October 11, 2020

Hacktoberfest & Open Source

In this episode of GeeksBlabla, we discuss with our guests, Open Source and the much-hyped Hacktoberfest.

Guests

Notes

0:02 - Introduction

0:06 - Tell us about your first experience with Open Source.

0:16 - What exactly is Open Source?

0:22 - A brief history of Open Source and why does it exit.

0:35 - Is Open Source necessarily attached to GitHub?

0:39 - What are your thoughts on Microsoft acquiring GitHub?

0:47 - GitLab Vs GitHub.

0:48 - Why do large companies Open Source their tech?

1:03 - Is it possible for someone to build a product from his Open Source project?

1:12 - Facebook Developer Circles Community Challenge.

1:20 - Do Open Source projects have the most security vulnerabilities?

1:22 - Backdoors and vulnerabilities in Open Source-based products.

1:26 - What is Hacktoberfest?

1:29 - The story behind Hacktoberfest spam PRs.

1:34 - What Open Source is actually about?

1:38 - Donations and Open Source.

1:41 - What have you gained from Open Source as a contributor?

1:47 - What is PR (Pull Request)?

1:52 - Open Source in the Moroccan tech community.

2:02 - What are the requirements that aspiring Open Source contributors should meet?

2:10 - How to make a valuable contribution to an Open Source project for the first time?

2:19 - What are the challenges of maintaining a big Open Source project?

2:34 - What is the status of hackathons during Covid-19?

2:35 - Last words for Open Source enthusiasts.

2:46 - Wrap up and goodbye.

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