitarian & #InternationalDevelopment work continues. Here's a preview of more to come this year.
"Never, never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Let them know that the sea is made up of drops of water. There is no way in which injustice can ever prevail over goodness." - Desmond Tutu
#FLOSS friends and lovers, jump on in and we'll add some discount to get @tom79 a shiny powerful development machine! ✊
@Mastodon any chance of the Twitter oAuth working again on bridge.joinmastodon?
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