I think I’m burned out on open-source software development. The idea of working on open source software or even just maintaining existing software fills me with dread.
There are a few factors causing this, I think:
Primarily: physical work location. The physical place where I do open-source work — my desk at home — is exactly the same place as where I do regular work. In evenings and on the weekend, I’d rather not spend time in that physical location.
I don’t get much out of it. It’s not rewarding. I primarily write software for myself, and making software public (open source) creates more work with little payoff for me.
This won’t affect the majority of my open-source products. The only two exceptions would be Nanoc and Cri, as they’re actively used by a sizable community. However, both products are stable, and require little to no maintenance.