Diaspora came to lunch at Mozilla today. Some notes. They gave me a nice shoutout. ;) They’re doing pair-programming and test-driven development this summer, which I think is great. Sounds like they’re getting some great guidance from Pivotal Labs. Very explicitly trying to focus on things everyone can use, rather than something for geeks. Are… Continue reading Notes on Diaspora Talk
The joindiaspora guys, in a generally good response to my questions, conclude by asking: [W]hat would be un-pragmatic about giving four excited dudes who spent their last semester of school thinking about a problem you are “worried-about-but-can’t-deal-with-now,” twenty bucks so they can take an honest crack at solving it? :) Lots of people asked some… Continue reading responding to joindiaspora
So lots of friends were tweeting this morning about Diaspora, a project to raise funds to get a summer’s worth of hacking done on a distributed, Libre social network. A distributed, Libre social network would be a terrific thing to have; I’d love to support it. And I love the eager energy I’m seeing around… Continue reading Questions for the Diaspora
I microblogged (diaspora, identica, twitter) the following statement a few weeks ago: First new year’s resolution, 10 days late: I will use ‘hereditary license’ any time I am tempted to say ‘viral license.’ Surprisingly, this generated quite a few responses (on identica and elsewhere)- some people liked it, but many people had their own alternative… Continue reading The license term smorgasbord: copyleft, share-alike, reciprocal, viral, or hereditary?
My boss has written a blog post that tries to bring together some recent data points from across the privacy spectrum; it is worth a read. I’ve been noting a few (much smaller, more trivial) things myself over the past few days that suggest to me that privacy concerns in general, but facebook-related privacy concerns… Continue reading some data points on facebook