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A lot of people: Open Source has a rockstar problem
GitHub: stars.github.com/

@ariasuni Kinda nice idea, but terrible name, even terribler font on that page.

@cadadr Idk it just makes me cringe to see that we’re still trying to create «stars», if you read it it’s some kind of VIP club.
stars.github.com/program/

Also yeah the font is fucking horrible, what the hell even is this y. Letters don’t all look the same height. The @ is square and it’s not good. Very distracting and not very beautiful

@cadadr @ariasuni "the world’s largest open source community"

just because you're a hosting provider, doesn't make you a "community", github 🙄

(I was going to ask why the font was so bad, before I realized I set ublock to block all remote fonts by default for exactly this reason :D)

@Craftplacer My point was mostly that events that try to create stars (literally it’s called «GitHub stars») is detrimental to our culture, where e.g. we put a few above the rules of most, and people will drink what «influencers» say, etc.

@ariasuni yeah it's stupid too, I don't get it..

Where I am hanging around with weebs doing c++ or fedi stuff, I can't find myself seeing someone who works on JS stuff as a star or something.

@ariasuni half of OSS contributions of these people are to huge-ass proprietary companies as part of their employment contract, how is this helping anyone, lmao

@a1ba I think you’re missing the point, see my other answer

@ariasuni oh sorry I missed that.

Well... yeah??? I very agree about this.
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