FLOSS developer intentionally corrupts his libraries and has multiple depending applications print out garbage, stating that "I am no longer going to support Fortune 500s [...] with my free work."
@fcr If you don't want to support fortune 500s with your free work, don't publish your work under the MIT license
I can't fathom people in this thread are siding with him. This is a breach of trust in the open source world. The updates were purposefully malicious.
He was allegedly also making a bomb and set his house on fire:
@Gargron @fcr I can see why you feel that way. Personally, to me it does not cross the "malicious" line -- partly because this is something that should be trivially caught in any pre-deployment testing.
We can agree that this is not an acceptable behavior for a FLOSS developer, and it is in fact irresponsible.
That said, I do think focusing on the developer's (shitty) action is less useful than focusing on the bigger problem of open-source software developers doing free work for Big Tech.
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