In the spirit of the holiday (in the US we’re celebrating Thanksgiving) I thought I’d offer my appreciation / thanks to the projects I use and lean on to make my applications work. This isn’t a canonical list, I’m sure I’ve forgotten libraries here and there. And regardless of whether I use your code right now or not, thanks for releasing it where I can someday if it does something I need. I contribute everything I can when I can because everybody else has contributed so much that makes me more productive I want to follow suit.
If you blog, I’d ask you to consider something alone these lines of your own. As software authors there are lots of instances where our code is doing things we have no idea about until we’re told.
- Python language
- django-socialregistration (I’ve got my own fork of this but it existing saved me a bunch of time!)
- Arduino – platform, software and hardware. I love these things and enjoy prototyping with them.
Open source software authors, give yourselves a pat on the back. Open source users, thank the authors who give you something to use in the first place.