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Simon Phipps
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Grizzled and eclectic geek, campaigning for digital rights.
Grizzled and eclectic geek, campaigning for digital rights.

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St George was a Greek serving in the Roman army who had to leave the country when England left the Empire in favour of the Dark Ages.

Modern England could not have a more appropriate Patron Saint really. Happy St George's Day, everyone.



(Some poetic license may be involved in the above...)

Yes, I'm on Mastodon. webmink@mastodon.cc

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During the SIMP episode (#426) +Simon Phipps mentioned the +Open Source Initiative is hosting a social event in Cambridge MA on Tuesday April 4. The venue has changed; it's now at Meadhall in the Cambridge Center. The newly-minted OSI Board, friends from the FSF and local OSI Members will be there and all are welcome.

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A Development Mentor job is still open for the next couple of weeks at TDF - looking for applicants, part-time / student work also an option, checkout: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2017/03/14/development-mentor/

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Communities only thrive when participants choose to assume good faith in every interaction.

You feel slighted by a comment on a mailing list, or a forum post has failed to be moderated live. How should you react? A recent exchange on a user forum caught my eye, one that’s typical of many user interactions with open source communities. Someone…

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Learn about how LibreOffice's user interface is designed – check out our interview with Heiko Tietze, user experience mentor at The Document Foundation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3eHz3wgCAg

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I invite you to add annotations to this Linux Foundation staff-supplied article, which seems to have escaped from a Black Duck anti-GPL attack piece.



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Here's a job for an experienced open source contributor. Get paid to do what you love!
The Document Foundation is hiring: we're looking for a Development Mentor to assist new contributors with LibreOffice development. If you're a great C++ coder, have experience contributing to free and open source projects, and have excellent communication skills, we'd like to hear from you:

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2017/03/14/development-mentor/

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This is simply tremendous jazz I could listen to all evening.
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