Buckle up the one, and only Peter Zaitsev is back, talking to us from the State of Open Con in London! Peter gives listeners insight into which conferences he attends, how to get chosen to speak, how to grow the adoption at an open source company, shares his thoughts on licensing, and more. He also answers questions like should the government regulate #opensource? Should maintainers be sponsored and funded with public money?
Frank Karlitschek shares his open source wisdom and lessons from building Nextcloud. In this episode, we touch on hot topics like the sovereign cloud, avoiding cloud lock in, building and growing a successful bootstrapped open source company, dealing with consumers and large enterprises, and more! Frank has been in the open source industry for many years and has a unique perspective on what works and what doesn't. This is episode 16 of the Hacking Open Source Business Podcast!
Matt & Avi discuss the current economy and its impact on #opensource. Are the layoffs happening warranted? Short-sighted? or required? Are companies with tens of millions in funding merely using the downturned economy as an excuse to clear house? Tune in and hear the team rant about the current state of affairs!
Knowing when to expand or pivot your company is about understanding the market and getting the timing right. Ben Hindman founder of D2iQ, joins Avi Press and Matt Yonkovit on episode 14 of the Hacking Open Source Business Podcast and talks about the journey of starting a company around Mesos ( Mesosphere ) to including Kubernetes and rebranding ( D2IQ ). Ben gives us insight into working with foundations, starting a new company, choosing open source, and more!
CEO and co-founder of MatterMost stops by the podcast to drop his wisdom and experience around building an open source company, goto market strategies, star trek, the importance of embracing the community, and more! Ian also gives us the answer to a question we did not even know we wanted to be answered: What happens when your open source software accidentally ends up in a highly secure nuclear facility?
Bart Farrell stops by the podcast to chat about open source, community, Kubernetes, and getting started in open source. Bart comes from a non-traditional background in the tech space but has found a passion for building communities, storytelling, and helping others within the Data in Kubernetes (DOK) community. During our chat, Bart talks about getting started in open source, imposter syndrome, what worked and did not work content-wise, why trust is so important, building a diverse community, and more.
Georg Link chats about measuring open source communities, how to sell open source, what it's like to grow up in a castle, and more!
Open Source In Govt, Software Curation, Security w/ Amanda Brock: Hacking Open Source Business Ep 10
Amanda Brock joins Avi and Matt for episode of 10 of the Hacking Open Source Business Podcast. Amanda talks to us about the important of open source in government circles, the growing need for software curation, how security of open source is required for critical public infrastructure and more. Amanda also fills us in on her upcoming conference the State of Open Conference 2023 (https://stateofopencon.com/) and her latest book the Open Source Law, Policy, and Practice guide.
Join Avi and Matt for a dive into recent news in the open source space as they chat in person while together in Oakland California. They discuss the funding tea received for their new venture, how maintainers are getting paid, news of layoffs in the tech space, and more.
Interested in learning about the impact, momentum, and growth of your contributor base? Brian Douglas stopped by the Hacking Open Source Business Podcast to talk to us about #opensource contributions, measuring those contributions, DevRel, his new company https://opensauced.pizza/, and more!