Episode 150 – Roaring News

In this news episode, we use a nice little article on how you can help keep open source sustainable as a structure for a broader discussion on this subject. The second subject this time goes another round on the “data engineers are not data scientists” (and the reverse) subject.

Ask not what Open Source can do for you, ask what YOU can do for Open Source!

Many organizations, commercial and not, are using open source software so heavily, they are becoming dependent on open source for their own survival. So when you look at how you can support open source, it is not an entirely altruistic project, but makes just good business sense.

Using this article for structure and inspiration, we go over the different way everybody, including YOU, can help keep the open source movement sustainable.

Donating some hard cash, employing open source committers and just be an open source advocate are just a few possibilities.

On a related note; do you want to keep this little open source focused podcast sustainable? Please head over to our Patreon page!


Let’s do compare some apples and oranges!

We’ve covered this subject before, but this article is a great write-up of this still relevant issue in the marketplace.

Apart from covering the subject is more than a cursory way, it also presents the reader with a number of practical examples of what the possible results are when these two quite different functions get confused.

This confusion is further caused by all posible parties: the scientist and the engineer themselves, but also the HR department and you and me. There’s plenty of blame to go around.

At the end of the day, having the right person in the right place really is where you want to be! (See what I did there? :D)


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