As I read the news, it comes to me that these days companies in the United States appear to have more rights than either individuals or nonprofit organizations, so I am not surprised.
I think it is entirely a U.S. trend, and you should look at how the legal system has changed in your country over the last few years.
This is a software monopoly but at least it was written by people who care about security, so it's not like Microsoft's monopoly.
It's terrible, everyone is using it, and they don't realize how bad it is. And the Linux people will just stick with it and add to it rather than stepping back and saying, 'This is garbage and we should fix it.
Linux people do what they do because they hate Microsoft. We do what we do because we love Unix.
What's so exciting is to be able to just take something and polish it so much that hopefully in the future people will start borrowing things from it.
...you are being the usual slimy hypocritical asshole... You may have had value ten years ago, but people will see that you don't anymore.
In some industry markets, high quality can be tied to making more money, but I am sure by now all of us know the computer industry is not like that.
The primary goal of a vendor is to make money.
I work on OpenBSD fulltime, as the project leader. I set some directions, increase communication between the developers, and try to be involved in nearly every aspect of the base system.
I started working on OpenBSD, and many earlier projects, because I have always felt that vendor systems were not designed for quality.
Low code quality keeps haunting our entire industry. That, and sloppy programmers who don't understand the frameworks they work within. They're like plumbers high on glue.