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Wednesday, March 13 • 9:00am - 9:30am
The Future of Open Source Sustainability, as Seen Elsewhere - Jose Miguel Parrella, Microsoft

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2018 brought us a rich conversation about open source sustainability, licensing, distributed funding models, infrastructure investments, money flows and relationships between providers plus a new take on the "freeloader" problem. Most of this conversation happened in English and over US-centric social media platforms while global contributions on GitHub continue to not only surpass US-based ones but grow faster, while every country in the Top 10 countries by growth of open source repos are developing markets.

In this session, we present different perspectives on this problem from open source leaders in developing markets and other underrepresented voices, leveraging interviews and discussions with different communities in 2019:
  • What is the perception of foundations and codes of conduct outside of the US?
  • Where do global leaders stand in the "open source business model" debate?
  • Is "startup money" seen as a threat to open source sustainability when VCs can't reach you?
  • Can we decouple sustainability of open source from the survival of the maintainer?

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Jose Miguel Parrella

Principal Program Manager, Open Source Strategy & Ecosystem, Microsoft Corporation
Jose Miguel is an open source technologist in Seattle. He joined Microsoft in 2010 and is part of the Open Source Strategy & Ecosystem team in the Office of the Azure CTO where he helps internal and external customers to contribute and consume open source software with high quality... Read More →

Wednesday March 13, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Salon 3