This is a project that I’ve wanted for years, and now it’s here: https://gitenberg.github.io/ Project GITenberg is a Free and Open, Collaborative, Trackable and Scriptable digital library. It leverages the power of the Git version control system and the collaborative potential of Github to make books more open. 40,000 Project Gutenberg books have been uploaded […]
The annual DokuWiki hackfest is on in a month or so. Wish I could go. Will do next year. It’s going to be held in the brilliant-sounding LinuxHotel in Essen, Germany, from Monday 29 July to Sunday 4 August. There’s been a bit of stuff written lately about grumpy meanness and less-than generous interactions in […]
I want to help to write plugins for things. Not these full-blow, stand-alone applications with requirements and scopes that change and change and are never finalised! Far nicer to work on a small part of a bigger application, with a particular goal in mind that can — with time and work — come closer and […]
There’s to be a Wikimedia meetup this weekend; hurrah to that. How better to rekindle (and why did Amazon have to steal that word?!) the passion for helping write and build Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Libraries, Newspapers, Textbooks, and Universities — than drinking beer on a Saturday afternoon?! None! I say, none at all.
I have recently started helping to maintain The Fremantle Society’s website (fremantlesociety.org.au), and it’s reminding me of why I work in IT and of how much I’ve been missing being part of any greater endevour (with people, I mean, and working together for some purpose — as I once did with the Coop, for instance). […]