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#55 – Hacktoberfest & Open Source

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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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