Spare a thought, in this difficult time, for our conservative politicians. It must be tough spending your life stumping for party that thinks government just gets in the way, that the market can solve the world's problems, that working people don't need health care or minimum wage, only to find out that when the chips are down none of that's true at all, that all this time what your money-god had sold you as justice and fairness was just shortsighted selfishness and cruelty.
The whole marketing thing comes from minds crippled by capitalism. Because capitalism enables to sell poorly designed and low quality products. It doesn't work for free software because you're not tricking someone to give money.
A focus on quality and design is enough, making the open source ecosystem *so good* that it's a dumb idea to use anything else. And we're closer to this point than we may think. Quality has improved greatly, but still not enough...
The newest meme is "Linux needs marketing". How about we design and polish our shit first, before marketing anything. There is a *whole fucking bunch* of people who have tried Linux and switched back because something didn't work out or was crap. The people who are willing to put up with Linux' BS are already using it. Wanting more adoption while not caring about retention is counter productive. Once you lose people who were one interested, it's very hard to get them back.
This game is brutal https://youtu.be/h55-KJhnFJU
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