Friday, June 04, 2021

Open source on Mars

Open source goes to Mars 🚀 with Martin Woodward, DevRel @ GitHub (The Changelog #440) |> Changelog

"first Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, took flight in the thin Martian atmosphere. This is an incredible achievement for the teams at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). It’s also an achievement powered, in part, by an invisible team of open source developers from around the world. In fact, nearly 12,000 developers on GitHub contributed to Ingenuity’s software via open source. And yet, much like the first image of a black hole, most of these developers are not even aware that they helped make the first Martian helicopter flight possible."