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Re: [] 4 years

From: Mike Linksvayer
Subject: Re: [] 4 years
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2013 15:51:06 -0800

On a whim,

Thanks to Matt for some tweaks on the WordPress install. I'm an admin
now and can fix anyone's access if needed.


On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Mike Linksvayer <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Deb Nicholson
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I would be willing to write (or collaborate to write) a short bit on "a
>> layperson's guide to what tools have been built and what needs building." I
>> think that piece would be the most impactful if it were accompanied by a
>> more technical update on the most needful bits and how interested &
>> tech-savvy folks could get involved.
> That'd be awesome. I think there are lots of technical and
> non-technical things needed, so it'd be hard to cover all in a single
> piece anyway.
> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 6:32 PM, Hubert Figuière <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Wow, this email was like a wakeup call. I forgot I was subscribed to the
>> list.
> Heh, me too, almost. :)
>> I believe, and FSS is even more relevant than before. In the
>> last 4 years, a lot of things have happened. We have seen vertical web
>> silos getting even more evil, integrated and closed. Things like
>> Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, etc. Between closing API, deleting
>> accounts, kicking people out because their name doesn't fit an
>> unenforceable rule, and violating users privacy, things haven't gotten
>> better.
>> But good things have happened, with various degrees of success:
>> MediaGoblin,, Diaspora, openphoto, BrowseID trying to
>> fullfill the statements or mission of the FSS.
>> Non-withstanding things like OpenStack, Freebom box, that are here to
>> help fullfill the infrastructure needs.
>> All of this happened and grew out of the users needs.
>> I believe maybe it is time to realign the FSS with what is current now.
>> Put in a mission of pushing this border version with
>> information, advocacy, etc. Maybe it is an opportunity to talk to the
>> WebFWD folks at Mozilla[1]. See how to facilitate the development of
>> project, hosting, etc.
>> I am convinced there is a lot of interest.
> Agreed.
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM, Benj. Mako Hill <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I'm down, and I'll do it.
> Excellent.
>>> Secondly, the website is also a bit of an embarrassment.
>>> No link to source, no link to FSS, no link to this list, search
>>> broken. I volunteer to migrate back to wordpress on a VM I'm paying if
>>> nobody else is going to do something about it. How about that, whoever
>>> is currently not managing the site?
>> I agree. The current site isn't working. I filed a series of bugs
>> against the site for most of those issues but the bug tracking system
>> seems to be down. :)
> It is up now. I see your bugs. :)
>> In any case, Matt Lee has been gratiously hosting it since we migrated
>> it away from Word Press because the machine at MIT I was hosting it on
>> was actingly very unreliably and Matt had volunteered to do it
>> instead.
> Yep, I really hate to complain, as everyone hosting bits is doing a
> good deed and has plenty of other stuff to do. Really though this is a
> dilemma for FNS...
> On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 1:08 PM, John Sullivan <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I'm up for it personally, and maybe the FSF can help facilitate this as
>> with the original FSS process.
> Great!
> ...
> It's now a little less than a month till 4 years. All, think about
> what you're going to write and/or announce. I'll put something on the
> wiki tomorrow to organize if nobody beats me to it.
> Mike

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