There's something more radical to fight for in open source
Open source’s biggest failure is philosophical. And it is rooted in what we normally think of as open source’s greatest success.
For some, open source is about making software less buggy and more robust by widening the pool of possible contributors. For others, it’s about giving users—at least the more technically skilled ones—more control over the software they use. For the most cynical, it’s a way to dupe people into working for free.
But I always thought there was something more to open source—something more radical, something worth fighting for.
What would it take to set software free?