Courtesy of Karl Fogel, there will be a Benefit Concert for the Software Freedom Conservancy: Schubert's "Winterreise" on Thursday, 7/18 from 7–8:30pm in Portland at Classic Pianos! Hope to see you there!

At Ignite Slide Karaoke where our own Bkuhn affirms that aliens, insects and beard havers are welcome to be part of

This time it's anesthesia machines. The variety of medical equipment that has been shown to be vulnerable to attack is astounding. This is just exactly the quote: "If the anesthesia machines aren't connected to a hospital network, they can't be exploited"

Free and open source software's all about the fact that no one and nothing is perfect.

It's just the best thing to start work on something with an old friend to find that they have totally followed their trajectory and seem to be every bit as great as you remember but with all of those extra years of experience.

Sadly, there's always a latest exposed life-critical vulnerability: "The researchers said creating an attack kit was 'quite easy' and 'worked consistently,'"

In NY this week? For *no reason at all* may I suggest you go to the meetup on Thursday?

Rosanne is a long-time @WineHQ volunteer and @outreachy alum! Beyond excited to have her on board at @conservancy

Almost every day I am reminded of some bad thing that I have been protected from as a result of my efforts to avoid proprietary software. for the inadvertent win!

TFW some conference rando asks you if you work at COMPANY, and when you say no, he says well good because I work there and if you did too what I'm about to ask you would be an HR violation...

Episode 0x68 of Free as in Freedom has: Moly De Blanc's keynote from first annual on 2019-02-04 & then an *exclusive* interview w/ Molly about her intersectional activist approach to software freedom. bkuhn & @o0karen0o give their frank opinions too, of course.

We've got a blog post that explains our views & reaction to 's new program & related initiatives. We're concerned that it (so far) ignores key governance issues for projects related to funding.

Because a few of you apparently missed the prior announcements, the Call for Proposals for #GUADEC 2019 has been extended for three more days until the 𝟭𝟵𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗮𝘆. This is your very last chance to get your talk submission in! Do it asap! 😬

tfw getting ready for a meeting & you rack your brain to remember what you wore to the last meeting w/them. I also try to keep track of what I wear to conferences, as once I was in the audience when a slide from a prev year showed me wearing the same thing I was wearing then!

Would you like to learn how to build and maintain a strong, healthy, Free Software Community? We interview Deb Nicholson to find out!

I'm planning to head to the OSI meetup tonight in NYC!

A doctor at my annual appointment: "Ever since you told me about medical software safety last year, I see articles about how bad things are on a regular basis! I don't know how I managed to be oblivious to this before talking to you."

So dismayed to realize that the reason the online forums aren't that active is b/c there's a popular private facebook page. While I get the desire to keep info about your health more private, this isn't real privacy & the info isn't searchable or helpful in the same way.

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