The Dictators Handbook to Open Source

December 7, 2021

A story has been playing out in the media recently that Chunga calls his “nightmare scenario”. It’s happening with a popular programming language and open source community called “Rust”. A few days ago, the entire Rust open source moderation team resigned–all at once. The reason for this is they claim that the Rust core team has no accountability and can basically do whatever they want without any checks and balances.

Tom says when things like this happen, it’s complicated and it’s almost always because the open source entity is operating from a “foundational” business model, rather than from a BDFL model. What does BDFL mean?  Listen now to learn about the key differences!

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