My Linked Notes

  • 2020-10-25
    • very applicable to the [[opensource]] space and collaboration in general. Everyone wants their own stake, just like you
  • 2020-10-31

    For example, this idea partially explains the incentives for big companies to contribute to [[opensource]] projects. As much as they would like us to think they're doing it because it's a good thing, they are reducing cost or increasing revenue [[Don't Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice]]. Also, open source has many more benefits than just commoditization of software, like better code, easier recruiting, more contributors (The Cathedral and Bazaar has a the thorough breakdown), but it is important to remember companies are acting in their own economic best interest, even when they are contributing to open source, which just so happens to be a cool thing to do as well.

  • 2020-11-01
    • [[codesandbox]] goes [[opensource]] Reducing friction in the web development environment
      • This idea is great because environment management for web development can be a huge time suck. Codesandbox looks to fix this by just handling the environment for everyone
      • I had the thought "what if they put all of their effort into making actual environment management easier itself, instead of just handling it for customers?"
        • However, because they are handling all of their customers environments, it's in their best interest to help make improvements on this as well
        • So, an external result of codesandbox could be that web environment management in general gets easier for everyone.

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