About me

My name is Matija Šuklje but other geeks often call me Hook. I am a lawyer by profession and hacker by heart.

With two decades of experience in the FOSS world – ever at the nexus between the engineers, lawyers, businessmen, and policy makers – I truly enjoy making complex legal, technical, and similar thoughts easier for others to understand. Hopefully this humble blog helps a bit towards that goal.

I also have a soft spot for the good things in life, such as tea and sailing, which sometimes reflects in my posts.

Boring disclaimer: As the title and domain name clearly imply, Hook’s Humble Homepage is my personal website and blog and should be taken as such. If you are interested in any official statements and positions of groups and projects I am affiliated with (e.g. FSFE, ELSA, KDE, Gentoo, LUGOS, Cyberpipe/Kiberpipa), companies I work (Liferay) or have worked for, my (former) clients or just people I know, turn to their (official) websites and the means of communication they use.

My Projects

  • DE razor blades test List of my favourite DE razor blades, tested with a (quasi-)scientific method.
  • FSFE Legal team Helps everyone to Free Software legal information, experts and support. I led it for five years and continue to be an active member.
  • Cyberpipe/Kiberpipa A very cool and sophisticated hackerspace located in Ljubljana. One of the oldest hackerspaces there is and in need of young blood.

Recent Posts all posts

How and why to properly write copyright statements in your code … and probably more than what you ever wanted to know about them
posted in Ius

Copyright is automatic, but for compliance and collaboration purposes you should still use copyright statements of good quality. This post explains some copyright myths and inertia, as well as spells out how (and why) to write a copyright/license notice of great quality.

Diving into the world of Ring Fit Adventure The first two weeks
posted in Anima

Mostly kept to my routine and the game continues to come up with compelling ways to keep me (physically) engaged. I am surprised at how much depth and polish it has.

The beginning of my Ring Fit Adventure² The wait, the surprise, the sweet sweet sweat
posted in Anima

I bought Ring Fit Adventure with a specific plan and expected quite a bit from it. And in the first few days, so far it is exceeding my expectations.

Popular licenses in OpenAPI
posted in Ius

The results are: №1: CC-BY-3.0, №2: Apache-2.0, №3: MIT

How I put order in my bookmarks and found a better way to organise them From folders to Memex
posted in Tehne

My bookmarks started in (sub)folders, evolved through tags, OneTab (and Tree-style Tabs) into a much more feature-full and powerful way through Worldbrain’s Memex.

The tasting of surströmming
posted in Anima

My experience with the (in)famous Nordic fermented fish.