Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Tag
Open Source and Free Culture

15 Jun 2020, 16:17 p.m.

Hosted Alternatives To Proprietary Monopolistic Services

Videoconfencing: Jitsi is free, open source, and you don't need to download anything -- it just works in the web browser. You can use their public instance for free. May First is hosting a Jitsi …

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04 May 2020, 12:01 p.m.

"Yes, Minister", Chesterton's Fence, And Wasteful Caution

Just now I was in a pretty grumpy mood and it threatened to spiral further. I decided to give myself a break, got a snack and the rest of my morning tea, set a timer, …

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27 Apr 2020, 18:00 p.m.

Remote Sprint Tips

Every year, many developers of Python (the language itself, not just stuff written in Python) get together for a sprint. This year it will probably be virtual. How should that work? I offered to share …

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10 Feb 2020, 16:42 p.m.

Help Tell People About Outreachy

I'd like for you to consider doing something for me. Think about the people in your circles. Your cousins, your neighbors, your friends' kids. Do you know anyone who is trying to figure out how …

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06 Feb 2020, 9:27 a.m.

My First Exascale Computing Project Annual Meeting

Some interesting things about attending the Exascale Computing Project Annual Meeting for the first time, and stuff I have learned here so far! [Edited 1:10pm CT to add: By the way, here is a contextual …

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29 Jan 2020, 11:12 a.m.

MOSS Video, BSSw Honorable Mention, and The Maintainership Book I Am Writing

Video Mozilla interviewed me about the Python Package Index (PyPI), a USD$170,000 Mozilla Open Source Support award I helped the Python Software Foundation get in 2017, and how we used that money to revamp PyPI …

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04 Dec 2019, 15:46 p.m.

Some More Grants for Open Source Work

This is a followup to my 2014 post on grants you could apply for. Several foundations and funders are seeking applicants who are working on free and open source software projects. I am listing a …

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12 Nov 2019, 17:25 p.m.

My New Title, Improving pip, Availability For Work, And SSL (No, The Other One)

A few professional announcements. Seeking developers for paid contract on pip; apply by Nov. 22 One is that I helped the Packaging Working Group of the Python Software Foundation get funding for a long-needed improvement …

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26 Sep 2019, 7:36 a.m.

Cambrian explosion of discussions about the future of software freedom

In 2009, Dreamwidth user rydra-wong did the great favor of making link roundups to help people keep track of a distributed conversation happening on lots of people's blogs about a current controversy. I'd love for …

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22 Sep 2019, 14:03 p.m.

Futureproofing Your Python Tools

The people who maintain Python and key Python platforms want to help you protect the code you write and depend on. If you write software in Python, or depend on something that's in Python, this …

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