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  • Title: What is an Open Source sustainer?
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  • Many problems in Open Source community
  • Lack of talented and motivated software engineers isn't it (anymore)
  • Not all projects have the same advantages as others
  • Maintainers of popular projects burn out
  • How do we fix this? Is this something that can be fixed?

Sustainability to the rescue

  • Open Source isn't free, someone is always paying
  • What is an Open Source sustainer?
  • Maintainers need sustainers and vice versa

Action items

  • Talk to your manager
  • Gratipay or 6 others
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