About the show
Sustain brings together practitioners, sustainers, funders, researchers and maintainers of the open source ecosystem. We have conversations about the health and sustainability of the open source community. We learn about the ins and outs of what ‘open source’ entails in the real world. Open source means so much more than a license; we're interested in talking about how to make sure that the culture of open source continues, grows, and ultimately, sustains itself.
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Episode 161: Aaron Crawfis on Dapr and Sustaining Cloud OSS
March 24th, 2023 | 34 mins
Aaron goes in depth about Dapr, Azure, and working in the cloud space. He tells us about the incubation space at Azure, and he shares some advice if you’re a project looking to get into this space.
Episode 160: Andy Piper, Ana Meta Dolinar & Gemma Penson at State of Open Con 2023
March 21st, 2023 | 37 mins 49 secs
Andy shares how he’s helping the OSI today and his thoughts on the Cyber Resilience Act. Ana Meta Dolinar and Gemma Penson talk about the Women @CL, how they’re helping to fix the huge gender imbalance when it comes to open source and computer science, and their thoughts on the “leaky pipeline” metaphor.
Episode 159: Dawn Foster & Andrew Nesbitt at State of Open Con 2023
March 17th, 2023 | 38 mins 23 secs
We’ll hear about Dawn’s responsibilities at VMWare, some great tools she uses, and the importance of mentoring the next wave of maintainers. Andrew talks about his history with 24 Pull Requests, Libraries.io, and Ecosyste.ms, his current project.
Episode 158: Ruth Cheesley & Mike Nolan at State of Open Con 2023
March 10th, 2023 | 35 mins 9 secs
Ruth talks about Mautic and what her job as the Project Lead entails, while Mike tells us why he’s at State of Open Con representing RIT and what separates university and industry OSPOs.
Episode 157: Joel Wasserman on lessons learned with Flossbank
March 3rd, 2023 | 41 mins 56 secs
Joel goes in-depth about what he learned about the open source ecosystem while building and running Flossbank, a dependency-funding tool that closed down last year.
Episode 156: Paul Berschick and FOSS Backstage 2023 in Berlin
February 27th, 2023 | 5 mins 35 secs
Paul comes on to talk about FOSS Backstage, an event about the non-code work in Open Source, in Berlin on March 13-14.
Episode 155: Yadira Sánchez Benítez on creating liberatory, pluriversal spaces in Open Source
February 24th, 2023 | 40 mins 3 secs
Yadira tells us about her Fellowship with the Software Sustainability Institute, what open source means in community work, her work with other communities that have language barriers to get them more involved, and she talks about the importance of being aware of the privileges we hold in different spaces.
Episode 154: Clare Dillon of InnerSource Commons on OSPOs and the Open Ireland Network
February 17th, 2023 | 40 mins 39 secs
Clare takes us through how she got into open source and involved with InnerSource Commons, and how her work has helped build open OSPOs in Ireland and beyond since.
Episode 153: Kailash Nadh and the FOSS United Foundation
February 10th, 2023 | 42 mins 29 secs
Kailash talks about his work as CTO running the FOSS program at Zerodha, and about his non-profit FOSS United Foundation which supports FOSS in India
Episode 152: Dudley Carr and Wes Carr on StackAid
February 3rd, 2023 | 42 mins 40 secs
Dudley and Wes share all things StackAid, their backgrounds, some of their long-term goals, and exciting things on the horizon for StackAid.
Episode 151: Announcement! Sustain Session @ State of Open Con 2023 in london
January 27th, 2023 | 7 mins 37 secs
Hosts Ben, Pia and Richard shares all the details on State of Open Con 2023, how to get tickets, and the two-day session Sustain is having that they would love for you to join in on.
Episode 150: Dustin Ingram and the Open Source Security Team at Google
January 6th, 2023 | 35 mins 44 secs
Dustin talks about the Open Source Security Team at Google, what they do, the bill they’ve contributed to for Securing Open Source Software Act of 2022, a rewards program they have to pay maintainers called SOS Rewards, and Google’s role in the sigstore project.