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Fallacies of pundits in Free/Open Source #free software #emacs

🕤︎ - 2021-02-02

The "just throw some money at it fallacy" is a very common one.

It is almost as common as "Microsoft GitHub all the things", and "why don't you develop in a modern way?"

In the Cathedral-Bazaar continuum, contemporary projects like Kubernetes, Chromium, and VSCode are fusion reactors.

I don't know about Kubernetes, but aren't Chromium and VSCode primarily one-company projects? Sure, the source code is under a Free Software/Open Source license, but don't the companies completely and non-transparently decide what changes and what doesn't?

Not that there is anything wrong with that, the person who writes the code decides the license, and everyone else is a whiner after all. But a fusion reactor on the Cathedral-Bazaar scale? Hmm.

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