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what is opensource and why do i feel so guilty?

Last November I was invited to speak in Paris. I had just taken a new job with a company called Obvious and I was pretty confident that this was going to be my last talk – maybe ever.

I had been discussing/thinking about this idea of guilt for a while (in particular the feeling of guilt that comes with maintaining an opensource project) and felt like the venue that dotjs was providing made a lot of sense. I also thought the French would be sympathetic and less likely to boo me off stage – which was essentially true.

I think something which works really well in this talk (while simultaneously being something I should apologize for) is that I prepared a 1 ½ hour presentation and then tried to deliver it in 20 minutes… in the actual video you’ll see about half way through the...

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