Sustainability beyond funds: Extrospective OSPOs
03-13, 14:00–14:30 (Europe/Berlin), Stage 1

When we think about sustainability in open source we think that just throwing money at the problems we see - projects maintained by a single individual in their spare time, and vulnerabilities cascading through our supply chain - will solve everything. But what if there was another way?

With an engineering-based Open Source Program Offices we can have a bigger impact on the supply chain’s sustainability. By providing dedicated engineers to projects we can successfully and reliably share the maintenance burden and improve project’s long term stability.

In this talk we will explore how to properly set up such an OSPO and how to convince leadership that actively helping rather than just financing is the right way to move forward. If you're looking at an innovative way to properly sustain the projects your company relies on with a successful OSPO initiative... This session is for you.

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Josep Prat is a Open Source Software Director at Aiven and is passionate about Open Source Technologies. With a strong background in Scala and distributed systems, he contributes to several Open Source Projects around streaming technologies. In his spare time, Josep enjoys late and long brunches on Sundays.