why we contribute, part eleventy

I can (and sometimes do) talk at great and boring length about this whole crazy project to contribute more to Open Source – how much faster I’ve increased my own skills than ever before, how much I learn from the genius developers around me, how my paid business benefits from unpaid work I do building connections within the community, how helping people in the forums feeds directly into empowering them to make cooler things. But some days, it’s because OH HOLY CARP stuff I worked on is being used by like A BAJILLION PEOPLE