[Changeset Consulting updates] grants, PyPI changes, & negative-yet-kind code review

Sumana Harihareswara sh at changeset.nyc
Mon Jul 11 17:42:15 EDT 2016


Hi, newsletter subscribers! Thanks for being interested in Changeset
Consulting and my open source project management work. I'd like to share
a few opportunities you might like to take:

* The Mozilla Open Source Support grants have opened two new funding
tracks, Mission Partners and Secure Open Source.

"The Mission Partners track is open to any open source/free software
project which is undertaking an activity which significantly furthers
Mozilla's mission.... The minimum award for the Mission Partners
track is $10,000, and the maximum is $250,000."

Mozilla is accepting Mission Partners applications on an ongoing basis.
See https://wiki.mozilla.org/MOSS/Mission_Partners .

"The Secure Open Source ('SOS') track of MOSS supports security audits
for open source software projects, and remedial work to rectify the
problems found.... [The SOS track] has been allocated $500,000 in
initial funding..."

Mozilla is currently accepting suggestions for SOS candidate projects. See
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2016/06/09/help-make-open-source-secure/
and https://wiki.mozilla.org/MOSS/Secure_Open_Source .

If you're interested in applying for a MOSS grant for your project,
Changeset can help; let me know by replying.

* The Python Package Index https://pypi.python.org/pypi is due for
replacement, so the Python community is working on getting Warehouse
ready (demo site: https://pypi.io/ ) and planning for the launch. I've
been sorting Warehouse bugs and working on project plans as a group of
us prepare to apply for a grant from the Python Software Foundation, to
sustain our work and speed the launch.

At launch, Warehouse won't be at feature parity with the old site. So
now's a good time to give it a try and see if there's anything that's a
showstopper of a feature gap, so we can make sure to address it before
launch. File bugs at: https://github.com/pypa/warehouse/issues/


Other updates:

* I've been giving talks on HTTP's hidden features, different models of
maintainership, and finding and addressing barriers to entry in open
source. https://www.harihareswara.net/talks.html

* I blogged about Zulip, a client of mine, and dissected an example of
negative yet kind feedback from its maintainer.
https://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2016/05/17/0

Best wishes and hope your projects are going great.

-- 
Sumana Harihareswara
Changeset Consulting
http://changeset.nyc

P.S. If you'd like to work with me in September or later, now's a good
time to let me know.


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