Sam Trenholme's webpage
I have blogged about Slashdot three times. I think I can summarize my current attitude about the kinds of people who post to Slashdot in this post I made there in 2011:
You know, you're not the first person who wants me to do all kinds of work and doesn't want to pay me, and you won't be the last one.

I have blogged about this before, and it comes down to this: If you want to be treated like a customer of MaraDNS, you first must become a customer of MaraDNS.

If you don't want to pay me money, you have the source code. You are free to either submit patches (which I would gladly host), or to make your own fork of the code.

You would be a more productive person by "lighting a candle" -- either paying me or by submitting patches -- than by "cursing the darkness" -- complaining that open source developers are not at your beck and call.

(To update the linked blog: MaraDNS 1.4 now has an end of life: June 21, 2015; support is now on the forum instead of the mailing list)

Also: I made this comment in 2015 about how Slashdot has too many freeloaders and too few open source developers.