[Bloat] Fwd: Four short links: 11 November 2016

David Collier-Brown davec-b at rogers.com
Fri Nov 11 11:02:26 EST 2016

Nat Torkington just pointed to a Ford Foundation study on underfunded 
internet infrastructure, (3) below

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Subject: 	Four short links: 11 November 2016
Date: 	Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:50:00 GMT
From: 	Nat Torkington <>

Four short links: 11 November 2016

/Arrival Science, Open Source Hospital, Unseen Labour, and FOSS Heartbeat/

 1. The Science of Arrival
    (Stephen Wolfram) -- wonderful to see a nerd nerding out about the
    science in a movie. (He advised on it, and is chuffed that scenes
    have Wolfram Language on the screens)
 2. Bahmni <http://www.bahmni.org/> -- /an easy-to-use EMR & hospital
    system. It combines and enhances existing open source products into
    a single solution./
 3. Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital
    (PDF) -- /The pervasive belief, even among stakeholders such as
    software companies, that open source is well-funded makes it harder
    to generate support. Some infrastructure projects operate
    sustainably, either because they have a working business model or
    sponsorship, or because their required upkeep is limited. An
    unfamiliar audience will also associate open source with enterprise
    companies like Red Hat or Docker and assume the problem has been
    solved. However, these situations are the outliers, not the rule./
 4. FOSS Heartbeat <https://github.com/sarahsharp/foss-heartbeat> --
    /uses contributor participation data (currently from GitHub) to
    categorize users into these seven roles/, which are: /Issue
    reporter, Issue responder, Code contributor, Documentation
    contributor, Reviewer, Maintainer, Connector./ Sarah Sharp's latest

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