Sustaining FOSS projects by democratizing the sponsorship process ↦
I wish I was there to see Duane O’Brien talk through this in person. This talk at FOSDEM examines how he got executive buy in at Indeed for their internal FOSS Sustainability Fund, how the fund was set up, how they encouraged participation, and what the impact has been so far.
Within a given company, there are typically only a few people involved in deciding which FOSS projects and initiatives to support financially. This year we [at Indeed] changed all that and democratize the decision making process. We set up an internal FOSS Sustainability Fund, and invited everyone to participate in the process.
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Great talk! @DuaneOBrien we would love to talk through the deeper details with you on The Changelog.
This is great. He should be on the show. I added a request: https://github.com/thechangelog/ping/issues/860
Let’s do this.