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Presentation on FreedomBox and Pokemon Go at ActivateTO

On 17 October 2016, I gave a presentation at ActivateTO, a Toronto-based non-profit that hosts a speaker series. It was located at Toronto City Hall which is a very nice venue, very organized with great audio/visual gear (projectors and mics). My presentation included FreedomBox. The topic that night was PokemonRead More

Slides for Open Source, Open Allocation talk given at 2015 Software Freedom Day

I just posted the slides for the talk I did at Software Freedom Day on 19 September 2015. The topic was open source and open allocation and how the two relate and how the future of companies is to mirror the open source development methodology. Open allocation allows workers toRead More

Did a talk at Software Freedom Day in Toronto on “Open Source, Open Allocation”

Click here to see more information about software freedom day in Toronto. The talk was on 19 September 2015. Open allocation: people get to decide what to work on and how. Gives people an opportunity to contribute to strategy, business objectives, etc. It’s bottom-up in terms of organization hierarchy. ClosedRead More

Code Example Automation and My First Open Source Merge

Absorbing Another Project I’m going to merge/take-over the code snippets from angular-snippets.el into angularjs-mode. The easy route was referring people to the website for angular-snippets and letting them choose if they want a bigger library of code snippets for AngularJS to work with. However I realized that the utility ofRead More

HowTo: Setup pressureNET Analysis for Local Development

The pressureNET project is an Android app that collects barometric data. You can download it here. The backend server, pressureNET Analysis, is a Django app that stores the data that is collected by the Android app. The project is free/open source and is licensed under the GNU GPL (General PublicRead More

RE: I want to fork everything

Chris Lloyd has written a nice article about how free/open source software has influenced him to want to “fork everything”. After using and contributing to open-source libraries, I have high expectations: I find myself itching to fork the projects I use every day. Imagine all the little tweaks I couldRead More

About Workplace Anarchy

The blog of Guile co-maintainer, Andy Wingo, has a series of blog posts detailing how the Igalia workers’ co-operative works: no master but that would be anarchy! time for money This is a very interesting subject as there are few workers’ co-operatives in existence…or maybe there are a lot ofRead More

django-registration doesn’t have the best maintenance

I’ve been looking at using the django-registration library at work for one of our projects and initially, I was very very pleased. The project is written by a Django core developer so the code itself is excellent and the documentation is up-to-date and there are many others using it soRead More

HowTo: Set up a Page to Promote Your Organization’s Free/Open Source Contributions

HowTo: Set up a Page to Promote Your Organization’s Free/Open Source Contributions How do you get others to acknowledge your organization’s contributions in the free/open source ecosystem? How do you earn a reputation for using and developing high-quality software? The first step is to set up a simple web page listing yourRead More