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Social Network Wishlist

All I want for 2015 is a Free/Open Source Software social network which is: easy to register on (no reCaptcha disability-discriminator or similar, a simple openID, activation emails that actually arrive); has an email help address or online support or … Continue reading

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Software in the Public Interest August 2011 – and election results

The SPI election results have been declared. Jimmy Kaplowitz, Clint Adams and Robert Brockway were elected to the SPI board. There were 75 voters, which is 16% turnout, up from the 13% in the last contested election, in 2009. The … Continue reading

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Co-operatives Fortnight and Congress 2011 (#coops14 and #cc11)

It’s Co-operatives Fortnight until 9 July and our co-op is supporting many events: This afternoon (Wednesday 29 June), we’ll be at Co-operative lending and ethical investment in Bristol; Tomorrow, we’ll be at a Co-operative Business Breakfast in Glastonbury; Next Friday, … Continue reading

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Re: Cyberunions Podcast: Building links with the Co-operative Movement

John Atherton sent me a link to cyberunions discussing open-source and worker co-ops. In general, it’s a very good show and worth a listen by anyone from the union movement, in my opinion. It’s available in Ogg as well as … Continue reading

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Software in the Public Interest June 2011

Software in the Public Interest is one of the oldest and best non-profit associations (and not a foundation!) that supports free and open source software development and it will hold a public board of directors meeting on Wednesday at 20:30 … Continue reading

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Top 10 Benefits of Mailing List Software

Particularly around local government, but also some not-for-profits and universities, I’m trying to persuade people to stop using huge Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) lists that they keep in their address book and switch over to using mailing list manager software. … Continue reading

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#Debian and #KohaILS Conference Planning

This seems an active time for conference planning in two of the projects I like: KohaCon11 is being planned for Thane, India. Registrations are open and I’m helping to admin the conference system (OCS). If you’d like to talk, submissions … Continue reading

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SPI March 2011

Software in the Public Interest, the contributor-led not-for-profit corporation that supports debian GNU/Linux, OpenVAS, OpenOffice.org and an ‘ole load of other free software projects meets tonight (Wednesday 9th) at 20:30 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org. The agenda has been published … Continue reading

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The co-operative difference

I’ve been a bit quiet on this blog and it’s mainly been because our co-op is busy, with the annual reports and tax returns to do as well as an increasing amount of client work. It seems that we’re not … Continue reading

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Audio Processing Tips for ffmpeg

I did some sound file mangling earlier this week. I’ve been using the Bambuser app for Symbian recently to capture some recordings. If you tell their site your User-Agent is a mobile browser, it’ll work OK with free software – … Continue reading

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