@ljwrites software and video game cultures are sorta pushing me out of being a software engineer.
I’ve been less and less into computing as time goes on, I think the culture is not great and I sorta just see foss as a way for corporations to exploit free labor.
Idk I loved programming since I was a kid but I think these problems that you’re speaking of are getting worse, and it’s making me disinterested in continuing on in the scene, both for fun and professionally.
It’s a shame because there are still good people trying to do good things, and they’re usually in the more corporate-backed “Open Source” space in my experience.
Free software as a movement has regrettably become a lot more inward-looking and paranoid, and that has made the culture easy prey for the alt-right.
"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