Bits of Freedom
Bits of Freedom

Tinkerer and thinker on everything free and open. Exploring possibilities and engaging with new opportunities to instigate change.

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Working with volunteers

Executive Director's log, star date -655811 Recent discussions led me to research and think a bit about the topic of working with volunteers, an area I also touched upon recently while talking to fellows of the Shuttleworth Foundation. For the FSFE, the concern I have is our ability to give our volunteers the environment they need in whic…

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What is intelligence?

Yesterday, I was approved to join Intertel, an organisation whose website reminds of something from the early 90s. Membership in Intertel is open to anyone who have scored at or above the 99th percentile (top 1%) on a standardized test of intelligence, meaning an IQ of around 135. I've previously been a member of Mensa since many years, w…

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Bootstrapping freedom and openness

Question: Is it legitimate to use proprietary software to further free and open source software? Through this article, I will try to approach this question by taking a look at the history of free software and open educational resources, relating this to what I will refer to as the process of bootstrapping freedom and openness. The history…

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