Working with open source for a long time is tremendous work, often unappreciated.
I don't want to be a part of it. I wish a different world, but I want to follow a simple rule in my life, and
Be a change you wish to see in the world.
. - not Gandhi
Having that in mind, let's have some fun, take a moment, and appreciate people who do great, and you get value from it.
I want to invite you to join me in this initiative of sharing a word of appreciation for one of the OSS heroes you know!
Hi, they call me Tim Riley,
I'm a ruby geek leaving in Australia.
Once I found a project named Hanami
And it was for Ruby what for food there is Umami.
Hanami 2 like Umami taste
However great, this project looked a bit dead,
'cause there was no one who could keep it led.
I said, screw it! I don't like the Rails way,
but there is nothing I could say,
so let me just take Hanami over,
But there was more needed than just adding a patch,
One PR of many during Hanami update
This is the spirit of the Open Source Hero,
You just grind, starting sometimes from a complete zero,
if you fail on the road,
you better start over,
if get lost in the forest of code,
find your way like a rover
have no time? Get rid of sleep and switch
into extreme open-source mode.
Now let me give Hanami a lovely final kiss,
to add some views and do the 2.1 release.
A poem was written by Seb Wilgosz (no AI involved, lol!).
The Open Source Hero
- Tim Riley, for the inspiration article
- The whole Open Source community for all the great work you do!
If you like the idea I present here, share this, mentioning a person or few from the open source world, that you're especially grateful for the work they do!
Cheers and see you next time!
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