Seeing an angry article that's far too typical of our software freedom community, I want to state:
1) elementary OS takes absolutely *no* control away from the user. The config files are all there at their standard filepaths. I'm happy with it as-is.
2) I do disagree with the *marketting* around FlatPak, etc. But I'll let experienced packages judge the software itself.
3) From looking at it's code, systemd looks far more modular than is often claimed. Still I wouldn't hard depend on it...
Having lots of nobs and dials to tweak so you feel like a Big Boy is not what matters to me when I talk about Software Freedom. Putting these in a more geeky place for the nerds to find, without bothering those who just want to get on with their lives is a good thing!
Building app distribution channels that help people find the free software that fills their needs furthers the cause! Avoids them demanding the proprietary software.
I don't think I'll be reading anymore Tech Rights...
@alcinnz what did he post now?
@mattl Complaining about the creeping corporate influence in Open Source.
I don't disagree that it's there, I just (mostly) disagree where I see it.
And I find it absolutely rediculous he listed elementary OS amongst this, a small handful of talented, passionate, & caring developers standing on the shoulders of giants.
Here's the link: http://techrights.org/2020/08/09/gnu-bsd/
@alcinnz oh the same thing as ever, which included accusing me of selling GNU out to GitHub
For people who care about, support, or build Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS).