Open source is not about social justice

In address on July 6, 2017 at 11:10

I just came across a blog post by Coraline Ada Ehmke on the potential drawbacks of seeking meritocracy in open source projects. Besides the main argument, a rhetorical question drew my attention:

why is it that we can proudly refuse to use software created by corporations whose often aggressive business policies we disagree with, but continue to adopt software written by sexists, racists, homophobes, transphobes? What makes these people immune?

There’s a quite erroneous assumption underlying this question. Open source is not about morality, nor social justice.

I kept my shoes on through security!

In witness on December 26, 2016 at 22:01

Let it be said: the TSA security protocol is a joke. I witnessed this first hand.

Movie notes

In memory on November 13, 2016 at 14:27

Watched the War Boys last night. This movie had some sweet lines.

George with his little sister:

There’s something that happened to me last night.
I was walking down a street that I knew very well. I didn’t have to look where I was going.
And also I found myself somewhere I .. have never been before.
And I feel I’ve been there my whole life.
And I wasn’t afraid any more.

… and what happened when you got there?

Well, I… I kissed my best friend. David. On the mouth! [laugh]

… are you going to kiss David again?

I don’t know! Maybe…

David to his Father:

George knows who I am.
Do you know what that feels like?
To have someone who looks at you and knows who you are, what you want?
It’s like… waking up, over and over again.