Open source software as a political movement

Clemens Vasters writes an interesting post that repudiates a lot of open source software as a political movement.

Don't get me a wrong.  I find open source exciting, kind of like when I was a kid (the '80s) and the hobbyist crowd ruled.  Coding was pure fun, with no pressure to produce, no pressure to make something usable or economically viable.  I couldn't afford to buy much software off shelf, so if I wanted the computer to “do something“ I had to write it.  Not that I ever wrote very good stuff, but I sure had fun writing what I did.

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