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  1. #1
    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    Github Sponsors is a program Github set up after it was acquired by Microsoft. It's like Patreon but for OSS.

    https://github.com/sponsors

    I bet i could make a pretty penny on the side using this. But...


    A) I'm not comfortable doxing myself for MicroBucks
    B) Kind of defeats the purpose of Open Source IMO

    What are your thoughts? Pretty crazy to think we'll have an eco-system like YouTube but for OSS soon. Like, you could run an OSS business. Donation based of course.

    On the other hand, if no one is paying me i can just build and post whatever i like.
  2. #2
    Mud Hole Mania African Astronaut
    Didn't Spez help create Github?

    Microsoft purchased them out? I wonder how much he got. is this really old Hurrr durr news?

    if I had a crystal ball I would of pushed myself to program or even start a webboard for money.
  3. #3
    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    Originally posted by Mud Hole Mania Didn't Spez help create Github?

    Microsoft purchased them out? I wonder how much he got. is this really old Hurrr durr news?

    if I had a crystal ball I would of pushed myself to program or even start a webboard for money.

    Never too old to learn to code fam.
  4. #4
    Mud Hole Mania African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Sophie Never too old to learn to code fam.

    I know. And I had some learning lessons in a ROP program at highschool back in 1981-82ish. I think Pascal or BASICc might of been the language. it was so long ago. we had a 16 or 8 bit color and 2 monochrome APPLE II computers. a matrix printer and learning to make some games. I think something like snake is one of them I was learning and I had worked on a text based game.

    I remember this dude kept cussing everytime he fucked up and didn't save every 10 minutes as suggested and they threw him out of class and him coming back and had some kind of emotional problem where he started acting childish and screaming it was unfair they threw him out and the cops had to show up to remove him. he was suspended. mind you, this was a continuation High School. I got put in it because I got into several fights at De Anza in Richmond but that's another tale altogether.

    even back in 81 people in class were joking he was probably gonna come back and start stabbing people in a mass stabbing then it turned to him might even finding a gun to shoot us. I actually started to look over my back when I left that class the first week or two

    "I wanna shoooooot ...the.. whole.. day.. dowwnnnn
  5. #5
    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    Dude, if you had followed a path into computer science in the 80's and would have kept up with developments you'd be a guru by now.
  6. #6
    Mud Hole Mania African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Sophie Dude, if you had followed a path into computer science in the 80's and would have kept up with developments you'd be a guru by now.

    I know. and though I was looking for an alternative in the 1990s when I got my first computer to AOL (After being addicted to that right off the top) I found TOTSE through a quarterly or monthly magazine from Babbages Computer out in Concord, and found totse had both programming text as well as UFO and Conspiracy stuff. I never took conspiracies as anything more than a type of pulp fiction but I was very interested in UFOlogy and then went to those 2400bps hookups a few times over the early years where people were encouraging me to take up programming. but back then the interest was always what's next in the newest hardware and data storage. from CDs to an amazing 100Meg Zip drive and the speed making the first Gigahertz to processing faster and faster modems to then broadband.. the programming to me seemed like it was beyond me being capable to keep up with programming "nerds". it wasn't until 2000 I realized I was having an interest and my interest was actually in learning to 3D Model for video games over programming itself (Even though something like 3D Studio Max has its own programming for editing situations)

    and then of course in the 80s and early 90s I had a big interest in playing Synths in a synth or post punk band but then came the "Unplugged Grunge" sound and Synths were lame and dated. the onlything electronic back in the early 90s was house music which was more spinning old tech rock

    Now that EDM is dying off there is some new interest in Synth Pop. but I hate to say it.. I'm not in my 20s and 30s anymore. so visually I don't see myself doing that. a bar band on weekends for extra money, perhaps but no one wants to see old people singing or performing. LOL My timing sucks. I have the worst Karma.


    tl;dr
    I know, right?
  7. #7
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    f i l t h y
  8. #8
    Lanny creature of the mesothelioma era
    Donation to support open source software has long been a thing and it's nice when it happens, but I'm pretty skeptical of the "making it social" phenomenon that has been happening recently. NPM has added code to facilitate e-begging, the money situation in the whole node ecosystem is shady and shitty and terrible. I got into a fight with a guy on HN about OSS funding a few months ago, I was basically like "donation has its place but corporate sponsorship means loss of authorial independence" and he was going on this whole thing about how it's impossible to maintain serious OSS without major funding. IDK, I guess I kind of just miss the days of OSS being a hobby thing. Sure things were more jank but like was also a lot simpler because it was actually necessary to make projects small enough to have a single maintainer or simple enough to support multiple part time maintainers because no one had time to write turing complete configuration systems because everyone had an actual job on top of it. Webpack is the perfect example of a project that's just obscenely complex for no reason beyond that they can hire people full time to make it complex.

    Originally posted by Mud Hole Mania or even start a webboard for money.

    Oh yeah, big bucks in that.
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
  9. #9
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    Originally posted by Lanny IDK, I guess I kind of just miss the days of OSS being a hobby thing. Sure things were more jank but like was also a lot simpler

    exactly how I feel, largely because I would like to see 'tech evangelists' starve to death en masse
  10. #10
    Mud Hole Mania African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Lanny Oh yeah, big bucks in that.

    OK so.. I meant in the 1990s. people were paying at first .. this was just a start off. something which lead to e-trade in the early years.

    not a forum board. learning to market or simple hotlink through menu buttons running in the background. most people wouldn't look at a dos netstat

    just making your board free or offer clever banners before they became annoying popups in the old days. I was talking about starting off fresh just after dialup was something only people in the most outer bands of large cities had.
  11. #11
    STER0S Houston [the disappointingly unanticipated slab]
    wtf is a git
  12. #12
    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    Originally posted by Lanny Donation to support open source software has long been a thing and it's nice when it happens, but I'm pretty skeptical of the "making it social" phenomenon that has been happening recently. NPM has added code to facilitate e-begging, the money situation in the whole node ecosystem is shady and shitty and terrible. I got into a fight with a guy on HN about OSS funding a few months ago, I was basically like "donation has its place but corporate sponsorship means loss of authorial independence" and he was going on this whole thing about how it's impossible to maintain serious OSS without major funding. IDK, I guess I kind of just miss the days of OSS being a hobby thing. Sure things were more jank but like was also a lot simpler because it was actually necessary to make projects small enough to have a single maintainer or simple enough to support multiple part time maintainers because no one had time to write turing complete configuration systems because everyone had an actual job on top of it. Webpack is the perfect example of a project that's just obscenely complex for no reason beyond that they can hire people full time to make it complex.



    Oh yeah, big bucks in that.

    Well i'm a bit late to the party so i only know OSS as being this big thing that a lot of people do. I guess i get what you're saying with the olden days, but i think it's bullshit that serious OSS projects need corperate funding to be sustainable. Your OSS project just has to provide something a lot of people are interested in and interested in maintaining. A little eco-system springs up around really popular OSS projects. No funding required. We run on passion.
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