FOSSMeet 2019

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

Saptak Sengupta


Open Source and Sustainability in OSS via Blockchain

Submitted Dec 25, 2018

Open Source Software and Open Source contributors
provide for a massive percentage of today’s softwares and web
and other technical ecosystems. It provides a freedom and global
way of contributing to make things better. However, Open Source
contributions are mostly driven by intrinsic motivations. This often
leads to burn out due to lack of sustainability.
Gitcoin provides a solution to help all the wonderful Open Source
contributors earn by doing what they do best. Gitcoin is a bountying
platform which helps bounty open source issues which now the
contributors can work on and also earn and sustain themselves.


What is Open Source?

  • Why Open Source?
  • Why sustainability matters?
  • Case studies of Burnouts.
  • How Gitcoin helps solve the problem.
  • How to make Open Source more sustainable.
  • Project Maintainer perspective
  • Contributor perspective
  • Distribution of work rather than corporate way.
  • Q & A

Speaker bio

Saptak Sengupta is a contributor and maintainer of various open source projects. FOSSASIA, jQuery, Freedom of the Press Foundation and Gitcoin are few organizations under his belt. He is currently working as a Software Developer at Gitcoin. He is also associated with programs like Google Summer of Code, Google Code-In, and Rails Girls Summer of Code as a mentor/supervisor. As an open-source evangelist, he also likes to help out people with programming in general. His core area of dabbling is JavaScript and Python. He has previously given talks in FOSSASIA Summit, FOSSMeet COEP, DevConf India, PyCon India Devsprint, MuPy and other local meetups.



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