"Vizio isn’t some wide-eyed teen, randomly copying code they found from GitHub without understanding the implications. This is a multi-billion dollar company that absolutely should know better..."


What a great read, congratulations Slavina!: "Still, it seems more like a far-away dream than something that could actually materialize."


Hey fediverse, does anyone have a picture of a laptop with a "This machine enforces copyleft" sticker?

We at @conservancy filed suit as a purchaser of TVs to stand up for . There was no source or offer for source even after we'd been working w/them for a long time on older products. Copyleft can help us take control of our tech in a meaningful way, it's a huge benefit to consumers.

@o0karen0o the one and only software company I ever worked for made me actually figure out abfix for a very key problem they were having, for free, without me knowing ofc. I only got to understand what it was for when I got to work on the absolute spaghetti of the codebase, and only now do I think of it as two weeks of unpaid labour, after reading this toot.

I wrote up a blogpost about how we handled our last hire. I really think more orgs and companies should do the same and pay people for their time when they are required to do extensive interviewing for a position.


For anyone interested in listening to the UCLA panel on The Future of Open Source at the top of the hour, here's the dial-in info so you can also avoid using zoom :)

Come work with me, @sagesharp, @anna, Marina and Tony! It's a wonderful team to be a part of, with a great mission!


✨ Outreachy is hiring a community manager. ✨ You will communicate with @outreachy applicants, interns, and mentors. Open mailbox with raised flag You will work remotely for 30 to 40 hours per week.

Please apply by Oct 31!


Anyone a CSS/Javascript expert able to do simple things fast w/only ? We need to spruce up our site quickly. We've got the Django parts but need someone w/great CSS/Javascript skills to work with us on it. Ideally, you'd have 2 days of contractor time over the next week...

I am all for meeting people where they are, but at this point, if you're an expert in these issues enough to be running a conference on these topics and still using Zoom you just aren't trying, and you are comfortable broadcasting that you don't really care.

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Ugh. I'm so frustrated to be continually asked to participate in talks & panels on Zoom specifically about tech ethics & . There are great systems for this. See @fosdem's successful use of solely FOSS solutions for over 30,000 participants.

Some alums responded on twitter for anyone who is interested: twitter.com/o0karen0o/status/1 . For alums reading this on the fediverse but not responding, you may not have news to share here but you are really awesome <3

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Hey Outreachy alums! I'm writing a grant report about how the last year has gone - do you have any personal successes or anything else *you* think we should include? How has Outreachy helped you in the last year?

As our own executive director @o0karen0o says in the press release, congrats to @OpenSourceOrg and Stefano Maffulli, and also to @baconandcoconut for her work shepherding the process!


📢 Amazing Job Alert 📢

Hey y'all, we're hiring a Lead Engineer at Terraso (Terraso.org)!

We're looking for someone to help assemble a suite of tools to help farmers, conservationists, land restorers, and generally all the superheroes who are going to save the world.

Not a lot of people have applied for the senior position. Boosts very much appreciated!


Apparently confirmed that Sonic Colors Ultimate uses Godot 3 twitter.com/reduzio/status/143

> Seems the game was leaked and the contents analyzed and there is no doubt it uses Godot now.

My student @salt just gave a great talk on his master's thesis work on "Resilience in FLOSS: Do founder decisions impact development activity after crisis events?" at #Debian'w #Debconf21: debconf21.debconf.org/talks/24

I'm hiring a #community strategist for our new GovStack initiative that helps builds standards and reference models for #OpenSource software platforms and stacks that will speed governments' digital transformation efforts.

If you've got experience leading software dev communities, and you're ready to help make the world a better place, this just may be the perfect #job for you.

Fully remote with focus hours in Europe/Africa time zones. Details:


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