Every other Friday, we host a weekly call to document, share, and respond to current events in open source sustainability.
We have two calls coming up in November:
- Friday, November 4th (TODAY) at 16:00 UTC (12 pm ET/5 pm BST) - notes & connection details
- Friday, November 18th at 16:00 UTC (12 pm ET/5 pm BST) - notes & connection details
Here is a summary of all our October calls.
October 7th, 2022
Big news this week: Securing Open Source Software Act of 2022. It calls for a federal OSPO that would have 2 years to figure out what OSS they’re using as a government. We noted that the definition of open source was not OSI’s open source definition, and it seems to refer to all of open source as a single community. We’ll be interested to see if this passes!
Faker.js hit 1.4M downloads, and collects $20K annually on open collective. This demonstrated the resilience of the ecosystem, but brought up questions on whether the original creator should get paid? We like seeing more platforms appear for funding the open source ecosystem. Stackaid came up in the forum a bit. But we can’t forget Ecosyste.ms by our friends Ben & Andrew, and Back Your Stack still works.
Also reading: Amanda Brock’s book on open source policy, GSOC completed projects, and a Linux distro for the visually impaired.
October 21st, 2022
Casual chat this week where we revisited some big ideas around the Tragedy of the Commons & taxing for open source. This led to ask: are there open source economists? Should we invite economists into these conversations?
- Nominations for the FSF Awards close on November 30.
Oct 7: @abbycabs @RichardLitt @Anita_Ihuman @coni2k @brownie @Ibiam