Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Open Source in 2024: boundaries, burnout, business

In this talk I will discuss how maintainers and contributors can enforce and respect boundaries, avoid and heal from burnout and how the "business" aspects of open source software e.g. open source businesses, raising funds, joining a non-profit/fiscal host can be done and help the project.

This will be done on the backdrop of my experiences maintaining Homebrew and, until recently, working on open source at GitHub and, now, trying to build a business around commercialising some aspects of my open source work.


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