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Name: Marcia Wilbur
Member since: 2001-06-08 18:34:27
Last Login: 2017-06-21 19:52:45

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Author of "DMCA", a Decade of the DMCA and In your pocket: the DMCA.

Maintained protest site (FSF) advisory committee member.

Freelance writer for

Volunteered at the EFF

Involved with OpenLaw in DVD/DeCSS case

Assisted Mark Spencer in GAIM response to AOL.

Working on DMCA documentary.

Technical writer - Linux Essentials (I tried to get them to call it GNU/Linux Essentials!)

Working to keep information free

Editor in chief - FAQLinux

Created multiple GNU/Linux tools/application/utilities training

Working on PicLe - a large distro centered around a small chip

Created GNU Linux install scripts for microcontroller company

Contributor - Drupalversity

Created HTML help using DocBook XML

Android application developer (java and C with NDK)

MS Technology - ASU

Graduate ASU Multimedia Writing and Technical
Communications 2002

Graduate Three Rivers Community
Technical College - Computer Science


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I went to SCaLE and here's what I learned:

1. I was right about these people pushing projects - the devs are doing it for experience, community, whatever non commercial rewards are out there... being used by these evil empirical asses using us as their freaking resource and walking away with a large payday. Fuckers!

2. We are screwed as the "open source" lawyer I met - who actually had a degree (supposedly) in comp sci - didn't know the difference between open source and free software. A couple of us tried to explain it to him. I think he got it but he didn't understand - he didn't seem to respect it since he called me "Judgement proof" -- you know... since I've dedicated my life to the community and have 0 financial stature. That was nice. He's making hand over fist money so, I guess that makes him better than me.

No really, I mean, I can't just - you know lie...

For example, I would never be able to say on my linkedin that I interpret open and free software licenses and you... know not even know the difference... for 6 years.


his name is Andrew Hall.


if you see this guy coming.
Since I'm judgement proof

if you see this douche coming!

10 Feb 2017 (updated 21 Jun 2017 at 19:51 UTC) »


I keep seeing 1 star ratings for my writing. Funny thing is.. I write for a living. Maybe they don't appreciate my perspective regarding the DMCA - overreaching, patent like protection, etc.

Or maybe I just suck.

I was so freaked out when I saw advogato was not loading today!

Have I ever mentioned I had to work with open source people recently who didn't want to keep the source open. This basically pissed off me and pissed off another member of the team. The team member told me his story and I told him mine. Apparently, we did not realize we had the same run in... individually with the project manager and developer.


So, basically, here I was - free software, working with open source. I thought it might be ok. I mean, they didn't have the same ethics but in the end... ultimately, they wanted to keep the source closed (albeit the source was GPL and distributed app) and the one developer didn't want to release the version as his "Ughbuntu" side was not done. Well, obviously, Debian waits for no Ubuntu...


Yes, I made the executive decision to release the Debian Version.
Then, I ported it to Mint. That was kind of like Ughbuntu...

Anyway, I managed to piss off Ubuntu people. Nothing new today!

So, I've been in between contracts these past 2 months. Interestingly enough, my last contract netted me more money than I have made to date - only 6 figs but good for me - the non materialistic hippie cypherpunk - now with a camaro... Not the smoggy kind, mind you... the low on ponies type -

Well, it was quite amusing when someone asked me if I could write for Drupal at the uni. I am always amused when people ask me questions like - Have you heard of Drupal? It's a CMS.

Are you kidding me?

This is like 2016. Dude. Really?
I often wonder if these same questions would be asked of my male counterparts.

Sigh. Can I document Drupal...

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