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Louis Suárez-Potts
Works at Age of Peers, Inc.
Attended University of California, Berkeley (PhD)
Lived in Toronto
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An alert from James Love of KEIonline.org, TPP language made visible by NZ, and it’s not good, especially as it applies to “mass-market” software. Article 14.17: Source Code 1. No Party shall require the transfer of, or access to, source code of software…
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Under Canada’s current regime, the copyright on myriad Canadian works – such as the ground-breaking theories of Marshall McLuhan and the novels of Gabrielle Roy and Hubert Aquin – will lift in the coming two decades. Extending the copyright would come at…
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“Members of the public are invited to provide feedback on the draft Strategic Plan at any time before or after it goes into effect.” via Strategic Plan 2016-2020 Public Draft: Positioning the United States Copyright Office for the Future | U.S. Copyright…
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Open Access is important. From the publisher blurb: From The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series Open Access By Peter Suber Overview The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage…
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via AGENDA | Stockholm Internet Forum. The agenda is interesting—but so are the links. A simple question could be (awkwardly) phrased along the lines of, “Is global development imagined through the prism of the Internet seen more as an opportunity for…
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The quote below from Apple’s Phil Schiller is to the point and captures one important reason why a) Apple continues to succeed in the consciousness of consumers and businesses, and b) it’s competitors–the obvious ones, not Google–flounder. (Like all…
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What is Nesma? Your starting point for software measurement and software metrics Welcome to the new Nesma website. This website is your starting point for software measurement, software metrics and the way these can help you to become more successful. via…
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“MM: It’s not that Steve Jobs was not a genius—of course he was! But the problem is that the narrative we tell around entrepreneurs like him, Bill Gates or Elon Musk is so unbalanced. We pretend that government at best was important for some…
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via The biggest hurricane ever recorded is about to strike Mexico – Quartz. The last time Mexico was slammed by hurricane …. remember? Anyone? It wasn’t that long ago and it really affected a lot of people. This one, Patricia, is worse. It’s bigger,…
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via France’s citizens vote in favour of open source | Joinup.
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via Rebecca Tushnet’s 43(B)log: CFP 2015: Internet content blocking by the ITC. Makes for interesting (and galvanising) reading. Conference URL: http://goo.gl/yFKIOu
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My friend Mekki posed this problem. I probably know someone who can suggest a faster solution than he is using now--and I also probably know some who could come up with a creative (that is, unexpected) approach. It might be useful to have a clearer sense of what Mekki wants as a final outcome, besides what he has described already.
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Work
Occupation
Community Strategist: Strategist and manager for open collaborative networks
Skills
Community strategy, formation and development; open source licensing, structure, marketing; public policy, and ICT4D
Employment
  • Age of Peers, Inc.
    Co-Founder, Community Strategist, 2011 - present
  • Open Models Valuation Company
    Board Member, Community Strategist, 2011 - present
  • Apache OpenOffice
    Project Management Committee (formerly Community Manager and more with OpenOffice.org), 2000 - present
  • Oracle Corporation
    Community, Product Manager, 2010 - 2011
  • Sun Microsystems
    Community Development Manager, 2007 - 2011
  • CollabNet
    Content Manager, Editor, Community Manager, Community Consultant, 2000 - 2007
  • eLuxury.com
    Chief Copy Writer (eCommerce), 1999 - 2000
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Toronto - Spain - Mexico, D.F., Mexico - Paris, France - San Francisco, CA, USA - London, UK - Sydney, NSW, Australia - New York City, NY, USA - Los Angeles, CA, USA - Berkeley, CA, USA - Oakland, CA, USA - San Diego, CA, USA - Toronto, ON, Canada
Story
Tagline
Let be be finale of seem.
Introduction
I came across Stevens in Australia. We'd just moved there, from California, I was 10 and had already gone to more than a dozen schools and skipped many grades--and then unskipped them. Each move introduced me to new things I loved learning but which proved utterly worthless. One was Wallace Stevens. Collaroy, in Sydney, had a great library for a school its size and when I came across the collection of Stevens' poems I found them hilariously incomprehensible. But also galvanizing. As a game of defiance, I suppose, I copied the first line of each poem in the collection and randomly composited these lines into a new poem. Could anyone tell the composited from the composed?

Then years later, after a dozen more schools and yet more grades skipped and unskipped, I found myself in graduate school at UC Berkeley writing a 60 page research paper on Stevens. And he remains one of my favorite poets. 


Call the roller of big cigars,
The muscular one, and bid him whip
In kitchen cups concupiscent curds.
Let the wenches dawdle in such dress
As they are used to wear, and let the boys
Bring flowers in last month’s newspapers.
Let be be finale of seem.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.

Take from the dresser of deal,
Lacking the three glass knobs, that sheet
On which she embroidered fantails once
And spread it so as to cover her face.
If her horny feet protrude, they come
To show how cold she is, and dumb.
Let the lamp affix its beam.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.
Bragging rights
Isn't that for mom?
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley (PhD)
    English (American Culture), 1900 - 1999
    Berkeley's program was comprehensive, and coursework ranged from Chaucer to the present. My dissertation study included classic literary figures of the late 19th c.--James, Twain, London--and also less studies writers, most of whom were not literary at all, they were social scientists or journalists. I also started out in Rhetoric, and took all the historical and theoretical courses on the subject, also at Berkeley.
  • Columbia University MFA
    ABD
    Fiction and non-fiction writing. I left in righteous annoyance (now seen as adolescent) and so never submitted my thesis.
  • University of California, Berkeley
    English; Cognitive Science (unofficial)
    I had taken a huge number of disparate courses but settled finally on English and unofficially minored in cog. sci. Berkeley has no official minors, so this just means I took a lot of courses in the subject but not enough to double major. In English, I did two (arguably three) thesis, on Shakespeare, Irony, and for my honor's, H. James and naturalism.
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