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Got my first Github sponsor. 🍭

I think I can't explain the feeling of finding validation through sponsorship on an open-source project. But I got my first one last night. 🚀

Thanks to @Michael_Andreuzza who featured Toucaan on their Substack colorsandfonts yesterday. That's how the word got out.


Edit: Here's my Github Sponsorship page if you want to take a look and create one for your own projects. ❤️

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    Congratulation! Mike is one awesome man who is ready to share information and help at any time.

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    Is your work with Bookiza and Toucaan dependent on Github as a platform? I too am interested in branching the current major rivers of guarded information into many more bountiful and efficient streams, and wonder if going completely MIT and open on github is the only way to do it. I want to believe that in the near future, the massive blockchain of github contributions will be the ledger from which we are paid as useful contributing citizens.

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      Is your work with Bookiza and Toucaan dependent on Github as a platform?

      For the sponsorship and finding collaborators, yes. I was on Gitlab earlier.

      …and wonder if going completely MIT and open on Github is the only way to do it.

      Licensing is a whole another beast.

      I recommend listening to Kyle Mitchell's podcast on Zero License and other newer options out there. This is just my opinion, but licenses from the 1980s like the MIT or GNU/GPL do not account for the new realities of our world.

      For example, I wouldn't consider a repository owned by Facebook truly open-source even if they slap an MIT license on it. The price of using their software is built into the data-theft business model that works against our personal information and privacy.

      Our data is more valuable than a small licensing fee, and thus all software owned by such proto-nations is not necessarily foss.

      …the massive blockchain of Github contributions will be the ledger from which we are paid as useful contributing citizens.

      hm. I am not entirely sure how that would work though. Yet to see a credible example of a model that "works." In general, open source has always been distributed, with the process of crediting and blame built into the software layering process. Whether anything would be decentralized or not depends only on how many developers adopt, for example, self-hosting instead of using a popular solution.

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