"You get what you pay for" - proprietary mindset vs FLOSS reality - [PEACE]
zen at freedbms.net
Thu Jun 13 01:14:56 PDT 2019
"You get what you pay for"
On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 03:19:53PM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> "You get what you pay for" is a "rent seekers paradise" meme.
> "You get what you pay for" applies in the proprietary software |
> platform | app world.
> In the Free Libre and Open Source Software world, often you pay zero
> and there's some expectation that there may be a greater learning
> curve, though this is by no means certain;
> and there is always access to the source code, along with certain
> modification and distribution rights to that source code.
> So in this latter case of FLOSS, you pay no $, but you get very great
> / significant freedoms. You might make some sacrifices, but over the
> long term, you get collective benefits for those sacrifices.
> The "you get what you pay for" meme is a leading phrase in that it
> leads the speaker or listener into a dichotomy around money - pay
> money and get benefits, pay no money and be treated as the product
> (i.e., get treated badly) - but this is all in the context of
> proprietary software.
> Services around FLOSS software can provide "pay $ for it" options for
> those who require or need this, and can afford the dollars, and the
> long term benefit of this is an industry built around freedom and
> rights respecting technologies. More such long term thinking might be
> useful at this point in history.
> Create your world,
> On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 02:44:35PM +1000, Nadine Earnshaw wrote:
> > You get what you pay for
> > https://crypviser.network/
> > Sent from my iPhone
> > >> On 13 Jun 2019, at 12:19 pm, Zenaan Harkness <zen at freedbms.net> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 06:45:31PM -0700, Razer wrote:
> > >> Pepe Escobar reported it that way first thing this morning. ZERO reportage via a google search. Telegram twitter account thread called it MASSIVE: https://twitter.com/telegram/status/1138768124914929664?s=19
> > >> Rr
> > >
> > > Stay strong and keep clarity, fam!
> > >
> > > Live in the inbetweenerwebs. Gorilla pockets. Independent automous
> > > communicating pods, pairs, individuals.
> > >
> > > Simplify your stacks. Clear your webs. Track your logables.
> > >
> > > The deep throaters, I mean deep staters are thrashing at the moment,
> > > a lashing and a gnashing in the agony of limiting restricting
> > > reducing contracting gibs - the almighty Ewe Ess Dollah be on the way
> > > down, the other kids startin to play different games, leaving the
> > > bully on his own.
> > >
> > > Bully aware of coming isolation, growing global antipathy, the
> > > consequences of many decades, centuries of evil, reaping what was
> > > raped.
> > >
> > > Good intentions, awareness and many good things are demonized,
> > > demonically deemed evil so that war, gore and murder can be
> > > glorified, lionized, statutorized, dictated, dominated, all dissent
> > > and exposure utterly crushed under sociopathic murderous power.
> > >
> > > Good luck and create your world,
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