dying right here and now
@CobaltVelvet is this just an instance of people expecting open source is democratic because the same vaguely positive language is used to describe both open source and democracy
@scanlime no. it should be community lead because a community has been pouring work and dedication all over it and it's where it is right now because of it. actually what the fuck does democracy have to do with any of this
@scanlime yea, it's pretty normal, and it's also one of the reasons it's such a shithole and generally exclusive and unhelpful. libertarian dreams
@CobaltVelvet I agree it's basically useless but it's also the nature of it. Free software is not going to be any kind of worthwhile political project on its own.
@scanlime yea bye. i don't really need someone to come up in my criticism and tell me it's actually the nature of how things are
@CobaltVelvet i'm not trying to say open source is innocent i'm saying it's useless and maybe don't expect it to do a thing that structurally it has never even attempted to do
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