Open source for fun and profit: rethinking the long road of sustainability.
It is not an understatement to say that today, in 2021, the world runs on open source. Wherever you look, you will find open-source software in the wild - whether you have a smartphone in your pocket or if you see a self-driving car passing by or rockets orbiting in space, open-source is even in simple tasks as deciding what to watch tonight. Open-source software and open infrastructure not only serve as the engine that powers our world. It also enables folks to get together and connect isolated individuals, communities, and missions.
With this in mind, the most important questions we should be asking is: who and what fuels open source? In this presentation, I will discuss how open source can bring individuals together to form communities. And more importantly, how we can rethink open-source and labour to ensure its long-term sustainability.