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Did you hear the news? Log4j is the new Heartbleed. The debate is whether the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is underfunded. There have been some heated debates on Twitter around that, and for now, I'm just going to see how this plays out because, TBH, I have no idea how the ASF is structured. I've heard "everyone is a volunteer" to "no, that's not true," so we shall see. 🤷♂️
Open Source Stories
A collection of stories about open source from all over the world
Open Source Community | Twitter
Open Source Software Virtual Incubator
"[Plaintext Group wants] ambitious and innovative ideas to systemically improve the sustainability of the OSS ecosystem. Promising proposals that are selected might include mini-grants up to $10K or larger ($100K+) grants."
The issue of Open Source Funding and why large companies don't pay their rent
"Improving the funding prospects for large successful projects creates power centers outside of the traditional commercial software industry which creates the [wrong incentive] for high performing talent to work outside the FAANG+ structure and potentially undermine them."
Samson Goddy on the power of centering open source on community needs | Open Source Stories
"Samson talks with Amanda about his lifelong journey in open source, why growing a culture of sharing is so important, and how his early experiences influenced where and how he has directed his energy into re-centering the nexus of open source."
Keeping curl safe
How can you help out?
- Pay for a curl support contract. This is what enables me to work full time on curl.
- Sponsor curl
- Report all bugs you find
The internet runs on free open-source software. Who pays to fix it?
Volunteer-run projects like Log4J keep the internet running. The result is unsustainable burnout, and a national security risk when they go wrong.
Sustain Episode 101: Nicholas Zakas and ESLint
"Nicholas brings us on his journey sharing his story of becoming a developer, starting ESLint, and what he's doing to make sure everybody in the ESLint community can benefit from the money they are bringing in."
Sustain Episode 102: Ele Diakomichalis and Radicle