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

The Questions v1

The following are the questions used in each interview:

  1. What project do you maintain and what was your motivation for creating the project and releasing it as open source software?
  2. Was the project meant to solve a specific problem, or was it born out of a larger opportunity you saw?
  3. How has the project evolved since you first released it?
  4. How do you spend your time on the project? (i.e. Developing, managing the community, triaging issues, etc.)
  5. How would you describe the community around your project? What are your favorite and least favorite aspects of it?
  6. What keeps you involved in the project? 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?