A couple of weeks ago I encouraged a college student to make his project open source and post it on Github (or Gitlab or Bitbucket or whatever). What had not occurred to me is that this person had never had to collaborate with other coders professionally or privately. He did not understand the implications or the process of pushing code to Github. The following is adapted from an email I wrote to this gent to explain the ins and outs, whys and wherefores of collaborating on Github.
Last week, the Brave browser company raised $35MM in funding through an ICO. Which leads to the very obvious question, “what the hell is an ICO?” And, as you dig deeper into this question, the follow-on question “what differentiates an ICO from a Ponzi scheme?” Let’s find out, shall we?