Archive for February 24th, 2016|Daily archive page

Data ethics (not what you think) – Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose 2016

Strata + Hadoop World is a fairly new event. It takes place 29-31 March this year in San Jose, California. I’m giving a talk there on Big Data and ethics, an updated, complexified version of one I gave at last year’s ApacheCon Big Data, in Budapest. That one was very well received; for this coming event, I’m clarifying the argument and also layering it some. Events have changed, even in the last few months, and the presentation will reflect that, tough the overall gist still holds to the published abstract below.

 

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Conservancy’s Executive Director Testifies in Favor of NYC Free and Open Source Software Acts – Software Freedom Conservancy

The Software Freedom Conservancy provides a non-profit home and services to Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects.

Source: Conservancy’s Executive Director Testifies in Favor of NYC Free and Open Source Software Acts – Software Freedom Conservancy

Wikimedia Foundation’s Timeline of Suffering

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The Wikimedia Foundation has recently suffered from lack of communication with the editing community, poor transparency, and sudden loss of staff members. Some of these issues center around the recent Wikimedia Discovery efforts, some seem to stem from senior leadership. Unrest and discontent has been visible both within the editing community and the Wikimedia Foundation itself.

This timeline has been developed by Molly White (User:GorillaWarfare), and compiled and written with immense help from many other people. It was initially published on 22 February 2016 at 12:05UTC, and will be updated as more events unfold or come to light. It was most recently updated at 14:07 on 24 February. To suggest a change, email me or submit a pull request on Github.

 

A timeline of recent events surrounding the Wikimedia projects