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So evidently this is what I'm missing out on by having left Twitter.

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Each and every person who maintains a vital part of an ecosystem (library, compiler, tooling) has a responsibility to ensure their succession.
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bird site, garbage hot-takes 

@saramg > If you do not feel like you're capable of training someone to become your heir or co-maintainer, there is no shame, but don't make your disappearance a problem for people who've never heard of you before, especially on performance & security-sensitive subjects.

You claim to be an OSS programmer but you're not even willing to establish a dynasty of maintainership, curious.

bird site, garbage hot-takes 

@trickster There's precisely nothing in Open Source development which translates into any obligation to people who use your stuff for free.

Nothing.

Sure, it'd be great if you looked our for end users, but it's not your responsibility.

bird site, garbage hot-takes 

@trickster Does pasting an answer on Stack Overflow obligate you to support that code snippet? Why should anyone be beholden to anybody who "doesn't even know who they are".

bird site, garbage hot-takes 

@saramg by helping me once you have now entered into a contractual obligation to continually help me or else i'll call you a meanie deserting poopie head

bird site, garbage hot-takes 

@saramg I mean there's so many things wrong with this, they're acting like the software has now spontaneously deleted itself from the universe, yes it's important code that must be maintained, but it not receiving major updates is not the end of the world, it's like JSON parsing will change over night

sometimes, software is just DONE and there's nothing more to be added, what should you do then?

bird site, garbage hot-takes 

@trickster Yeah, I realized I was misreading your reply after responding. It's just got me riled up on a day I'm already riled up.

bird site, garbage hot-takes 

@saramg sorry, i didn't mean to stoke the fires, maybe my second, not my first reply should be sarcastic 😅

normally i would say "kids are wrong on twitter, must be a day ending in Y", but this is a Hakell Foundation Board Member, crikey

bird site, garbage hot-takes 

@saramg also many 10x developer discussions!

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