Open Source Collective Community Call — May '22
Published on May 11, 2022 by Richard Littauer

Last year, we launched the Open Source Collective's Community Call program: a monthly, hour-long conversation where we encourage project leaders to engage with Open Source Collective as their host, and with one another. We will use this space to discuss issues that are affecting us, offer peer support, and as a jumping-off point for further conversations about sustaining our work.

Register here.


This month, we are planning to cover:

- How we're pooling resources to fund tickets to non-technical, educational conferences and events; and
- The Support Ukraine fund; and
- And any asks from the attendees that relate towards approaching sustainable OSS.

If you missed our conversations last year or earlier this year, you can catch up with the past write-ups September, October, and November where we covered:

  - why we (Open Source Collective) want to build a strong, more community-centered fiscal host, and what we hope to achieve with these regular conversations;
  - approaches to paying contributors;
  - defining maintenance and approaches to valuing non-code contributions;
  - building inclusive and diverse communities and;
  - increasing a contributor base and improving developer experience by pairing with new contributors.

We'll continue to record and document these conversations for those of you who are unable to attend. For those of you who can, we look forward to seeing you on the third Thursday this month! 

This year, we've been hoping to host these regularly, but haven't succeeded there. We're working to ensure that this event is well-publicized and available! Thank you for being patient. 

Richard Littauer

Posted on May 11, 2022

I missed it in the initial post, which has now been edited to include this most important of links:

Register here!

Stephen Robb Gold

Posted on May 17, 2022

Next time, please post the date (and perhaps the UTC time) in the announcement.

Richard Littauer

Posted on May 17, 2022

Will do. :)