Making a Living By Giving Away Things for Free

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Making a Living By Giving Away Things for Free

  1. 1. Making a Living by Giving Things Away Sarah Glassmeyer
  2. 2. #RealTalk
  3. 3. You can live very comfortably and work in Open & Non-Profits.
  4. 4. PHOTO: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/joachim_s_mueller/
  5. 5. Photo CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/
  6. 6. It’s never too late to chuck it all and start over.
  7. 7. PhD in Environmental Chemistry Works for US EPA Works for US EPA through a Republican Administration and several GOP congresses BS Business/ Finance & MBA Entrepreneurial Studies Capitalist Pig Type A Driven Geek Mr. Personality Always making things and doing get rich schemes (often using slave labor of little sisters)
  8. 8. There’s a reason it’s called the establishment.
  9. 9. Always be hustling.
  10. 10. Photo:CCBY-NChttp://www.flickr.com/photos/han_shot_first/ LAW SCHOOL
  11. 11. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30976576@N07/ LIBRARY SCHOOL
  12. 12. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/drewmaughan/
  13. 13. Sarah Glassmeyer, JD MLS Reference Librarian and Associate Professor
  14. 14. Law LibrariesAcademe Me
  15. 15. Photo CC BY-ND-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/ltdemartinet/
  16. 16. Photo:CCBY-NC-SAhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/clement127/
  17. 17. Photo CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/knolleary/
  18. 18. CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/joachim_s_mueller/
  19. 19. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/me2_too/
  20. 20. Photo CC BY-NC http://www.flickr.com/photos/33774513@N08/
  21. 21. Photo: CC BY-NC-NDhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/swoofty/
  22. 22. Photo: CC BY-NC-ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/cstmweb/
  23. 23. MACHIAVELLI Photo CC BY http://www.flickr.com/photos/helico/
  24. 24. It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. -Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince
  25. 25. It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. -Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince
  26. 26. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntr23/
  27. 27. "[Punk] is about looking at the world around you and asking, 'Why are things as fucked up as they are?’ And then it's about looking inwards at yourself and asking, 'Why aren't I doing anything about this?'“ - Dan Sinker Founder, Punk Planet
  28. 28. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA-http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/
  29. 29. EduPunk LibPunk LexPunk Photo: CC BY-NC-SA-http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/
  30. 30. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntr23/
  31. 31. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/ntr23/ Everything comes to him that hustles while he waits. -Thomas Edison
  32. 32. Photo: CC BY-NC-ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/stavos52093/
  33. 33. Photo: CC BY-NC-ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/stavos52093/ The best way to complain is - James Murphy
  34. 34. Photo:CCBY-NC-SAhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/
  35. 35. Photo: CC BY-SA-NC http://www.flickr.com/photos/minifig/
  36. 36. Photo: CC BY-NC-ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/photography-andreas/
  37. 37. Talk to lots of people. Listen and Learn Photo: CC BY-NC-ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/photography-andreas/
  38. 38. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/
  39. 39. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/ Volunteer for projects that you have no idea how to do.
  40. 40. Experiment and then fail. Fail better.
  41. 41. Photo: CC BY NC ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/songzhen/
  42. 42. Photo: CC BY NC ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/songzhen/ Find your people.
  43. 43. Picture: http://shop.citizenbrick.com/Stick-Up-Enthusiast-81321.htm
  44. 44. Picture: http://shop.citizenbrick.com/Stick-Up-Enthusiast-81321.htm Figure out who you are and what you want.
  45. 45. Photo: CC BY-NC http://www.flickr.com/photos/civellod/
  46. 46. Photo: CC BY-NC http://www.flickr.com/photos/civellod/ Everyone has a plan until they’re punched in the face. -Mike Tyson
  47. 47. Open Source Open Access Open Law/Data Open Education Open Standards Metadata – West KeyNumber System Software – Library Automation, EdTech, etc. Academic Scholarship – Law Journals Primary Law – Westlaw, Lexis, Boomberg Casebooks, Syllabi, etc.
  48. 48. CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/
  49. 49. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/ (Richard Stallman)
  50. 50. Non-profits let you concentrate on products not profits.
  51. 51. Open products get improved in ways that you can’t imagine.
  52. 52. Open products continue to live on even if you don’t.
  53. 53. (FIN) (Or is it…?)

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