As my job responsibilities have shifted in the past six months, I have found myself struggling to identify which opportunities I should take on and which fall outside of my purview. So I have found myself saying yes to almost everything for fear that I might miss out if I say no.
Someone asked me this week: "What are some examples of open source software that most non-technical people have heard of?" I had a few answers off the top of my head, but not nearly enough. Anyone that uses a computer likely interacts with hundreds of open source components every day.
I stumbled across this great open source basics video while preparing some materials for the GitHub sales team. It gives a pretty good introduction to open source by comparing it to a family cookie recipe.
Be careful what you tell yourself, because you will believe the lies, and so will everyone else.