#FediLab has influence over the #FLOSS community. It won't be good to start applying cognitive-cultural capitalist strategies like #artificialScarcity. We want to be better than that, that's why we free our tools and protocols: to not trick or deceit users or anyone.
Rather stop Gobble Play updates at all or continue delivering on-time, stable releases there, please. Don't turn evil like them.
@shellkr @tom79 I'm ok with Tom taking the decision to not distribute by Gobble Play if that's their will! I want to make that point clear. But I'm not ok with using #artificialScarcity tactics, like delaying updates **on purpose**.
It's an unethical strategy, even when the alternative is more ethical. It reminds me to the ones we're trying to fight. We won't be no better doing that.
@shellkr @tom79 Delaying without technical reason means there will be artificial scarcity _for that period_. On purpose. The term is neatly defined on e.g. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_scarcity
Not delivering in Gobble Play just means Tom doesn't want to use his time or is sick to care for that platform, which is understandable and totally ok.
We won't be better if we _deceit_ the user's ability to choose.
It can not be scarcity if it is still fully available. Which it would be.
You could however argue that not offering it on Play store would be to impose scarcity. Although I don't really agree to this as Fdroid is free for everyone to download.
Making a delay... is sure as hell not scarcity by any means.
I already explained the difference before, but you keep repeating that literalist argument again and again. I also pointed the cognitive-culture capitalism context for anyone to get informed.
It is now obvious I cannot make you see beyond the words to understand the _term_. Since I did my best, I'm off this discussion.
Have a good day!
@tom79 @shellkr Some context: I've been using #LineageOS with #microG for at least 6 years (they were called #CyanogenMod and #NoGapps back then). It took me a while to migrate all my proprietary apps and, specially, services to libre counterparts.
It's hard. Most people won't do it never, others can't because e.g. they rely on MDMs for their work. But they also deserve discovering libre apps for using libre services. Specially great, featureful apps like yours, so they could engage.
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