And other lessons learned from creating a popular open-source project (JSON5)
I love this. Thank you for sharing your story and insights!
I think there's something especially common with online pseudonymous communication that makes it so easy for people to be callous and cruel to each other. By comparison, I think of my experience taking dance classes and how (generally) everyone is universally kind and supportive to beginners, no matter how much they seem to be struggling. Maybe there is something about the human and vulnerable elements of these spaces that reinforces norms around decency and positivity. I wish (hope?) that we can find more of the same online as well :)
This article really hit home and was exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks Aseem! Miss you!
Great insights. And fantastic job on JSON5; right from conceiving the idea, contributing to the community and persevering with it while learning the right lessons from the feedback and experience. Congratulations on your success.