- When another person is talking, I'm sometimes just waiting for them to finish so I can say the thing I'm thinking. But when *I'm* talking, I know that other people are listening carefully, hearing everything before thinking about how to reply. Pretty sure that's the case. Yep.
- Delighted to help the enchanted mineral Feldspar try to save humanity on "Help Me Help You" podcast: http://helpmehelpyou.libsyn.com/propoganda-with-karl-fogel
- Just donated to the Software Freedom Conservancy during their match -- every dollar doubled! If you were waiting, now is definitely the time. https://sfconservancy.org/news/2017/nov/28/largest-match/
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- The @CloudFlare blog is consistently the best corporate blog I read in tech. (I get no reward for saying so and am not a customer, FWIW; this is a genuine spontaneous sentiment :-) ). Take yesterday's post, for example: https://blog.cloudflare.com/the-new-ddos-landscape/
- Just read https://www.datacamp.com/community/blog/data-science-software-engineering by @gvwilson -- now I might have to readjust my mind. TL;DR: software engineering problems we thought were hard to solve aren't so hard, if we just use the data. Highly recommended!
- What @steveloughran said: http://steveloughran.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/my-policy-on-open-source-surveys-ask.html
- Wow, so I guess this really is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's first visit to the Encryption Store... https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/11/doj-strong-encryption-that-we-dont-have-access-to-is-unreasonable/
- What you need to know about the Conservancy / SFLC trademark dispute (and the context around it): http://www.rants.org/2017/11/conservancy_sflc_dispute/
>> Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠):
“> FSSN is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to Free and Open Source (FOSS) projects.
Yes, but the catch is that you don't get to merely claim that status on your own. The Internal Revenue Service has to grant you that status and can also revoke it. In searching Publication 78's successor (Exempt Organization Select Check) which is a list of all such 501(c)(3) organizations that can receive donations, I can't find it under that name. See: https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/search-for-charities
I also searched the NYS charities bureau. They've never heard of it either. For a group that says they file regularly with the Attorney General of New York, it is strange to find they've never filed there under that name.
This only matters since FSSN figures into one of the press releases by the Software Freedom Law Center as an alternative to the Conservancy.
- My life's ambition: to commit an evil so magnificent as to be worthy of a takedown article in the @NewYorker (like @praddenkeefe's https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/30/the-family-that-built-an-empire-of-pain).
- Hey @ChicagosMayor @ChicagoDOT, the Red Light Cameral Settlement page https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/sites/settlement/home.html says "Claims cannot be submitted until October 16, 2017". Well, it's now Oct 18th. Why can I still not submit my claim?