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On bounties

Posted on October 12th, 2020

Michael Kaminsky recently emailed me an interesting post he wrote about bounties in open source, and I took the opportunity to write up some thoughts that had been swirling in my head for a while. You can find the (lightly edited) response I sent to him below. ~ Bounties are great for well-scoped, low-context work. For example, bounties work can quite well for things like penetration testing, because it's fairly clear what the objective is (sp...

Making is Show Business now – alexdanco.com clipping

Posted on October 12th, 2020

Nadia Eghbal’s new book, Working In Public: the Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software, may not have been on your short list of books to read this year. It’s admittedly a nerdy topic: it’s about open source projects, roles and responsibilities; the rise of GitHub as a developer platform; and how developer culture is evolving around the new power of creator platforms. I recommend you get it. It is mostly about software development, bu...

OSS lazy-loads governance

Posted on April 7th, 2019

A special characteristic of open source software (OSS) is that you don't need institutional support to get started. It's interesting to compare this to physical infrastructure, like dams or railroads. Before you can begin those projects, you need upfront capital, permits, rights-of-way, environmental impact reviews, community hearings... and so much more. By contrast, all you need in order to begin a digital infrastructure project is an inte...

[python-committers] Transfer of power clipping

Posted on January 25th, 2019

[python-committers] Transfer of power Guido van Rossum guido at python.org Thu Jul 12 10:57:35 EDT 2018 Previous message (by thread): [python-committers] A different way to focus discussions Next message (by thread): [python-committers] Transfer of power Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] ...