Collecting free software challenges & practices #20

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I would like to dedicate this discussion to collecting resources that highlight some of the challenges that we want to address in our Social Coding initiative.

Everyone please add links to this thread. Detailed discussion on a particular challenge should be avoided, or this threads gets too long.

I would like to dedicate this discussion to collecting resources that highlight some of the challenges that we want to address in our Social Coding initiative. Everyone please add links to this thread. **Detailed discussion on a particular challenge should be avoided**, or this threads gets too long.
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Is It Even Worth Working On FOSS Anymore?

By Gavin Howard, a free software developer, who mentions a lot of the big issues FOSS faces and wonders whether there are real solutions to them.

The Hacker News discussion comes with many additional anecdotes, tips and insights.

### [Is It Even Worth Working On FOSS Anymore?](https://gavinhoward.com/2021/12/is-it-even-worth-working-on-foss-anymore/) By Gavin Howard, a free software developer, who mentions a lot of the big issues FOSS faces and wonders whether there are real solutions to them. The [Hacker News discussion](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29671325) comes with many additional anecdotes, tips and insights.
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Something that Howard addresses here is interesting too:

The Software Industry Is Broken

The lack of an incentive for developers to create bug-free, non-exploitative software.

Something that Howard addresses here is interesting too: ### [The Software Industry Is Broken](https://gavinhoward.com/2020/08/the-software-industry-is-broken/) The lack of an incentive for developers to create bug-free, non-exploitative software.
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I started the Humane Tech Community, and though it is not as active as it used to be, I see the forum as a great archive of input to process. Not a challenge, but just a random example of useful stuff:

41 Key Questions To Ask About Our Technology

I started the Humane Tech Community, and though it is not as active as it used to be, I see the forum as a great archive of input to process. Not a challenge, but just a random example of useful stuff: ### [41 Key Questions To Ask About Our Technology](https://community.humanetech.com/t/michael-sacasas-41-key-questions-to-ask-about-our-technology/5257)
circlebuilder changed title from Collecting free software challenges to Collecting free software challenges & practices 8 months ago
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On the Merveilles Town mastodon server they have a great best-practice as part of their great Code of Conduct, by Devine Lu Linvega under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0:

A cheat sheet on Discourse

Starting with the Three Gates of Speech:

  1. At the first gate, ask yourself, is it true.
  2. At the second gate ask, is it necessary.
  3. At the third gate ask, is it kind.
On the [Merveilles Town](https://merveilles.town) mastodon server they have a great best-practice as part of their great Code of Conduct, by [Devine Lu Linvega](https://merveilles.town/@neauoire) under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0: ### [A cheat sheet on Discourse](https://wiki.xxiivv.com/site/discourse.html) Starting with the Three Gates of Speech: 1. At the first gate, ask yourself, is it true. 2. At the second gate ask, is it necessary. 3. At the third gate ask, is it kind.
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