Things I’ve enjoyed reading about open source in 2016

I started this post back in February after reading Nadia Eghbal’s “What success really looks like in open source” so that I’d have something other than tweets to reference when I wanted to refer back to some good stuff. So here’s a list, not in any particular order, and including the article already mentioned, of… Continue reading Things I’ve enjoyed reading about open source in 2016

Send and receive email for your domain with Postmark and Amazon’s SES, S3, and Lambda services

A long, long, long time ago, sending email via your website was really horrible. Alongside the static HTML powering your Guestbook, you had some copy/pasted CGI script your ISP somehow allowed you to use that probably didn’t work, but oh crap it started working I hope it doesn’t break now. A long, long time ago,… Continue reading Send and receive email for your domain with Postmark and Amazon’s SES, S3, and Lambda services

Pieter Hintjens on Building Open Source Communities

This was a really interesting listen. Pieter Hintjens, the founder of ZeroMQ, lays out a handful of rules for building open source communities. Put people before code. Make progress before you get consensus. Problems before solutions. Contracts before internals. Everything you do as a founder of a community should be aimed at getting the people… Continue reading Pieter Hintjens on Building Open Source Communities

Email to Slack bot idea

It would be fun to have a Slack bot that could be copied late into a long email thread of reply-alls. It would create a channel or join an existing one, parse the thread into a conversation with messages applied to people in the conversation, and then reply-all to the email thread with a link… Continue reading Email to Slack bot idea