FOSS, antagonistic phrasing 

FOSS people really think getting big companies to use your code is better than money

FOSS, antagonistic phrasing original context, which you may notice doesn't say what the payoff actually is. It's implied to be "people will use it", which is tantamount to being "paid in exposure", of course.

re: FOSS, antagonistic phrasing 

@vikxin Filling issues on "FOSS" that is effectively the product of one company tends to be mostly just a petition anyway in my experience, and there's not a huge chance of a competing fork anyway unless someone wants to match the original company's ongoing development pace.

re: FOSS, antagonistic phrasing 


Computer programmers in general seem to get a great deal of emotional satisfaction from (a) writing code to Do A Thing and having it work, (b) the acknowledgement of (a) that comes with having other people use that code.

If they'd rather do that than have sex, they'd probably also rather do that than get paid.

re: FOSS, antagonistic phrasing 

@tsukkitsune As a grey-ace computer programmer myself,

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