In reality, the code is technically owned by no one.
There is no “my” in open source
Nadia Eghbal
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Technically, the code is still owned by Azer, he just licensed it under terms that allow anyone to use it. Specifically, he chose the WTFPL, so he has no right to complain when NPM did What the F they wanted to and restored his version.

But you bring up a good point. The “GitHub generation” that grew up on open source, doesn’t even really understand what “open source” means.

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