In a recent post Steve Burge reflects on how Free Software has managed to spread into tech companies in a big way, but then, those same tech companies have built walled gardens, cutting their clients off from all that freedom goodness.
And, of course, he’s right. Android, say, may be built on libre tech… Heck! All Google’s tech is based on GNU/Linux, Python and open database engines, but due to how their business model works, and the way the industry is set up, the trickle of freedom exists, but peters out well before it reaches the end user. The same goes for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Valve, and many others. They are all free software users (or exploiters) as corporations, but none of them are much of a free software provider.
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