Open Source Sustainability by Kevin Owocki (Gitcoin) at CoinFund Rabbithole Talks

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CoinFund Rabbithole Talks | March 26, 2019 @ Distributed Global

Open Source Sustainability in The Blockchain Era by Kevin Owocki (Gitcoin)

Open source powers billions of $$$ in economic value for the world. Billion dollar companies are built on Open Source Software. Why, then, is Open Source often built on the backs of volunteers? Why does Open Source lack a business model? Blockchain technology has the potential to solve the age-old problem of Open Source Sustainability. If we value Open Source Software, and with blockchain, we can program our values into our monetary system, can we build a new developer ecosystem that values Open Source Software? In this talk, Gitcoin's founder, Kevin Owocki, will explore the emergent blockchain Open Source Ecosystem, and share insights from the millions of $$$ of OSS transactional value that the Gitcoin network has facilitated. Slides available here

Kevin Owocki is the founder of Gitcoin, a platform that gives Open Source software developers the opportunity to build, collaborate, and thrive in the emerging blockchain ecosystem. Kevin has a BS in Computer Science, 10 years of engineering leadership experience in startups and Open Source Software, and is a community organizer in the Boulder Colorado Tech Scene. You can find out more about Gitcoin at and Kevin on his personal website :

Rabbithole Talks is a monthly CoinFund meetup, focused on doing deep dives into innovative token economics and technical design decisions for interesting blockchain-based projects.

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