by Joshua Branson — February 26, 2021
I find it helpful to model other great developers. If you can find other great developers, then perhaps you can model their behavior. These are some of the software developers that I admire:
Chris Lemmer Webber (https://dustycloud.org) helped write ActivityPub, which is driving federated web applications like Mastodon, and funkwhale, and PeerTube.
David Thompson (https://dthompson.us/) is the author of Haunt, which is the static site generator that runs this blog. He is also the author of chickadee, which is a game development tool kit for Guile scheme! I've actually met David once at libreplanet. He's a really down to earth bro!
Leah Rowe is the author of the https://libreboot.org/ project! Leah is in business to replace the proprietary BIOS of computers with a freedom respecting alternative!
Andy Wingo (https://www.wingolog.org) was instrumental in modernizing GNU Guile. His blog is full of wisdom.
Chris Wellon's (https://nullprogram.com/) blog is super engaging. There's all sorts of Emacs and C nuggets of wisdom in his blog.
Drew Devault's blog (https://drewdevault.com/) is pretty fantastic. I personally believe that a great way to help the free software movement is to create free software businesses, which Drew Devault is doing with sourcehut. He also created the sway window manager, which I use on GNU Guix. Sway works fantastically well by the way.