@yogthos its not that simple, its the learning curve to get thru in order to contribute / maintain.

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When I switched back to Linux about 8 years ago, I tried to be more active in the community (Ubuntu back then).
Which I already found hard, as I couldn't even get a bug report get through the right people.
I didn't understand the processes.

Back the I didn't have a job and still it took too much time to make a meaningful contribution.
Today I would only have a couple of hours per week.
Is there guide, how to be a linux contributor?

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@mulander
IMO it's way too easy to just make a fix locally and call it a day, without ever publishing the patch, let alone getting it merged

@yogthos cc @Antanicus related to our FLOSS co-op discussions :)

@yogthos yes, pretty accurate. .oO( who wants to help out with hardware?
openbsd.org/want.html )

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Same first panel, but then "who wants to pay for bugfixes" and "who wants to pay maintainers".

@yogthos also the "who are ready to contribute to a living salary for FOSS devs" ¬.¬'

@yogthos @bram It works nice for Mastodon because it's an application marketed to end-users.
Crowdfunding wouldn't work for libraries or "behind the scene" applications.

@yogthos @val I've also saw some django core features being crowfunded on kickstarter, so yeah, things are changing, but that's reaaaally small :/

@yogthos and as @val indirectly said, it's really about how well a project manage to sell itself (that's easy for mastodon), not its value :/

@yogthos "Who wants to make a long-term commitment to be able to take fundamental (architectural, ...) decisions?"

@yogthos who wants to complain about entitled maintainers who don't care about users? (back to first pic)
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