This time of year, everyone is talking about giving back, about doing the right thing, about being charitable. Today I was faced with an interesting conflict.
I’m a developer, my livelihood is in the lines of code I produce and the applications I bring into existence. In that vein, I expect to get paid for it.
However, I have often found myself arguing on the side of the open source community. When asked to reconcile these two things, it got me to thinking.