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How to open-source software and stay sane

Releasing -built open-source software often involves a mountain of unforeseen work for the .

nature.com/articles/d41586-019

@openscience the difficulty of getting funding is a travesty, but then again even in the tech industry a lot of the commonly used software, especially if permissively licensed, often lack a support model for their developers (eg OpenSSL for a long time)

@michel_slm

yes that's true... However, this does not have to be the case for many them.
Based on the user numbers of numerous projects, it could be argued that even the smallest micro donations could ensure the survival of many projects.

:blobaww:

but I get your point. 😂

@openscience hopefully microdonations become mainstream soon. It's been years since I first heard of it through Flattr

@michel_slm yes, that would be really nice! 🤩
But hopefully decentralized and with anonymity, because Flattr generates a lot of user behavior data... 😩

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Write a program to fish for him and you maintain it for a lifetime.”

Maintenance sucks.
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