In Why we need Social Coding there is mention of “False Entitlement” that exist by people that depend on free software. However there is a disconnect on both ends, where developers of free software do not set expectations correctly, and - in the case of misunderstandings - could also do a better job communicating. There are often frustrations on both sides.
On the Fediverse this is seen too in discussions, and often well-intentioned devs are named “fossbro” or worse. Part of Social Coding is to get process and communication such that this toxicity is avoided.
This is a placeholder for a comprehensive explanation of the Challenge to overcome.
Good input to this topic are:
- Open Source is Not About You · GitHub Gist
- Open Source is Not About You | Hacker News (4 years ago, 277 comments)
- Open Source is Not About You | Hacker News (Today, 157 comments)
- Fediverse discussion by @email@example.com