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🟧 FOSS devs are burning out, quitting, and even sabotaging their own projects
A good discussion on Hacker News about the article below. ⤵️ Different perspectives help me with confirmation bias.
Open-source developers are burning out, quitting, and even sabotaging their own projects — and it's putting the entire internet at risk
"Open-source developers often face burnout from low pay and demanding work, while Big Tech companies profit from their software."
BIG sabotage: Famous npm package deletes files to protest Ukraine war
"This week, the developer of the popular npm package 'node-ipc' released sabotaged versions of the library in protest of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War."
Court affirms it's false advertising to claim software is Open Source when it's not
"The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a lower court decision concluding what we've always known: that it's false advertising to claim that software is "open source" when it's not licensed under an open source license."
The Open Source Initiative Did Not Win Neo4j v. PureThink
Rebuttal to the blog post 👆 by the OSI. Honestly, I'm not sure how to feel. Since I'm not a lawyer a lot of this goes over my head despite being well written. What do you think?
Mozilla and Open Web Docs working together on MDN
"With the upcoming launch of MDN Plus, we believe it’s a good time to talk about how our two organizations work together."
Software is no longer sold; it's adopted - Orbit
Great piece by Patrick Woods, the CEO of Orbit. While it isn't open source focused, it's difficult not to draw parallels between community management for businesses and open source projects.
Jon Gottfried and Mike Swift on the MLH Fellowship program
Jon and Mike share about the MLH Fellowship program, the philosophy behind MLH, and the changes they faced when COVID hit.
Disclaimer: All links that I (Justin) post in any newsletter issue are what I find interesting and or thought-provoking. I don’t agree with everyone but do value their perspectives.