Incentivizing and Sustaining Open Source Development

Barcelona Free Software
Barcelona Free Software
Public group

Lleialtat Santsenca

Carrer d'Olzinelles, 31 · Barcelona

How to find us

We'll be right inside, at the left

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Sustainability of the open source movement and the code itself is an ongoing discussion and ever-present concern. As Nadia Eghbal wrote, “Many open source projects are experiencing a difficult transition from selfless creative pursuit to critical public infrastructure. These increasing dependencies mean we have a shared responsibility to ensure that these projects find the support they need.” In this talk, we'll discuss the complexity and breadth of this problem, before diving into two tools that we are developing to help address it: open source coin [], a community owned and operated network for code collaboration and incentivization and Radicle [], a peer-to-peer stack for code collaboration built on IPFS. We'll introduce you to the open source coin network and what it will offer its community as well as the internals of the Radicle architecture - and ways we'd like to get you involved.

Eleftherios Diakomichalis is the co-founder of Monadic, responsible for the development of open source coin and Radicle. Julian K. Arni is a Haskell programmer at Monadic and one of the developers of Radicle.