When I explain to people that I run a business writing free, open source software, most people look at me like I’m an alien. Understandably so. It’s weird and confusing to those who aren’t knee-deep in it. It works, and it’s great when it works, but there are some unique challenges that this type of business introduces – namely, how do you prevent your business from...
How to Contribute to Open Source Without Being a Dick
If you contribute to an open source project, you have my gratitude. It’s often a thankless job, unless you’re working on very high profile projects, and even then. Most people don’t become rich and/or famous because of their work in open source, and you sometimes have to deal with obnoxious project maintainers who don’t appreciate your time. (Don’t worry, I’ll...
Thoughts on GitHub Giving Free Private Repos to Women