LLW - Sustainability and The Long Term.pdf (1.9 MB)
I regularly attend and speak at a small gathering for lawyers and other top open source people from many of the world’s biggest companies. One panel this year represented two trillion in market cap; another had about one million employees. (Each of those panels had only four panelists.) The event is organized by Free Software Foundation Europe, but with a definite focus on being constructive.
Since I heard last year at this conference that sustainability isn’t a problem (“all the open source developers I know get well paid”) I wanted to speak this year to address that misconception. Attached is my slide deck and notes addressing that point. It was just a 15 minute spot (I believe the conference called them something like “provocative” slots this year, designed to stimulate discussion rather than be complete) so I did not go very deep, and it will be fairly basic for most of you. But it did lead to several interesting discussions and hopefully soon some sales
also + @jonschlinkert who asked me about this when I mentioned I was traveling.