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xxi wrote (edited )

One thing, as I see it, that the author gets wrong is that one can't really expect companies to perform some "revolution from above". The author mentions narratives a couple of times and yet he somehow fail to break out of the narrative that it's companies that must be the deciding factor so to speak.

About applications I think that the average user is pretty bad at demanding changes. To put a more political lean to it: the working class must rebel. If they don't use their potential we'll still live in this quasi-Orwellian capitalist utopia (or dystopia) in 20 years too.

Maybe one of the reasons as to why "open source" has failed in some respect is because it lacks the ethos of free software. The social component is very important.