180: Open Source Freedom and Technical Purity with Tobie Langel

April 29th, 2020 · 50 mins 32 secs

About this Episode

02:34 - Tobie’s Superpower: Bridging tribes.

  • Avoiding Labels

04:13 - Being a Co-Conspirator of Ethical Open Source

12:41 - Open Source: Prioritizing Implementers Over End-Users

17:19 - Developer Attachment to Technical Purity

  • Privacy & Security & Safety (Spying on your spouse on Facebook example)
  • Flavors of Safety (Zoom breaches and trust)
    • Physical Safety and Mental Safety
    • Freedom From Self-Censorship
  • Surveillance and Tracking

34:54 - Open Source Practitioners Misguided Thinking When Building Software

  • Software is Written by Privileged People
  • Lack of Empathy for the End-User
  • Comfort and Questioning
  • Internationalization Issues

47:03 - Talking About These Issues – What gives us hope?

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