This issue is dedicated to Brian Douglas, better known as @bdougie. He created a platform called OpenSauced and chats with open source contributors on his YouTube channel.
He interviews entrepreneurs such as Avi Press of Scarf and Feross Aboukhadiheh of Socket. He also interviewed Katherine Peterson, creator of The easiest way to create a README web app. I would say 99.98% of the green squares on my GitHub profile are from editing Markdown files, so it’s definitely going in my toolbox.
To me, bringing a human side to open source to open source is essential. We can sometimes forget that when you run
(npm|yarn|pip|brew) install and see all these packages being downloaded, there are people who created them. Witnessing the passion Feross, Avi, and Katherine have to empower maintainers makes me hopeful that open source will be here for the long haul.
If you want to support his work, consider subscribing to his channel.
Microsoft FOSS Fund Winner: curl
Emma Irwin a program manager at Microsoft, informed Daniel Stenberg of curl that he was granted $10,000 from their FOSS Contributor Fund.
GitHub's Open Source Monthly: August 2022 Edition
Sloan Foundation Funds New Office to Support Open Source Activities
Open source citizenship panel: What do we owe each other?
What is an Open Source Program Office and why you should have one
Open-Source Security: How Digital Infrastructure Is Built on a House of Cards
Ana Jiménez Santamaría on OSPOs and the TODO Group
Ana goes in-depth about the TODO Group, OSPOlogy, and the OSPO Mind Map Project.
Revisiting Communities with Jono Bacon
Jono Bacon is a leading community and collaboration strategy consultant, author, and speaker, and previously led community at GitHub, Canonical, and XPRIZE.
Tracy Hinds on Node.js's CommComm and PMs in Open Source
Tracy shares her thoughts on the Node.js Foundations' Community Committee, and what the role is of Product, Program, and Project Managers in OSS.
Disclaimer: All links that I (Justin) post in any newsletter issue are what I find exciting, interesting, and or thought-provoking. I don’t agree with everyone but do value their perspectives. All opinions are mine, not my employer’s or any affiliations I have with other organizations. ✌️