If you, your project or your team depends on an open source project, don’t hesitate to mail its creators and tell them that you do!

You have no idea how useful such endorsements are when maintainers want to justify their time commitments!

Also, as a maintainer you're used to hearing your project being criticized all the time, because people usually only take the time to mail you when they're facing a problem they can't solve.

Sometimes, just sometimes, someone will send you a short, sweet mail saying "Hey, I'm using this and it's great. Thank you for making this!".

Be that kind of positivity in life! ❤️

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@fribbledom To me the compliment have to be somwhat specific. Positive like "it's great thanks" doesn't mean much. It's smalltalk ?

Report a bug or suggest something while you are at it. Never ask for something, just give something. Use the occasion to be constructive.

You could also make some small inspiring story. Or attach some drawing you did. Submit a song. Fanart. Your implementation of the software. A meme. Anything that is not "words throw away in 5min" is great. Or money.

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