@schestowitz WTF? "Open source may not be for everyone". Er, that's precisely who it's made for. Everyone.
@lightweight I think people who say things like that have a picture in their head that looks like IRC clients and 1990s era GNU/Linux desktops ;) They're using "open source" to mean "hobby software with bad UX". If you pointed out that apps like Firefox and Wire are open source, they'd probably be surprised.
this is hilarious
suggesting that the man whose tootstream is a veritable firehose of free software advocacy is a little soft on his promotion of it
the "not for everybody" looks like nothing so much as an attempt at the soft-sell, like "I know you might get tired of me mansplaing this to you 24/7/365 and that's ok"
occasionally someone else I don't follow roll out an 'I use Arch' troll
or I'll read people complaining bitterly about 'fossbros'
and it cuts. I think it might be too cruel, or too broad. I try not to feed it.
then I see this selfawarewolves-level 'hey man you got to fossbro *harder*' and, as an advocate myself I just have to shake my damn head
> the "not for everybody" looks like nothing so much as an attempt at the soft-sell
For those of us who care about #SoftwareFreedom as a #HumanRights issue, not an optional extra, it comes across as a bit like "being free to express yourself is not for everybody". As #EdwardSnowden points out, not caring about a fundamental right because you're not personally using it rights now, is short-sighted and anti-social.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko