“Free and open source software began as a way for volunteer coders to collaborate on a project meant to make computers work better. Over the years, it’s become a way for companies to make more profit. The project has changed—and the world has, too. Perhaps the appropriate response is to keep free software away from for-profit actors.“

Interesting article on #Wired, concerning @Gargron actions towards #truthsocial.



@tommi @Gargron

A nice idea but the author just plain wrong on this assertion. Free Software is an effort to codify the ethics of collaboration that existed before software was considered a secret.

Open Source was a movement to convince commercial business to adopt Free Software by rebranding it. It was always about money and adoption. That was the explicit goals of the creators of the term, they said so!

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