"The Human Hacking Field Guide" - a story about open source and open content
hackerdom - What's in it for you and how you can help.
you will hopefully enjoy reading this story:
The Human Hacking Field Guide
Taglined: "Who said girls can't code?"
Furthermore, if you read it and enjoyed it, you can help by translating it to
other languages (there are already translations to Arabic and to Hebrew), by
making a sound recitation of parts of the story or one of its translations, or
in extreme cases, also create recording of dramatic versions of it or selected
scenes. And if you don't like it, you can make a derivative work: a parody, a
Here is the abstract for the story:
Jennifer is a trendy and popular high school senior who is living and studying
in the vicinity of Los Angeles. Her best friend, Taylor, convinces her to try
to become a developer of open source software. He puts her under the tutorship
of a different friend of his, the female open source contributor Eve, who
prefers to be called “Erisa”, and who is a self-conscious and rebelling punk,
with whom Jennifer finds it hard to deal. Jennifer remains determined to learn
how to become an open source developer from Erisa, but there are some surprises
along the road.
The story (a novella) is original and complete, and is made available, along
with its source code, under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike License
(Unported), either version 3.0, or at your option, any later version. Share,
build upon, even sell, and Enjoy! (As long as you keep the derivatives under
the same licence.)
The story emulates a teenage story (but was enjoyed by many people - both old
and young, who detest most of this genre), and certainly is not perfect, and has
some unrealistic elements (see
), and in a sense I
tend to project a very good reality that may not take place yet, in hope that
it will materialise in part and carry reality forward and make it progress,
rather than just reflect or echo reality as badly as it is or I think it is.
( Like I said in a different story
« Some people may rather err on naïvity than on cynicism. » and that includes
me. I've been an idealist from a very early age, and still am today, even
though I'm a very different idealist than what I used to be even a year ago.
I hope to remain an idealist forever. )
Anyway, if you are interested in contributing to the Human Hacking Field Guide
(or "HHFG" for short) project, its publicity, etc. just reply. I'm not
forcing you to, but it will be appreciated.
If you have a good accent in English, and good English diction, you can help me
with recording this story. Here is my best attempt at it:
and it's not too good.
This story may be useful for advocating contributing to open source and open
content, so any help with it, may pay in spades with a lot of interest among
young and old people in contributing to it.
If you want, you can make the samples CC-by-sa, but I can also exempt you for
having a different, non-commercial-by-default licence (in exchange to a share
of the profit).
Mr. Shlomi Fish (a.k.a "Rindolf").
Shlomi Fish http://www.shlomifish.org/
"The Human Hacking Field Guide" - http://shlom.in/hhfg
There is no IGLU Cabal! Its members can be arranged in N! orders to form N!
different Cabals. The algorithm to find which order formulates the correct
IGLU Cabal is NP‐Complete.
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