Jeremy Felt

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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 […]

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 […]

Philip O’Toole on the strange economics of open source software

many developers baulk at the idea that their work may never be seen by their peers in the open-source community, and therefore may never help them progress in their careers. Source: The strange economics of open-source software – Vallified

Science for the People!

Partly inspired by the experience, BSSRS staff member David Dickson later wrote in New Scientist magazine calling for “Community Science Resource Councils”. The idea, which sadly never took off, was a sort of scientific equivalent of legal aid. It would have provided scientific knowledge and technical expertise to minority and under-represented groups, and also allowed them […]

WCSF 2014 Talk: Public Universities and Open Source Software

The above is my talk about applying the open source ethos to sharing our work as a community in public land grant universities. I posted earlier with the full textual context and slides. You may notice that the talk description is very far off from the actual talk. 🙂 I originally submitted an expansive talk […]

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