Why I’m Losing Trust in Open Source

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  • texme

    Self-rendering Markdown + LaTeX documents

    > Open source maintainers abandoning projects due to lack of time and interest.

    And the occasional demanding users who would rather have us working on their problems instead of our own.

    Only about a couple of hours ago, I received an issue[1] on one of my projects suggesting I fix an issue which from my perspective appeared to be a lack of understanding of the documentation I have provided with the project. Unclear issue details and demanding behaviour can take a toll on a maintainer's morale.

    [1] https://github.com/susam/texme/issues/21

  • Sequel

    Sequel: The Database Toolkit for Ruby

    Projects by Rubyist Jeremy Evans have the largest ratio, since he handles all issues as they come. An example: https://github.com/jeremyevans/sequel/issues (check the number of closed issues)

    The number of stars here is not representative of the popularity of the library. Github alone says this package it's used in more than 13 thousand repositories: https://github.com/jeremyevans/sequel/network/dependents

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