Whenever you browse the web, send an email, create a spreadsheet, share a file or even use your mobile, always remember there’s many great open source projects with individual and corporate contributors, donors and supporters who make all that possible. Thanks to all of them!
At many open source conferences I meet community members from far away. They have long travels, jetlag and don’t speak English on a daily basis. The insight they share from their communities is invaluable. I respect and admire them so much for all they do. Thanks to all of you ♥️
In many open source projects, people are online referred to by their nickname. Talk to them and ask how they want to be called in real life – you’d be surprised how many actually prefer to be called by their first name when you meet in person.
Working with colleagues from open source communities and meeting them in person is always a delightful, inspiring and amazing experience. Let’s never forget how lucky we are and treasure these opportunities.
Open source communities let your skills shine, help you discover new passion, enable you to fight weakness, can take your fear from new and unknown things and provide a safe place to explore your undiscovered talent.
One of the great gifts of being active in an open source community is the incredible amount of things you can learn from skilled talents around the world. Shared knowledge is the basis for every project’s success.
A good conference is like a concert. You plan months ahead, venue might be far away, hotels expensive and travel burdensome. When the first tune is heard, all stress is gone. To be a success, it needs both the stage performers and background technicians, even more the audience.
An apartment is just a physical place. It eventually becomes home when people breathe, love, discuss, argue, celebrate and share it. In the same way, an open source project eventually becomes a true community when its contributors fill it with passion and joy.