Contributing to free software requires privilege. Even regular contributors might sometimes find themselves without it.
Time, focus and money. You might find yourself lacking in one of these at various points in your life.
While software projects from startups move like streams, most free software projects move like glaciers. They move slowly but they keep moving for decades.
Being away from a project doesn't mean you have to give it up. You can join back later.
@josemanuel @njoseph Not really sure what your point is. Like you say, a lot of people don't have free time, i.e. having free time is a privilege. Getting the education to learn how to program, or time to self-teach is also a privilege. That these differences are "just normal" doesn't make it not a privilege?
That this is about "just trade-offs" is just nonsense, unless you think we're all born equal with the same resources.
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