I have been a software developer since 1997. I co-founded a startup called ShareAPhoto which was eventually acquired by HP. I am the author of the Rails Pocket Reference (O’Reilly 2008) and have been an active member of the open source developer community since. I have been working in the open source sustainability field for nearly a year. I founded Code Sponsor last year to help support open source projects. This year, we re-branded the company as CodeFund and focus on helping developers find funding through ethical advertising.
April 2nd, 2021 | 37 mins 49 secs
March 22nd, 2021 | 41 mins 26 secs
Eriol Fox, long-time Sustain community member, joins us to talk about the intersection between design and open source
February 5th, 2021 | 37 mins 41 secs
Eric Holscher, cofounder of Read the Docs, Write the Docs, and Ethical Ads, joins us to talk about his work building a more sustainable and ethical open source ecosystem!
January 8th, 2021 | 39 mins 20 secs
On this podcast we have on Travis Oliphant, founder of NumPy, SciPy, and Anaconda, and Russell Pekrul, who works with him on FairOSS, a new platform for giving back to maintainers.
Episode 63: Tobias Augspurger on ProtonTypes, LibreSelery, and Environmentally Sustainable Open Source
December 10th, 2020 | 35 mins 3 secs
Hello and welcome to Sustain! Our special guest today is Tobias Augspurger, founder of Protontypes. Today, we learn all about Protontypes and LibreSelery. We will also talk about his sustainable awesome-list. We cover the robotics industry, and how open source has influenced it. We cover other sustainability projects, like FarmBot, which blend together community and open source. Tobias tells us other projects he’s interested in doing with ProntonTypes. Download this episode now to find out!
Episode 60: Erik Rasmussen on the hard work of maintaining, marketing, and funding open source libraries
November 6th, 2020 | 30 mins 38 secs
November 3rd, 2020 | 39 mins 13 secs
October 16th, 2020 | 33 mins 20 secs
Our special guest today is Joel Wasserman, an Engineer at Google and Founder of Flossbank. If you’ve never heard of Flossbank, this is the episode you want to listen to. We learn all about what it is, how the method works, what makes it different from other donation models out there, and how signing up and donating works. We also find out if Joel has advertisers lined up and what the current state of Flossbank is since they are still working on the system.
October 2nd, 2020 | 28 mins 1 sec
September 4th, 2020 | 45 mins 19 secs
Spot shares stories from the trenches of Red Hat, from the early days when everyone fit into a room to today. A fantastic look at power plays and open source ideology in practice.
Episode 51: Working in Public: Nadia Eghbal and her new book about Making and Sustaining Open Source Software
August 28th, 2020 | 43 mins 49 secs
author, floss, open source
Nadia Eghbal, author of the seminal work Roads and Bridges, came on to talk to us about her new book, Working in Public.
August 21st, 2020 | 42 mins 4 secs
crypto, ethereum, gitcoin, open source