Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tag: open source

Discussing Open Source funding and sustainability on the Sustain podcast March 29th, 2024

I was invited on the Sustain podcast to discuss my recent rant about open source sustainability. I talked about my reaction to the criticism that open source maintainers receive when they take funding, and how this is a personal issue for me – maintainers aren’t abstract ideas to me, they’re my friends. We discussed my call for a more expansive definition of open source, and got into some of the nuance about some of the problems this can cause.

Paying people to work on open source is good actually February 16th, 2024

If you have a problem with maintainers getting paid then you have a problem with me and I suggest you let that one marinate.

Volunteer Responsibility Amnesty Day December 20th, 2021

Tomorrow is Volunteer Responsibility Amnesty Day, a day to reflect on your responsibilities as a volunteer and, if any of them are too burdensome, set them down. I’m observing it this year; here’s how and why.