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20: Finale, thank you!

3/21/2018
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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. Sponsors FastlyOur bandwidth partner.fastly.comLinodeOur cloud server of choice.linode.com/changelogRollbarOur error monitoring...

Duration:00:42:28

19: Design, Software, and Open Source

1/19/2018
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Lauren McCarthy joined Nadia and Mikeal to discuss her work on p5.js, contributions and culture, her before and after take on open source, her path to becoming a maintainer, how p5.js gets new contributors, how they keep them around, and why design isn't better represented in open source. Sponsors LinodeOur cloud server of choice.GoCD Featuring TwitterGitHubWebsiteTwitterGitHubTwitterGitHub Notes and Links p5.js

Duration:01:10:10

18: Maintaining a Popular Project and Sponsored Time

1/19/2018
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Henry Zhu joined Nadia and Mikeal to discuss his work on Babel, how he became and accidental maintainer, why he thinks maintainers aren't special, paid open source work, the Babel brand, and building community. Sponsors LinodeOur cloud server of choice.GoCD Featuring TwitterGitHubWebsiteTwitterGitHubTwitterGitHub Notes and Links babel

Duration:01:02:06

17: Experiments and the Economics of Open Source

1/19/2018
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Daniel Bachhuber joined Nadia and Mikeal to discuss his work on wp-cli, the economics, origins, staying productive as a maintainer, fund raising, and the state of wp-cli today. Sponsors LinodeOur cloud server of choice.GoCD Featuring GitHubWebsiteTwitterGitHubTwitterGitHub Notes and Links WP-CLI: Command line interface for WordPress

Duration:01:12:34

12: Crowdfunding Open Source (Vue.js) with Evan You

6/15/2017
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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. Sponsors LinodeOur cloud server of choice!HiredFastlyOur bandwidth partner! Featuring TwitterGitHubWebsiteTwitterGitHubTwitterGitHub Notes and Links Season 2 has...

Duration:01:01:19

9: Open Source & Licenses with Heather Meeker

11/4/2016
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Heather Meeker joined the show to talk about open source licensing, why open source licenses are historically significant, how much developers really need to know, and how much developers think they know. We also talk about mixing commercial and open source licenses, and how lawyers keep up with an ever-changing landscape. Sponsors ToptalLinodeOur cloud server of choice! Featuring WebsiteTwitterGitHubTwitterGitHub Notes and Links Heather has spent over twenty years on legal matters...

Duration:01:08:03

6: Grant Funding: What Happens When You Pay for Open Source Work? with Max Ogden

9/1/2016
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On today's show Nadia and Mikeal talk with Max Ogden, creator of Dat, an open source, decentralized tool for distributing data sets. Max has also done a lot of work in the Node.js ecosystem, including helping start NodeSchool and publishing hundreds of modules to npm. He was also one of the first Code for America fellows. Sponsors ToptalLinodeOur cloud server of choice! Featuring TwitterGitHubWebsiteTwitterGitHubTwitterGitHub Notes and Links We talked about how he figured out grants...

Duration:01:14:04

5: Documentation and the Value of Non-Code Contributions with Eric Holscher

8/25/2016
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On today’s show Nadia and Mikeal are joined by Eric Holscher to discuss non-code contributions, how they are regarded in open source culture, their value, and how to incentivize this type of work. They also talked about how Read the Docs grew a documentation community, contribution guides, and why this work matters. Sponsors LinodeOur cloud server of choice! Featuring TwitterGitHubWebsiteTwitterGitHubTwitterGitHub Notes and Links Read the DocsWrite the DocsWriting Great...

Duration:01:06:40

3: Measuring Success in Open Source with Andrew Nesbitt and Arfon Smith

8/11/2016
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On today’s show Nadia and Mikeal are joined by Andrew Nesbitt and Arfon Smith to talk about open source metrics, and how to interpret data around dependencies and usage. They talked about what we currently can, and can not measure in today’s open source ecosystem. They also talked about individual project metrics, how we can measure success, what maintainers should be paying attention to, and whether or not GitHub stars really matter. Sponsors LinodeOur cloud server of choice!Rollbar...

Duration:01:13:13

2: Open Source, Then and Now (Part 2) with Karl Fogel

8/4/2016
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Nadia Eghbal and Mikeal Rogers kick off Season 1 of Request For Commits with a two part conversation with Karl Fogel — a software developer who has been active in open source since its inception. Sponsors LinodeOur cloud server of choice!Rollbar Featuring TwitterGitHubWebsiteTwitterGitHubTwitterGitHub Notes and Links Karl served on the board of the Open Source Initiative, which coined the term “open source”, and helped write Subversion, a popular version control system that predates...

Duration:01:04:29

1: Open Source, Then and Now (Part 1) with Karl Fogel

8/4/2016
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Nadia Eghbal and Mikeal Rogers kick off Season 1 of Request For Commits with a two part conversation with Karl Fogel — a software developer who has been active in open source since its inception. Sponsors LinodeOur cloud server of choice!Rollbar Featuring TwitterGitHubWebsiteTwitterGitHubTwitterGitHub Notes and Links Karl served on the board of the Open Source Initiative, which coined the term “open source”, and helped write Subversion, a popular version control system that predates...

Duration:01:16:21

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