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John Wellbelove23-Aug-23 23:33
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raddevus24-Aug-23 2:21
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Thanks so much for sharing your real story.
Your post is fascinating to read and you really conveyed the feelings that come with putting so much into a work and have it succeed (being accepted and used a lot and helping devs) while not really being able to taste the true success that should be yours. I'm very sorry that has happened.
I think this statement you made really sums it up:
John Wellbelove wrote:
Developers are keen to financially support the project, but their managers can't see the point of paying for what they're already getting for free.

That's really terrible.

Unfortunately, yours is the story of OSS that I've discovered the most and it is very sad.

John Wellbelove wrote:
I have to admit that I have become very cynical of the whole business of companies using my unpaid work to boost their productivity and profit, on a project that, if I were creating it as part of a full time role, I would be paid very well for. I'm feeling like I am just an unpaid employee to most companies.


I'm very sorry for this. I wish there was a way you could now flip the switch and force all those people who are using it to pay a reasonable fee or else the software would evaporate from their systems.

John Wellbelove wrote:
I can easily see why some projects are pulled or abandoned.


Additionally terrible is the fact that those devs who have pulled their stuff have ended up suffering at the hands of social media telling them that they are the terrible ones. It's such an upside down system really.

Thanks again for sharing such a great (and emotional) story. Rose | [Rose]
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