This is something I have been working toward, alongside many others, during my entire career at Unity.

It took a lot of "hack weeks," 20% time, and other donated time to get off the ground; it came within a hair's breadth of being terminated multiple times.
We fought to keep it alive, to get it onto the release track, to keep it from being shipped with special license restrictions.

It's great to finally see our work having a public impact.

Let's talk about FOSS pitfalls for a bit.
A few days ago Redis Labs introduced Common Clause to some of add-on modules. The Common Clause adds additional restriction to their regular (IIRC, BSD) license: you can not sell it. Basically ending free usage by cloud providers.
In short: it's all about money. Redis Labs saw competition using their product and not paying for it. Not good.
The problem many saw is that Common Clause is technically not OSI compliant.

I wrote a post about how solving technical interop on the web needs to be coupled with "human" interop solutions:

TFW you're in a DM with someone and they continually misspell your name that's displayed next to all your words.

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Manifesto for Minimalist Software Engineers

Some good principles that need to be reviewed every once in a while

The Ghostbusters are COPS. Do NOT call them.
Work with a local medium to open dialog with the spirits in your community.

Really heartened by the increasing number of people giving Mastodon a shot. GOOD

Remote Work 

It's been almost a year since my company didn't renew the lease on our office space and went totally remote. I enjoy the freedom of being able to work from wherever I want, but also sort of miss the moral structure and sense of community that having dedicated office space provides. We were never expected to work from there, but being able to see your co-workers on a regular basis and have spontaneous little chats is valuable and made me take the 45 minute drive more often than not.

I just realized I don't really have any toots that aren't links to neat things I've read, which probably makes my account look like a bot. I assure you I'm not a bot. We all know that bots wouldn't say this if it were untrue.

I just posted an article on algorithmically generating guitar chord fingerings using #Elixir. The fingering suggestions are *mostly* playable. Mostly...

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