FOSDEM is coming up, and it's been three years since SustainOSS has had an IRL event, so we decided to throw a meetup sponsored by Sourcegraph, GitHub, and Red Hat. I can't thank Abby Cabunoc Mayes and Leslie Hawthorn enough for helping get this together in less than a week. We hope to see you there!
In other IRL event news, Richard and the Sustain crew will have a two day event at the State of Open Con 2023. Take a listen ⤵️
This was the podcast episode that kicked it off:
“I think we’ll see governments wanting that and it’s not an OSPO, it’s a hybrid. It’s somewhere between a foundation and an OSPO.”
Ashwin is one of the most impactful non-code contributors I have had the pleasure of meeting. He works as a researcher at Plaintext Group, a tech policy initiative under Schmidt Futures, focusing on open source software security and sustainability.
“There is no day off for OSS maintainers.”
JZ and Bash from Charm are starting up a new series on YouTube about our favorite topic...check em out.
"There's plenty of room for non-coding contributors to join the party!"
Julia Ferraioli of Open Source Stories interviewed Alex Cabal of Standard Ebooks, an open source project that creates commercial-quality ebooks for free distribution.
...you have to have a good eye for proofreading, you have to be able to read the book and catch typos and catch things like, “Oh, maybe there should have been a comment here, but I don’t see one.” And then you would have to go check the page scans to see if there is one.
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