I really wish the opposition would stop referring to "killing grandma", it's so offensive and so far from any possible result of the exemption

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Kate McClellan, Keon Zemoudeh and Jef Pearlman are all doing an awesome job, so proud to be part of the coa

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The opposition just acknowledged that there's no real difference between medical devices that are implanted versus external ones. So some reasonable agreement on movement already!

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Now listening to the USC IP Clinic folks advocating for a DMCA exemption to expand patient access to their data on more devices, which was filed on behalf of Hugo Campos, Jay Radcliffe and me! So grateful for their work!

Listening to @copiesofcopies defend @conservancy
's DMCA exemption request to permit testing, investigation and correction of privacy issues!

Tomorrow's 1201 (DMCA) Hearings continue w/Aaron Williamson representing us in our request to permit testing, investigation, & correction of privacy issues. Tune in at 10:30 ET (you can watch via the browser, but there's still registration + captcha).

We're excited to cheer Pam Chestek on as she represents us in the Section 1201 (DMCA) Public Hearings on the Copyright License Investigation exemption request. You can tune in now (via the browser, but it requires registration and a captcha): copyright.gov/1201/2021/public

We had a year to design a fair rollout of vaccine appointments and we just didn't even try. This is where ethics in tech comes in. This is why we need to train us all to ask from day one "how do we make sure everybody has access?" That didn't happen anywhere, as far as I can tell, and everywhere you look, vax access reflects the same patterns of privilege as every other precious thing in our society. It's a huge failure for tech ethics.

I wish I'd had the foresight to graph my chocolate consumption over the last week

This award is so well deserved. It's hard to imagine what my career would look like without Bradley. His passion, insight, diligence and moral compass are invaluable. His acceptance speech is worth watching too. Congratulations, Bradley!


So far this has been a lot of fun! Great moderating Roland Turner! thanks Bruce, @harishpillay , Andre and

Side agreements, edits to the agreements themselves & clarifications (that no goods or services are being delivered, for example or that no confidential information will be shared) are all possible but we're often told we're the only ones who ask for this.

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Attention FOSS charities: please read supplier/vendor terms & conditions & other agreements for all of corporate donor payment systems. Many have terms that are problematic for us including broad indemnities, sweeping confidentiality & bad IP/licensing clauses.

Hey folks! My grandma is dying. You can help me right now by reminding communities to sign up to participate in Outreachy. I'm about 2/3 of the way through my list of communities to contact to be mentors, and it's just not going to happen this week.

Outreachy May to August internship applications are open! Outreachy is:

πŸ’΅ Paid - $6,000 USD total internship stipend

🌍 Remote - both interns and mentors work remotely

πŸ•° 3 months - internships run May 24 to August 24

🚨 Apply by February 22 at 4pm UTC outreachy.org/apply/

Outreachy supports diversity in open source software!

Past interns are:

♀️ 92% women

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ 4% transgender, genderqueer, or non-binary people

πŸ§•πŸΎ 64% people of color

πŸ§‘πŸΏ 12% people from a historically disadvantaged caste or tribe

Best part of a prerecorded session is getting to heckle myself over IRC during the talk!

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