Ive seen a lot of chatter on and for weeks in the Fediverse that software freedom only makes sense if everyone can code.

People seem to forget that Stallman has proposed extensively that people ought to be able to contract, negotiate or otherwise work with programmers to get their desired features/fixes in code. There never was and never has been an expectation for most people to be programmers.


@trashHeap While you're right that this is a common misunderstanding of what Stallman said, it's also an issue that needs discussing and addressing, because it underlies privilege.

Only wealthy people can afford programmers, and people working 60 hours a week can't afford the time to learn.

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