Ethan Gates

Software preservation. Moving image archivist/technician. Soviet Cinema enthusiast. Passionate about film, TV, audiovisual cables. He/him.

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➺ Ashley Blewer! ❥

"Full-time maintainers are technically talented people responsible for issue management, security, navigating toxic complaints, while often receiving below the industry standards."

v. into this analysis on FLOSS funding, "Software below the poverty line"

June 14, 2019
Ethan Gates

side note: has the "Delete and redraft" feature always been part of Mastodon or was that part of the recent update? because CLUTCH

June 14, 2019
Ethan Gates


Any colleagues going to Texas in August for , please join the EaaSI and FCoP teams for this FREE day-long workshop on preserving software and implementing emulation access services

Come hang and catalog some software!!! (really)

June 14, 2019
Ethan Gates

I know it's now like part of my job to figure out what happens when this is no longer the case, but thank christ Ubuntu has kept all its old-release source repositories up and running

June 06, 2019
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I’ve seen people express concern that Apple’s Ruby announcement will affect Homebrew. Don’t worry - we’ve been shipping our own Ruby where needed for a few years now. We’re in a good position to adapt, and we’ll be ready long before the change actually happens.

June 04, 2019
Ethan Gates

I know HBO is probably preserving the literal assets and all but who is preserving *the spirit* of HBO's desperate attempts to maintain subscriptions after the GoT finale

I just want to catch up with Barry, please chill out with the four trailers for your lineup before every episode, my dudes

June 02, 2019
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I wrote a personal essay on federated social web meets the rogue archivists, the nuance and power of forgetting, and building social software around consent and archival resistance.

May 29, 2019
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Vicky Steeves

First blog post of the new project is up 🎇 Sarah Nguyen, research scientist, wrote up an update on the first phase of her part of this project, investigating the scholarly git experience -- and what that means!

May 24, 2019
Ethan Gates

I'm recording EaaSI demo videos, do you think the Mellon Foundation will get the joke if I go for the "12-year-old YouTuber explains how to install VirtualBox" screencast aesthetic

May 23, 2019