A presentation at Paris Open Source Summit in
December 2018 in
Paris, France by
Sustaining Open Source for the future
Pía Mancini @piamancini @opencollect @SustainOSS
Posting an issue has $0 cost. Companies are hooked on Open Source
More people are extracting value from a repo than those maintaining it. Shared code but not shared responsibility
And it finally happened (again)
A module is like a piece of digital property, a right that can be transferred, but you don't get any benefit owning it, like being able to sell or rent it, however you still retain the responsibility.
What do we need?
Sustainability refers to the resilience and the thriving of projects, the communities and the individuals that surround them.
Sustainability of the community Sustainability of its people
We need funding
We need open industry standards.
Name in the community
Strategic influence on the roadmap Open Source stack health Hiring & retention
We need infrastructure
Corporate models (Red Hat, Open Core, LF) Use Crypto to avoid de legacy system. Open Source as a public utility — paid by taxes. Decentralized community shaped sustainability model.
Open Collective: | ˈəʊpən kəˈlektɪv | •
a community of people with a shared mission that operates in full transparency
a new social and economic unit
Free the maintainer
Support your dependencies automatically
Invest in your community a.k.a no people, no code
Give contributors a voice in the roadmap
Reach out to people with different skillsets Pay for the tasks no one wants to do Invest in F2F opportunities
We need to come up with a model to distribute revenue, responsibilities and earned social capital that takes into account different roles and supports diverse skillsets.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Find us: @piamancini @opencollect @SustainOSS
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