The freedom open-source software gives you may be priceless, but that doesn't mean you can't support developers nor should you take their work for granted.

Support your favorite open-source projects and their developers! Give them a chance to become self-sustainable! Lots of small contributions can make all the difference!

Do it, become part of the greater common good. It's not everyday you get to participate in a revolution! 😄

(No, I won't get tired of repeating this message. It's important)

If you don't know where to start, but like my open-source work, my tutorials or my posts here...

Consider sponsoring me a cup of tea a month. I greatly appreciate it 😋

It's literally two clicks:

@fribbledom Right after a major portion of developers realize and do this, the market and companies will follow. This is the natural flow of things. Developers are early adopters

@fribbledom once my planned monthly budget has black numbers, I hope to remember this.

@jaxter184 @fribbledom the lone developer who has been maintaining NTP for decades for barely any reward or recognition.

@fribbledom The term "open source" was coined in order to refer to freely licensed software while explicitly avoiding the ethical and social issues of user freedom. If you're talking about freedom then you're explicitly outside the realm of "open source" and you're in the realm of "free software".


See my profile, I'm well aware of the distinction. But I'm afraid we're operating on a rather abstract semantic level here. Looking at all the other reactions here, most everyone seemed to understood perfectly well what I was talking about.

Seeing how the term “free software” is also prone to misinterpretation, I actually still prefer "open source" or at least "foss". Richard Stallman might disapprove, but that's something I can happily live with 😂

@fribbledom Is the approval of others something you ordinarily worry about?


Depends on the situation and who the others are.

@Bob Ham So you mean open source software doesn't give you freedom because of the wrong wording?
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