Community is HARD. At SustainOSS, we are struggling to provide a space to hold civil conversations about open source sustainability. This week we decided to freeze our forum to take a step back and reevaluate how to achieve that goal. We are good at holding spaces/events IRL, but not digitally, and we are actively trying to figure that out. If you or someone you know could consult us on fixing our problem, please respond to this email. 🙏 We have talked to a few awesome folks like Caroline Sinders (see podcast below ⤵️) and would love to hear even more perspectives.
Finding Vulnerabilities in Open Source Projects
Open Source Credit Survey
An anonymous survey about receiving credit for tasks in open source. Conducted by researchers at the University of Vermont in partnership with Google Open Source.
FOSS Backstage - Preventing Random Acts of Metrics
with Amanda Casari & Julia Ferraioli
Dries Buytaert on Giving Back to Open Source
Dries (founder of Drupal) mentions how his company (Acquia) is giving back to open source.
OSPOlogy: Meeting 6
The TODO Group hosted a meeting on "Measuring the Business Impact of Open Source & OSPOs"
Mozilla Foundation - Summary of Evaluation Findings
Funding and resources for bright people and bold ideas working to shape a more human-centered internet.
Universal Basic Cop-Out
"We know how to pay devs for software. Some of us just prefer not to."
Open-Source Security: Getting to the Root of the Problem
"It's important for us to identify open-source projects that are critical to the software supply chain and ensure these projects are sustainably maintained for the future".
Google and Microsoft back the Alpha-Omega Project to bolster software supply chain
The Open Source Security Foundation has launched the Alpha-Omega Project to help secure the software supply chain.
Eileen Wagner on the Open Source Design network
"Eileen shares her views on the design world and the way you should approach design".
Caroline Sinders on building healthy OSS Communities
"Caroline details how she understands the boundaries of communities, what she observes in the open source communities, and how platforms influence communities".
👋 See you next week!
Disclaimer: All links that I post in any newsletter issue are what I (Justin) find interesting and or thought-provoking. I don’t agree with everyone, but I do value their perspectives.