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Discussion on: Have you ever regretted going open-source?

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Raphael Habereder

Hey there and welcome to DEV! :)

I feel you, I had a similar experience. I built a backup mechanism for a big enterprise tool, that was free on github to use for private people. But corporations had to license it.

So I went and build that backup mechanism and my customer demanded I contribute to the original software. It was an "interesting" experience to say the least. The company demanded all kinds of, IMHO, unnecessary beauty changes, since their users "don't like command switches" (for a command line tool...).
So I went along with it, always having my customer breath down my neck "is it done yet?".

That took a lot of fun out of it, since then I kept my motivation mostly to my own projects.

As for your situation, I can only recommend this DEV post.

It's fantastic and may help you with moments like yours :)