Salvatore Sanfilippo has a brief but…

Salvatore Sanfilippo has a brief but insightful take on “the open source paradox,” which is “the proportionality between the money people give you for coding something, and the level of demand for the quality they can claim to have about your work.”

On the one hand, “[t]he real right you have, and often don’t exploit, is that you are the only one that can decide about the design of your software.” You don’t have to take every contribution and pull request.

On the other hand, if someone shows you a defect, don’t make the mistake “of reducing the interaction to a vile matter of money. You are doing work for free, they are risking their asses deploying what you wrote, you both care about quality.” πŸ€—

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