Nadia Eghbal joined the show to discuss a HUGE topic that's near and dear to our heart -- funding open source! We discussed what it takes to fund open source software development, Nadia's current investigative journalism efforts around funding open source (funded by the Ford Foundation), venture-backed open source projects, what it means for an open source project to be in good shape, some potential solutions to provide better long-term support for open source, and we tried to determine how much the open source of the world might be worth.
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