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Most people don’t realize it, but many of the devices and apps you use every day are built on top of open source software, maintained by one or two developers that aren’t paid for their time, who patch bugs and improve their code to give back to the community or as a passion project. Take cURL , for example, a library that makes it simple for software to access data in another system, such as in an API. The library is used in practically every modern connected device, from the iPhone to cars, smart fridges and TVs—and yet it’s essentially been maintained by a single developer , Daniel Steinberg, for free for almost three decades. Despite many open source projects being included in for-pro... Full story

18 January