Request For Commits Podcast

Exploring different perspectives in open source sustainability. It's about the human side of code.

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Open Source and Supercomputers (Spack) #13

#13  Open Source and Supercomputers (Spack) with Todd Gamblin Guest: Todd Gamblin

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.

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

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.

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BONUS – Behind the Scenes of Season 1 and 2

In this special episode of Request For Commits we close out the first season with a look behind the scenes of the show. We talked about how the show was formed, who's involved and why, how we approach producing this show, our theme music, as well as our plans and timing for season 2.

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#11  Funding the Web with Brendan Eich Guest: Brendan Eich

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.

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#10  Finding New Contributors with Charlotte Spencer Guest: Charlotte Spencer

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.

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