Benjamin Nickolls

Executive Director at Open Source Collective

“My hope is that 2023 is the year that we see government and industry working together to make working on critical open source software as financially secure as working in a commercial software company.”

Ben is Executive Director at Open Source Collective, the fisca sponsor hosting over 3,000 open source projects and communities on the Open Collective platform, where he is also Head of Product. Ben has been building services for those studying and building tools to sustain digital infrastructure since 2016, starting with and continuing today with