Open Source Security Policy Conundrum

10 minute read Published: 2023-01-19

Policy makers in both the US and the EU are currently debating several efforts to improve the security of digital infrastructure, including broad new regulations such as SOSSA and the CRA. In light of high profile recent events, we are all aware that open source software is a critical part of software infrastructure as a whole. Security issues related to popular open source projects are in the news and in policy conversations. As open source professionals, we hope that policy makers carefully consider the distinction between open source projects and products.

Answers to Luis Villa's Four Questions

4 minute read Published: 2021-03-11

Luis Villa posted a series of questions on for this year's OSI Board Nominees to answer.

In this post, I share my thoughts.

Open Source Initiative: 2021 Platform

7 minute read Published: 2021-02-21

This is my official announcement post for my candidacy for the OSI Board of Directors in 2021. Read on for the description of my platform and goals. This post is shared on my personal site and on the 2021 OSI Board Elections page.

An overdue reflection on 2020

1 minute read Published: 2021-02-07

I try to journal around New Years every year. I'm running late this year, but with good reason - I had top surgery in December and wasn't able to sit at my desk and comfortably write for a few weeks. By the time I could, I was swamped at work and focusing on that. Check back for a follow-up to this post when I get around to actually writing it 😅

New Site, Who Dis?

2 minute read Published: 2021-02-01

I thought that migrationg to a static site generator would be a good motivation to spend more time learning Rust ... but once I compiled Rust, and compiled Zola, everything else was just a matter of getting the templating to render well and fiddling with my build-publish workflow. Oh well. I still have a new site that I'm much happier with :)