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Please don't take food from my baby by Tim Nash

timnash.co.uk | Nov. 24, 2015 | 6 min read

An interesting short write up from Tim Nash which highlights some of the things people like Tim, me and many others face when trying to sell a product or service. Unfortunately many are misled by the idea of "open source" and simply expect everything to be available for free. I've also had cases where I was providing free support and doing my best yet people still complain, and I am not sure I am not the only one.

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Dave Warfel

I appreciate your time in sharing your experience. It's unfortunate that it has to be right after you find out people have been accessing your course material for free.

Like you said, I think most of the people in the WordPress community understand the time it takes to put together training material, build and support a plugin, etc. There will always be some who do not.

I recently wrote about some of the uproar when Yoast just released version 3.0 of his free SEO plugin... with a few bugs. He fixed most of them within 36 hours, but people still found it unacceptable. Even though they're using a free plugin that Yoast has probably spent several hundred hours developing over the years.

As someone who just quit my corporate job to teach WordPress full-time, I totally get where you're coming from, and support you 100%.