non-programmers are an important part of open source projects. non-programmer contributions are valid and useful and not second tier or otherwise less valuable.
it's easy to say programmers are the only value-add when you're fortunate enough to have enough non-programmers that you can take them for granted.
if you take away the feature requests, translations, and general chatter - many OSS projects would have never been more than flawed, narrow use case tech demos.
Academic mansplaining Show more
This is something that the men on this instance need to think through very clearly
We have a lot of very smart and qualified and intelligent men who are often actually teachers on this instance, and so if we're not careful and proactive about thinking on this topic, we might slide into doing this easily
(I'm sure I've done this myself, if I'm honest)
I am a master student of systematic musicology. My areas of interest are music sociology, music and virtuality, technology and embodyment, music psychology, aesthetics and queer studies. I'm interested in how technology changes our everyday lives and how we engage with music. I'm currently working on virtual music communities.
I am at the University of Hamburg, but this semester I am studying as an exchange student at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.
Economics complain; superhero joke Show more
I want Spiderman's superpowers
* Being a poor high school kid and also somehow having an apartment in NYC
* Getting a baby boomer to pay him for photography work, and not just with "exposure"
* Consumes the male immediately after sex for its resources
From August I will come to #Jyväskylä Finnland for an exchange semester. I'm really excited about this.
Academic intellectual property opinion Show more
Make Sci-hub legal
Abolish copyright on academic papers
Then every paper will be open access
Scholars, do (or even can) you use sources you can only access through, say, #scihub?
Master student | University of Hamburg | Systematic Musicology. Interested in many things: music and virtuality, embodiment, technology, gender/queer studies...
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