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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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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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All the talks about LibreOffice at this year's FOSDEM are now available online.

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Here's what +Landeshauptstadt München should be evaluating instead of trashing a load of public money with Microsoft-loving consultants.

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There's a vote tomorrow in +Landeshauptstadt München​ to scrap a decade of investment at huge cost when even the report from Microsoft's partner said open source software is not the problem. Is it about the best technical solution or a trade for Microsoft moving offices to the city? I think we need more information.

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You can't create much better governance than Apache, but even they occasionally get gamed by corporate players. My latest Patreon-backed article looks at some cases I know well and draws four lessons from it.

Huge thanks to my Patreon backers! 
Even the finest governance rules can be gamed. Here are some lessons learned from Apache.

The Apache Software Foundation offers an exemplar of large-scale open source governance. Even with those supreme qualities, things can still go wrong. Apache offers some of the best protections for open source contributors but its mature rules can be…

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No wonder the Internet Archive decided to make a backup outside the USA.
Internet Archive’s Trump Archive launches today, provides key source for fact checking and accountability

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Merry Christmas from The Document Foundation! Here's a card for you...
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