>>52344979 >>52345125 Key word is "willingly". I can't choose an open firmware hard drive. But I can choose my OS, drivers, etc. Yet people still willingly choose proprietary alternatives when they could avoid it.
I think the fight for user freedom is important. But to do this, we have to work with the tools that exist. Right now there is no way to do hardware development without using some proprietary software. But free hardware is just as important as free software, so I am willing to use the current tools to build better tools.
>>52345400 >web devs Yeah improving GPU cluster computing for one of the most used languages in the industry is a total waste of time. >>52345539 >implying open source development has anything to do with neckbreads.
>>52345539 When it comes down to it, 90% of Firefox users are in the same boat. Want a new feature or an old bug fixed? You have to wait for somebody else to do it because you can't. Don't want something changed or removed? Tough, decision's made without you and you can't program to reverse it.
>>52345563 >>implying open source development has anything to do with neckbreads. No, I'm implying that open source development has to do with development. If you can't program or the dev team are tools, you're just as powerless as if it was proprietary software. For users to champion one product they have no control over versus a different product they have no control over on the basis of having control is idiotic.
>>52345669 I use software based on quality and features, and for some areas open source provides the best solution, i'm not some freetard crying about muh evil proprietary malware. As i see it open source provides one of the best models to improve and create technology.
>>52345738 But supporting free projects is the only way we can ensure technological improvement. When a proprietary company fails, the effort they have done is wasted. When a free project fails, the useful parts can be salvaged, or other people can take over.
Right now a lot of proprietary software is better and easier to use than free solutions. Eg the server market is heavily dominated by proprietary software and centralized services. And easier to setup means more people will use it.
>>52346059 Obviously you can't be 100% free but you should always go for as much as possible. It is like owning the logs of everything you do. Owning 100% is hard as you are probably using a lot of services you do not own (4chan is one) But what you can do, is getting as much as possible.
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