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.
May 9th, 2023 | 33 mins 48 secs
Bob talks about the mentoring cohort approach the Kubernetes community has and the value of a defined contributor ladder to recognize and motivate contributors. Navendu tells us about his experience in contributing to building, scaling, and maintaining open-source projects and the importance of people focusing on balancing the code with the community aspect.
May 5th, 2023 | 37 mins 45 secs
Nick tells us about the licensing issues related to AI, particularly regarding chatbot models like ChatGPT. Masae talks about how Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are important for companies as they lead to higher productivity and innovation.
May 2nd, 2023 | 38 mins 45 secs
Sarah talks about her role on the review and triage team for Django, and why she contributes; David discusses community feedback and making better code with TypeScript.
April 28th, 2023 | 40 mins 56 secs
Stephen and Chris talk about their OSPO at RIT, how to help students deal with diverse incentives in open source and academia, and the importance of role diversity in software development
April 25th, 2023 | 40 mins 26 secs
Smera Goel of Fedora talks about mentoring mentors and mentees in OSS. Dotan Horovits of Logz.io explains the dominance of closed-source vendors in the observability space.
April 21st, 2023 | 36 mins 45 secs
We’ll hear Dawn’s journey into how she got involved with the PSF, where she falls on the ethical source divide as she dives into the AntiRacist Ethical Source License, which is her niche.
April 18th, 2023 | 24 mins 25 secs
Pablo shares the history of Kaleidos, Penpot, and Taiga, and how and why they are entirely open source.
April 14th, 2023 | 36 mins 58 secs
Paul of Plain Schwarz talks about the development of Foss Backstage since 2017 and how it has grown over the years. We also hear about Oleg’s talk at FOSS Backstage, the public roadmap initiative in Jenkins, and how to make open source projects more sustainable and less fragile in general.
April 11th, 2023 | 46 mins 7 secs
Thomas talks about OSS Review Toolkit and the three important aspects of open-source software. Josep shares the importance of diversity in open-source projects, and the Plankton program at Aiven for people who want to do contributions in their free time.
April 7th, 2023 | 50 mins 31 secs
Hugi Ásgeirsson talks about the differences and benefits between Open Collective in the US vs Europe. Then our next guest, Silona, dives into DE&I at conferences and how IEEE and SA Open help with sustainability. Finally, Marco shares how open source is helping sustain our environment, via EV Charging solutions powered by Open Source.
April 4th, 2023 | 33 mins 23 secs
Derek talks about all the uses for GNU Radio and how a 22-year-old project gets effectively run and funded. Abigail shares about the importance of maintainers and GitHub's role in helping.
March 31st, 2023 | 38 mins 24 secs
Ana Jiménez Santamaría shares everything she’s been doing for the past few months as the OSPO Program Manager, what’s going on with the regional working groups, what OSPOlogy is, and how the TODO Group works. Samson Goddy gives us the details about OSCA and the OSCA Fest 2023 coming up in June and a great project called Chakra UI, created by a Nigerian maintainer, as well as a collection of open source projects on GitHub created by Nigerians.