We've got a blog post that explains our views & reaction to #GItHub's new #Sponsors program & related initiatives. We're concerned that it (so far) ignores key governance issues for #FOSS projects related to funding. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/may/23/github-sponsors/ #Sustainability #FOSSSustainability
@conservancy Interesting article.
@conservancy I wish you had mentioned github's TOS, which has the potential to combine with them controlling free software's funding in horrible ways
@conservancy I think it'd be very useful for more folk in the #FOSS world to familiarise themselves with Anand Giridharadas' work on billionaire patronage and dependence on corporate largess... He rightly points out that it's a very dubious prospect for achieving greater freedom in software or society... here he is, speaking ironically at Google HQ (he notes that): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_zt3kGW1NM He's @anandwrites on Twitter. Not sure if he's in the fediverse yet...
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