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# The economics of package management
This is a story about money, and people who have money, and how the people who make money from open source software are mostly not the people who write it. It's a story of an accidental decision that you made without knowing about it, and one that I made consciously, and how that decision worked out today. It’s a story about ownership, control, and their consequences.
It’s also a story about power—who has it, how much of it you have, and what we can do with it.
You ready? Here we go.
One thing Yahoo had in its tech stack was a package manager, called ypm, that apparently did some neat things.