My gratitude to all Semantic-UI contributors

I have started using Semantic-UI a few months ago, and I am very happy I did. The basic principles are sound; using it feels satisfying; and we can easily create good looking, functional web pages with minimal effort.

Like for everything in life, not everything is perfect. There are some bugs, and a few sharp edges, but nothing that can't be fixed.

I primarily wanted to express my gratitude to:

Feeling of Entitlement in Free and Open-Source Software

This wiki page is an early draft. Feel free to edit it to flesh it out.

It is a sad fact that in our modern, consumerism-orientedy society, more and more people nurture a feeling of entitlement. This pervasive negative attitude is especially obvious in Free Open Source communities.

There are three basic ways to contribute to Free/Libre software:

  1. You can contribute with your skills.
  2. You can contribute with your time.
  3. You can contribute with your money.

Hierarchy of contribution in Open Source


Community spirit

Libre, Open Source software thrives on community spirit, mutual help, and above all, on contributions from the whole community.

There are two complementary aspects: the personal one and the collective one. On the personal level are the personal liberties guaranteed by the licences the software is released under. We are free to use it as we please, hack it as we please, redistribute it as we please, etc. This obviously appeals to our selfish, ego-centric nature. But this is complemented and tempered by the collective nature of Open Source software. We all rely on the work done by other people. Open Source software can only thrive if we nurture a strong community spirit, the notions of sharing, participating, cooperating, so that the fruit of our collective work can shine.

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