the great thing about open source is that instead of screaming into the void and then receiving bad features you never asked for, everything is broken but you shrug it off because no one has any money anyways

.@sarahjeong Do .@s work to push toots into the public timeline?

@sarahjeong "Everything is broken, but I couldn't do better myself, so eh"

@sarahjeong lol truth tho I wonder if– *toot abruptly canceled by clicking on empty area*

@chaotic_signals @sarahjeong I had a feature I wanted get implemented and pushed to the codebase within 24 hours, which is the fastest I've ever seen a feature request get done.

@machiavelli @sarahjeong @chaotic_signals Thank you :-)

I'm just pleased someone who knew the codebase well enough to contribute thought so too :-)

@sarahjeong well that's something that is changing. I refer you to @Gargron 's Patreon. ;)

That's a drop in the bucket, admittedly. But we *need to* start talking about supporting . We rely on it every day, it's really not too much to ask to make a donation here and there.

should get better at this too, with doing crowdfunding for features, for example. But the devs are already damn busy, so... ;)

@sarahjeong depends. Some open source projects have lots of money. For instance, Red Hat ( ). Best thing is if you want a feature you can write it or pay someone to write it.

@sarahjeong Instead of everything being broken, expensive, and covered in ads, everything is broken, free, and written by broke freelancers in their off time.

@sarahjeong One nice, somewhat related, thing about open source is that OS devs are often writing these things for themselves first. Which means that it's user-centric development (although often with specific technical or domain-specific knowledge assumed on the part of the user).

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