I think the most important lesson to learn from free software is that after people have enough money to put food on the table they're willing to put time into something with no monetary benefit

Further, this little free software experiment has shown we're more than capable of innovation and creation without profit motive

tired: innovation and creation can happen without the profit motive
wired: only without the profit motive can innovation and creation happen

@a_breakin_glass Honestly though. Patents, copyright, etc, are just holding us back

@jordyd @a_breakin_glass This is why I started too, in order to give people access to their sex toys in the ways they require, outside of manufacturer apps.

There's almost no work happening in open source and sex tech (much of the OS community balks at the idea their software could be used for sex purposes, be it the act itself or even just community), so it's great to see things like @switter opening up and using the resources available to help those in need.

@jordyd Basic. Income.
First step to real change in society.

@jordyd There's a corollary to this too: a business entity *only* acts for monetary benefit. If software developers can only derive their livelihoods from businesses they'll never build software that benefits people, only software that benefits the businesses in question.

Totally unrelated to the above: I would love to see a free design culture emerge to go hand-in-hand with free software, too.

@jordyd it's why universAL basic income Is what we need.


Libre software and capitalism are not mutually exclusive. In fact a lot of libre software work is done for profit. Too many people look at the free software movement as 'free beer' and miss the real message.

@jordyd exactly!

I think this is a very good counter-example of the general statement saying "people would stop working or innovating if they don't have any incentive to do so".

There always are incentives, but most people think only in _monetary_ incentive.

a lot of free software is written by volunteers in their free time, just cause they enjoy it

@jordyd it's weird, it's like the opposite of what all those people wanting to lower marginal tax rates claim!

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