Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


01 Apr 2011, 16:21 p.m.

GNOME 3 Marketing: A Snapshot

The story of this week, for me and GNOME marketing, is primarily the story of a press release. I collected quotes, revised it in response to feedback on marketing-list, added press contacts to our CiviCRM …

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01 Apr 2011, 0:00 a.m.

Joel On Coal

Hey, my ex-boss Joel Spolsky -- who said last year that he'd quit blogging -- has started a new blog about coal mining! The other crucial thing about having a schedule is that it forces …

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31 Mar 2011, 15:40 p.m.

MediaWiki Accepting Google Summer of Code Applications

Just posted on the Wikimedia tech blog: MediaWiki got accepted as a Google Summer of Code project, so we're looking for project ideas, mentors, and students. More details at the techblog post.

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28 Mar 2011, 19:35 p.m.

Ada Initiative Survey

I just took the five-minute survey on women in open tech & culture (a really inclusive definition). The Ada Initiative is surveying people of any gender in "a wide range of activities and communities based …

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28 Mar 2011, 19:03 p.m.

GNOME User Day This Thursday, 31 March

As Allan put it: There are lots of enthusiastic GNOME users who have questions about the upcoming release, and there are plenty of people who are interested to hear about what GNOME 3 will be …

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22 Mar 2011, 20:45 p.m.

A Slightly Disjointed (Due To A Five-Day Cold) Musing On Open Source, Fear, Motivation, And Witnessing

I was introducing C. to a set of QuestionCopyright friends and acquaintances, and they were joking about indoctrinating her, and she was curious to hear what free culture is all about. So she wondered why …

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15 Mar 2011, 13:24 p.m.

New Edition Of/Nueva Edición de GNOME Journal

In this special edition of GNOME Journal, GNOME HISPANO's Juanjo Marin arranged for us to get five great stories in both English and Spanish. You can read these now at José María Casanova and …

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08 Mar 2011, 13:59 p.m.

Writing, Delegating, Researching: Marketing GNOME 3

Allan and I discussed some near-term priorities today in #marketing, so I'll document them here (and on the marketing list). Allan this week is concentrating on release notes. He feels he has a good handle …

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02 Mar 2011, 9:03 a.m.

Yahoo! Labs Research Presentations, February 2011: Part I

This year, Columbia WICS let me come to another Yahoo! Labs research presentation/lunch (last year's notes). Thanks for the invite, Elizabeth Kierstead. My writeup begins here! Ken Schmidt of Academic Relations started off by talking …

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02 Mar 2011, 3:54 a.m.


Now that my new bosses have told the world: yes, I'm also now consulting for the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that supports Wikipedia and other free knowledge initiatives. To grossly simplify, I'm coordinating software development …

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