@fedilab I'm not the best person to ask, maybe see what others who have responded on github think?
@fedilab it's a common mistake so maybe just think about it going forward
@fedilab @comrade_parsley Opposing viewpoint: Tom wasn't *asking* anyone to work for free; people can choose whether or not to contribute and not everyone wants or needs to be paid; some people enjoy the opportunity to be able to contribute something to a FOSS project they enjoy, especially if they don't code.
@frankiesaxx @fedilab that's certainly valid, and it's why hiring a professional isn't necessarily the way to go. offering a "prize" oth can cause bad feelings when people feel they are competing for spoils. the stakes are low in this case and i expect it will be comradely anyway.
some good reading from an artist collective on this:
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