Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Open Source and Free Culture

30 Apr 2016, 14:21 p.m.

Entertainment Benefits of IDNYC Card

The new IDNYC card is free, government-issued photo ID for New York City residents. "Immigration status does not matter." That is to say, people who are came to NYC from abroad, and currently don't have …

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29 Mar 2016, 20:01 p.m.

Tips To Increase Your Conference Talk Acceptance Rate

This year I submitted talks to several tech conferences and got a higher acceptance rate than I had been used to. For instance, this year I will speak for the first time at OSCON and …

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21 Mar 2016, 17:20 p.m.

Two Conferences, Three Talks

Last week I took the train to Atlanta to speak at the Great Wide Open conference, which I'd never visited before. I particularly appreciated the chance to share my lessons learned with an audience that …

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21 Mar 2016, 16:58 p.m.

What Is Maintainership?

Yesterday, at my first LibrePlanet conference, I delivered a somewhat impromptu five-minute lightning talk, "What is maintainership? Or, approaches to filling management skill gaps in free software". I spoke without a script, and what follows …

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23 Feb 2016, 15:00 p.m.

Leadership Crisis at the Wikimedia Foundation

This week, the Wikimedia Foundation, the main organization supporting Wikipedia and several other free knowledge projects, is at the peak of a leadership crisis more than a year in the making. Molly White's timeline of …

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19 Feb 2016, 17:50 p.m.

What Should We Stop Doing? (FLOSS Community Metrics Meeting keynote)

"What should we stop doing?": written version of a keynote address by Sumana Harihareswara, delivered at the FLOSS Community Metrics Meeting just before FOSDEM, 29 January 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Slide deck is a 14-page …

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19 Feb 2016, 17:10 p.m.

Comparing Codes of Conduct to Copyleft Licenses (My FOSDEM Speech)

"Comparing codes of conduct to copyleft licenses": written notes for a talk by Sumana Harihareswara, delivered in the Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom at FOSDEM, 31 January 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Video recording available. Condensed …

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26 Jan 2016, 13:42 p.m.

Recent Discussion on Unfairness in FLOSS Economics

I'm keenly watching the conversation on structural imbalances in funding and use of free and open source software. Nadia Eghbal's recent essay has garnered attention, and here I collect some additional posts and threads by …

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21 Jan 2016, 10:00 a.m.

Risk Mitigation

Next week I'm headed to Belgium for my first Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting. I'll give two talks. I'm excited, because it'll be a chance to listen, learn, influence, introduce myself to potential …

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20 Jan 2016, 11:56 a.m.

Several Upcoming Talks

I'm preparing several talks to deliver at open source technology conferences this winter and spring. I'll be at FOSDEM in Brussels later this month giving two talks: On Friday, January 29th, at the FLOSS Community …

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