10 Years of Open Source

On June 4th, 2011 I released the first version of Virtus, a ruby gem that I extracted from the DataMapper project. I remember how I felt about Open Source back then, and I have to tell you that my perspective has changed a lot. 10 years, a freaking decade, is a lot of time…I’ve gone through a lot of ups-and-downs during that time, as my open-source contributions sky-rocketed, and that changing perspective is something I continuously think about....

June 4, 2021 · 10 min · Piotr Solnica

Open Source Status Update

Inspired by Samuel Williams` “Open Source Progress Report” I decided to start doing the same thing and so this is the first Open Source Status Update from me. I hope to make this a habit and who knows maybe I’ll even start blogging on a regular basis again 🤞🏻 I’ll summarize my work between September 2019 and February 2020. Overall these were extremely productive 5 months. Apart from the regular maintainance (PR reviews, handling releases, providing user support etc....

March 2, 2020 · 6 min · Piotr Solnica

GitHub Sponsorship

GitHub has recently started their Sponsors program and I was lucky to get an invite pretty early on when it’s still in a closed beta phase. I received the invite on August 30th and it took me exactly one month to finally fill out my profile and get it published. I’m saying “finally” because even though I knew I wanted to try it out, it was not immediately obvious to me how exactly I want it to work in my case....

September 4, 2019 · 6 min · Piotr Solnica