Thomas Sanlander’s recent video was a bad take. I don’t think he proved his thesis (we should embrace closed source products?), but what I think he did do is underline how little the 3D printing industry understands open source and how they’re super bad at using it
I’m totally fine if someone wants to engage with technology only at work: there are lots of folks that write code all day, close the laptop and only resume when they start the next work day. I do think that technical hobbies are amazingly educational and great mental exercise that can help you professionally by broadening your skill set or thinking about problems in new ways.
I use OpenSCAD weekly. I’ve solved a variety of problems with it and, over time, it’s the quickest way for me to create a 3D object. It’s also just fun for me in way that I don’t get from point-and-click CAD. In my spare time, I’ve probably written thousands of lines of OpenSCAD.
I’d be really curious to see how many projects that say they use SemVer actually follow the semantics. Unlike many specifications in the technology world, the spec is remarkably clear and short. If you haven’t read it yet, go do it now. It’ll take you 10 minutes.