[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
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.

Best wishes and hope your projects are going great.

Sumana Harihareswara
Changeset Consulting

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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