First of all we have to say a big thank you to Kerry Street for suggesting the name Seriously Open. It was the best name by far, and I think it nicely condenses what we are trying to portray with our podcast.
This is part 1 of a two part interview that we had with the founders of the Glimpse Project, Nik Molnar and Anthony van der Horn. The reason for two podcast releases is that we had such a great conversation with them, it was very tough to find any bad parts of the interview, plus there were essentially two podcasts. One about Glimpse and how it came about, and the other about the industry of open source. In the first podcast, Nik and Anthony talk to us about what it was like to start Glimpse and what it takes to create a successful open source project.
If you are not familiar with Glimpse, it is an Open Source platform that aims to change the way we think about diagnostics and the frameworks we interact with. After releasing Glimpse at Mix11, Glimpse has become a tool that is used daily by tens of thousands of developers around the world. It is intended for developers who want to use a a client side diagnostics tool for the server side of their applications. It is often referred to as Firebug for the server.