About this site
The importance of freedom
From the Demand Freedom Video we can see the open source community, while still somewhat valuable to our community, places more effort on business and money than freedom. Here we are.
  • Open Source is fashionable
  • Fauxpen source "evangelists" claim to be leaders (who are they leading... and to where?)
  • Code of Conduct drama and "enforcement"
  • Censorship
  • Fraud
  • Shaming
  • Cancelling
  • Manipulation by "non uploading programmers" - this non uploading needs to be revised to developers only!
Now, more than ever, we need to consider freedoms and the unintended consequences around the software we develop. Myself included - as an AIoT dev using face rec and object rec... We need to consistently consider privacy and human rights implications of the software we dev. In one case, I was assigned a project, wherein after I realized what the intended use case was, I deleted my codebase.
I'm not doing that.... I don't want any part of that.
Stand up for your values. 
Hold your head up. 
Step out of the shadows and stand tall. 
Speak up. 
Find the courage. 
Meet the challenge.

A few things about this site

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Here are a few things about me

I chase Copyright, Trademark and Patent stories and the impact to the victims as well as our culture. Author, Developer. 2000 May Computer Science degree 2002 December Multimedia writing and technical communications degree 2008 May Technology (Information Technology emphasis graphics) graduate degree with post bac certificate completion in technical communications.
In January 1998, I took a computer science course at Arizona State University - this course changed my life. The professor, row, a PhD candidate, taught us not to code... but concepts and about community. We were in slashdot, learned about the DMCA and discussed current events.
In 2 years (2000), I was in Washington D.C. with the LUG members of different groups, protesting the DMCA for the first time. The story is long, but most of my stories are... In 2000, we did not meet many who had even heard of the DMCA...
I was fortunate, #blessed to come up with mentors and peers like Peter Junger, Wendy Seltzer, Dennis Karjala and mingle with Robin Gross, John Gilmore and others.
In 2001 RMS insisted I work on the Digital Speech Project (now Defective by Design) as an advisory committee member and intern at the Free Software Foundation. I wanted to perform technical communications tasks but was told to work on this project instead.
For years, I silently served the community in many ways that include but are not limited to training, development, editing documentation and encouraging community.
I am happy to share all this content in the public domain - so novice... A tripod would have helped...