If I had not stayed on top of the industry news I would not have recognized Sean that day. If I hadn’t decided to fly to San Francisco I could not have attended the Meetup. The chain goes on and on, but the point is: I was lucky that the dots connected in that way, but you can take actions to increase your chances for success.
I started using FreeBSD in the late 90s, when I didn’t have much money and was living in government housing. In a way, FreeBSD helped lift me out of poverty – one of the main reasons I got a job at Yahoo! is because they were using FreeBSD, and it was my operating system of choice. Years later, when Brian and I set out to build WhatsApp, we used FreeBSD to keep our servers running. We still do.你们有没有想过给哪个帮助过自己的开源软件捐款？