I originally posted this as a tweetstorm, but I’m treating this as the canonical and adding a tweet to the end of that “topic” linking back here. Indie web forever.
Remember to find little ways to say thanks for the F/OSS you use. It doesn’t have to be a lot—even a small gesture goes a long ways.
E.g.: I just sent a ☕️ or 🍺 worth of the August New Rustacean Patreon funds to the awesome maintainer of the intellijidea-emberjs plugin.
That doesn’t begin to pay back the value he’s provided for me and many others—but even so, I know from experience: a little gesture is nice.