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FOSS Heartbeat
FOSS Heartbeat analyses the health of a community of contributors. View reports for open source communities below!
floss  freesoftware  community 
november 2016 by pfctdayelise
Changeset Consulting
"short-term project management services for free and open source software projects" by Sumana Harihareswara
opensource  freesoftware  community  business 
november 2015 by pfctdayelise
Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking by Gabriella Coleman
Who are computer hackers? What is free software? And what does the emergence of a community dedicated to the production of free and open source software--and to hacking as a technical, aesthetic, and moral project--reveal about the fraught contemporary politics of intellectual law? Coding Freedom, an ethnographic account of free software development, examines how these hackers are at the forefront of fomenting a vibrant political culture of civil liberties online.
freesoftware  freeculture  geekfeminism  cc-by-nc-nd 
april 2013 by pfctdayelise
Factors Influencing Participant Satisfaction with Free/Libre and Open Source Software Projects
Thesis by (I haven't looked at it yet, but plan to)

"The purpose of this research was to identify factors that affect participants’ satisfaction with their experience of a free/libre open source software (FLOSS) project. [...] The central research question it answered was, What factors influence participant satisfaction with a free/libre and open source application software project? [...] These suggest that being able to be an active participant in a FLOSS project is one factor that should be examined, and therefore the first sub-question this project answers is, What types of contributions do participants make to free/libre and open source software projects? [...] Do the factors that influence satisfaction vary for different types of participation? If so, in what way?"
research  floss  freesoftware  community  geekfeminism 
august 2011 by pfctdayelise
Joseph Reagle
What seems most startling in light of decades of work on bias in technology-related fields is how an imbalance in participation not only persists, but is exacerbated in communities founded upon the liberal values of freedom and openness. Furthermore, this persists in projects like Wikipedia, which need not be overly technical (the focus of earlier literature) but share the liberal values and geeky esprit of the software communities.

This leads me to conclude that it is the values, rhetoric, and dynamics of these communities that play a significant factor in continued bias and imbalance. A founding aphorism of the free software movement was "free as in freedom" to distinguish between that which is free (gratis, as in someone buying you a beer) and freedom (libre, as is in few or no restrictions). So, while "free" may denote freedom, that freedom, so far, has included the ability of one group of participants to alienate another.
geekfeminism  women  freesoftware  freeculture  freedom  feminism  research 
january 2011 by pfctdayelise
Software Freedom Conservancy
Great idea, not sold on the name though.

"The Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. This allows FLOSS developers to focus on what they do best — writing and improving FLOSS for the general public — while Conservancy takes care of the projects' needs that do not relate directly to software development."
freesoftware  nonprofit 
october 2010 by pfctdayelise
The slow death of Dopplr | Technology |
" Fred Destin, a prominent venture capitalist, told the Guardian that the Dopplr deal was a straightforward talent acquisition, and that Dopplr was never that powerful. For Nokia and its vast, mainstream consumer base, there was little incentive in maintaining a niche service."

Except for, you know, the existing users. Is there a Dopplr > TripIt converter? Or better yet, an AGPL alternative?
saas  travel  wheregoodideasgotodie  freeservice  freesoftware 
september 2010 by pfctdayelise
OSS Database Survey
by Selena Deckelmann. may date quickly..
freesoftware  database 
january 2010 by pfctdayelise
Ikiwiki is a wiki compiler. It converts wiki pages into HTML pages suitable for publishing on a website. Ikiwiki stores pages and history in a revision control system such as Subversion or Git. There are many other features, including support for blogging, as well as a large array of plugins.
wiki  freesoftware 
february 2009 by pfctdayelise
Portal — Portal
It doesn't say 'wiki' anywhere, but I *think* this is a platform like FLOSS Manuals.
freesoftware  wiki  books  flossmanuals 
november 2008 by pfctdayelise
SELF Coursebook: Introduction to Free Software | Free Knowledge Institute
The book provides an introduction to the inspiring world of Free Software, covering its main concepts, some of the most successful free software projects, the specifics of their development and the legal basis that free software licenses provide for the protection of users' freedoms. It also contains a large directory of glossary, bibliography and links to help the reader explore deeper into this field.
freesoftware  books 
november 2008 by pfctdayelise
puzzling dot org : planet
A history of Advogato and the Planet feed aggregator software.
freesoftware  feed 
september 2008 by pfctdayelise
Wish list - Autonomous
This is a list of useful software services that would be well-served with Open Service implementations. Some may also be candidates free software P2P implementation.
freeservice  freesoftware  web-based 
august 2008 by pfctdayelise
Producing Open Source Software
Producing Open Source Software is a book about the human side of open source development. It describes how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software.
freesoftware  books  community 
may 2008 by pfctdayelise
WeSay is an Open Source project aimed at providing computer tools to help communities perform several language development activities on their own. It is extremely simple, task oriented, and will be available on hardware that is appropriate to their envir
freesoftware  linguistics 
may 2008 by pfctdayelise
Free Speech... Recognition (Linux, Windows and Mac) -
VoxForge was set up to collect transcribed speech for use with Free and Open Source Speech Recognition Engines (on Linux, Windows and Mac).
freesoftware  linguistics 
may 2008 by pfctdayelise — is a documentation center about Free Knowledge, Free Software and Free Standards
freedom  freesoftware  freeculture 
february 2008 by pfctdayelise

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