Strange Loop

September 12-14 2019


Stifel Theatre


St. Louis, MO

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A Stitch in Time - The Future of OSS Sustainability

Open Source Software (OSS) has created enormous value for individuals and businesses. However the creators of that software often capture a tiny fraction of that value, and can end up tired, burnt out, or quitting the project entirely. In the past few years, new fears have arisen that cloud providers will 'take' open source software and resell it, leading some companies to move away from open-source licenses to prevent this from happening.

Clojurists Together is an organisation created to help support and grow critical open source Clojure software. This talk will discuss our experience growing Clojurists Together and some insights it has given us into:

Daniel Compton

Daniel Compton


Daniel Compton is a software engineer living in Morrinsville New Zealand. He has been involved in the Clojure community since 2014, working on a number of open source projects including Kibit, re-frame, and re-frame-10x. He is the project leader of Clojurists Together, a community organisation dedicated to funding critical Clojure open source software. He also publishes The REPL, a newsletter and podcast about Clojure. He is engineer #1 at The Falcon Project, a stealth startup. Prior to that he worked at Day8 building systems in Clojure and ClojureScript.