Leadership in the Open Source Community

Episode 482 · July 5th, 2019 · 17 mins 33 secs

About this Episode

When asked what makes a solid leader in today’s open source communities, the answer often varies depending on who you ask. In this podcast hosted by TNS Podcast Producer Kiran Oliver, the topic of leadership expanded beyond the basic, “What makes for a competent leader in today’s OSS community?” to encompass the ways in which we as a community can and should do to better help underrepresented minorities become leaders in open source.

CNCF Director of Ecosystem Cheryl Hung, Microsoft Director of Open Source Initiatives Ashley McNamara, Aqua Security Technology Evangelist Liz Rice, and Two Sigma Engineer Leah Petersen all started their journeys in open source at different times, with very different goals in mind.

Rice noted that, “For me, I was a developer for a long part of my career doing not open source software. At some point, more and more things, particularly in the infrastructure work and the distributed systems world were being done open source, and it just seemed like a natural progression. I don’t really remember ever making a conscious decision. Suddenly everything I was doing pretty much was in the open.”

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