everything wrong with free software
"obedience breeds foolishness"
*originally posted:* jan 2021
open source has more or less taken over free software. open source advocates say this is a good thing.
open source at this point is little more than a corporate front for the takeover of free software. that is not at all a good thing.
free software in this context, is not a good thing-- it is a corrupt thing.
i have spent long enough explaining that in detail that i shouldnt need to explain that here. for now, i will say that.
to the people i would be most interested in reading this, many of them already understand it and it would be review.
its a topic worth exploring further, though i would have preferred to explore alternatives.
today, the people who have taken over free software want to say that criticising them is criticising free software itself.
if youre going to fall for a trick like that, im not sure what else you want explained. free software attackers are using free software as a shield against their critics.
it is clever, but falling for it gives bad, dishonest people credit for being the very people they are fighting against.