Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Open Source and Free Culture

13 Apr 2021, 16:16 p.m.

Trying to Notice What's Missing

I'm ploughing through some open source project email threads and thinking: In 2010, people got together in Berlin for a Wikimedia developers' meeting .... and then a bunch of them hung around a lot longer …

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26 Mar 2021, 16:44 p.m.

Not The First Time We Tried (FSF, GNU, RMS, etc.)

Here's the open letter in which thousands of people and several organizations ask for major changes at the Free Software Foundation and GNU in light of the FSF's recent and extremely frustrating choices. I haven't …

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22 Mar 2021, 21:09 p.m.

A Spec For A Sandboxed Open Source Project Environment

I'm writing a book on maintaining legacy open source projects to help teach people vital skills. Right now, as far as I know, there's no textbook or course you can work through to learn skills …

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16 Mar 2021, 20:18 p.m.

MozFest 2021 Followup: Apply for Grants To Fund Open Source Work

This session was in two parts: a fifteen-minute video (a remix of the session I delivered at PyOhio, with five additional minutes of material) a one-hour discussion The additional material in the MozFest video (slides, …

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12 Mar 2021, 15:25 p.m.

MozFest 2021 Followup: How To Get A Project Unstuck

This one-hour discussion session covered some of the same material as my Linux.Conf.Au 2021 lecture, on "How To Get A Project Unstuck -- And Fixing The Skill Gaps That Got Us Here" (outline and links; …

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08 Mar 2021, 14:56 p.m.

Upcoming Talks in March and April

I'm planning to deliver four talks or sessions in the next several weeks. MozFest 2021 (online, has already begun): one session tomorrow and one day after tomorrow! "How To Get A Project Unstuck" (discussion, 2021-03-09 …

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10 Feb 2021, 11:08 a.m.

New Wikimedia Code of Conduct

Just about ten years ago, I started a gig at the Wikimedia Foundation managing its open source volunteer stuff. I broached the topic of a tech conference anti-harassment policy with the higher-ups - as I …

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08 Feb 2021, 10:42 a.m.

Request: Advice on Working Well With Neuroatypical People in Open Source

I am writing a book about managing legacy open source software projects, and I'd like to include a chapter on supporting neuroatypical people. The goal of the chapter would be to demystify several neuroatypicalities and …

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27 Jan 2021, 7:01 a.m.

Gaps in Existing Guidance on Open Source & Software Management

I'm working on a book proposal for the full-length book version of Getting Unstuck: Advice for Open Source Projects (38-page sampler available now for free download when you subscribe to Changeset Consulting's email newsletter (1-10 …

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24 Jan 2021, 17:21 p.m.

Outline and Links for "How To Get A Project Unstuck" LCA Talk

Here's a brief outline, and relevant links, for the talk I'm about to give at Linux.Conf.Au: "How To Get A Project Unstuck -- And Fixing The Skill Gaps That Got Us Here". I am not …

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