Thank-a-developer day

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Whenever I post a new recording I like to link back to the project pages for all of the software I use, including plugins, and include a paragraph or two about how I used open source software in the recording/mixing/mastering process. My little way of giving a boost to the developers by spreading the word.

When I was a starving college student many years ago, posting my tunes on the Open Music Directory (Does anyone remember that fiasco, and the EFF OAL that started it?), some random guy who liked my music sent me a nice email saying how much he liked my tunes and how much he appreciated that they were Free as in speech. He even sent me a small check as a token of his thanks, and it didn't even bounce! This experience really made my day, actually my month, and it really endeared me to the Free music community. It gave me a sense of duty to keep making Free music. It still motivates me, and I still think about it and smile.

I have been planning to make a number of donations to the projects I use heavily, and to do it this December to celebrate the release of my album. But maybe I'll bump the donation date to 01/10. :)

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Basslint wrote:
rghvdberg wrote:10/10 would be a good date. So binary.
We got the date, but we missed it by a tiny bit. Shall we go for January 10th (01/10 in the US, 10/01 elsewhere)? It's a nice date because if you OR it, it gives 11, but if you AND it, it gives 00. And since free software gives you freedom, it's always OR.
Do we really have to pick a date? Can't it just be "Thank a developer today"?
milo wrote: [...] some random guy who liked my music [...] even sent me a small check as a token of his thanks, and it didn't even bounce! This experience really made my day, actually my month, and it really endeared me to the Free music community. It gave me a sense of duty to keep making Free music. It still motivates me, and I still think about it and smile.

I have been planning to make a number of donations to the projects I use heavily, and to do it this December to celebrate the release of my album. But maybe I'll bump the donation date to 01/10. :)
Can we make a sticky where we list how to donate to certain projects? If I remember correctly I donated a few bucks to LM when it was mentioned in a topic that they need money.

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Re: Thank-a-developer day

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You can combine a "Thank to developer" day with unofficial (in Russia, official) "Programmer's day" which is 256th day of the year.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Programmer
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Linuxmusician01 wrote: Can we make a sticky where we list how to donate to certain projects? If I remember correctly I donated a few bucks to LM when it was mentioned in a topic that they need money.
Sure, that's a good idea!

Anyway it's better if we pick a day so that we know that that day is "Thank a developer day", and we have no excuses :lol:
sadko4u wrote:You can combine a "Thank to developer" day with unofficial (in Russia, official) "Programmer's day" which is 256th day of the year.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Programmer
Good idea, but since we missed it, I see that in China it's on October 24th, that is, 1024, or 2^10. Can we pick that, so that we can start celebrating it this year?
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Dudes and dudettes, we failed pretty hard :lol:

See you next year on 10/10, which is the first date suggested and can be read both ways, unlike the other dates. Thanks everyone for the ideas, insights and culture you shared :D
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Basslint wrote:Dudes and dudettes, we failed pretty hard :lol:

See you next year on 10/10, which is the first date suggested and can be read both ways, unlike the other dates. Thanks everyone for the ideas, insights and culture you shared :D
Just out of interest, which developer would you have liked to thank? I thanked Rui Nuno Capela.

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Linuxmusician01 wrote:Just out of interest, which developer would you have liked to thank? I thanked Rui Nuno Capela.
I sometimes thank the developers of the smaller programs, but I rarely thank someone who works on big stuff such as Paul Davis or Mark McCurry, so I take this occasion to do it now.
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Nachei wrote:I kinda picture most of developers as guys who see programming as sort of "solving complex sudokus", something that for some reason, mysterious to me, they enjoy to do, and they do it just for their own gratification
I'm sure there are developers who are wired like this, but perhaps those are less likely to share their work.

For me, a big part of the reason I enjoy writing open source code is because I hope/think it is making the world a better place, even if ever so slightly. Seeing it actually being used and appreciated means a lot, at least to me.

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It seems that the FSF had a similar idea:

https://fsfe.org/campaigns/ilovefs/

I don't think they read this thread, I think not but mission accomplished anyways :D
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Thank-a-bugreporter day

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Don't forget the bugreporters :wink:
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Re: Thank-a-bugreporter day

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bluebell wrote:Don't forget the bugreporters :wink:
Yeah, they are as important as developers (because once they post a bug, it's out in the open and anybody can fix it) and the best thing is that anybody can be one! We need to think of more ways to get regular people into bug reporting. Usually it's done on sites like Github by people who are developers (or packagers or power users) themselves but the feedback of regular everyday users is the most important of all, in my opinion.
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