I feel incredibly grateful when I think of the various individuals and companies who have supported the Converse XMPP project this year.
The FOSS ecosystem is such a magical thing. An interesting mix of "gift economy", shared commons, community, and technical challenges.
In light of this, I've been pondering "enlightened self-interest".
I believe that any long-term functioning economic system will have to rely on rational self-interest instead of on coercion.
Enlightened self-interest is the recognition that it's in your own interest (and to your own benefit) to help, uplift and support others. That your apparent separation from others, and from your environment is an illusion.
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