Ben is Executive Director of Open Source Collective, hosting around 3,000 open source communities on the Open Collective Platform. Ben is also the maintainer of Octobox.io a GitHub Notifications web client and browser extension, and an occasional boardgame designer.
August 12th, 2022 | 40 mins 46 secs
Georg Link, Richard Littauer, Dawn Foster, Willem Jiang, Amanda Casari, and Ben Nickolls on maintaining open source
July 29th, 2022 | 38 mins 49 secs
Bolaji takes us through the OSCA community and what can be done to help the next generation of open source contributors and developers from Africa.
July 15th, 2022 | 42 mins 50 secs
Per talks in-depth about the new FOSS Fund at Spotify, for paying maintainers of independent projects and giving back to open source developers.
July 8th, 2022 | 39 mins 59 secs
Our panelists, Richard, Justin, Ben, and Amanda, talk about the origins of SustainOSS and how it started, the definition of a “sustainer,” and how we can grow as a community.
June 17th, 2022 | 38 mins 38 secs
Astor of OFE talks about the economic impact of Open Source, and OSPO networks as policy tools.
June 3rd, 2022 | 39 mins 38 secs
Colin tells us about Scott Logic, the journey he’s been on there, and how his view of open source has changed over the years being in this industry.
April 8th, 2022 | 37 mins 33 secs
Álvaro shares his story of making a living as an OSS maintainer, how he started and maintains fullPage.js as a full-time contributor, and why he encourages people to create open source projects.
March 18th, 2022 | 47 mins 22 secs
Jon and Mike share about the MLH Fellowship program, the philosophy behind MLH, and the changes they faced when COVID hit.
March 4th, 2022 | 43 mins 2 secs
Amanda Casari of Google Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) goes in depth about what open source is to her, collaborating more effectively with people in open source, and how we can support projects financially to other parts of the world.
February 4th, 2022 | 37 mins 32 secs
Caroline details how she understands the boundaries of communities, what she observes in the open source communities, and how platforms influence communities.
January 28th, 2022 | 36 mins 25 secs
Rodrigo Mendoza fills us in about Quine, a data-driven professional network for software creators and, GitNFT, an NFT minting platform for GitHub commits.
January 14th, 2022 | 40 mins 15 secs
Duane and Mandy go into detail on the report and how they built friendship and trust in the process of writing this report successfully.