For the holidays, you could say thank you to some of the people who write free software you use, especially software that isn't hugely popular.

Those of us who write little-known software may go for months without hearing from a user, and it can be a little de-motivating.

Hearing from someone who actually uses one's software gives an energising jolt that can carry one through several weeks of darkness and cold and wet.

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@liw You seem to have a warm heart for coders indeed! Yes, it's sadly true. You find some software and use it daily but you forget the people behind it. To be honest: for most of the software I use, I don't even know who wrote it. I will keep this in mind over Christmas.

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