Open Source and Squeegee Men

It is the Christmas season, and Christmas is a time for giving gifts: to family, to friends, and to colleagues. Some even give gifts to strangers they may never meet, as an expression of charity or of generosity, or in thankfulness for their own abundance.

When someone receives a gift, they do well to return something to the giver … but the return is not primarily a material one. The recipient does the right thing to compensate the giver, not first with money or merchandise, but most importantly with gratitude and good will.

I think open source software is little like the giving and receiving of gifts.

Read the rest at https://24daysindecember.net/2018/12/11/open-source-and-squeegee-men/.

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