The "non-commercial" (NC) option in the Creative Commons suite of licenses introduces more confusion than it eliminates. I wrote a short essay to sum up the main problem, as I see it. This core problem can get lost in discussion of more technical issues. I'm hoping this short statement will be useful to share with well-intentioned copyright owners considering NC. But this "first draft" could probably use your edits or comments! freedomdefined.org/The_non-com

Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”

-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:

write.as/eloquence/why-mastodo

The "non-commercial" (NC) option in the Creative Commons suite of licenses introduces more confusion than it eliminates. I wrote a short essay to sum up the main problem, as I see it. This core problem can get lost in discussion of more technical issues. I'm hoping this short statement will be useful to share with well-intentioned copyright owners considering NC. But this "first draft" could probably use your edits or comments! freedomdefined.org/The_non-com

Collaboration is critical to success. We can accomplish big things when we work together. While Wikipedia's content is great, its most useful lessons on effective collaboration lie in the site's 20 year evolution. That's what I explore in my essay, “Trusting Everybody to Work Together,” for a forthcoming book celebrating Wikipedia’s 20th anniversary. The Signpost published it, as a preview for the book: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedi

#Wikisource ha 16 anni! Festeggia il compleanno della #biblioteca libera rileggendo i testi selezionati dalla comunità di utenti attivi sul progetto: potrai aggiudicarti uno dei buoni acquisto messi in palio da Wikimedia Italia! ➡️ it.wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisou 📸 Archives New Zealand

My review of the WikiCite 2018 conference -- focusing mostly on the Newspapers on Wikipedia campaign. Lots of good stuff going on! wikistrategies.net/wikicite-no

@paulonabike Welcome to Mastodon, glad you're giving it a shot! Takes a little while to get situated, I recommend taking some time to seek out people to follow. (Might look at who I'm following, or anybody else you know, to get started.) Let me know if I can help.

#FollowFriday @switchingsocial for constantly great information about freedom-respecting alternatives and stop-gaps to surveillance capitalism as well as great Follow Fridays :)

Here's a short video about the value of having a Wikipedia article about a local newspaper, and how librarians can improve relevant digital literacy efforts. youtube.com/watch?v=G7Xez8sAxl

Linlap.info

*Linux Laptop Wiki [Rebooted]*

The aim of the website is to provide a central wiki to post experiences with Linux on the model of laptop / notebook you're using.

Linlap.info is an attempt to 'reboot' the abandoned and spammed linlap dot com which is now unusable.

Please consider participating on building a new "HQ" sending in your model / experiences!

Any help appreciated!

linlap.info/

don [at] linlap.info

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#Linlap #Linux #laptops #compatibility #info #wiki

From Katherine Maher, director of Wikimedia Foundation, an impressive, accessible, succinct synthesis of many important issues around Wikipedia, implicit bias, relations to traditional media & institutions, and algorithms. Highly recommended.
wikimediafoundation.org/2018/1

"GM captured minuted details such as station selection, volume level, and ZIP codes of vehicle owners, and then used the car’s built-in Wi-Fi signal to upload the data to its servers. The goal was to determine the relationship between what drivers listen to and what they buy and then turn around and sell the data to advertisers and radio operators."

theverge.com/2018/10/17/179900

Response from a Twitter friend on the need to "toot":
twitter.com/clairedloon/status
(And, hmmm...no way to download or find link to the original GIF? How annoying.)

@maiki@mastodon.sdf.org Nice to find you here, by the way! Hope all is well with you.

"Unpacking Wikipedia’s Lessons for Journalism" -- I submitted a 3-part project proposal to the AI Ethics Challenge. Inspired by @mackiwg's advocacy for open philanthropy, here is my proposal, licensed CC-BY 4.0. wikistrategies.net/proposal-fo

I'd be pleased to hear from anybody looking to work in this area.

I'm pleased to join @downes for a chat as part of his E-Learning 3.0 MOOC, to discuss what I've learned about community through my work (primarily, through Wikipedia and WikiProjects). Date and time TBA. Thanks @mackiwg for facilitating the intro!

Stigmergy (n): The effects of one action stimulate the next action, by the same or another agent. Great word describing much of what happens in Wikipedia, where discussion is secondary to interaction. Thank you @Downes for sharing this term with me. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stigmerg

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