An exploration of the people behind the projects. Each post is an exclusive interview with a member of the open source community.


The following are the questions used in each interview:

  1. What project or projects do you maintain and what was your motivation for creating those projects and releasing them as open source software?
  2. If you created any of those projects, were they meant to solve a specific problem you faced, or were they born out of a larger opportunity you saw?
  3. How has the project evolved since you first got involved or first released it?
  4. How do you spend your time on those projects? (i.e. Developing, managing the community, triaging issues, etc.)
  5. How would you describe the community around projects you participate in? What are your favorite and least favorite aspects?
  6. What keeps you involved in those projects? Do you have long-term plans for maintaining your involvement?
  7. What is the most important thing someone submitting an issue or patch should know?
  8. What’s your development environment right now?
  9. What was your first development environment? Do you miss anything from it?
  10. Where do you see the open source software community headed?

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