What are the parallels between faith and open source software? Join Nadia Eghbal and Henry Zhu for an off-the-cuff conversation between friends. Check out hopeinsource.com and nadiaeghbal.com/public-faith for the backstory
How do our rituals shape us? We talk about where habits come from, why we use them, and whether they strengthen our belief systems.
Show notes at https://hopeinsource.com/liturgy
Does authority have a place in religion? We talk about authority in decentralized organizations, listening to others versus trying something new, and when to fork or leave a community.
Show notes at https://hopeinsource.com/authority-and-leadership
How do symbols and stories foster culture? We talk about stories as a way to onboard new contributors, the mythology of leadership, when leaders step down, and how traditions evolve over time.
Show notes at https://hopeinsource.com/mythology-and-symbolism
How do communities handle money? We talk about money and centralization, tithing systems, how much funding is too much, and when to contribute money versus time.
Show notes at https://hopeinsource.com/money
How do we evangelize our ideas? We talk about evangelism in religion and tech, meeting people where they're at, living one's values in public, and maintaining humility in the face of conviction.
Show notes at https://hopeinsource.com/evangelism
Can everything that matters be measured? We talk about measuring the output and health of a community, competition between groups, growing a community without losing authenticity, and embracing "holy inefficiency".
Show notes at http://hopeinsource.com/holy-inefficiency
Why do we do what we do? We talk about intrinsic motivation, the role it plays in creative work with uncertain outcomes, motivating new contributors, and sustaining motivation over time.
Show notes at https://hopeinsource.com/intrinsic-motivation
What does it mean to join a community? We talk about casual versus committed membership, and how maintainers and leaders manage expectations around trust and collaboration.
Show notes at https://hopeinsource.com/community-membership
We talk about our backgrounds and motivation for doing this podcast, and why the practice of faith seems so prevalent among open source developers.
Show notes at https://hopeinsource.com/faith-and-open-source