When a developer leaves a comment on your work, you know you've cooked a tasty piece of content – they've engaged! But that's where the trail ends. If they copy/paste any code somewhere else, you won't really know.
On the other hand, when a developer forks your content into their Git kitchen and remixes it, extends it, and shares it with others, you've made them into a traveling chef.
That amplifies the reach of your original content.
And it grants them the ability to be complimented.
Incorporating open source into your developer content is a way to scale compliments to the chefs.
Have a lovely day,