Person: I made a sweater. You can have it for free if you like it.
Sweater using person: I like this sweater and I'm going to wear it. But I need the sleeves and neckline changed, and I want a different colour, and you're obligated to do it for me for free exactly like I want because you are a privileged and elitist person who knows how to make sweaters, while I, a sweater using person, do not have the time and energy to learn for myself the sweater making skills you were apparently born with.
@DialMforMara No, fortunately! Hahah I'd be like, "Give me back my sweater! You don't deserve my sweater!"
It was more a metaphor for how people treat intellectual & creative projects. Like no one (well hardly anyone) would do that to someone making a sweater or something tangible, while the same person might think nothing of demanding things like free software or fanart/fic are adjusted for their taste.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.