Sustaining Open Source and Ecosystems

The topic on how to value open source, and how to make sure that it can continue to thrive and work can be rewarded, is an old one. It has been heating up again recently with waves of tweetconvos, the latest being: It seems obvious that foundational work for companies that make a ton of …

Open source shouldn’t mean closed protocols

”An open source infrastructure for a centralized network now provides almost the same level of control as federated protocols, without giving up the ability to adapt. If a centralized provider with an open source infrastructure ever makes horrible changes, those that disagree have the software they need to run their own alternative instead” — @moxie0 I enjoyed …

“My engineers want to code at night! Oh no!” Oh yes!

Coding at night I was talking to someone who was concerned about one of the engineers on his team. This chap was writing a lot of code on the side for a hobby project, and it didn’t feel right to this manager. After listening in to the group for awhile I had to insert myself and …