Every Friday, we host a weekly call to document, share, and respond to current events in open source sustainability. Read more.
We hope you can join our next call this Friday at 16:00 UTC (12pm ET / 5pm BST). Here is a summary of all our March calls. This is the last group of summaries from our past calls as we tested this idea. After this, we’ll be posting summaries from our public calls.
The big news this week – the reason you’re reading this right now – Sustain’s new Code of Conduct was put in place and the forum re-opened . An FAQ was added to include more transparency in the process and help clarify scope.
Also happening this week: Kyle E. Mitchell published The Russians Are Coming (so we invited him to the Sustian podcast). Season of Docs is kicking off (org applications just closed). Finally, the Open Source Community Africa (OSCA) Sustain event happened – we can’t wait to hear how it went.
The OSI published the headline “Court affirms it’s false advertising to claim software is Open Source when it’s not” on the Neo4j appeal, but the case might be a bit more nuanced. While this might not decide the meaning of “open source”, it is an interesting win, if you consider that removing the Commons Clause was held up as something not allowable while still marketing code as “free and open source” under the AGPL.
At FOSS Backstage, Richard interviewed 9 people over 4 hours in 1 day (!). Eriol helped in the UX Clinic hosted by Open Source Design. Some personal highlights included Maurizio Gazzola’s keynote on How Open Source (Culture) can benefit the Sustainable Development Goals.
An author of nope-ipc sabotaged the library to protest the Russo-Ukrainian War. While this is a fascinating approach to alternative warfare, it opens up many more questions on security, the consequences for public authors, and whether npm’s libraries (that vary in size and impact) make them more vulnerable for attack.
- OSPOcon EU CFP | deadline: May 30, 2022
- All Things Open CFP | deadline: April 22, 2022
- NSF program - Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE) | deadline: May 12, 2022
- Schmidt Futures is launching the Open Source Software Virtual Incubator
Mar 25: Abby Cabunoc Mayes, Allen Gunn, Richard Littauer. Mar 18: Abby Cabunoc Mayes, Justin Dorfman, Richard Littauer, Eriol Fox.
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