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Name: Neal McBurnett
Member since: 2000-07-22 18:30:38
Last Login: 2011-09-12 04:25:21

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My main contributions to the free software movement have been ElectionAudits: best-in-class post-tabulation audits of elections, contributions to the Ubuntu Server Team and Colorado Ubuntu Local Team, and supporting and pointing out the advantages of free software within a major corporation. I've been doing that since leaving U C Berkeley in 1980.

I've also had fun with this stuff:

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The certification scheme here is interesting. I'd like to see a more general purpose scheme, and more information available for certifiers.

The Slashdot scheme assigns karma based on more frequent feedback associated with commentary. It is thus nicely tied in with behavior in the community (writing good comments). It also makes more use of the assessments (by allowing users to filter content by how highly rated it is). Advogato is getting to the point where scaling issues (number of comments on each article) are important, and a moderation scheme that is somehow tied in with the certification scheme would be useful in a lot of contexts besides the mission of Advogato.


nealmcb certified others as follows:

  • nealmcb certified k as Journeyer
  • nealmcb certified nealmcb as Journeyer
  • nealmcb certified alanr as Master
  • nealmcb certified Ward as Master
  • nealmcb certified vab as Journeyer

Others have certified nealmcb as follows:

  • nealmcb certified nealmcb as Journeyer
  • SIrabbi certified nealmcb as Journeyer

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