This issue is dedicated to Anita Ihuman. Recently she was on the Sustain podcast (link below) to talk about her Open Source Documentation Working Group at the last Sustain Africa event.
“Do you actually read documentation for a project? And I found that so many people don’t. And the reason is that it’s either out of date or it’s not informative enough.” — Anita on the Sustain Podcast
There's a reason Stack Overflow was acquired for $1.8 billion, and Anita summed it up perfectly above.
Anita is looking to change how docs are written and maintained with different approaches the working group came up with.
If you like what Anita is doing, follow her on Twitter.
Ask HN: What open source projects have great documentation?
Mécénat Code Lutin / Metrics for funds - Funding Index
Summit on Open Work in Academia looks at Supporting Faculty FOSS and other projects Sept 7-9th
Ruby Central announces Ruby Shield, a partnership between Ruby Central and Shopify
"Shopify is committing $1 million USD to Ruby Central over four years, in addition to committing dedicated Engineering effort from Shopify’s Ruby and Rails Infrastructure team."
Google backs call for tighter open source security in aftermath of Log4j
"Google has big plans for future investments. Last year, it announced a $10 billion cybersecurity investment over five years, which includes a $100 million investment in third-party foundations like OpenSSF."
How NativeScript Onboards New Open Source Contributors
"Developer onboarding is one of those things that can be overlooked when growing an open source community. The team behind NativeScript has been hard at work onboarding developers who want to contribute to the project and ensuring that they do so in a scalable and consistent way."
OSCA, Docs, and Burnout with Anita Ihuman and Atinuke Oluwabamikemi Kayode (Bami)
Anita talks about sustaining open source communities and projects through documentation; Bami shares her thoughts about mental health and burnout.
Chukwuka Ezeoke of Spirē on the Open Source Community Africa 2022 event and Untitled Design
Chukwuka tells us more about Spirē, how he thinks the process could be improved with designers maintaining and contributing to open source, and he shares advice on how people from developing countries such as Nigeria, can get involved in projects that may be based in other parts of the world.
Brian Behlendorf, the creator of Apache HTTP Server, now self-identifies as a non-code contributor ("the world is better without my code"). He joined the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) as a General Manager. His talk "Mobilizing the Open Source Industry in the Fight For Better Security By Default" is a must-watch for those interested in securing the open source supply chain.
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