There's a strange idea that being paid to work on open source means being subsurvient to commercial entities which rely on your software. Like the only value in open source is in providing libraries that companies use to make proprietary software with


I'm not even sure now how many times someone has told me "just get companies to pay you to work on your libraries!" like that's the only kind of open source project which is valid and worth something

@sir I think it may be connected to the distinction between Free Software and Open Source.

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