Free software won't write itself

Free software won't write itself

Lots of people talk about Free software, not as many contribute to it. It's found on most servers and it's at the core of a lot of businesses. What if won't be developed anymore? What can we do to build our projects on solid foundations and be part of an healthy environment?

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Riccardo Magliocchetti

May 20, 2018
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  1. Free Software won't write itself Free Software won't write itself

    Riccardo Magliocchetti Riccardo Magliocchetti #OSCAL2018 #OSCAL2018
  2. whoami whoami Pythonista @ Consultant @ Contributor: , Maieutical Labs

    Italian Digital Transformation Team uwsgi Superset @rmistaken
  3. Commitstrip.com

  4. Commitstrip.com

  5. Bus Factor Bus Factor

  6. In 133 popular systems 87 systems (65%) have a factor

    <= 2 Guilherme Avelino, Leonardo Passos, Marco Tulio Valente A Novel Approach for Estimating Truck Factors
  7. None
  8. Huge imbalance Huge imbalance

  9. These days, very few people put in that effort and

    the vast majority simply bene t from those that do. [...] for a company to re-pay (in either time or money) even a small fraction of the value they derive from the Commons is almost unthinkable. Noah Kantrowitz, https://coderanger.net/funding-foss
  10. Cultural problem Cultural problem

  11. Free as in beer :( Free as in beer :(

  12. The worst enemy you can meet The worst enemy you

    can meet will always be yourself will always be yourself Friedrich Nietzsche
  13. What developers say... What developers say...

  14. I am not good enough I am not good enough

  15. I don't have time I don't have time

  16. That's not my job That's not my job

  17. PSA: no entitlement PSA: no entitlement

  18. It's the duty of all Free Software developers to steal

    as much time as they can from their employers for software freedom Jeremy Allison
  19. What can I do? What can I do?

  20. Fix instead of report Fix instead of report

  21. Implement instead of request Implement instead of request

  22. Hire Hire

  23. Donate Donate

  24. How to x developers culture? How to x developers culture?

  25. I don't know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I don't know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  26. Torino Hacknight Torino Hacknight A night where a contributor helps

    A night where a contributor helps participants contributing to a project participants contributing to a project
  27. Torino Hacknight Torino Hacknight doing instead of talking lots of

    technologies doesn't scale high entry barrier
  28. Open Source Saturday Torino Open Source Saturday Torino A day

    contributing to a project A day contributing to a project
  29. Open Source Saturday Torino Open Source Saturday Torino copied from

    Milano more time, less pressure lower entry barrier saturday in front a computer
  30. Better ideas? :) Better ideas? :)

  31. Conclusions Conclusions If you care about Free Software contribute If

    you care about a project contribute to it
  32. Questions? Questions? github.com/xrmx speakerdeck.com/xrmx @rmistaken menodizero.it

  33. All content with the exception of images is released to

    the public under a license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0