Editor-in-chief of @linuxjournal Doc Searls on a sort-of erosion of #FreeSoftware principles within the broader #Linux (as commonly named) and #OpenSource Software community: We Need to Save What Made Linux and FOSS Possible 👉🏻 https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/we-need-save-what-made-linux-and-foss-possible
This echoes @mako’s thoughts:
‘These decisions to embrace nonfree and private development tools undermine our credibility in advocating for software freedom and compromise our freedom, and that of our users, in ways that we should reject.’
— Free Software Needs Free Tools 👉🏻 https://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html
These comments by user ‘wrs’ stood out to me:
‘… Software freedom is fundamentally valuable only for developers, because only developers can use the freedom it gives.’
‘Free Software originated in the hacker community—which is a community of developers developing for developers.’
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