Indie open-source is a shit show. The core-js author (with 200M monthly npm downloads) received $1K monthly from Tidelift until they cut him off.
I can't stand such parasites that promise to make open-source sustainable but, in fact, tax it.
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The @Iconfactory has 16.1k “followers” on Twitter and currently about 4.1k here on Mastodon. Our last post received a whopping 9 likes and 3 retweets on Twitter and an amazing 287 favorites and 163 boosts here on Mastodon.
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Aligning to the center seems like the most popular, but it bugs me that I have to move the mouse so much to the left to navigate.
Happy to welcome and unofficially verify Phil Schiller on Mastodon: @pschiller
They’ll let anyone in here. Literally!
The fact you're looking at this on an ActivityPub-enabled Fediverse app demonstrates that a community of focused individuals can create a global-scale network around an open standard that rivals (or, frankly, beats) pretty much anything capitalism could create, even at its 'best'.
And these communities create without profit motive - just because they share a vision and think it'd be a good thing. All they require is sustainability, not exploitative profit.
I think that's worth celebrating.
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