1. Summarizing “hacker legal education” crisply and cleanly

    James Grimmelman is a better writer than I am. I already knew this, but in this commentary on Biella Coleman’s (excellent) Coding Freedom, he captures something I have struggled to express for years in two crisp, clean sentences: Hacker legal education, with its roots in programming, is strong on formal precision and textual exegesis. But…

  2. Thoughts on the CC Summit

    I was lucky enough to attend the Creative Commons Global Summit in Buenos Aires last week, including the pre-conference session on copyright reform. Like Wikimania, there is simply too much here to summarize in coherent chunks, so here are my motes and thoughts during my return flight: Maira Sutton of EFF summed up my strongest…

  3. Final(?) Wikimania 2013 idea and notes dump

    More random, more-or-less stream-of-(un)consciousness notes on the last few days of Wikimania: The cab driver who got me to the airport had (at least) five cellphones. Two were mounted on each side of the steering wheel, and then a fifth appeared from somewhere else half-way through our drive to the airport. Two were Android(-ish?) smartphones,…

  4. Wikimania, Day 3

    Soooo much. As with the first two days, these are fragmentary notes as much for my benefit as for anyone else’s, so take with bullet points of salt: The lion dance in the opening ceremony was exactly as advertised – a good way to wake up. It was nice to hear the French issue called…

  5. Random notes on Wikimania, Day 2

    I’m pretty sure this is a cold, not jet lag. Not sure which would be better/worse. More notes: Continue to hear Wikidata licensing concerns; need to work on communicating about that. Multimedia round-table is well-attended (to the point of people sitting on the floor), even as someone points out that the day when “multimedia” was…

  6. Notes on day 1 of my first Wikimania

    Collected bullet points from day 1 of my first Wikimania: Hong Kong is intense. I am used to, and like, big cities, but HK feels like a scale different even from, say, Cairo, New York, Delhi, or Bangalore. Had great fun last night walking around with a few friends, ended up at Temple Spice Crab…