Open vs. Closed-source is only a symptom of the problem

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Open vs. Closed-source is only a symptom of the problem

SkydustMemory
I know a lot of people advocate turning only to open-source (mainly conservative or those that lean conservative, as they are the "cool" group of people to want to censor or de-platform today), but this is just a symptom of the cultural issue, and really it goes for any industry. Those users were forced out of the proprietary market because the people who control the proprietary infrastructure and tools are the ones that are opposed to them ideologically and morally.
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Re: Open vs. Closed-source is only a symptom of the problem

fschmidt
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Typically tools are open source.  And since mainstream tools are unusable, the place for decent programmers to start is open source tools.
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Re: Open vs. Closed-source is only a symptom of the problem

OmegaKV
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Open source software developers are just as bad or worse than closed source software developers. They make their source code open source so that their code can be seen, which is a sign that they take more pride in how their code looks than how it functions. Open source advocates are also politically-minded (i.e. leftist) people, because open source creates an environment where charismatic and politically-minded people thrive. When code can be freely copied and re-branded, then only politics and promotion determine success.