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Request For Commits explored different perspectives in open source sustainability

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Request For Commits Request For Commits #20

Finale, thank you!

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2018-03-21T15:00:00Z #sustainability +1 🎧 8,802

In this finale episode of Request For Commits – we regroup to discuss how we got here, lessons learned, community impact, and where the conversations around open source sustainability are taking place now and in the future. This might be the end of this podcast, but the conversation will continue on The Changelog. You should subscribe if you’re not already.

Request For Commits Request For Commits #11

Funding the Web

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2016-11-22T14:15:00Z 🎧 6,335

Brendan Eich, founder of Brave and creator of JavaScript, joined the show to talk about the history of the web, how it has been funded, and the backstory on the early browser wars and emerging monetization models. We also talked about why big problems are hard to solve for the Internet and the tradeoffs between centralization and distribution.

Request For Commits Request For Commits #12

Crowdfunding Open Source (Vue.js)

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2017-06-15T15:00:00Z #javascript 🎧 4,839

Evan You joined the show to talk about his work on Vue.js. We learn how Evan found users and got Vue.js off the ground, the details behind their crowdfunding on Patreon, whether or not crowdfunding is a viable method of sustaining open source, finding balance in life and work, and plans for funding beyond the Patreon campaign.

Request For Commits Request For Commits #13

Open source and supercomputers (Spack)

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2017-07-12T14:45:00Z 🎧 4,708

Todd Gamblin – a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab – tells Nadia and Mikeal all about bringing open source to his peers in the national labs. They discuss what it’s like to open source a project inside the government, how Todd found contributors for Spack, why he got involved with NumFOCUS, and much more.

Request For Commits Request For Commits #15

Maintaining a Popular Project and Managing Burnout

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2017-11-01T19:00:00Z 🎧 4,572

Christopher Hiller joined Nadia and Mikeal to discuss the ups and downs of maintaining Mocha - a JavaScript test framework that runs on Node.js and in the browser. Discussions included maintaining a popular project, getting funding, the challenges of having money, raising the profile of a project, focusing on the needs of a community, and managing burnout.

Request For Commits Request For Commits #10

Finding New Contributors

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2016-11-15T14:00:00Z 🎧 4,111

Charlotte Spencer joined the show to talk about making open source more approachable, Your First PR, helping people make their first open source contribution, attracting new contributors, and what projects can do to bring in, retain, and communicate with new people.

Request For Commits Request For Commits #8

Open Source and Business

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2016-10-18T09:00:00Z 🎧 3,280

David Cramer (CEO of Sentry) and Isaac Schlueter (CEO of npm) joined the show to talk about building businesses in open source, why they decided to turn their side projects into full-time work, how they experimented with finding steady sources of revenue, raising venture capital, working with investors and with community, and different company approaches to developing open source projects.

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