Windson Yang makes a great point in Why we never thank open source maintainers. They do a lot of hard work and we should take the time, especially since Christmas is around corner, but all year round too, to thank the maintainers that make all our favourite free/libre/open source software possible!
- Write an email to a free/open source software maintainer
- If they don’t have an email, open a new issue on one of their github repos and title it “thanks!” (click here to see an example that I started)
- or write a blog post or twitter thread that has the hashtag #ThanksFOSSMaintainers (click here to see an example on src_contribute’s twitter)
- Use ThankYouOpenSource.com to write thanks to open source maintainers