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Are there any ways to contribute to FOSS developers other than paying? I would really like to help/contribute but unfortunately have no regular income so no way to do so monetarily.

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[–] [email protected] 19 points 8 months ago

Good question!

IMO a good way to help a FOSS maintainer is to actually use the software (esp pre-release) and report bugs instead of working around them. Besides helping the project quality, I'd find it very heart-warming to receive feedback from users; it means people out there are actually not only using the software but care enough for it to take their time, report bugs and test patches.