On his blog, Christian Heilmann examines the gap between making a source repository public and maintaining a "real" open source project. "Several times during the talk he explained that he does have a job and that he has no time to answer every email. After all, there should be no need to ask questions or get support as the code is available and on Github and people could help each other and be happy that the code was released as open source. How come there was no magical community appearing out of nowhere that took care of all this?" Short answer: if you aren't interested in other people's patches, it's not really an open source project.