I dedicate this issue to Abby Cabunoc Mayes. She has breathed new life into the SustainOSS organization, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the positive changes she brings each week. Thanks Abby!
Introducing Sustain Weekly
"The past few months, we’ve been testing out ways to better document, share, and respond to what’s happening in the world of open source sustainability. At the end of each week, some of us connect to review current news on sustainable open source, share our takeaways, and brainstorm next steps." — Abigail Cabunoc Mayes
Sustain Weekly - February Summary
"We’re seeing big companies give money to support the software supply chain, and new features in GitHub Sponsors, but is funding getting to the projects that need it the most? How can we help open source maintainers ask for money?" — Abigail Cabunoc Mayes
Liquidity Farming is harmful [to] funding FOSS - Revenue Models
"I want to share with you an article that analyzes the economic failures of the wrong application of Token Engineering for funding Public Goods. Why so many initiatives ( Giveth , Radicle , and DEV) keep repeating the same mistakes by just adapting the same template of Curation Markets? As they always rely on Liquidity Farming and Bonding Curve emission." — Nebai Revelations
Emily Shaffer: Paid OSS Software Development on the Git project
Emily fills us in on Git’s governance, deadnaming, submodules, Git Hooks, and GitGitGadget.
Lozana Rossenova on the intersection of design research, open source communities and GLAMs
Lozana talks about her journey of her background in digital design, her role at the Open Science Lab and Wikibase, and details the importance of advocating for other designers.
Aisha Blake is the Director of Developer Relations at Pluralsight, as well as a theater kid turned tech community leader, speaker, conference organizer, and teacher. Aisha explains how a Developer Relations Engineer is one flavor of a whole range of titles among other things.
Disclaimer: All links that I (Justin) post in any newsletter issue are what I find interesting and or thought-provoking. I don’t agree with everyone but do value their perspectives.