Décès de Marion Créhange, première personne à avoir fait une thèse en informatique en France (!), qui racontait son parcous ici :
Full info (in French, but the position is open to non-francophones): https://institutminestelecom.recruitee.com/o/ingenieure-ou-ingenieur-en-sciences-des-donnees-a-telecom-paris-cdd-12-mois
Thrilled to have coauthored the 1st version of the guidelines for conducting research on the #Linux kernel: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/f09f6f9b69821c9efcf16e6b5b466ce9e263ca51 This is in the wake of the UMN incident and will hopefully help fellow sw.eng. scholars to enforce #ethics when studying the #kernel 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 #FOSS award. Deadline March 31st. https://conf.researchr.org/track/msr-2022/msr-2022-foss-award #msr2022
Da leggere. "Esportare la democrazia in Russia? La reazione Usa-Ue ormai è diventata un tentativo di rovesciare Putin" https://www.editorialedomani.it/idee/commenti/ucraina-la-reazione-usa-ue-sta-diventando-un-tentativo-di-rovesciare-putin-spl99h9e
Our paper (with C. Lamb) describing how #reproduciblebuilds help in securing the free/#opensource software #supplychain is now out in the IEEE Software March/April 2022 issue: https://www.computer.org/csdl/magazine/so/2022/02/09403390/1sLHasmdbXi
cc: @reproducible_builds @email@example.com
#emacs 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\
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
the overall trend applies worldwide, with minor differences in specific regions (e.g., asian regions seem to be characterized by slower diversity increase rates)
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
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!
Computer Science full professor at Télécom Paris, Polytechnic Institute of Paris. Co-founder & CTO Software Heritage. Previously: Debian, Open Source Initiative board.
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