Four short links: 23 August 2018
Visualizing Toxicity, Rubrics, Mozilla Fellows, and Open Source
- Visualizing Toxicity in Twitter Conversations — The project started with an initial design discussion in which we all agreed it would be cool to somehow visualize Twitter conversations as natural-looking trees, where replies form branches and the more toxic the reply, the more withered the branch would look. At this point, I had no idea how I’d even approach rendering a withered tree, but it sounded like a fun experiment, so I said I’d look into it and do my best.
- Rubrics for Engineering Role — I love rubrics and ladders, and this combination would make me very happy.
- Mozilla’s New Openness, Science, and Tech Policy Fellows — interesting mix of projects and people.
- The Commons Clause Will Destroy Open Source — the Commons Clause doesn’t present a solution for supporting open source software. It presents a framework for turning open source software into proprietary software. My take: open source is most valuable when it’s free. Limiting freedom (including freedom to sell) limits the usefulness of the software. Create more value than you capture!