DigitalOcean’s Hacktoberfest is Hurting Open Source

A great example of how incentivizing the wrong behavior will lead to negative outcomes. In this case, DigitalOcean is rewarding pull requests, rather than meaningful contributions, as determined by maintainers. I don’t necessarily have a solution, but the problem seems to be unintentionally hurting some open source projects.

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