Cognitect is committing to a “six figure investment” in sponsoring developers in the Clojure ecosystem.
I’m tempted to quote the entire article — lots of really good phrases here.
The reality is: most companies are taking economic advantage of the generous spirit of open source developers. That needs to stop. The value of programs, and thus of programming and people who pursue it as a profession, is eroding. Little of the vast wealth derived from open source flows intentionally and systematically to its creators. This is neither fair nor sustainable.
I don’t agree with all of it, for example:
Open source licenses effectively preclude developers from charging for their work. Nevertheless, companies should pay for it.
As a whole, this article to me is a sign post that a movement is forming / change is coming.