Welcome to The Craft of Open Source, hosted by Ben Rometsch, Co-Founder and CEO of Flagsmith. This bi-weekly show is focused on the ins and outs of the Open Source Software Community. Join Ben as he speaks with the brightest minds that have brought us some of the most adopted technologies on earth. Each episode is an interview with creators, maintainers, entrepreneurs, and key contributors to the open source community.
We will cover critical topics for open source developers, contributors and entrepreneurs such as: Which open source licenses are best if you want to start a business at some point? How did people start their projects? What was the first commit? Did people start their projects for business or a different reason? How can you build an organic community around new projects? How can you create a business and still be open source? Where is open source headed?
The types of licenses that we plan to profile will include: GNU General Public License (GPL), The Apache License, Microsoft Public License (Ms-Pl), Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL), Eclipse Public License (EPL), and MIT License.
Browserless: From Github Issue to Sustainable Business w/ Joel Griffith, Founder and CEO
Ben sits down with the Browserless founder and CEO Joel Griffith. Joel shares how he turned a github issue into a profitable business that helps thousands of companies around the world.
HashiCorp's (@HashiCorp) journey from open source project to unicorn with Founder Mitchell Hashimoto (@mitchellh) and Ben Rometsch (@getflagsmith)
Mitchell Hashimoto's company HashiCorp is the creator of Vagrant, Packer, Serf, Consul, Terraform, Vault, and Nomad. Together, these open source projects have over 100,000 stars on Github and exist to help engineers better with consistent workflows to provision, secure, connect, and run any infrastructure for any application.
The founding story of Typesense (@typesense) with Co-Founder and CTO Jason Basco (@jasonbosco)
What does it take to build a good open-source search engine? Ben Rometsch, CEO of Flagsmith, sits down for a lively discussion on Typesense's search engine technology with its co-creator, Jason Bosco. Jason discusses the origin of Typesense and their design choices, including the unusual choice of using C++ for its creation. We also hear about their decision to go open source and how the community is helping them refine their product. This is an episode you must not miss if you want to learn more about open source and search engine design.
Sebastien Lorber, Docusaurus
Docusaurus lead developer Sebastien Lorber has some interesting insights to share. As a freelance contractor, Sebastien leads the development of the Docusaurus open-source project for Facebook. Docusaurus is a static site generator that generates a modern single-page application from Markdown files so that website creators can focus on creating their content.
Pablo Múzquiz, Penpot
Pablo Múzquiz, CEO & co-founder of Penpot. Penpot gives design freedom for teams. In this episode, Pablo takes Ben Rometsch behind the scenes on how they came up with Penpot. Join in the conversation and discover Penpot’s groundbreaking potential for designers.
Harsha, Co-Founder @ MinIO (min.io)
MinIO is the #1 cloud-native open-source object store for enterprises. In this episode, Ben caught up with Harshavardhana, the co-founder of MinIO.