Thank you so much to everyone who pitched in - @conservancy
supporters are amazing! I can't tell you how moving it was to see donations big and small roll in to help us sustain our work towards !

I love how @allisonrandal
got interested in as a linguist in eastern Africa!

Also, if you were waiting to get around to making your @conservancy
donation, now is definitely the time! We're so very close now!

Eep! Can we @conservancy
find 64 more Supporters (or fewer if they give over the regular amount) in the next week? Help spread the word!

Making my last minute donations! already made my @conservancy, @gnome, @OpenSource & other donations, today is Dana Farber, Cooper Union, City Harvest & local public schools! Join me if you're financially able, nonprofit orgs are really having a tough time!

Just made a whole bunch of payments to Outreachy interns for the new round. It's just so great to see how everyone is getting started and to appreciate the geographic diversity of the program. While it's a bit of a slog to handle payment logistics, it's so worth it!

Putting the last touches on a batch of t-shirts to be mailed to @conservancy Supporters. Each one is so special to me, I feel so much gratitude and joy for everyone who helps support this organization and our work!

Some powerful self reflection in this interview: "...without robust and forthright self-critique, free software may actually start to contribute to society’s problems instead of diminishing them."

I've been thinking a lot over the past year about the problems that the movement is seeking to address. Here's a simple proposal for another possible legal mechanism, creating ethical employment contract provisions!


We also happened to discuss how both @brainwane and @cwebber had used their hobby skills to make fundraising materials for @conservancy . It just so happens that the Conservancy is once again in the middle of their annual fundraiser, so if you're in a position to do so, maybe consider contributing?

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This week on @fossandcrafts we talked with @brainwane about many things, including the need for representation of FOSS culture in visual and narrative arts!

Let's get crafting folks!

I am a but feeling extra appreciative of @gnome today so just kicked some extra $$ their way. Join me?

We’ve been challenged by a group of amazing individuals to raise a total of $111,029 during our annual fundraiser. Help us get there & have your donation doubled! Please renew or begin your Conservancy support today!

A highlight in election week: Massachusetts passed a measure! Denver shares his thoughts and the email we sent to The MA Attorney General's office with advice for the implementation.

If you're obsessively following the news like I am, now is a good time to distract yourself by submitting a talk to LCA!

A reminder to all creative people:

If the RIAA's recent actions have reminded us of anything, it's that you cannot guarantee you have a copy of any of your work unless you have backups of it on your own system.

The 'cloud' is someone else's computer, and there is ample evidence that the someone else who owns that computer does not care at all about the hours of passion you've poured into things you make.

Act accordingly.

haha one of the best charity fundraiser items I've seen: a remote private guitar lesson with The Decemberists (or you can just donate directly to the excellent cause: )

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