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December 2017

On the Funding of "Free" Software Tools

Submitted by devblog on Mon, 25/12/2017 - 00:00

I was involved in a reddit discussion on the funding of free open source software tools, and made a note on how software developers in the contemporary open source environment have adopted a completely wrong approach towards the funding of the tools to use. I noted that there seems to be an agenda driven by corporate interests to deflect the efforts and the proper approach for developing such tools. Naturally I had a critic who responded in the expected manner, only strengthening my beliefs. This is just a note on my opinions.