All these years of bull markets made the whole industry complacent. "Just throw more money at it", was the easy solution offered by anyone, including "senior" managers who never had to learn how to make do with the resources available - or not do at all.
Now that bubble finally popped is going to the time to see who can actually manage and who was just coasting around.
I got into a week-long discussion on Hacker News with someone who does "tech strategy consulting for a living" (his words), who insists that it makes no sense for a company to support #opensource development.
The same type of bizdev-bro who will happily parrot things like "companies should outsource everything that is not core to their business", and are simply blind to how that could be done by funding F/OSS projects.
@k9mail_app, a project I started way back in 2008 has found a forever home as part of the Mozilla family! Congrats to @cketti on making this happen! https://blog.thunderbird.net/2022/06/revealed-thunderbird-on-android-plans-k9/
This https://www.crowdsupply.com/sutajio-kosagi/precursor is just the type of open source project that I would like to support, but *not* by buying the current iteration. What I'd like to see is some kind of sponsorship model that gives the sponsors the *option* to receive any of the units that come in the future. For example, I'd like to give $10 every month and if 3 years later they get a model that I'm interested, the money I already put in could work as a down payment.
the fully open source hardware RISC-V Precursor from bunnie studios is now shipping out to people. pretty insane this thing was actually made
Today's recommended follows:
🌟 @charm - Creating free open source command line interface apps, libs and back ends
🌟 @hootalex - Artist making lovely wholesome art featuring birds
🌟 @maja.mielke - Photographer and scientist taking pictures of birds, plants and wildlife
🌟 @3DPrintingDad - Enthusiastic fan of 3D printing
🌟 @joewatsonillustration - Illustrator and designer with fantasy and surreal themes
AirBNB's plan to deal with the new reality of remote work seems solid, and the most interesting of it all is that it works for them as terrific growth opportunity: by open sourcing" its processes, it makes it easier for other companies to let their employees work from anywhere, which leads to more using AirBNB itself as their accomodation for medium-term stays.
Communick has been more interesting to its users as a Matrix provider than for its connection to the Fediverse, but I still think that we need to have something like it: an instance that does not cater to any specific community and lets its users make their own networks as they wish.
If you don't let yourself be defined by your peers and if you understand the importance of paying to support the products/services that you use, consider joining communick.com
A Europa vai obrigar grandes empresas com apps de mensagens, como WhatsApp e iMessage, a abri-los para que se comuniquem com outros apps. Há desafios importantes em segurança e privacidade, mas, apesar da choradeira da big tech, é uma ótima notícia.
What if we approached job satisfaction and professional connections as we do our romantic ones?
Like OkCupid, can we emulate the matching algorithm to present us better jobs?
Can recruiters eliminate screening interviews with few simple questions? Find out if a company has a broken hiring process, pushing good people away?
Enter https://cupid.careers! Answer questions, say what matters to you and it will give you a match percentage between you x companies, jobs and even future co-workers
At some point in history we collectively gave up on bookmarks and just resorted to piling up hundreds of tabs in our browser windows.
I still fancy the idea of a locally running and private search engine, that tracks everything I do on the web, so I can search my browsing history and easily rediscover things I've read months or years ago.