Sustainers Manifesto


#1

We have a definition “sustainer—the individual or organization who is concerned with the fragile state and future of highly-used and impactful open source projects”

I think the next step is writting a manifesto similar to the following:

Would love to hear your thoughts.


#2

Related from 2015, this manifesto on sustainability design:

http://www.sustainabilitydesign.org/karlskrona-manifesto/


#3

Started something, before I create a repo I want to flesh it out.

Comments on, if you want editing access PM me your gmail.


#4

The Maintainers stand as another, broader cultural sustainability community and discussion.


#5

Good call, we definitely need to partner with them. Mehdi was in one of my breakouts and I like his ideas.


#6

I added to the document, specifically wording the Principles.


#7

You rock, checking them out now.


#8

Great work @GeorgLink, I’m going to get some feedback before releasing.


#9

A few thoughts on “Sustainers Pledge”.

What is the goal of this section? Do we want to create a pledge that individual maintainers make? OR Do we want to create a pledge for the SustainOSS organization? — Since we forked the manifest from Mozilla, they created a pledge for the organization. I see the Principles to be the pledge that individual maintainers make.

With above clarified focus, I added three points to the list of what SustainOSS does:

  1. Organize Sustain Summit
  2. Provide SustainOSS Discourse Forum
  3. Define and establish the word ‘Sustainer’

#10

Further “Pledge” suggestions by @Jaskirat Singh were:

  1. Build and enable open-source technologies and communities that support the Manifesto’s principles;

  2. Build and deliver open source solutions that support the Manifesto’s principles and span the entire world;

These items are great on the surface and I am not sure what they specifically mean. How do they translate to things that SustainOSS is or wants to be doing?


#11

TBH I only had it in there because I forked the manifesto from Mozilla. Not sure if we should keep it or not.


#12

I did added some comments along with contents for Principal and advancing manifesto


#13

Thank you, I will take a look asap.


#14

Let’s determine the purpose of the Manifesto before writing further sections. I see two options: (1) The manifesto describes what SustainOSS is about, aspires to, and does; (2) The manifesto describes what Sustainers are about, aspire to, and do.

I am okay with either, but need the direction to know what we are writing.

cc: @Jaskirat @downey @jdorfman


#15

Thanks for raising this.
I think both are appropriate at their positions.
So we should move forward with that what SustainOSS is about , seeking and aspiring sustainers to raise up good missions, directing them to the appropiate open source stuff that can really be helpful to others which they will develop.


#16

You bring up a great point. I need more time to determine. Do you think we need to just choose 1?


#17

We could decide to write a manifest for both, SustainOSS organization and sustainers. If so, we should clearly delineate which section is about whom.


#18

After thinking about it for a few days, this version should be “Sustainers”. I will start making necessary edits. Down the line, if we want to do one for the “SustainOSS” then we can.


#19

Hey what does this sepecifically mean ?


#20

It was something I started and then abandoned. Should probably archive it.