There is so much to talk about, but I have all these links that have been piling up, so this will be a link-heavy issue.
First, if you missed my talk with my wonderful co-workers Tammy and Sam, which I promoted in the last issue, you can watch it below ⤵️ I want to thank the OSI and especially Nick, Ian, and Stefano for encouraging me to submit a CFP.
I recently had the chance to write and produce a podcast episode for SustainOSS. Currently, it's the 3rd most downloaded episode (out of ~205). It's kind of a flex but also kind of a "if you haven't listened to it, consider it!" 😎
For those who don't know who Chad Whitacre is, well, you should. He is an OG when it comes to funding open source. He started Gittip/Gratipay in the early 2010s and now has funded close to every open source dependency Sentry (his employer) uses. It has definitely inspired me to increase Sourcegraph's budget.
After listening to this episode of Jamstack w/ bdougie, I am excited to be meeting with Birk next week to talk about how Polar can help my org fund open source.
This one is controversial. Part of me agrees part of me disagrees. Either way, it (relicensing) will be coming up more and more in the future.
That's it for the edition.