The Law of Strict Licenses

From a Hacker News comment to a blog post, here is a pithy saying that might be considered a tech law.

The Social Contract of Open Source

In which I use a recent event to explain the social contract of Open Source and argue that companies violate the social contract more than FOSS maintainers.

Is It Even Worth Working on FOSS Anymore?

With companies taking advantage of Free and Open Source Software far more often than they contribute back, and harming users in the process, is it even worth working on anymore?

SAINTCON: Nevermore

SAINTCON medically discriminates, so I will never attend again.

I Am Terminating My Campaign

Due to personal limitations, I am ending my campaign for Governor of Utah.

The Anti-Coercion Pledge

Governments and companies are coercing people to get the COVID vaccines. This is my pushback.

Comments on Cosmopolitan and Culture

There is a software project called Cosmopolitan. I had a discussion with its creator on, but it was deleted. So I am going to recreate it here and talk about what I learned from that discussion and what kind of culture I want around my software.

The Slippery Slope Is Not a Fallacy: Apple and CSAM, and How to Defend Against Presumers

Apple now scans for CSAM on users' devices. Proponents of it are saying that those of us against it are for allowing CSAM. They are either misguided or lying. Here's why, as well as how to combat them.