Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Maintainership book

01 Nov 2020, 0:05 a.m.

Nonfiction Book Writing in November, and Daily Wordcount Posting

I am writing a book about open source maintainership. I had planned to get the book to editors/agents by the end of this year; I have made very little progress on it this year so …

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28 Oct 2020, 17:29 p.m.

Short Story Recommendations, And Hobby Project Lessons

Recommending short fiction is important for discovery, and to help us talk about things we like (and not just criticize things we don't). Recently I've been posting to MetaFilter each day to recommend short stories, …

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08 Sep 2020, 22:13 p.m.

Breaking Release Bottlenecks -- What Changeset Can Do

I did some volunteer work earlier this year, helping rejuvenate pipenv (a command-line tool that some people use to help handle Python packages they make and use). Here's what I did, how long it took, …

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01 Sep 2020, 13:45 p.m.

Remedial Skills In Open-To-The-Public Working Groups

I'm talking in this post about wikis, political clubs, open source projects, fanvidding exchanges -- any groups where people try to work together and are open to the public. "No, what's that?" Some people joining …

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29 Jan 2020, 11:12 a.m.

MOSS Video, BSSw Honorable Mention, and The Maintainership Book I Am Writing

Video Mozilla interviewed me about the Python Package Index (PyPI), a USD$170,000 Mozilla Open Source Support award I helped the Python Software Foundation get in 2017, and how we used that money to revamp PyPI …

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12 Feb 2012, 18:51 p.m.

What Does A Volunteer Development Coordinator Do?

A giant wall of text follows, giving a snapshot of work I do. I nurture the software community that supports the Wikimedia movement. So here's a big swath of stuff I did between February 1st …

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