2018 brought us a rich conversation about open source sustainability, licensing, distributed funding models, infrastructure investments, money flows and relationships between providers plus a new take on the "freeloader" problem. Most of this conversation happened in English and over US-centric social media platforms while global contributions on GitHub continue to not only surpass US-based ones but grow faster, while every country in the Top 10 countries by growth of open source repos are developing markets.
In this session, we present different perspectives on this problem from open source leaders in developing markets and other underrepresented voices, leveraging interviews and discussions with different communities in 2019:
* What is the perception of foundations and codes of conduct outside of the US?
* Where do global leaders stand in the "open source business model" debate?
* Is "startup money" seen as a threat to open source sustainability when VCs can't reach you?
* Can we decouple sustainability of open source from the survival of the maintainer?
Additional resources: https://gist.github.com/bureado/5e2152ac6e6a8d920baeb5f2678b97d3