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jschell22-Aug-23 7:25
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raddevus21-Aug-23 9:45
mvaraddevus21-Aug-23 9:45 
Thanks for joining the discussion.
Those are very good reasons for personal growth etc. I believe in that too.

Here's a question though,

"What if?
1. You discovered that BigCorp created a service which uses your component and serves 100 million people
2. BigCorp profits $1 per year from each user
3. You get nothing. Not even recognition because it is running inside their "Walls" as part of a service that is not distributed so there is nothing you can do, because they use it for free.

Would you be okay with that, if you found out 20 years from now? Meanwhile you've had to work to build your own retirement etc. and to pay for your own healthcare etc.

This is most likely happening because of the world of :
Microservices / Web Apps behind the wall of huge corps.

Devs write code that is OSS which is incorporated into huge services that those sole devs could never create but they have actually created part of the web service themselves.
Huge corps aren't selling the code itself but instead are selling the use of the service so they fall outside the limitations of OSS license.
They get free work.

modified 21-Aug-23 16:48pm.

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