Companies have figured out how to generate value from open source software, but wealth generation and capture are not connected. In this session we will envision possible ways to create more value for users and developers by incentivizing better software, and to distribute this wealth amongst open source developers. We are using market design to avoid creating another gig economy for open source by giving agency to users and developers, and incentivizing important organizational and information-sharing work such as bug triage. We will lead with a short primer of the current situation of the open source ecosystem and then brainstorm in small groups possible changes that will distribute the wealth more fairly.
This is a Learning Forum session.