This week wraps up my training in the Mozilla Open Leaders initiative. It’s been an amazing, very intense 14 weeks of learning, all in support of the team in the cross-project CMS privacy group.
The web can no longer be a career choice for people who want to work in a field where there are no obligations, no ethics, no rules, and no constraints.
Open source projects can use our influence to shape the laws and policies which impact our work, and we can do so while defending ourselves, and each other, from the unintentional consequences of project misuse.
I've worked to amend the WordPress.org plugin guidelines so that plugins can no longer claim to make a site legally compliant in any regulatory requirement.
To me, we have already achieved something I would not have imagined a year ago today: it is possible for developers and coders across a range of ages, levels of experience, employment scenarios, and political stances to realise that we have more in common than that which divides us.
I truly believe that once everyone is willing to examine their own behavior, take responsibility for it, and commit to a different way forward, the bridge will begin to build itself.
IWDRO, a private for-profit business under peculiar ownership, has illegally claimed to be the official regulator of the web design and development fields.
In this week’s column for AccountingWeb I rode my favourite hobby horse: the exclusion of the digital economy from UK official statistics due to woefully outdated taxonomies. Previous rants are available.
There was a bit of chatter yesterday regarding yet another dubious outfit, promoting itself as an “official” web design and development industry body, phoning around looking for membership signups. This organisation, and the people behind it, have history, and not in a good way. If these people showed up at a networking event, you would think less of the networking group. They’re that kind of outfit. On a comment thread about this particular organisation, one […]