So with that, I want to humbly challenge all of the programmers and members of the open source community to expand your thinking around inclusion and diversity. I proudly stand before you today as the representative of a demographic that most people don’t think about—formerly incarcerated people. But we exist, and we are eager to prove our value, and, above all else, we are looking to be accepted.
The video is on Youtube and is really a must-see.
Moving and fascinating:
The library was one of the most secure places at the prison.
H.R.1865 FOSTA Just passed the senate yesterday with... Staggering bipartisan support, It had passed the house a month ago - Imgur
The TDLR: is a bill written under the guise of stopping sex trafficking, has stripped away the protection of section 230 of the Communications act of 1934 which means companies that run web services will soon be responsible for the actions of their users, even if they are unaware of them, to the point of criminal charges that could result in up to 25 years in prison.
Dans la lignée de PIPA/SOPA :(
Apparemment une directive européenne dans la même veine est en train d'être validée "Copyright in the Digital Single Market" : https://blog.github.com/2018-03-14-eu-proposal-upload-filters-code/
Cela a déjà été dénoncé par l'April en 2016: https://www.april.org/europe-une-surcouche-de-regles-retrogrades-en-guise-de-reforme-du-droit-d-auteur
Voici un bilan récent (février 2018) sur le blog de l'EFF : https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/how-have-europes-upload-filtering-and-link-tax-plans-changed
Une explication détaillée de l'eurodéputée Julia Reda: https://juliareda.eu/eu-copyright-reform/censorship-machines/
"nowadays I think the trend is so anti-framework, and so pro-modularization, tiny libraries that all do their own thing. We’ve all become effectively framework maintainers. Not to say everyone’s inventing their own, but we’re like curators now of like this manifest of here’s my thirty dependencies, and no one else in the world will have all thirty dependencies at exactly the same versions that you do. Which means that now the onus is on you to make sure that they all work together correctly"
"It’s like I don’t get any distinct joy out of this anymore, I’m mostly just doing work for people for free, and they don’t really appreciate it because they’re used to it now.
So do I continue out some sort of misplace sense of duty, or do I just quit and leave people in a lurch. I think that’s how a lot of open source projects slowly atrophy and die."
"Right, so if I’m a maintainer I acknowledge that now, after writing this talk and thinking about this a lot is like, okay so this project is a hundred stars, like I really shouldn’t be the only owner on this repo or this NPM library, or this ruby gem. Lets pull in a couple other owners because other people are joining and like oh this project is a thousand stars, like lets look at a code of conduct, a governance model, you know some kinda mission statement for what this project’s about, the core tenants."
"That’s what I see on really successful open source teams. Is giving people a reason to fill those roles that isn’t just about money"