being a FOSS dev is a life of seeing people reposting how FOSS is trash and devs should be ashamed right next to reposts of FOSS is thankless work and someone should make this less shitty somehow, who could do it, both of them right on your timeline, on the regular

it's cool, it's good

@cwebber curating a good timeline is part of healthy FOSS development mindset

@neauoire I dunno, rageposting is so easy, everyone does it, including me. It's just the easiest, laziest thing to do. It gets you all the internet points. Whoops.


I ask myself what would Bob Ross say? Its a bit silly but it works surprisingly well, even when I am being critical.

another thing that helps is to highlight and boost constructive voices. internet is us at the end of the day, not some abstract entity.

@cwebber Just remember that you're fighting the good fight and no one can stop you. :blobfoxheart:


I do like the posts I sometimes get from fans who say "I really like how you deal with some of the Inkscape shitposts, you don't always get a positive response, but sometimes you do"

I don't mind if a person shits all over Inkscape. But there are some swearwords I really hate: "freeware", "should", "just" and "gratis". Because they undermine a healthy relationship between participating user and serving developer with a toxic "it's freeware! you should just make this feature gratis!"


one of the most unfortunate things about english language is that the word that describes something doesn't cost anything and the word that means something has freedom is the same.

people casting around for "if only there was something that did [x]" but you actually already wrote thing that does x but in a slightly different way than they were imagining

actually no, you already wrote thing that makes the entire category of [x] no longer a problem, but because it's in a different problem domain (because the domain should no longer exist) it doesn't count

@jonny @cwebber but proprietary thing does X another way therefore your thing sucks!!

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