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Gil Yehuda and I collaborated on a post about #opensource #security and #policy. This post came after an excellent conversation about the economic disincentives that policies and regulations can have on open source security.

Together we formulated this to highlight important differences in open source that must factor into subsequent conversations.

"An Empirical Study on Software Bill of Materials: Where We Stand and the Road Ahead" by Boming Xia et al.

I wanted to write a text to summarize my thoughts on how open software and shared protocols combined with federated and distributed services can contribute to the development of digital public spaces. But to get there, I first needed to give my view of the digital public space in the age of platforms. So I offer that text first, to come back later with the next more forward-looking text.

#democracy #platforms #publicspaces #publicinfrastructure

"How should #OpenSource software development be funded? One of the crucial difficulties in the open source model seems to be just how all that programmer time will be paid for."

#FreeSoftware #FOSS #FLOSS #Sustainability


Christmas comes three days early! A new Ph.D. project granted by the Swedish Transport Administration focused on how municipalities and counties can share and collaborate on data with their suppliers to enable more efficient freight transports with less fossil-based emissions. In collaboration with Per Runeson from Lunds University.

We may never be able to match the incredible achievements of #JohnMastodon, but the European Union still plays its part!

We are proud funders of Mastodon through the Next Generation Internet initiative (@EC_NGI).

Trust based.

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If you ever wanted to learn more about my home town of Malmö, Sweden, here's an opportunity provided by John Oliver on how we manage trash (this was news to me!) -

Did you know OSPOs are spreading in the public sector? Swedens Agency for Digital Government DIGG is one in this progressive movement of PAs establing organizational support functions for open source in government.

Open source is ”Free as in puppy.” according to Brian Behlendorf during . You have to give it a home, nurture it, etcetera.

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Fortsätter mitt "helg- och passion-project" där jag skapar en kollaborativ och mer lättillgänglig version av MSB:s metodstöd för informationssäkerhet.

I senaste commit:en har jag omarbetat delen som avser omvärldsanalys.

Kolla gärna in den!

Here's a neat #Mastodon trick I just discovered:

You can access an RSS feed of any user's posts simply by adding .rss onto the end of their profile URL — so, for instance:

You can then use that link to follow all of that person's posts in Feedly, Feedbin, or any other RSS reading service.

Heck, you can even do it directly in #Chrome, if you want!

If you follow me for the work I do around open source sustainability, you should catch the Fireside Chat I did with Abigail Cabunoc Mayes for #GitHubUniverse

It's a great conversation, and I unpack a lot of my thinking in the discussion.

Blog post to follow, specifically about how we use GitHub Sponsors to specifically sponsor people, not projects.

If you are a software engineering researcher please follow
(@seresearchers) to join a group service on SE.

To post to the service you need to tag the group handle. The messages should reach all the followers. It's been a bit shaky lately, but appears to work just fine now.

Thanks to @xLeitix for setting this up.

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Innersource enthusiasts, here's your call!
Join us for the InnerSource Summit next week (16th & 17th), the world's leading gathering of InnerSource practitioners. The event will be online and open to everyone, so don't forget to register!


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The Foundation for Public Code is a non-profit organization that helps public organizations collectively develop and maintain public code. This results in higher quality services for the public that are more cost effective, with less risk and more local control.

We define #publiccode as #opensource software developed by public organizations, together with the policy and guidance needed for reuse.

FOSDEM has released the devrooms for 2023. Hopefully attending physically this year. The Sovereign Cloud, and Public Code and Digital Public Goods rooms will probably get the most of my attention :)

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