Reads, takes and links. Posted here, before I forget them.

  • Chatting about sustainable web on the W3C sustainable web list

    I recently had the chance to talk about building a more sustainable web at JSConfEU, and one nice thing about the conf was that lots of useful people to speak to were in one place, but also I learned something about making it easier for larger orgs to get onboard in discussions. I’ll share it…

  • Is data about renewable credits openly licensed and available?

    I’m hoping someone in my network might have some domain expertise in an area I don’t know too much about, so I’m posting this here, to make it easy to share. As I understand it, to sell renewable energy in many countries, you generally need need to inform the regulator in your country about the…

  • Things you could ask if meeting policy makers, if you wanted a greener internet

    Use the policy already there In the UK at least, recognise there is already policy here, and make sure it’s followed. DEFRA a UK, government department has outlined this below. Lots of it is very sensible, and with seems like a fairly uncontroversial goal: A resilient digital and technology ecosystem, fully utilised by digital citizens,…

  • Trying out an indieweb RSVP

    I’ve registered for this IndieWeb Berlin event this weekend, because a) I’m honestly curious what conversations people are having, b) it seems a good place to learn how they get consensus on the various standards they’re adopting as an alternative to using a centralised service – something I’m thinking a lot about in my current…

  • Week notes #5

    Yes, there is a missing week. I totally fell off the wagon last weekend, and it felt extremely dishonest to retroactively add a weeknotes #4 in. So, what’s been keeping me busy? More investigation into definitions of green power for the green project Open sourcing code is one thing. It’s possible to read licences, and…

  • Thinking through a follow up to OMGDPR, but for climate

    Last year, I worked with a few friends to organise an unconference in Berlin, called OMGDPR. It was mainly a response to seeing at what, at the time, seemed like an event that was landing on a very specific day, with poorly understood but extremely far reaching consequences. And at the same time, it seemd…

  • Weeknotes #3 – a minor breakthrough

    This week has been a bit of a split week, with about half of it in the Netherlands, and half in Germany. It’s felt good though, and towards the end of the day on Sunday, I’m feeling like I’ve at had a chance to recharge batteries after running them down through the week. Morning workshop…

  • Weeknotes #2 – a return to health

    Right. I don’t have long for this weeknote, but I’m determined to get them out on a regular for at least a month. This one will be short. So what are the key things I’ve been up to? Making decent progress on the green data project So, I’m one week into the environmental open data…

  • A quick summary of my understanding of software licensing and IP, when it comes to building digital products

    If you want to build an open source product or service, or indeed open source an existing product, it’s worth being aware of the key licenses, and in general what they do. In this post, I share how I see them. Before we go further – I’m not a lawyer. This is my rough understanding,…

  • Trying it one more time – weeknotes #1

    I’ve had a few failed attempts at weeknotes, but with an exciting new gig starting, which marks a significant milestone in my career, I figured I might try picking it up again. How do you do weeknotes properly? As far as I can tell, there’s no magic formula to writing them, and it’s natural for…

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