I recently had a conversation with a professor about programming and open source after he started a conversation about my hacktoberfest shirt. I told him about hacktoberfest and tried to explain what open source was, but I didn't know how to explain it to him in a way that made sense, but I tried anyway and I ended up confusing him. He was shocked by the amount of work that goes into open source and was confused as to why people "work for free" as he put it. Does anyone have suggestions about how to explain open source to people who lack a programming background?
Classic DEV Post from Jun 6