@fossandcrafts Thank you. I really liked it. It was super interesting and contains a real lesson about gouvernance in FLOSS projects, org and foundations.

@cwebber @fossandcrafts Wow! I'm extremely impressed with how you navigated this issue!

I don't know whether I've managed to do so well, so I'll just point people to this link.

This week we're using current events to think through the larger structures of governance and leadership within the FOSS world and how founder's syndrome effects communities that are inherently based on freedom


We released a new episode of @fossandcrafts about "Governance, Leadership, and Founder's Syndrome" fossandcrafts.org/episodes/25-

But it's also about the surprise reinstatement of RMS to the FSF board, seen through that framework.

I don't know what to say other than: this wasn't an easy episode for me to record. But we thought it was important. We tried our best to address this within a thoughtful framework that also lasts beyond the current moment. I hope we did okay.

@mlemweb @fossandcrafts @cwebber Since you all wanted to see others' systems, here's how my girlfriend and I handle weekly meal planning!

I'm several months behind and listening to 22 crafting the past and I realized (I'm sure I'm not the first) that a catch-all costume for Ren faires or battle reenactments is a star trek costume with tricorder.

FOSS and Crafts is an off-beat podcast about free open software, making stuff, handicrafts and related topics. You can follow at:

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The presenters are also on the Fediverse at @mlemweb and @cwebber

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25: Governance, Leadership, and Founder's Syndrome fossandcrafts.org/episodes/25-

What is governance? To what degree are leaders within a governing institution subject to its rules? We use this framework to discuss the unexpected announcement of RMS's re-appointment to the FSF board.

On this week's episode of @fossandcrafts We talk about the homebrewed systems of organization that @cwebber and I use to keep on task while working from home, writing a dissertation, and just functioning during a pandemic.


I like the Wikipedia page's description of the 'Hipster PDA Nano':

"A Hipster Nano PDA utilizes business cards with blank backs and one that has a calendar on the back."

@cwebber @fossandcrafts @mlemweb

@emacsomancer @cwebber @fossandcrafts @mlemweb I was going to ask whether the Hipster PDA is a device you put on your hip or a way of getting handsy while jive talking, but then I found the Wikipedia page.

@cwebber @fossandcrafts @mlemweb

Really nice episode - listening now! (I remember seeing the Hipster PDA in person.)

New episode of @fossandcrafts where @mlemweb (returned from handing in her dissertation!) and I talk about organizational systems we like and use fossandcrafts.org/episodes/24-

(Why yes, Hipster PDAs and Org Mode both make an appearance.)

Episode 24: Get Organized! fossandcrafts.org/episodes/24-

@mlemweb returns from handing in her dissertation! @mlemweb and @cwebber talk topically about organizational systems which can help you stay focused when eg working from home or finishing your PhD (even in a global pandemic)!

Things as busy as they possibly can be over here; @mlemweb is blasting towards end of dissertation and @cwebber is laying down the pieces to enable the next big phase of @spritelyproject.

Which means, the next episode will be out in March. Sorry for the hiatus; wish us luck!

I've been swamped with dissertation work recently, so on this week's episode of @fossandcrafts @cwebber and their brother Steve make the case that that they're two distinct individuals by laying out a framework of fuzzy and crisp systems (or Steve and Chris systems).


My brother Steve and I like to engage in what we call "nerdouts": deep dives into nerdy subjects. While @mlemweb is busy with the last stages of her situation, we took over @fossandcrafts, and now such a nerdout is audience-facing! fossandcrafts.org/episodes/23-

This episode is kind of meta: an analysis not only about fuzzy and crisp *systems*, but the way Steve and I approach thinking about system design from opposite approaches, converging in the middle (hopefully)!

Episode 23: Nerdout! Fuzzy and crisp systems fossandcrafts.org/episodes/23-

@mlemweb is in the last stages of her dissertation so @cwebber's brother Steve joins as special guest co-host, with the two diving straight for the weeds: analyzing "fuzzy" vs "crisp" systems!

@shapr @fossandcrafts @cwebber

We're all holding cheap toy guns that we got from thrift stores and upcycled into steampunk ray guns :)

Thank you! I was rather fond of those wings! (except that I kept getting stuck on other people's costumes as I passed them in the hallway)

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