every marketer and his dog has a lead capture tool for the "TikTok growth strategy" (spreadsheet template) they built in 30 minutes.

i don't hate them for it, but it made me wonder.

as programmers, why do we give away 100s of hours of work ("open source") without asking for anything in return?

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