I'm Dr. Bryan Behrenshausen. I'm a writer, editor, and open source community architect.

I'm Senior Open Source Program Manager at GitLab. I manage programs like GitLab for Open Source and GitLab Open Source Partners. GitLab is an open organization, so you can always see what I'm up to. I also teach courses in open source strategy in the Open Source Technology Management (OSTM) program at Brandeis University. I helped catalyze and still work extensively with the Open Organization project.

Here's my academic CV and my professional resume.


I published a book! It's called Infinite Layaway and it collects the first two series of my vaporwave-focused newsletter. Generally, when I've got something to note I'll jot it in my public notebook.


I'm not teaching courses at the moment.


I'm currently reading Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy by Hannah Arendt, The Last Ronin by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird and Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson. I just finished reading The Infinite Conversation by Maurice Blanchot. And before that I read Count Zero by William Gibson.


The slushy melancholia of desert sand feels warm at night is perfect right now. A snaphot of what I'm hearing is always available at Bandcamp.


I'm spending less time on the web these days. But you can follow what I'm making at GitLab and GitHub, and see what I'm sharing on Reddit. I'm much more active on services that operate on non-web protocols. You can browse my gemini capsule and find me at


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