Open Hardware and Finding Your People with Thea Flowers
julia ferraioli: Hi everyone. Welcome to Open Source Stories. This is julia ferraioli coming in with a lovely sunny day in Seattle. Oh my goodness. I’m gonna have to go outside and get some vitamin D. And I am here with Thea Flowers. Thea, would you like to introduce yourself? Thea Flowers: Sure. I’m Thea Flowers and I am currently in an overcast and slightly rainy Atlanta, Georgia. We’re borrowing Seattle’s weather right now and yeah.
VM Brasseur on free and open source ecosystems and culture
julia ferraioli: Hi, everyone. My name is julia ferraioli. I am here on a lovely, as always, gray day in Seattle and recording this with Vicky for Open Source Stories. Vicky, would you like to introduce yourself? VM Brasseur: Well, hi, everyone. I’m VM Brasseur, but we’re all friends here so you can call me Vicky. julia ferraioli: I’m sorry, we can start over, if you like? VM Brasseur: No, no.
Alex Cabal and the Standard Ebooks "saga"
julia ferraioli: Hi everyone, my name is julia ferraioli. It is a lovely gray day in Seattle today and I am here with Alex Cabal, who is going to be sharing the details, the background, the story behind Standard Ebooks. Alex, would you like to introduce yourself? Alex Cabal: Yes. Hello. Good to be here, julia, thanks for inviting me. My name is Alex, and as you mentioned, I run Standard Ebooks which is a volunteer-oriented open source project that takes public domain books and that usually means books published before 1927 with some exceptions and we take those transcriptions and we turn them into really high quality ebooks that are kind of commercial quality or better and then… That’s actually my hobby.
John Minnihan and the genesis of hosted source control
julia ferraioli: My name is julia ferraioli. It is a lovely gray day here in Seattle. And I’m recording this with John for Open Source Stories. John, would you like to introduce yourself? John Minnihan: Sure. I’m John Minnihan. Some people might know me as the motorcycle goofus from Twitter. I’ve moved from Twitter to elsewhere recently. I might also be known as the founder of Freepository. It was the first hosted source control system and service.
Richard Littauer talks about birds, hats, and commitments
julia ferraioli: Hi, everyone. My name is Julia Ferraioli. My pronouns are she/her, and I am here today on a very, very rainy afternoon in Seattle, recording this for Open Source Stories. And I’m joined today by Richard Littauer. And I am really excited to chat with you, Richard. Do you want to introduce yourself a little bit? Richard Littauer: Sure. I’m excited to be here as well. Thank you for inviting me.
Eriol Fox on open source design
julia ferraioli: Hello, everyone. My name is julia ferraioli. My pronouns are she/her. I am coming to you for Open Source Stories on a very drizzly, rainy day in Seattle, which is why I have a ton of lights on in the background not only to grow some basil and mint, but also to make it not dark. And I’m here today with Eriol Fox. And Eriol, would you like to introduce yourself?
Dawn Wages on being an ethical open source engineer
julia ferraioli: Welcome to Open Source Stories. My name is julia ferraioli. My pronouns are she/her, and I am sitting in my office in Seattle on a very windy day. So hopefully my internet will not cut out. I am talking to Dawn Wages today. Dawn, would you like to introduce yourself? Dawn Wages: Hi, so happy to be here. I am in Philadelphia. It is cloudy, but pretty nice out today, so I am not worried about my internet.
Emma Irwin and open source maintainership
julia ferraioli: Hi, everyone. My name is julia ferraioli. My pronouns are she/her, and I’m recording this for Open Source Stories. I’m here with Emma. Emma, would you like to introduce yourself? Emma Irwin: Hi, julia. Hi, everyone. My name is Emma Irwin. My pronouns are she and her and I am coming from Vancouver Island here today to talk to you. Thank you. julia ferraioli: Exciting. I’ve never been to Vancouver Island.