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I wrote for The Signpost this month, "The people who built Wikipedia, technically", filled with stories of Wikipedia's earliest days and how it grew into what it is today.

Featuring interviews with @brion, @eloquence and more!

In case you didn't know: you can always get redirected to a working Sci-Hub URL with a tool for Wikidata called Hub (as long as the community keeps Wikidata current. Which they do):

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New blog post about last month's Datatcenter switchover:

"In June 2021, the Wikimedia Foundation’s Site Reliability Engineering team switched most user traffic from our primary datacenter in Virginia (“eqiad”) to our secondary one in Texas (“codfw”). This is an exercise we’ve done multiple times over the past 5 years, and this was the smoothest and fastest one yet."

Got some henna for my cousin's wedding, drawn by my sister. It's tradition to hide the initials of your SO in it, so she added a "W" (you can guess where the puzzle piece comes from) and a Debian swirl. :)

My achievement for the week was getting a single word right during the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals: regolith.

Visited probably the coldest place in the Bay Area today (~60F with a good breeze). The only better part was hanging out with wiki-friends!

Projects such as , , & gnulib are considering ending assignment to . We urge everyone to think carefully what this means for the future of , enforcement, and the software freedom of downstream users.

Hey everyone! Libera has been running a little more than a month now. With the dust settled, we've written another blogpost looking at not just the what but the how (and how many) of what we've been doing.

Ten years ago on this day, the late Internet pioneer Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, the open-source whistleblower submission system.

A few highlights from this time showing how Aaron’s project has evolved since then: 👇

Hello Fediverse!
Almost 9 years after our very first tweet announcing the creation of the project, we're now happy to publish our very first toot :blobcatheadphones:

We are an international team of contributors of code and otherwise. Together we work on the the most popular open source podcast app for Android. And we would love to get you on board 👉

What we like to do in our spare time? Listening to podcasts!

#introduction #podcast #OpenSource #FOSS #Android #Java

FreedomBox is a FOSS self-hosting Linux distro that makes it easier to create your own home server. You can follow them at:

➡️ @freedomboxfndn

Their website is at

You can install the software on your own hardware, such as PCs, Raspberry Pis, ARM etc.

Alternatively, you can buy a pre-installed FreedomBox home server kit from @olimex at

#FreedomBox #SelfHosting #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Privacy #Linux #Distros #Debian Sidestepping the PR Bottleneck: 4 Non-Dev Ways To Support Your Upstreams (the textual version of my June 7th talk at @UpstreamOSS). Video's up too:

I discuss how money, coaching, test infrastructure, & secondary mentorship can help

now there's a website:

The next solstice is Monday, June 21st, 2021. Maybe you should take a moment between now and then to list out what you're responsible for, so on Monday, you can announce that you're setting something down.

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The Debian Project hosts all its development IRC channels on and also has a thriving community on The Debian Project no longer has control of #debian on the freenode IRC network. We thank the former freenode staff for their tireless work over many years. Please read for more information about Debian IRC channels.

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