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Vercel might end up becoming the open source gig economy, the Uber of open source. With that investors money coming in, there has to be a winner takes it all market strategy that they are after.

I suspect that VC money will be used to acquire and influence key open source contributors, and commercialize their work after giving them fixed salaries to work on their projects.

I'm hoping to see them hiring more people to work on open source as oppose as acquiring the already well sponsored ones.

Anyway, congrats to the team and their success thus far! and I hope they keep the healthy spirit of open source.

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