Me: We are using this open source project, and I thought about a way to improve it for us and everyone else that use it. Maybe we should spend some time on it and contribute the code back to the community?
Boss: Don’t you want to make money out of it?
Me: This is open source! It’s like socialism – everyone give what they can and take what they need.
Boss (from the former soviet union): I’ve had my share of socialism, thank you very much!
And so the open source project remained unimproved.