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Friday, September 20 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Room 8 - The real costs of Open Source Sustainability - Vicky Brasseur , Juniper Networks

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In 2016 Nadia Eghbal released "Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure," which shines a light on how few people maintain the software that underpins a large amount of the internet and the services that run on it.

The software world has rallied around Open Source Sustainability. Going with what they know, folks mostly focus on paying FOSS developers. Funding drives were funded. Foundations were founded. Startups started up. Venture capitalists ventured that capital.

Money isn't the only part of sustainable FOSS projects. Sustainability is a multi-faceted concept that can't work if people focus on only one of its many elements.

This talk will:

* Review literature around the concept of sustainability
* Propose a definition that more accurately details what "sustainable" means to FOSS
* Provide tips for starting with your FOSS sustainability efforts


Vicky Brasseur

Director of Open Source Strategy, Juniper Networks
VM (aka Vicky) spent most of her twenty-plus years in the tech industry leading software development departments and teams, providing technical management and leadership consulting for small and medium businesses, and helping companies understand, use, release, and contribute to free... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 9:50am - 10:30am PDT
Breakout Room 8