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Software below the poverty line

André Staltz collected data from OpenCollective and GitHub so he could get some numbers behind his questions around the sustainability of donations in open source.

The results I found were shocking: there were two clearly sustainable open source projects, but the majority (more than 80%) of projects that we usually consider sustainable are actually receiving income below industry standards or even below the poverty threshold.

Read his full piece to learn about his collection methodology and read his full analysis of the findings.

Software below the poverty line

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Your IDE as a presentation tool

André Staltz:

I’ve just given my third programming talk where I use only my IDE (integrated development environment) for live coding and no other presentation tool. I noticed the audiences were very pleased with these talks, and I think it’s correlated to using an IDE and not a slides program.

If you’ve ever watched one of André’s talks, you know he gives good talks regardless of whether or not he’s using an IDE. But he makes a good case for their use in general and goes in to great detail* on how to do it well.

*even explaining each individual editor setting and why they were selected

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