This week on The Changelog we’re continuing our Maintainer Month series by taking to you back to the hallway track of The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit North America 2023 in Vancouver, Canada. Today’s anthology episode features: Stormy Peters (VP of Communities at GitHub), Dr. Dawn Foster (Director of Open Source Community Strategy at VMware), and Angie Byron (Drupal Core Product Manager and Community Director at Aiven).
Special thanks to our friends at GitHub for sponsoring us to attend this conference as part of Maintainer Month.
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- Stormy Peters – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn
- Dr. Dawn Foster – Mastodon, Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn
- Angie Byron – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website
- Adam Stacoviak – Mastodon, Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website
- Jerod Santo – Mastodon, Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn
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(00:00) - This week on The Changelog
(01:31) - Sponsor: Square
(04:25) - Start the show!
(05:11) - Who's running GitHub Sponsors?
(06:00) - GitHub Sponsors' mission?
(06:45) - Sponsors now open to companies
(07:49) - Traction with companies?
(09:27) - What's a typical give?
(09:52) - Best has been FOSS Contributor Fund
(10:34) - Open Source pricing page
(11:34) - Maintainer guilt? Nah.
(14:01) - Serving a "Term of Service"
(16:59) - What's next for Sponsors?
(18:55) - GitHub Accelerator like YC?
(23:33) - Maintainer dashboard?
(29:18) - How do Maintainers get paid?
(30:14) - Sponsor: Sentry
(34:27) - Dr. Dawn Foster on the mic
(35:22) - PhD and the Linux Kernel
(38:02) - CHAOSS
(39:13) - Is there a score?
(41:01) - Measuring trends and who cares?
(43:50) - How is the data represented?
(46:14) - Choosing which metrics to meassure
(50:41) - Why push back on scoring?
(53:19) - How to recruit contributors?
(55:32) - Getting started with CHAOSS
(56:12) - Sponsor: Typesense
(59:29) - Is Drupal still a big deal?
(1:00:57) - Still in the Drupal community?
(1:02:27) - Adam really enjoyed episode #321
(1:03:17) - What's your maintainer story?
(1:06:06) - How did you decide "what's next"?
(1:08:30) - Licensing and "not open source"
(1:11:01) - This is where it gets icky
(1:12:43) - War for the soul of open source
(1:20:55) - Maintainer anti-burnout
(1:24:06) - Be a cog, not a linchpin.
(1:28:16) - Outro