And every horn on every car is held down
No joke there's like 20,000 people on the streets right now
Center City Philadelphia is fucking nuts right now, holy shit!
@nolan I can totally relate. My solution is to hardly provide support at all to users - but I provide plenty of support to contributors. Everyone who contributes to my projects has their own agenda and their own list of things that are important to them (including me) and if there aren't any devs whose interests align with a user enough to fix their bug or implement their feature then that user is encouraged to write a patch themselves.
Being an open-source maintainer is really hard. A lot of people tend to act very entitled towards you, as if you "owe" them your time or your attention.
It's totally illogical: you put something out there for free, and now because of that, folks feel like they deserve more of it! And yet this is often the prevailing mood in OSS communities.
At the same time, you may start to believe this logic yourself, leading to "open-source guilt." This often ends in burnout.