Lynette Miles

Drupal has had many, many contributors over its 20 years of existence. These contributors vary from the person answering questions here and there in IRC/Slack and the issue queues, to people who run agencies and hosting companies aimed at keeping Drupal in the public eye. Drupal’s continued success relies on all types of people to keep the drop moving. In this Tag1 Team Talk, we continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Drupal. Tag1 Managing...

Lynette Miles

Serenity Notes is a new application that enables you to collaborate on Notes across devices, with multiple users, in real-time, using end-to-end encryption to keep all your data and info private and secure. It has a game changing SDK enabling the addition of e2e real-time collaboration to your applications, without the complicated underlying complexities. In this Tag1 Team Talk, Managing Director Michael Meyers interviews Nik Graf, the founder of Serenity Notes. Nik has worked for...

Lynette Miles

It’s no surprise to anyone in the open source software world, or any business, that funding is the center of how things get done. While some parts of projects are funded by their foundations (when these exist), most projects are maintained by independent developers or teams working in their spare time. In this Tag1 Team Talk, Managing Director Michael Meyers is joined by Matt Glaman, maintainer of Drupal-check. Drupal-check, based on PHPstan, is a static...

Jeremy Andrews

In this second part, Linus offers insight and perspective gained from managing a large open source project for three decades. He also talks about his employment at the Linux Foundation, and describes what he does with his spare time when he's not focused on kernel development.

Jeremy Andrews

Thirty years ago, Linus Torvalds was a 21 year old student at the University of Helsinki when he first released the Linux Kernel. His announcement started, “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional…)”. Three decades later, the top 500 supercomputers are all running Linux, as are over 70% of all smartphones. Linux is clearly both big and professional.

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.

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.