Contributing to free software requires privilege. Even regular contributors might sometimes find themselves without it.

Time, focus and money. You might find yourself lacking in one of these at various points in your life.

While software projects from startups move like streams, most free software projects move like glaciers. They move slowly but they keep moving for decades.

Being away from a project doesn't mean you have to give it up. You can join back later.

#FreeSoftware #Privilege


@njoseph I think in a lot of ways the pace of free software runs opposite to it's counterparts.

Small projects move slowly and big projects move quickly, with a few exceptions either way.

I think you get a lot more done when you're in a large free software project not directly attached to extreme amounts of corporate beaurocracy that introduces overhead.

Like imagine every Linux kernel dev having meetings 2 times a week, and stuff like that.

Just my 2¢.

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