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Infrastructure is hard. It's doubly hard in a world where everyone only cares for themselves. But you know what? It's worth it. Say what you want about the heroic inventors and innovators, but nothing really becomes useful before there is an infrastructure to support it. In fact, as long as you have the infrastructure, things will just get invented — if not by that person, then by that other person. Reward the infrastructure builders and maintainers, that is the work that matters.

By infrastructure builders I of course mean server and network admins, package maintainers, maintainers of tools and libraries, but also, or even more importantly *teachers*, *moderators*, documentation writers, patch reviewers, bug triagers, release managers, troubleshooters, integrators, and that old guy who comes to fix the printer.

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