Open Source is not just about the code but about the people who contribute to the code. They form a community. This community has various levels.
There are various reasons why companies want to participate in the global FOSS community. But to become a valuable member of the FOSS ecosystem, it takes a lot more than just sponsoring conferences or open-sourcing a project on GitHub or GitLab.
From my experience, it is crucial for any organisation that wants to be successful with its Open Source efforts to adopt a culture of “Open by default”. What does this mean?
If a FOSS project would restrict the contributions of the people that work on it to a company or a locality, it would no longer be “Open” and it would thwart its chances of success.
Working remotely can be great if done well.
I have worked remotely for many years and I want to share some of my observations. Obviously, remote work is difficult and not a possibility for everyone, but it has a lot of advantages if done well.
Becoming a self-determined user of software.