Once upon a time, FOSS enthusiasts were so concerned about Microsoft, that they recommended everyone use GMail and Google Apps.

Today the same crowd hates Google, so they recommend $SERVICE instead...

As long as $SERVICE is a provider in the cloud, on somebody else's computer, I'm shaking my head.

Many of the things being recommended are even more proprietary and locked-down than Google's stuff is!

Fighting monopolies is good. But don't lie to yourself that this helps software freedom.

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@HerraBRE Sadly, I think it was/is a very small group of individuals who care(d) passionately about non-proprietary. I firmly believe the vast majority simply wore the tabard of Libre while secretly only caring that it was free of financial cost to themselves. (Cynical Pete)

For example, why has all the FOSS people not left Twitter and flocked to Mastodon if they truly care about the issue of proprietary and lock-downs?

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@dickturpin If they waited until Mastodon was created, they would already have demonstrated the same uncaringness. I joined Identica in 2009 because someone told me it was the place where FOSS people were going.
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