I like reporting defects against my own JIRA tickets. Good way of expressing my anger at the idiot who f*cked up my beautiful program.

@cybastl @evelynyap @fribbledom There is a school of thought of "don't spend money you don't have to" I've been put into a position to argue against...

The people offering their work to you gratis generally need the money more than some faceless conglomerate!

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I concur! ☝️🙂

Rant follows:

People feel they deserve to get things for #free, get upset and give bad ratings to free #apps that have ads even when it's been disclosed beforehand that they're ad-supported or when there's a fee for premium/fancy features.

#Creators #developers deserve to get paid! They're entitled to make a living. Companies that give you #value deserve to make a profit so they can pay their #employees and stay in #business. 😠 #work #jobs #service

Bold stance:

If you're running a successful business that's built on top of open-source software and you're neither contributing code to these projects nor donating money to them, you're not only a freeloader, you're actually harmful to the entire movement.

You should take an interest in the sustainability of these projects as they ensure the likelihood of your own success and future.

if your cat often bothers you at your computer and walks all over your keyboard, it's because they're trying to join you and do what you're doing. It's a sign of affection! One way to mitigate disruption without pushing away your cat is by buying your cat their own laptop and plugging it in next to yours. make sure the laptop has wifi, a VPN, and access to the darkweb

Honestly, I'm getting so tired of SaaS companies eating open source. It seems like the new Embrace, Extend, Extinguish but for some reason people are happy to feed the lions here

How do I get a Brave 'IPFS' link so I don't have to rely on somebody else's server to proxy it for me?

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@bob @joeyh But given how Mozilla *claims* it's trying to set itself apart from Chrome as a privacy-oriented browser, what the heck why *not*

Is your company hiring for a job that's primarily about work with free software? Advertise on fsf.org/jobs! Email job-page@fsf.org for more info and to post your listing.

@clerian Because I look at the bigger picture, not from the position of an individual like myself.

I see a common pattern here, first they start out with something quite open to get enough users. Many in the FS community said, I would never use Google Chrome but Chromium or other Chrome based browsers are fine because it is Free Software, etc.

Than once they have enough market share they start to closing stuff down, change their services to work only or better with their browser engine, etc

You really should learn functors before you learn monads; the concepts are simpler and you'll reuse all of them when you do learn monads

Even *most* "open source" advocates - including the OSI! - are perfectly happy with this situation, and see violating your user's freedom (directly or indirectly) as just what you have to do to make money.

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The most popular strategies, right now, are (1) proprietary software, (2) proprietary software with free components, and (3) selling the right to use free components in proprietary software.

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That means software development done for fun / for free, paid for by taxes (directly or through universities), or some kind of copyright.

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In the long run, software development is not economically sustainable without a legal obligation to pay for its maintenance.

By the way, the latest numbers I could find for Elastic showed a -20% profit margin. That's not sustainable.

It's going to be hilarious watching Drew Devault's opinion on COSS change as he realizes "provide SourceHut to people, but don't contribute to its development" is a valid way to undercut him on price

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