Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software (Hardcover)
- MEDIA-SAVVY AUTHOR: Nadia Eghbal is the author of the Ford Foundation report Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure and a noted public speaker, including at the Lead Dev conference and the Long Now Foundation and on the a16z and Changelog podcasts. Working in Public has been featured in the Financial Times, Wired, and VentureBeat.
- TIMELY AND RELEVANT: Anyone who uses the internet today is doing so on the back of open-source software. Working in Public demystifies the powerful impact open-source software and its creators and maintainers have on our everyday lives.
- FOR THE NEXT GENERATION: The model of open-source software development that Eghbal observes--large, diffuse communities centered around a single creator or small group of collaborators--also contextualizes the rise of Instagram influencers, YouTube streamers, and TikTok celebrities.
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