In episode 1 of The Cartara Podcast we looked at what being open source means and why it is important for the development of tools for documentation and digital security.
Today we get a step closer to the reality on the ground, with individuals who have been through the process of the development of open source tools that become useful to a broader audience, as well as tools that eventually become abandoned for myriad reasons. How does this process unfold over time, and what could be done to keep open source tools supported in a world where users, funders, and developers seem to regularly move on to the next thing?
Our guests today talk about their experience and where they see the problems when it comes to tool development and funding, as well as possible solutions to reduce the risks that communities-under-threat around the world face as a result of projects that get left behind.
In our everyday lives we trust the developers of applications to protect our sensitive data, usually without knowing how or why these tools work. When we consider the documentation process: communication, data management, media recording; experts will often talk about the importance that they be open source. But do we understand what makes tools open source and how that matters for different documentation projects? Today on the innaugeral episode of the podcast, we speak with Marie Gutbub and Raphael Mimoun regarding what role being open source plays for the users and developers of tools used in both specialized activities and everyday life.