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Welcome - The Data Journalism Handbook
The Data Journalism Handbook was born at a 48 hour workshop at MozFest 2011 in London. It subsequently spilled over into an international, collaborative effort involving dozens of data journalism’s leading advocates and best practitioners.
books  cc-by-sa  freedom  freeculture  free  opengovernance  openaccess  journalism  data 
may 2012 by pfctdayelise
Joseph Reagle
What seems most startling in light of decades of work on bias in technology-related fields is how an imbalance in participation not only persists, but is exacerbated in communities founded upon the liberal values of freedom and openness. Furthermore, this persists in projects like Wikipedia, which need not be overly technical (the focus of earlier literature) but share the liberal values and geeky esprit of the software communities.

This leads me to conclude that it is the values, rhetoric, and dynamics of these communities that play a significant factor in continued bias and imbalance. A founding aphorism of the free software movement was "free as in freedom" to distinguish between that which is free (gratis, as in someone buying you a beer) and freedom (libre, as is in few or no restrictions). So, while "free" may denote freedom, that freedom, so far, has included the ability of one group of participants to alienate another.
geekfeminism  women  freesoftware  freeculture  freedom  feminism  research 
january 2011 by pfctdayelise
ASCII by Jason Scott / Yahoo!locaust
I am, frankly, a mixture of disappointed and sad that after Yahoo! shut down Geocities, Briefcase, Content Match, Mash, [...5...], Yahoo! Podcasts, Yahoo! Music Store, Yahoo Photos, Yahoo! Design, Yahoo Auctions, Farechase, Yahoo Kickstart, MyWeb, WebJay, Yahoo! Directory France, Yahoo! Directory Spain, Yahoo! Directory Germany, Yahoo! Directory Italy, the enterprise business division, Inktomi, SpotM, Maven Networks, Direct Media Exchange, The All Seeing Eye, Yahoo! Tech, Paid Inclusion, Brickhouse, PayDirect, SearchMonkey, and Yahoo! Go!… there are still people out there going “Well, Yahoo certainly will never shut down Flickr, because _______________” where ______ is the sound of donkeys.

What, because they take your money? Because they’re so big? Because so many people use it and like it? Because it works well? Because it would make Yahoo! look bad? Go ahead, give me some more reasons. Flickr allows you great ability to export all your data. Get used to using it regularly.
flickr  web  opensource  essays  freedom 
january 2011 by pfctdayelise
Libre.org — Libre.org
Libre.org is a documentation center about Free Knowledge, Free Software and Free Standards
freedom  freesoftware  freeculture 
february 2008 by pfctdayelise

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