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Décès de Marion Créhange, première personne à avoir fait une thèse en informatique en France (!), qui racontait son parcous ici :

La construction d'un campus accueillant sur le plateau de @Palaiseau91 démarre fort. Commencer par menacer les gens qui oseraient jouer au ballon ou faire du roller de poursuites est certainement le meilleur moyen de les faire s'y sentir bien. 🤦‍♂️

I'm a research engineer/data scientist at to develop methodologies and tools to measure and map geographic diversity in free/#opensource projects at a large scale.

Full info (in French, but the position is open to non-francophones): institutminestelecom.recruitee

Thrilled to have coauthored the 1st version of the guidelines for conducting research on the kernel: This is in the wake of the UMN incident and will hopefully help fellow sw.eng. scholars to enforce when studying the community.

Have you got a paper accepted at @msrconf 2022 in the Technical, Industry, or Data&Tool track, which helps improving free/#opensource software? First: congrats! Second: consider nominating it for the award. Deadline March 31st.

Our paper (with C. Lamb) describing how help in securing the free/#opensource software is now out in the IEEE Software March/April 2022 issue:

cc: @reproducible_builds

preprint available at:

friends!, does anyone have a as-you-type suggestion hack for completing email recipients with elpa-lbdb? Using M-x lbdb is kinda annoying…

PS yes, the ":" before "and" is horrible, but it's not our fault and it's *not* in the paper, it's just the default and not overridable separator that HAL uses between title and subtitle /o\

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finally, we notice a significant *reduction* in women contributions to public code in 2020, correlated with the COVID pandemic. It is plausible that the pandemic has further reduced women ability to contribute to FOSS, hopefully only temporarily

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the overall trend applies worldwide, with minor differences in specific regions (e.g., asian regions seem to be characterized by slower diversity increase rates)

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we confirm from previous work that gender diversity remains very low in FOSS (<10% of contributions by women overall), that it has been getting "better" steadily over the past 12 years

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new ! of upcoming ICSE SEIS paper where, with D. Rossi from @Unibo, we study at very large scale (50 years, 150 million projects) gender diversity in , with (and that is the really novel part) a worldwide geographic angle:

Today is day—saying thanks to the project you love. For starters: thank you @Debian, you've changed the world and my life with it.

This exploded in replies and I'm too busy to go through all of them right now (sorry!) but I will say:

- Yes it is possible to do this, we already have software in Spritely that works this way
- Yes it is important to support devices which are "frequently offline"; there are multiple paths for answers for that (store and forward networks being the easiest to explain)
- Email is a great example of how to go wrong
- Yes, your favorite piece of p2p tech is probably cool

Glad people are excited!

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My goal is to write decentralized networked software that nobody has to run a server to use ever again. "Self-hosting" is good where you can, but it's also kinda technically elite.

"Are you coming to bed?"
"I can't. This is important."
"People are RIGHT on the internet!! And I'm very excited to be collaborating with them right now!!!"

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