Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Podcast: Martin Mao of Chronosphere talks open sourcing internal projects

Chronosphere provides a monitoring platform, built on M3, for large-scale environments. Martin-Mao is the co-founder and CEO. In this podcast, he talks about the journey of taking M3 from an internal Uber project to a product offered by an independent company, Chronosphere. What do you do when a project outgrows its original role as an internal company project written for its own purposes?

He discusses topics such as:
  • Why it can be important to start in open source from the beginning
  • How to ramp up contributors outside of the core team
  • Aligning business goals of those governing the project with the goals of the community
  • The challenges of open sourcing an internal project.
Listen to the podcast [MP3 - 12:14]

Monday, December 16, 2019

Podcast: Idit Levine, founder of, at Kubecon

In this podcast, we covered API management and service meshes for microservices--and why moving from a monolith to microservices can be challenging. We also got into the business side to talk business models around open source and the creation of communities.

Listen to podcast [MP3 9:33]

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Podcast: Open source sustainability with Manifold

In this podcast, recorded at Kubecon in November, Manifold co-founder Matt Creager and VP of product Leah Rivers sat down with me to talk about bringing down the barriers to open source commercialization. Manifold powers marketplace infrastructure to connect developers with APIs, tools, and services. We talked about how we might make it easier for developers to build sustainable businesses, even small ones and some of the ways we could make it easier to package and sell software.
Link to podcast [MP3 24:15]

Monday, December 09, 2019

Podcast: Open Governance with Chris Aniszczyk of the Linux Foundation

Chris Aniszczyk heads developer relations for the Linux Foundation. In this podcast, recorded at Kubecon in San Diego in November 2019, Chris takes us through:

  • What open governance means
  • Approaches to open source sustainability (and the problem with donations)
  • Governance best practices such as naming
  • Why projects should have neutral homes
  • When you should (and shouldn't) use a contributor license agreement

Listen to the podcast: [MP3 23:52]