Free and open source software is a social movement, not a technical one. The GNU Manifesto is a social document, not a technical document. We must choose our leaders for their social skills, not their technical skills.

Leadership is a skill. Management is a skill. Treating people with respect is a skill.

Learn and hone these skills just as you learn and hone your tech skills, and you will become a better dev and a better person.

@brion oof, a few times I've said tech people really need some skills from customer service because it's not just what you tell someone but HOW you tell them, and every time the response has been "so I should lie to people? People can't handle it if I'm honest??"

@brion I think there'smalso objective technical benefits to open source, but those are mainly connected to social aspects of development.

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