Professional maintainers: a wake-up call

Source: Hacker News

Article note: This is an optimistic take on the whole log4j mess and its many antecedents. It would be _wonderful_ to have a culture where companies routinely paid for (or, you know, even contributed development effort back to) the open source they rely upon rather than viewing it as manna or "nerds I can exploit without even paying a salary." It also seems deeply implausible, and hard to realize without releasing a massive plague of grifters on people building open-source software (fake or high-fee middlemen, 'taking over maintenance' of projects for money, etc..
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