Proposal: How to protect Force behind the Digital Economy- The Open Source Softwares

link: How to protect Force behind the Digital Economy- The Open Source Softwares

Initial thoughts:

  1. The outline appears too fragmented / disjoint.
    Atleast 2 distinct themes involved:

    • Corporate Interference (Embrace.Extend.Extinguish)
    • Security in OSS.
  2. Contains assertions without justification. Hard to separate facts from opinions.

    Acquisitions of FOSS producers could lead to a crowding-out of volunteer contributors

    Each case is unique and varies on a wide spectrum.
    What are the tell-tale warning signs of a mismanaged/concerning sponsorship/acquisition?

  3. How to Protect” currently reads more like what to do and NOT how to actually do it.
    Hopefully known pitfalls, best practices are elaborated upon in the slides/talk.

  4. Not clear what concern this addresses?

    Increase level of awareness of FOSS package to stay apprised of vulnerabilities

    How does knowing about a package helps stay aware of vulnerabilities?
    Possibly Rephrase/Elaborate to clarify.

  5. What’s the “How to protect” to address the following concern raised?

    Will it be less traction and engagement for FOSS projects built by individual companies?

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