Open Source Leaders

Our business is driven by open source software. We rely on it in our professional and personal lives. Tag1 is proud to present these talks with leaders of open source projects. In these talks, we hope to share the lessons project leaders have learned, the future of open source, and other information on open source leadership.

Lynette Miles

While there are many companies based in open source software that are successfully funding themselves based on consultancy and other services, that’s not necessarily true of individual contributors. As part of our series of talks with Open Source Leaders, Tag1 Consulting’s Managing Director Michael Meyers, VP of Software Engineering Fabian Franz, and Yjs founder Kevin Jahns talk with Dries Buytaert about open source projects and communities. This talk focuses on open source project sustainability and...

Lynette Miles

Dries Buytaert’s name is known to everyone in the Drupal community. As the originator of the project, project lead, and co-founder of Acquia, Dries has been a pivotal person in the success of Drupal. During this interview, you’ll learn more about some of the accomplishments, accidents, and purposeful decisions that have made Drupal what it is today. While Drupal is an open source project, based in code, many of the things that have made it...

Lynette Miles

Funding your interests isn’t always easy, and that’s true of many open source projects as well. The majority of open source projects are created and maintained by people working on their projects in their spare time. For some, their employers or other companies are willing and able to sponsor open source development projects, enabling their maintainers to do work they would not otherwise be able to do. In this Tag1 Team Talk, CodeMirror and ProseMirror...

Lynette Miles

While many open source projects are successful due in part to their large contributor base, not all projects work best that way; other project leaders prefer to keep contributions from others tightly controlled. Depending on the use cases, either method can work well. For CodeMirror and ProseMirror, a tightly controlled code base is part of the culture of the project.