Well perhaps it made sense in the days of Linus Torvalds and later SourceForge which at peak popularity hosted some 200,000 projects. Today GitHub hosts 100,000,000 projects, so your identity was diluted a further 500 times! Think of that for inflation, in the days of SourceForge your identity if nothing else was "one in 200,000" now it's "one in those 500 buckets of those one in 200,000". Fuck this shit! Having any sort of valuable work open sourced is totally pointless today because: 1) You only expose to competition what tiny edge you may have. And don't think of competition as "some other developer like me", think the countless faceless corporations who don't even send an automated reply that you failed their automated programming tests that take hard months to train for and pit a 20 years senior in the field on the same level as a college grad. 2) Apart possibly getting copied and stolen, noone cares. It won't make absolutely no difference when you apply to the countless faceless corporations, you still have to take the same darn automated leetcode tests like stupid college grads who likely had more time and energy to put into this crap. Afterall they only have one thing to do. So whatever you code, if it has any sort of value, keep it to yourself.