On Being a Free Software Maintainer
“How dare you not (use your free time to) fix this ultra high priority bug that is affecting me?” or “This is an absolutely basic feature! How is it not implemented yet (by you on your free time)?!” or even “You made me move to Software Y, and you need to win me back” are going to be realities you will have to face.”
I genuinely feel bad for maintainers/developers on open source projects. The constant demand for software to be fixed in the enterprise where you pay for things from vendors is stressful enough as an end user. But man when you see how little maintainers get back for fixing things it makes me rethink about submitting a bug or posting about an issue on some software since it might be super minor or only affecting me.